Thursday, October 6, 2011

Climbing the Walls....

So I did pretty good today. I didn't over eat although I had a really weak moment around 8 pm tonight. I wanted to eat everything including the dog! My body was craving sugar so bad so I ate a few candy corns and decided to make myself a salad instead of eating Cheetos and a chocolate bar. The craving waned enough for me to exercise what little will-power I had at the moment. It was a huge VICTORY for me.
I rode my incumbent bike today. That was a big deal too. I also starting looking into a water aerobics program. I know it's important to speed up my metabolism so I can burn calories easier. It's not easy at my age. But I figure any amount of exercise is better than no exercise at all. My Physical Therapist only gave me the go for 10 minutes of bike riding at a time. I am still healing and I need to be wise.
I decided to have breakfast today although it seems to activate my appetite which makes it more challenging. I ate 1/2 cup of grape nuts, with 1/2 c skim milk and some dried cranberries. For lunch I had a huge salad with Boston lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cabbage slaw. I topped it with low fat raspberry dressing. I also had a 1/2 c of homemade chicken soup and a cup of tea. I am never really thirsty so drinking is not something I think about. I think I will put out a pitcher of water so that it is in my face. Hopefully that will help increase my fluid intake. For snack I had a Clementine. For dinner, I ate the same thing I had last night. 1 c Wheat pasta with diced tomatoes, olives and artichoke hearts. Later I snacked on some low fat microwave popcorn and then I ate another salad when I started craving sugar AGAIN. I know it will take about a week or so to break that craving. Overall, I feel I did well despite the overwhelming urge to eat my house!. I am hoping tomorrow will be successful also. Hope you did well! Please feel free to post comments, concerns, struggles or prayer requests. Don't be shy, we are all in this together.