Small Choices...Leading to Big Results?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I'm trying to make one or two small changes to my eating each day. Just like working on my self image - it's WORK. Every day at lunch I have to go to battle with myself. I'm an emotional eater. When I'm having a rough day, I want to sit at lunch, vent and eat what I want. At lately, work has been a string of rough days.
The stupid thing is that I feel great when I make good choice! I feel rotten when I don't. You'd think it'd be an easy choice! But, I'm doing it in small steps. On a lunch date with my daughter at Wendy's, I ordered a small chili and baked potato. Not perfect, but much better than a big cheeseburger and fries! I've been keeping carrots and light dip in the fridge at work for my late afternoon munchies.
What I need to work on is keeping the positives to eating right in my head when I want something overly indulgent. I need to think of these thing when I want to eat something I probably should avoid:
1.) "How will I feel after I eat this?",
2.) "Does it taste good enough to accept the consequences?",
3.) "Is it really worth it?"
I'm going to try this for the rest of the week. Maybe I should write it down on a card to keep handy. OR, write them on my hand! HA!
Ok, back to the grind. I could really use a nap today. No rest for the weary! After work it's off to the races with kids, soccer practice, dinner, and bedtime. OI!