February 15, 2010

New Habits in Week Two

Week 2 Goals
--To do an exercise walking video twice this week.
--To continue to track my eating in my food journal--limiting a sugar treat (if needed) to one a day.

So I'm going strong into week two and it feels great! It's amazing how great you feel when your body is not on the sugar highs and lows. I feel soo much better all ready! I don't feel the craving for the sugar. For that reason, I am really trying to limit my sugar intake.

It's interesting how my mind works. Before I started, I was eating all the time--for entertainment. And so I continue to find my mind returning to old habits. For example, it's getting to be bedtime for the kids, and I catch my mind thinking, "What am I going to eat tonight?" And then I remember, "Oh yeah, I'm not eating for fun anymore."

I'm trying to pay close attention to my hunger signals and if I am really wanting a food. I did have some air popped popcorn a few nights last week, and that was fine. It's interesting to me how, right now, I don't really need to eat the food during the evening--when I used to do it routinely. It's doable right now.

I know that right now, I am in the honeymoon period, and that the craving for the treats and sugar will return--especially in the evening--all of that emotional eating when I was really tired at the end of the day. Of course there are underlying issues there--otherwise I wouldn't have a problem with my weight and overeating.

But right now, I'm in a good place, and I'm going to take it. No worries. Here's to a strong week 2.


  1. Sounds like you are doing great:) I find I think about food way too often... and that it is just a habit. I need to stop!

  2. Hey there! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Yes, I have thought about some other options like indoor DVD's and what not but it really just doesn't work with my lifestyle- I live in a house with 3 other roomates and I'm not so keen on excercising via DVD while they are around (which is always! lol). But thanks for looking out for me and hopefully it won't be too much longer until I'm snow free :)

  3. Sounds like you're doing great! I have to stay away from sugar too. It affects me very bad. Like I would imagine crack would. I've never had crack, but sugar is like a drug to me. I have to stay away. LOL


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