Another Private Journal Entry..er, no, Blog: Anecdotal Musings
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Okay, this is purely anecdotal, but here goes: I started taking my vitamins, I stopped eating the junk. Simple as that. Well, I truly think not, but it feels that way.
I think it's more like this: I finally got my shi& together enough to get to CVS and buy my vitamins. Getting my shi& together always seems to happen with all aspects of my life at once, so not only did I do it with respect to my vitamins, but also with my exercise, meal planning, healthy snacking... The result? I am taking my vitamins in the morning, exercising at some point every weekday, having my planned and healthy snacks, having interesting lunches, and good dinners. And all of that has meant not a lot of night time hunger, plus, I've been so beat I go to sleep without returning downstairs not because of avoidance, but because I'm tired. And if I do come downstairs, I have saved enough calories to have a good snack (including a bag of low fat microwave popcorn) if I need to..
And one more thing, which I think IS contributing: I've begun eating real oatmeal every morning, and what a difference this has made in my hunger level!! I have yet to figure out how to prepare it with milk and not have it overflow in my microwave, as I much prefer the taste and the nutrition of it with milk, and I fear the only real solution is to cook it on the stove (horror!, who has time for that?!?!!), but it is filling and delicious and a wonderful addition to my daily intake.
Oh, and one more thing. I have discovered interval training. I am not 100 percent certain that it is a better workout, but I sure feel like the 30 minutes I do that include about 20 minutes of intervals beats 30 minutes of non-intervals every time. I said, every time. And I no longer feel that tug to do more, which is good, because you know what? I don't have more time to do more, and for the first time in about 8 months, I'm not apologizing to myself, or anyone else, for that. Feels good.