Thursday, December 09, 2010
Well, earlier this week I decided to dive into tracking my food on Sparkpeople again. I also decided to see if I could go a full day without anything chocolate.
I basically went for four days without chocolate (so far), and tracked food for three, and now I already feel differently. I feel healthier, I feel like I'm in integrity with my body, and I'm being thoughtful about what I put into my mouth in a way I haven't been of late.
I don't miss the junk. I do think, though, that I'm not eating enough overall. I just feel a little weak sometimes. I think maybe also I'm coming down with a bit of a bug, maybe that's all that is. I think I need to eat more, though. . . I notice how often my habit has been, when I'm hungry, to grab junk, rather than digging back into seconds of something healthy (another small sandwich and another handful of carrots, rather than a couple of handy cookies).
I know I need to keep more healthy things in easy reach, or at least I need to choose fruit more often. I start to feel like 'well, I've already had two pieces of fruit today, so I don't need more.' But, of course, I could always just have a third.
So I'm on a good path, I think. At least I've interrupted the big eatathon I was on. It's hard to find the time to track the food, so I might go without that for a few days and see how that goes. If I slip back into old habits, I have to go back to tracking. In the meantime, I'm liking feeling in integrity again!
Now if I can just squeeze in some minutes for exercise.