Thursday, June 16, 2011
Can't Touch This
A few weeks ago, I made a firm decision that I had to do something about my weight/health besides see the scale and my blood pressure readings keep going up. With the help of my lovely assistant, Kelsey (my next door neighbor) and the support of my family, I began the Herbalife program and am trying my very best to get some form of exercise on a daily basis. So far I have lost six pounds and am already feeling stronger and more energetic. Which is saying a whole lot.
Another thing that I have discovered is that I never really realized how much food was such a part of my life. Not just to sustain life, but it was becoming my life. In another words, I was not just eating to live. I was living to eat. I still struggle with that every single day. Of course, I just started my weight loss program a couple of weeks ago. I believe that it takes 3-4 weeks to break a habit? So I guess maybe what I am experiencing is normal. (At least I hope so.)
Some things are no longer allowed in my home:
1) Donuts. (Hostess stock has taken a nosedive).
2) White anything (bread, pasta, rice).
3) And as of last night, my son is the official baker in our family. He does not know this yet. But he is getting an education on the fine art of pastry while he is on summer break if he wants treats.
My son nicely asked if I would make cookies for him as we are low on sweet treats in our home. I obliged and proceeded to eat the equivalent of a half dozen cookies in cookie dough as I'm preparing it. This was done without any thought. You know, licking the spoon, beaters, bowl. *sigh*
I really need to develop some willpower of steel. And I need to figure out when I am eating based on my emotions rather than physical hunger. This is a mountain I need to climb. Hopefully, someday I can reach the summit.
Wish me luck!