How have you overcome your food addiction?
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I haven't been able to blog in quite some time. You see, a combination of work, home life, family, and holidays kept me from updating my spark page.
To catch you up - I lost 30 pounds last year, but failed to run a 5k like I had hoped. I was lucky to lose what I lost and still make it to the gym at least once a week. I just wasn't prepared for how hectic life would get.
This weight loss battle that I'm on has come with many obstacles but my hardest obstacle is food. When I am forced to work ridiculous hours at work, my company will usually buy breakfast, lunch or dinner (depending on the hour). These company sponsored meals include Chinese food, pizza, fast food, cake, bagels, donuts.... you get the picture. It's difficult to find something healthy with those options and it's even more of a challenge to choose a healthy option over the delicious unhealthy options.
Everyday is a struggle for me and everyday I continue to work at changing my eating habits.
I became a vegetarian a year a half ago because I knew that would keep me away from most fast food restaurants. I used to be a fast food junkie. I would eat McDonalds at least 4 times a week and some days I would go through the drive-thru for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's amazing that I'm still here to tell my tale. Eliminating meat from my diet did cure my fast food addiction but I still have other food demons that I am struggling with everyday.
To help with my obstacles, I have paid for a personal trainer. I hope that, with his help, I will be able to make better decisions when it comes to food.
A question for anyone reading - How have you overcome your food addiction?