As a side note, I promise I will get my bio in soon.
With that said, I've been thinking about the Thunder Bumper Challenge and trying to figure out what I was going to write about. I wasn't a part of this blog for the first round, but I have been very health focused since the beginning of the year. A couple things have changed for me. The first one is my water consumption. I will be the first to admit that I am now a water addict. I love water. I've been trying to drink a gallon a day. It was advice from Trainer Momma. At first, it was really hard. I was constantly running to the bathroom. Good way to burn some extra calories, right? But, now my bladder is used to it. I actually crave it when I don't meet my gallon a day. The second thing is I have become a veggie and fruit lover. Never thought the veggie part would be possible. I eat a salad for lunch almost every day. My fridge is so stuffed with produce that I can't even shut the drawers. I make it a weekly goal to eat all the veggies in the fridge and not let anything go to waste. I know there was just a post on this, but I too have become aware of portion sizes and how much calories are in certain foods. Boy was I way off on my portions. I have been working on retraining my mind on what the correct portion is.
So here is the struggle: I am an emotional eater. I have a crash day about once a week. I do so well all week long, and then something triggers my body to go through an anxiety roller coaster that leads me to food for comfort. I am happy it's only about once a week. It used to be a daily thing. If I could figure a way to overcome this, my weight loss would be smooth sailing. It is the ONLY thing that is keeping me from being where I want to be with my weight loss goals. I am realizing I have to conquer this if I want to be healthy. I can not have both. I'm working on it one baby step at a time. The difference is, I am not giving up. If I have a bad day, I get up the next morning, eat healthy, work on my attitude adjustment, and exercise. Before I used to throw in the towel for months from one bad day. So there is definite improvement.