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Mid. Month challenges....

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I have trouble with food and inertia. I apparently do not have a healthy relationship with food. This is not a new observation. I’m finally at a point where I want to do something about it. I’m an emotional eater and with all the stress of the past couple years, I’ve reach the point where nothing sounds good except Halo Top ice cream and pizza. I’ve reached the point of decision fatigue. If any of this weight is going to come off, I need to do something about it. Meal planning has never been a strong point—what if I don’t “feel” like eating what I’ve planned to eat? I also have a problem with portion control. A pint of Halo Top. A whole pizza (I may drag it out for several hours...or not). So, I signed up for one of the SparkPeople food challenges and have downloaded the shopping list and the meal lists. The first day seems very doable. I’ll take it one day at a time.

I also seem to have trouble getting my backside off the sofa once I get home, especially if I get home when it’s still dark. Too much overtime, too much procrastinating and not getting enough sleep. The other day when I got home, it was still sunlight! I spent about 30 min or so weeding and picking dandelion greens for a salad or smoothie. Progress. I’ve got a gym membership that hasn’t been used because I’d rather wake up early and dink around on the internet while I savor a few cups of coffee than to get my backside out of bed and either walk around the neighborhood or go to the gym and work out. So, I signed up for the SparkPeople walking challenge. Another thing that looks very doable and taking it one day at a time. I’ve got all sorts of audiobooks to listen to while I walk. If it’s anything like when I’m driving, I’ll get so engrossed in the book that I won’t want to stop...

So, that is my plan for the next 30 days. A food and a walking challenge to see if I can get kickstarted in the right direction. Instead of the internet, I’ll journal on my thoughts/relationship with food and what some of my issues are.

Okay, I’ve shared the goals....now I can’t back out....
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  • AJDOVER1
    Great ideas! I'm struggling since I've got new job responsibilities and decided to take an online class (what was I thinking?).
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    885 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You have a plan. If you work your plan, you willl succeed. Good luck to you.
    889 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    You have signed on the dotted line, lol. Now get busy and go for it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    889 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Definite progress and a great plan!
    889 days ago
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