This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Day 1 COMPLETE....

So after everyone's comments (THANKS YOU GUYS!!) I did it. When I say I did it I mean, I ate what I planned to eat and stayed fairly in control. I did end up eating late because I was helping my son with a science fair project but I did manage to eat a well rounded, smaller meal. I already feel more in control and I know that continuing to "suck it up" will only enhance this feeling. I also managed to get some breakfast in me this morning - another huge victory for me!

Last night at the gym was good - our usual instructor is out because her husband passed away unexpectedly.......my heart just breaks for her. I can't imagine being 55 years old, a total health nut and having my highschool sweetheart die of a heart attack. This tragedy really sparks a fire under my butt to require better eating habits of my hubby. I swear, he eats crap most of the time but it's partly my fault for buying him cupcakes and cookies. I need to start making healthy choices for him so that he can get back into the habit for himself. I need the guy to be around for a while longer!!

On a more positive note - I tallied my time in the gym for January and after Thursday's workout I will have completed 1195 minutes in the gym......burning approximately 11,295 calories - I can't believe it. I also guesstimate the miles I ride during each cycle class and all of those tallied comes out to 295 miles!!! WOW - I have to say that I am really proud of myself.....it feels so good to find an exercise that I enjoy doing.

All of that being said - I enjoy healthy food and working out but I'm still struggling with the mental/emotional issues. I'm feel like I keep finding skeletons in closets that I thought I had cleaned out. Some days I feel like I'm dealing with the same issues over and over.....eating out of boredom is the biggest problem. If I'm busy then I don't even think about it but when I have nothing to do - I want to eat! I also associate food with so many things - hell, I associate food with certain TV shows - like Extreme Home Makeover - I ALWAYS eat popcorn when I watch that show......in fact, in an effort to break that habit this past Sunday, I refused to watch the show - LOL! Sometimes I feel sorry for my family, simply because I am so neurotic about things. My plan is to get my butt back in gear with my emotional/food ties and then start incorporating healthy things back into the lives of my husband/son. I have really let "stuff" get in the way of taking family walks, cooking more well rounded meals & preparing healthy snacks. The good thing is that I realize this and am totally prepared to change it. I may have to drag them kicking and screaming but that's okay!

I'll report back tomorrow with more OP news!!!

Thanks again for all of your support - I wouldn't be able to make it without you all!

8 comments:

tallmama said...

Hey Steph, way to go! Life is lived one day at a time, congrats on 'day 1'!

Sabrina said...

Hey I've been reading your blog everyday for sometime now and I can't believe that picture on top of your page is you. You are doing sucha great job...keep up the good work!

WeightBGone said...

Steph I am so proud of you for how far you have come and how far you continue to go.

I know I am also guilty of emotional eating and as we both know its a continious battle.

Your blogs always encourage me look at how far I have come and stay focused on whats ahead for me in my new healthier lifestyle. Thank you my friend for your support.

Have a wonderful week and keep up the great job you are always doing.

Kate said...

Way to go girl! That's the way to do it, one day at a time.

You know, I think someone is playing games on your and keeps sticking skeletons in your closet, why don't we figure out who it is and beat um down? They keep doing the same damn thing to me....stinkers.

No Where to Run ... said...

Steph, you are so good at identifying little issues before they become big problems. i hope i can learn from you! i love how you talk so caringly about your husband. it's cute.

and also, what a BIG month on that bike! great job!!

Amanda said...

One day complete makes the next one even easier! I know you can do this. You are so rockin!! :)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Congrats on having a good day... And it sounds like you are exercising your butt off! I'm so inspired by you!

Swizzlepop said...

Ok so how about we associate breakfast with a happy, healthy, OP, getting one step closer to baby Barbie day. Will that help you eat it daily?

Congrats for making it through day 1!!!! :)