The Biggest Struggle in this Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle
Monday, February 07, 2011
The biggest struggle I have with my healthy journey is eating well. I don't have a problem with the exercise or with tracking my calories, although on a few days it is difficult to get in ENOUGH calories. My weakness lies in getting the PROPER nutrition, in particular fresh fruits and veggies.
I do attempt to eat healthier. I make more healthy choices most days than I do less healthy choices. Even when I am eating drive through burgers I ask for double veggies, just to take away a bit of the pangs my conscience is sending me, telling me that the grilled chicken sandwich would have been a better option. Even staying within my calorie range I know I am not getting good nutrition as often as I should. My diet is way too high in fats and sodium. I'm doing great with cholesterol, though, despite the not so great choices. I really do watch that carefully. All of my drive through choices aren't red meat!
I think my problem isn't so much that I am addicted to fast food as it is that I am so busy rushing through my day, making sure that I have time for exercise and seeing to my mother's care and all of the other obligations I have that I just get lazy, for lack of a better word, and take the easy drive through route.
Saying that, I can see that part of it is a cop-out. I come home in time to fix dinner for my dad and husband before rushing back to be with my mother for her dinner hour at the rehab center. She can't eat unassisted and I know that despite good intentions that the staff there won't try as hard as I will to get her to eat. I will often go the drive through route for myself after I leave there. What I could do, what I SHOULD do, is pack my dinner and eat it there with my mother. I could do this for lunch and even breakfast when my dad doesn't take that "shift". Huh. I just posted what I should do on a public forum. I guess I have to work harder at this now that I have "outed" myself.
This was a great assignment given to the San Antonio team by our leader, VEGLILS, this morning. She asked us to blog about our biggest weight loss struggle. Because of her assignment, I am now feeling obligated to do better. Gotta love Super-Sparked leaders. They can make or break a team. She definitely MAKES ours! Thanks, Lillie!