Monday, December 29, 2014
It seems that New Years Day is when everyone starts the healthy eating, working on taking off those extra pounds and making resolutions. Not me.
I am starting today. I need to make a trip to the grocery store. The holiday cookies and treats are all out of the house. I am planning on laying in some healthy foods and focusing on making better choices today.
I got on the scale after my holiday binge. Funny, every year I tell myself "I deserve to eat that" and I do. Every year I gain 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. Every year I regret it afterwards. Every year I fall for the same old line - which I know is so untrue. It takes me further away from what I really want.
I believe some of the reason that I fall for that is the stress around the holiday season, another reason is the temptation - all those treats just show up at the office and are in my face every day even if I keep them out of my house - and then of course there is the fact that I am exhausted and can be just plain lazy when it comes to preparing and cooking meals - I don't have time for that so it is grabbing prepared meals or take out meals or things that are NOT on my eating plan. I also discovered I am a boredom eater. If I am busy, I don't think about eating. If I am sitting watching tv, I eat non-stop. I need to learn to NOT eat when I am in rest mode! I have been knitting - but really - I do need down time and it cannot be filled with filling my face!
So, the journey continues. Onward I go. There is no time like today!
Oh - positive - I am still walking the dog at least 30 minutes to an hour every day. I did miss one. Now to get back on track with the strength training!
On that note, I'm out of here - I can get a quick 15 minute walk in on my lunch hour while there is sunshine out there!