Monday – Getting a Handle on Bad Habits
First order of the day is that I need to send out a huge Happy Birthday greeting to Little Nephew. He turned 1 yesterday. After coming into the world at around 3 lbs., here’s the happy guy on his birthday.
Here’s the little guy a year ago.
Aren’t babies just the most amazing little miracles? It’s such a blessing to watch him grow. (FYI – he’s not actually my nephew, just my BFF’s baby, born really premature and I was there when he was born).
Now, on to the topic of the day. I’ve decided that I need to start journaling my food. I’m noticing some bad habits creeping back into my days. A handful of snacks here and there, eating unnecessary bread from the basket at dinner, mainly lots of mindless eating. I feel it getting a little out of hand.
Also, I’ve noticed that I keep adding a bit of things to my meals. Take breakfast for example – I sat down and actually wrote down what was in my oatmeal on a typical day and it was almost 150 calories more than I thought it was. I really think that I’ve been doing that with many of my meals.
I’m not feeling so great about my food choices, but then I think to myself, “oh, I worked out, so it doesn’t matter.” But, it does. I’ve been feeling uncomfortable in my clothes and I don’t like that.
I haven’t gotten on the scale, but I did take my measurements. They really haven’t changed. November of last year is when I was at my skinniest. From that point, I’ve gained about an inch in my waist and 2 in my hips and thighs. That probably explains that my pants don’t fit. Bad timing to buy several new pairs of jeans when I was at my unhealthy skinniest. But, I just feel the trend going the wrong way.
I don’t want to lose any weight, I just want to stop gaining. I’m not going to set strict calorie budget. I may not even write down every meal, I’m shooting to stop my mindless eating. My goal is to not obsess, it’s just to add a little accountability about the food that’s going into my mouth.
I recorded a few meals over the weekend and it was really helpful. I’m drinking a lot more water, too. I think this is a healthy approach, right? I deserve to make good, healthy choices and treat my body properly. I am making a promise to myself and to all of you, my support system. I will be healthy about this.
How do you get yourself back on track when you feel the bad habits creeping back in?
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