Friday, January 25, 2008
I'm having a terrific time exploring healthier eating and (some) exercising. I still hate exercise and the only exercise I have ever enjoyed for prolonged periods of time is walking. Well.. the weather here is NOT cooperating in the least. I may have a solution. More about that another time.
So, I have wonderful family buddies and support. My second favorite hobby is cooking and exploring new recipes, so I've really branched out. I lost 5 lbs my first week and expect to lose a couple more when I weigh in on Monday. Soz, wat's da problem??
Today, for lunch, I had a serving of an exceptionally yummy squash/rice casserole and an equally yummy salad (my favorite one). I carefully accounted for every single calorie and measured everything with the precision of a research scientist. I had a full teapot of hot Passion (Tazo) tea.. scrumptious. No problem, right? WRONGO!!! I... ate...every...single...morsel.
..plate! I was full at about 2/3, but did I stop eating? I think we all know the answer to that one. I recognized my behavior, but didn't stop. If I don't find ways to recognize and deal with compulsive/addictive eating, I won't be successful in the long run. I'm going to search for some good reading material on this, but if any of you who might read this know of any.. please share.