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Day 2: Slaying the Food Dragon!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

First, want to give a big thank you to everybody that replied to yesterday's blog of day 1! Unfortunately, one of my weaknesses is not stopping after just one, yes I was proud of myself for not eating the whole pie. Thanks for your support!
Today I kicked the food dragon right between the eyes! Starting off with my oatmeal and banana got me off on a good note. A peanut butter sandwich and V8 juice for lunch. For dinner a delicious penne and vegetable combo with extra peas. It was pretty good. I had my minimum of 8 glasses of water as well. I also rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes, and did Malibu Pilates for 30 minutes. And I did some intense stretching. I always feel so good after stretching. A great workout day!
Tomorrow (day 3) will be my first big challenge sense starting SP two days ago. I will be taking a road trip that will last about 3 hours. Typically, I look so forward to this trip because I drive through my favorite fast food place, and grub. I get a silly, euphoric feeling when I get fast food on a road trip! That's just messed up!
What will tomorrow bring? The plan is to pack healthy snacks and have plenty of water on hand. My focus will be on being purposeful during the drive. Wish me luck!
But for today, I celebrate a victory!
score: NEVERGIVEUP51 - 2 VS Food Dragon - 0


Day 1: Battle against the food dragon

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This morning I started off really well. I had a bowl of oatmeal, 1 banana, and a cup of nonfat milk. A really great breakfast! Proud of myself! After an hour or so I went for a 40 minute brisk walk. I walked two miles. I am learning to listen to my body, so I knew 40 minutes was plenty for today. I got home and began cleaning. Seem to have more energy than usual. Well, what do you know....exercise increases energy level! Of course I know that, but have chosen to ignore it. I ate a grilled cheese and v-8 juice for lunch. Not bad. Now is where the food dragon began to beat down the barrier for today. I had stuff in the cupboard to make an apple pie. Guess what I did? Yes, made the pie. The whole time I was excusing myself for making it, saying things like I might as well go ahead and get it over with to get it out of the house. Right...I just plain wanted to eat it. Well, I did have a piece. A fairly large piece. Now, some may say the Food Dragon won today, but I don't think so. In the past I would have eaten as much as I could and then thrown the rest away. Instead I left it alone and several hours later had my daughter take it to her friends house. For dinner I had a cup of hamburger helper (not the best choice), and stopped at that instead of eating about 4 cups, which is typical for me. After reflecting on the day I am counting today as a victory!: Nevergiveup51 - 1 and Food Dragon - 0. SLAY THE FOOD DRAGON!
I added a ticker today for breaking a habit. The habit is overeating. I have so many goals, but I believe beating the Food Dragon will open up the paths for me to meet other goals on my way to having a healthy lifestyle. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TOVEYTWIRL 6/16/2013 1:13AM

    I,m a believer in treating ourselves to something we crave occasionally. At least you stopped after 1 piece which is brill.....Dont feel so guilty,you did good x emoticon

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MTULLY 6/15/2013 11:54PM

    You should definitely count today as a victory. You made better decisions today than you have in the past. That is very good progress, my friend. You are on the right track. Keep it up!

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LETTING_IT_BEE 6/15/2013 9:37PM

    Congrats on your first day of battle! Sounds like a victory to me!
Welcome to Spark & best of luck on your journey - I'm new here as well - let's show that food dragon that we can not be defeated!! emoticon emoticon

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TINY67 6/15/2013 9:22PM

    Yeah, go ahead and eat just a little of the temptation, cause if you don't when you do probably give in you'll end up pigging out.

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USMAWIFE 6/15/2013 9:16PM

    Sometimes it is best to have something the body is craving than to try and resist it. you had the pie and now it's gone.

tomorrow is a new day

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Friday, June 14, 2013

I have never been a blogger, but I thought, what the heck, if it helps me slay the food dragon, go for it! I will start day 1 tomorrow. But for now I am going to share what I am feeling as I begin again with battling my food obsession/addiction. Being an emotional eater is like a snake that strikes without warning. I will be eating and not even realize how it started. Food is a necessity to life, so eliminating it is impossible. And yes, I have tried eliminating it as much as possible, and then BAM! a food binge for the record books! This blog will be devoted to feelings of joy when I am able to slay the food dragon, and feelings of helplessness when the food dragon is fierce and takes control. I know life's not a game, but I've tried everything else, so why not make this part of my life into a game? I am a competitor, and I don't like to lose! Look out food're going to get slayed! Tune in to DAY 1 as I meet the food dragon head on!

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