Remember playing at the park when you were a child and when you would look up to the top of the slide it seemed soooo high up in the air? And then you'd climb up alll the way up there, perch at the top and realize that the ground looked soooo far away? But being the brave soul you were, you'd push off and start the descent down the slide because you just knew it was going to be so much fun! And it was. So you would do it again. And again and again.
Well, if you compare eating comfort food to riding a slide, I've been riding that slide like there's no tomorrow and it's been oh, so much fun to slide down. But instead of feeling great about it when the ride is over, I'm left feeling crappy. And fat. So to make myself feel better, I go down the slide again. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Over and over again. But instead of getting happier, I'm getting fatter. Boo. Hiss.
Dang it, I'm sick of going down the slide! And I'm sick of feeling bad. Especially knowing that it's self induced!
I keep wondering what it's going to take to get myself back on track like I once was. I haven't got all the answers yet, but I do know that I'm not giving up. I'm going to keep on trying!
Side note: After I posted last week with my grand plans to start working out, I broke my toe and couldn't even wear a shoe (other than flip flops)!
It's finally feeling better and I wore a tennis shoe for the first time yesterday and I'm going to try a walk tomorrow morning. I did it doing something so silly and simple. Totally a freak accident, that's for sure.
Back to getting on track! I'm linking up with my friends Laura and Jillian again this week. Please hop over to their blogs and leave them a little hello and cheer them on!
Here is something new I'm trying this week (because nothing else I've tried is currently working). I'm going to make a list 3 or 4 things for breakfast, lunch and snacks and try to choose from only those things. I've been planning a dinner menu and following that pretty well so maybe this will be helpful. It's the stuff in between breakfast and dinner and after dinner where I am going
completely crazy off course. Perhaps having a specific guideline to follow will help me get back on track.
Breakfast (All of these choices include coffee!)
Oatmeal with fruit
Grits with sugar free syrup and fresh fruit
Greek yogurt with fresh fruit
Lettuce salad with grilled chicken
Ham/cheese/lettuce wrap with raw veggies
Lean Cuisine (I know, I know! but this one is really good!) with a side salad
Cottage cheese with pineapple
Celery and hummus
Clif bar (Sierra Trail Mix is my favorite!)
Popcorn in my microwave Presto Power Pop
Glass of wine with two individual Dove chocolates
ChocolateVita-muffin with fruit or sugar free pudding
Monday - Baked Spaghetti
Tuesday - Steak and asparagus (Todd's b'day dinner!)
Wednesday - Crock pot-Shredded pork BBQ sandwiches and baked sweet potatoes
Thursday - Waffles and bacon (turkey bacon for me)
Friday - Grilled 7-Up chicken and veggies
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Rotisserie chicken with low-fat macaroni & cheese
Monday - :)
Tuesday - :)
Wednesday - Workout at the Y followed by Yoga class
Thursday - Workout at the Y
Friday - Walk/jog 2 miles
Saturday - Workout at the Y
Sunday - Walk/jog 2.25 miles
Now, I'm printing this menu out and hanging it where I have to see it every time I try to get into the refrigerator or pantry cabinet.
Note to self: