You are what you eat and I am flippin fat. I did not get this way eating fruits and vegetables.....I can tell you that much! It is absolutely not normal to spend as much time thinking about food as I do. And this past week, those thoughts centered on pretty much one thing. One specific combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I will tell you that I am addicted to junk food, but I cannot explain my unhealthy attachment to Reese's. Holy crap. It is ridiculous. There were a couple of times last week and this weekend that I thought if I could just squeeze in one package of Reese's a day I could be successful on this diet. Reese's and diet are two words that do not belong together, but I digress. One package a day? No wonder I am roughly the size of a cow! Who in the heck eats a candy bar every day??? Me, that's who. And in the interest of full disclosure in this journey I will be honest and tell you that somedays it was more than one. What a waste of money. Someday I will get the balls to add up the amount of money I have spent to buy food that would eventually kill me. I know this sounds like I am being down on myself, but I assure you, I am not. Live and learn. I am only 31 years old....I have plenty of time to turn this around and get to a healthier weight with better eating habits. Something wonderful that will be a by product of this journey is that my family will eat better and move more.
That being said....it is going to be along dang journey if I do not stop dreaming of Reese's cups and Puffy Cheetos. Somebody call a doctor.....is Gene Simmons available? ;)
By the way....I posted a loss of .8lbs. Not much to speak of but this is a complete lifestyle change and I am beginning to realize that it may take a while to completely change my relationship with food. I have a long way to go before I get to the point where food is something you consume to keep the machine going. I even exercised a couple of times. Watch out now!
This week I learned two things:
1. Even after eating better for one week.....I feel better and have more energy.
2. There are lots of things to do when I am happy, sad, mad, stressed than eat and the payoff is bigger.
Thanks for joining my journey!