So, I stepped on the scale today and I was a couple of pounds UP from last week’s weigh in. As I prepare myself mentally to commit to this daunting challenge, I find myself experiencing a lot of anxiety over the deprivation of fast food as well as having to go see a doctor. And like I stated before, I’m an emotional eater (step away from the Ice Cream!). During this challenge I’m aware that the struggles for me are going to be learning to (1) not eat when I’m emotional, and (2) not choose nutritionally deficient foods to subside my cravings.
I’ve decided to be proactive and write down all the times that I feel a craving for fast food and what emotion I’m experiencing at the time. Doing this I believe will help me to learn if there is a pattern in the emotions that cause me to crave fast food. I’m also going to give myself weekly goals and challenges to keep me focused on my long-term goals.
My Goals for Week 1 ending October 20, 2012
- Lose 2 lbs.
- Schedule a doctor’s appointment
- Complete Week 1 Challenge
My Challenge (and yours should you choose to accept it) for Week 1 ending October 20, 2012
- Commit to burn more calories in a day (for 7 days) than you would normally burn from your everyday activities. This could be from housekeeping, walking, exercise, weight training, stretching during the commercials of a one hour T.V. program, etc. So long as it’s outside the norm of your daily routine.
For all those who have an android device or iphone, may I recommend downloading the app called ‘Fooducate.’ This app is great! It allows you to scan different food items and then assesses it a grade based on nutritional content. It will also suggest healthier choices that are comparable to that product. I’m not being paid to say this (Although I should) I just love the app and think it would be beneficial for those trying to make healthier choices in their diet. I was shocked to find that a lot of the foods and drinks I was consuming were not the healthiest choices.
Good luck to anyone participating in this 365 day challenge, as well as those who are participating in this week’s weekly challenge. While we know it won’t be easy, we know that it’s necessary.