Monday, April 11, 2011

Old Habits Die Hard

So I am entering week 5 of this whole eating healthy/getting healthy and you would think I would have a clue about now...but nope!  Last week was a rough week in every sense of the word.  Emotionally I was up and down, physically I was up and down, and eating wise, wow that was rough.  I think I will use a lyric from Milli Vanilli..."blame it on the rain."  Did they sing that?  Well, I guess not really sing, ha.  The weather here was awful last week!  It was so rainy, cloudy, and gloomy.  I am so over winter!  I never really felt effected by the weather or seasonal depression until this year.  Which I am sure some of that was due to hormones running amuck with having a baby, but the weather has really been effecting me.  And that doesn't help with trying to get motivated with eating healthy, and exercising. 
Speaking of exercising...I told you all I was going to exercise 3 times last week...well I could lie and say I did, but I am not going to, I only did it once.  One time all week.  I could make excuses, tell you we had a really long week, which is all true, but I won't make excuses, I just made zero time for it.  I didn't make it a priority, not at all. 
We started out eating pretty decent last week, and then by Thursday it was all down hill.  We had not gone to the store to get food, we couldn't even eat peanut butter, we had no bread!  Between dance rehearsal and church stuff, we literally had no time to go to the store, so we ate out from Thursday-Sunday.  It was awful!  Trust me, I like eating out occasionally because it means one less night I have to cook.  But that many times in a row, we were sick of it!  Thankfully Eric went to the store this morning and we now have healthy food in the house again!!  We did pretty well with our food choices, we ate subs a lot, and I had a great cheeseburger.  I was really craving a cheeseburger after watching Oprah talk about beef cattle and slaughter houses, and then I was like I need a cheeseburger!  How awful is that?! 
I was feeling pretty guilty about eating out a lot, and not exercising, and then I was like okay, there is nothing I can do about it now, I just need to make better choices this week, carve out time for exercise, and still continue to invite God along with me on this journey.  So although I feel like in 4 weeks I should be able to make better choices and start better habits, there are still falls and stumbles along the way.  It goes to show you and me that this is a daily journey, a constant struggle and a true need for God and not something you can do on your own.   
{Weigh In}
Starting Weight: 156lbs
Week 5: 148.5lbs

It is literally an act of God that I lost 1lb from last week.  I was mentally prepared to have gained 4 or so.  So to see that there is still hope and a little bit of metabolism going makes me feel very happy as I start I new a week.  Don't forget to pop over to Kelly's blog to read more about "Made to Crave" and to discuss your journey!  And one more thing...I felt super convicted last week after I wrote about craving pop, and how I was still going to drink one glass a day...after re-reading all of that I totally realized I sounded like an addict!  So I am still going to drink pop, but my new goal is not everyday, just occasionally, or a couple times a week.  Craving pop is still an unhealthy craving and I need to break the habit!


Lauren said...

I understand - eating and exercise habits are so hard to change (especially the eating!!) I need to eat healthier too because I get low blood sugar a lot and according to the charts I'm under weight (only by a couple pounds. But I get so busy I forget to eat (how crazy is that??) Like today - it's almost 4pm and I just realized I haven't had lunch so I grabbed a pbj. good heavens. eating right is a hard discipline. But, you've encouraged me to try harder! :)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Good for you on losing weight this week, even with all the ups and downs! Keep pushing through. I think we will have times when we do better than others, but if we keep moving forward and don't get hung up on setbacks, that's still a victory! It's when we wallow and give up instead of picking ourselves up by our "skinny jeans" and movE forward, that we lose the battle.

You're doing great. Keep sticking with it. So glad you are sharing your journey. Very encouraging and real!

Plus...too funny on the Mill Vanilli line! =)

Steph T. said...

Um hello!! I think you are doing great for 4 weeks & losing that much!! I haven't lost that much in 2 months. Don't be so hard on yourself missy!! I am struggling so bad still. I started off great & have kinda just stopped losing the last 2 weeks. Please pray for me. :)

Kristin said...

I think you're doing great, because it's so easy to just give up altogether when you have a few bad days, but instead you're just jumping back in and deciding to make the right choices. You can do it!!

Unknown said...

Old habits are hard to break but you are working hard and doing a rest job! We all have slip ups but you just get back on that horse! And you totally made me laugh about the cheeseburger! Ha! I prolly would've craved one too