Day 8, and the feeling's groovy. Compared to yesterday, wow! What a difference. I was so run down and tired and just blah, and normally when that happens, I reach for some candy, chips, you name it. I am definitely an emotional eater, especially when I am feeling down in the dumps like that. And I tend to drag Dave along with me. Because we all know when you are having a bad day, it's awesome to curl up on the couch with the person you love and share some kind of treat. It's comforting; relaxing. And that is all I wanted last night. But I resisted the urge. I am a proud Kato!
Today I feel strong. Like I can really do this. Like I can make the change for good and reach for healthier options and not miss the 'tastier' ones like crazy. Because we all know there are the people who 'force' healthy, and those who just ARE. I am the former. I eat healthy but not because I love it (I do enjoy healthy foods, just not as much as garbage food), but because I know it's what I should do. No, I want to eat healthy because in my mind, that is the ONLY way to feed my body. Baby steps here, but perhaps this is the beginning!
This weekend is going to be my first major challenge. My sister and I are going to visit my parents. That is challenge number one: they always have sweet stuff in the fridge/ cupboards. Challenge number two: it is their 39th anniversary and we are taking them out for dinner. I am going to have to do my best to choose the healthier options on the menu, but what if we go out for Chinese buffet or something?
Only time will tell! Will I break, or will I conquer?