As I sit here munching on greasy, salty, crunchy chips, I realize that my fingers get me into trouble during the day, when I am at home. I snack on unnecessary food. Why? Because I am bored. When I began watching another child, at their home, I found myself not wanting to snack and munch on food ALL DAY! In the process I think I may have started to shed some of the, much needed, weight!! Yippee. However, for the last three days I have been home with a sick little girl, and not doing much but caring for her, and trying to get some housework done, and yet I find myself binging...NOT GOOD. I have not done this since November, and now all the sudden being home for three days, I see the problem.
In light of this self discovery, I realize, I need to figure this out & fix it. Let's face it, age is affecting some of this, but mostly it's ME! I ask myself some questions too why this is happening & how to stop it... here we go:
Why do I eat when I am not hungry?
Sheer boredom & comfort
Why is it easy when I am not at home?
Because I have to take my food with me & I pack food that reflects a healthy lifestyle. Knowing I am not a healthy eater & in denial
How do I eliminate this problem?
Only keep healthy foods in the house & try to drink more water w/ lemon to curb appetite
Will this work?
Hmm, I am not sure but it is worth a shot
So, help me to get rid of the unhealthy foods that are in my home & encourage me to not bring them in again.
Now for the laziness of it all...I do not exercise & know that I should. I come up with every excuse out there. There really is no reason for the lack of exercise, I just don't do it. I nanny all day in a home & I have plenty of time to fit in in my schedule before or during work... take advantage of what opportunity I have!
So, I am taking on the challenge... The Ultimate Fitness Plan 2010 in the January issue of Women's Health Magazine.... It is an easy, realistic plan to get me motivated! I have signed up & now it is on! I have been saying I will do it for about 2 weeks...have I started? NO!
SO, will you make the effort with me or just encourage me to get off my lazy butt!
Please feel free to leave any encouraging words or tips!!