I think Im going to have to approach things differently. Ive got bad habits coming out my ears.
My bad habits include:
-the late night binging
-too many cups of coffee which wouldnt be so bad if I didnt have milk and sugar, but I do...
- at work...sweet biscuits
- eating leftovers that my kids leave on their plates
-I dont know...but Ill think of some more.
Actually, they're the worst habits and the most common ones I committ against myself.
I am working on the late night binging. Cant' say I'm completely clean but I am at least cutting down on what I eat.
The coffee is going to be the biggest problem. I think that therefore this may deserve the most attention at this stage.
The work biscuits, if I could keep it to just ONE, all will be well. It's really just comfort food and rarely a hunger thing. But sometimes it is a hunger thing, from not having had a decent meal before hand or during work. I find if I eat the right food...like, complex carbs and a moderate protein, this burns more steadily and I dont get hunger pangs. If I eat bad food....fatty junk foods or too high sugar content, etc...or sometimes...nothing because I leave in a hurry for work and forget to pack/simply overlook food, then I get actual hunger pangs. A gnawing type, almost painful feeling and feel lethargic and grumpy.
It is becoming evident to me that a fair bit of planning ahead has to occur with diet, that I have to change my atttitude towards food and dieting. Some patterns are there from years of bad habits and unhelpful attitudes about food, not to mention, ignorance.
Another thing, I want to start including how much water I consume throughout the day in my food diary. And any supplements I take.
Tomorrow, I would like to start working on bad habit No.1 ...coffee intake. Just tomorrow, I am drinking NO COFFEE (or caffeined tea). I have some peppermint teabags. I am going to drink peppermint tea JUST FOR TOMORROW.
I dont expect to break and change all these habits overnight. I figure Im in this for the long haul. Change, bit, by bit, by bit. Until it seems normal...to eat healthy, good food in healthy amounts.
I think the same applies to exercise. Not big drastic changes. It just doesnt work for me. Just bit by bit by bit, increasing exercise and forming new habits.
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