The Girl Who Ate Angie

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A new month, a new me… April 3, 2009

Filed under: AND AWAY WE GO!!!! — angiemo3 @ 12:11 am

Okay it is April and I signed up for the 20 pound Memorial day challenge.  I signed up when I started back a week ago and I know I have lost some but I wont know for sure until I weigh in the morning.  My plan is kind of taking shape for the most part.  I am going back and forth on WW or Calorie Counting.  What to do?  Neither seem appealing to me because I never have the time to keep track.  I am exercising some with DH but I think I need to get an elliptical….I will ponder on this some more, but for now I feel good, I have added sooo much water to my routine and that is a huge step for me.

I was thinking that April is too darn rainy here… It seems like it has rained 4 out of 7 days for weeks now.  I am totally committed to this and this month I am making a point to find new ways to suceed.  Memorial day is a little over 7 weeks away and that is my first mini goal.  In the past I looked at the big picture and 110 pounds seems impossible.  20 pounds seems easy and it has already made a difference in the way I chose to live.

You know they say you make tons of choices about food everyday, and for me I have always doubted that.  I thought I never thought about food, and I was right.  I was not thinking about it, I was mindlessly eating because the draw of taste was so overpowering to me.  Well today I took my A&P test and had time left over after I was done.  I was so stressed that I took off down the hall to the cafeteria,  as I walked I talked in my head the whole time.  I noticed that I was walking faster and faster, like I was trying to get there before I could talk myself out of it.  I asked myself “what are you doing”….I am going to weigh in the morning, why would I make this choice?  At the last minute I darted into the bathroom, got rid of some excess water, lol, and walked just as fast back to my class as I was walking to get the food I never made it to.  On the way home I had to reason with myself why I should not stop at Subway on the way home.  Subway is great, but I would have ordered a foot long, and I  do not NEED to eat that much.  They are only $5, but I had sandwich stuff at home.  So I went home and made a sandwich.

My live is full and I am very busy, but I am working on my time management skills and I am also working on listening to my body.  Eat because I am hungry, stop eating when I am not hungry anymore NOT when I am about to pop.  Give myself time to think and remember who I am and what I am trying to do for ME.

“I am strong and I can do anything if I put my mind to it….Now if I only knew where I put my mind”