Friday, April 17, 2009
I officially made it through my first day of my lifestyle change. (shhh! don't call it the D-word; it would freak me out!). I did hit some big temptations. After lunch, I was going crazy, like a junkie, for chocolate! I have always, always had chocolate or some kind of sweet after a meal. And I absolutely love dark chocolate.
But I managed to surf it out even though a girl in the office was selling these huge candybars as a fundraiser for her son. Ouch! Instead, I popped a butterscotch hard candy in my mouth and went back to work. I've also been chewing gum in between.
I've found that the chewing of gum helps me with my nervousness when things get hectic at work that usually leads to compulsive eating.
I dreaded going home because I was afraid that was where I was going to blow it. I mean I have a refridgerator and pantry full of food that I have yet to streamline into my new lifestyle. I was tempted so bad and it was a miracle, but I didn't overeat. I prepared a healthy dinner and resisted the urge for my usual bowl of ice cream.
I also kept thinking of foods I can buy to substitute, tactics to beat the temptations, etc. I was constantly planning.
I do really have a hurdle to overcome with the exercise. I have NO lung capacity. I went to a dance recital for my niece last night and I was out of breath walking from the parking lot. I have never been this out of shape! So I have to start out easy, but consistently work my way back to health. I think I will start out with a non-pressure walking time; just getting me out of the house and moving. Then, if I know my inner athlete, I will just keep pushing and pushing.
Here I am at the dawn of Day 2. I ate my oatmeal with peaches and have my water here beside me.....but the bosses son just announced he's on the way to the donut shop for a Friday treat for the office. ugh!!!! How many calories does a glazed donut have? :-)
Wish me luck!