The last few days of 2017, I ate like a wild boar that hadn’t seen food in three years! I’m telling you...It was bad! Cakes, donuts, candy, cookies and pie! It was ugly! In my mind I kept saying ‘one last hurrah before the serious healthy stuff begins’. And that was the mistake. I should have started immediately and not thrown my hands in the air and commenced with a foodapalooza! Still not convinced it was bad? I ate and ate and ate. Each night I would feel stuffed...I would have slight stomach aches. But I trucked on...remember I’m an addict...food is my addiction! Every night got worse. And then finally...I hit rock bottom. New Year’s Eve...we ate dinner. I wasn’t overly hungry when I came to dinner time...but I ate and it was delicious! I finished dinner and I made the comment that I was stuffed...that I felt like I needed to go for a long walk or run or something! Yet a half hour later I ate a huge piece of cake...and shortly after that a donut....and right around midnight I found myself eating tortilla chips! Is it wrong that while I ate all this I kept saying ‘this is the end...healthy tomorrow!’ We went to bed at around 12:30 or 1. I was ready to start the new year with healthy eating!
I woke up at 3am...my stomach was in knots! I remembered the feeling well. I used to have stomach aches constantly way back in the day...once I got my eating under control the constant stomach aches disappeared....but it was back. A trip to the bathroom and then I curled up in a ball and slept until 5....a trip to the bathroom and then some more sleep! I was miserable until about 2 or 3 in the afternoon! I know my body just had had enough of the gorge of food!!!
Maybe I had to hit rock bottom to see the light and finally be ready to roll into the new year and to form (re-form) the healthy habits!
So day one was an incredible success in terms of eating. January first i couldn’t even think about food until about 8 PM...and I had a light sandwich!
Yesterday January 2...I didn’t do too bad. Not perfect but I’m happy with my choices and how I managed my food! Even better...on my breaks I rode the elevator down to the lobby and I carted myself back up all the flights of stairs on foot! It’s not a lot of exercise...but 8 flights of stairs twice a day is better than riding the elevator!! I’m sticking with the 8 flights twice a day for a while. I am seriously out of breath after the 8 flights. When that gets easy I will add more floors just keep goinbg up and then walk back down until my whole break is steps! And right now I’m leaving my lunch mostly intact. As it gets easier I believe I may throw in the steps on my lunch...but right now I’m just proud to have done the steps twice!! (The steps should hopefully help when we get back to hiking heavy...as soon as the weather breaks!)
Now I head into day three....I’m sure I will rock this day!!!