I found this story on CNN.com pretty inspirational (about a writer who joined Weight Watchers, worked out and lost 168 pounds/ 13 dress sizes!). I especially love this frame of mind;
"I still write down everything I eat. I still ask myself, "How will I feel five minutes after I eat this?" If the answer is anything other than, "I will feel good having made this food choice," then I don't eat it. Or at least most of the time I don't. Sometimes that whiney voice wins. But the point is, I think about it. Am I eating because I want to or because I need to?"
For me the past month has been a lot about distinguishing between "being bored" and "being hungry". You would be amazed how interchangeable the two can be. I have tried to keep myself really busy so I won't be tempted to snack which, while it has resulted me completing a lot of "projects" around the apartment that I have been meaning to get to, is not really a long term solution. I can't outrun my bad habits. So this month is all about the thinking before eating. Am I really hungry? Do I need to eat this?
And I have noticed that while the feeling of digging into something decadent might feel good, it doesn't beat the good feeling of making a healthy food decision. So here's to keeping on track!
13 lbs off and counting!