I have started my “new way of life” today.
I woke up at 5:30AM as usual and spent some time with Lana May. I hopped on the scale and was nearly in tears when I saw my weight. Lana and I then went for our 1.25 mile walk around the block in the dark (I don’t like that it’s so dark until 7AM!) I was starving by the time we got home, so I made myself a ham, egg & cheese on an English muffin. It was yummy (though I shouldn’t have that for breakfast more than once a week.)
Of course, when I got to work, I found out someone brought in cake! DOH! Normally, I’d call off the “new way of life” and pig out on cake, but I took a sliver and decided to keep it as an afternoon snack.
I DID indulge in my French vanilla instant coffee – just one cup (60 calories! EEK!) I hope to even that out by drinking at least 2 of my Klean Kanteens full of water. Each canteen is 4 cups of water. That would be my daily requirement for water today.
Lunch today will consist of: ½ a tuna sandwich on a one bun and an apple.
Concord grapes will follow about an hour and a half later.
Then, when the hunger pangs (or boredom) strike around 4 or 4:30, I will have my thin piece of cake.
Dinner will be something we made a month ago and froze half of it. It is egg noodles, chicken breast, spinach and cream of mushroom soup. I will put dinner in a rice bowl for me. It will look like a lot more, and hopefully it will tell my brain that it’s a lot of food (even though it wont be.)
When I was taking my sliver of cake in the lunch room, I noticed an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about being “Addicted to Food.” That describes me to a “T.” I think about food from the moment I wake up in the morning until the minute my eyes close at night. It’s an obsession that I need to learn to control. Food is to nourish our bodies, not to be devoured in excess. If you would like to see if there is a meeting in your area, you can go to: www.foodaddicts.org. There are none by my home, but there are some near where I work. Will I go? Probably not. They want one to cut out flour & sugar. That’s not for me. I don’t do well when I feel deprived. It just creates a pig-out (sorry Squiggy) fest at a Chinese buffet in a week or two.
I decided that my weigh-in’s will be on Friday mornings.