It is hard for me to admit that I failed miserably at anything, but I have failed at keeping my New Year’s Resolutions this year. I wrote a public letter to myself (found here), in hopes that it would improve my chances of keeping my Resolutions.
I think my failure was a direct result of several things, diet “burn out” from the last few years of heavy dieting and very strenuous exercise, and stress.
I did keep a few of my resolutions.
- I did manage to find someone to edit my posts, one of the many advantages of having a Professor as a fiance.
- I also turned off the television more, and that resulted in more “Mommy and Me” reading time for Gabe and I. I love that he chooses to read with me 30 minutes before bed instead of watching cartoons.
I realized that I really suck at a few things.
- I don’t treat my body that way I should
- I constantly criticize my body, and refer to myself as “fat”.
I procrastinate when it comes to my dieting and exercise routine. The worst advice you can give yourself is, “I’ll start my diet tomorrow, or I can squeeze in a few extra minutes of exercise tomorrow.” Why wait for tomorrow when you should start today? In reality, these shouldn’t be daily decisions, I should make long-term lifestyle choices.
My biggest vice is stress eating. It s a cycle of stress, comfort eating, guilt, and then stress eating again. It is a coping mechanism for me. It is a very unhealthy pattern, and I am working hard to control it.
Last night, instead of reaching for a chocolate bar I had a bowl of sliced strawberries and raspberries.
This morning, I had a bowl of oatmeal made with skim milk and fruit.
Today’s lunch will be a mint chocolate Zone Perfect bar and a cup of greek yogurt.
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