Recommitting to Journaling

The background

I’ve been slacking lately with my journaling especially on days that I know I will be likely to overeat. We went to a Cub’s game Friday and I planned on having a hotdog and some nachos. Thought I’d drink there but it was too hot, so I stuck with water (small win). Ended up eating 2 hotdogs and soft serve ice cream. What the what! Can’t remember the last time I had real ice cream. Oh it was so good. I did purposely eat it at a table so I could enjoy every bite. So there is a little progress, in the past I would have scarfed that down because it was good, not really enjoying it.

When the shit hits the fan

Once we got home, everything went to hell. I was definitely tired and dehydrated from the long day. My brain sent me hunger signals and my mouth responded in kind. Had spaghetti and 2 breadsticks. Not done yet, just getting warmed up before the grand finale.

Everyone else is in bed. I work second shift so my bedtime is usually after midnight. Not taking the time to actually listen to my body, my brain tells me more food. So at 10:30 I ate potato chips, honey bun and an oatmeal cream pie. WTF!!

So now what?

My mind is reeling right now as I write this. My thoughts are “What the fuck were you thinking?”

  1. We no longer eat processed sugar and flour.
  2. We don’t eat after 8 p.m.
  3. We’re not physically hungry.
  • So it’s been 3 days. Have been journaling my food, thoughts, etc. Realizing while going over past entries that most days I’m not writing or not writing anything that will help me with my bs thoughts.
  • I’ve been working on making my own journal that gives me prompts, space for tracking the data I want to track and motivation. As you can see from the template I got off Google, I don’t use most of the page for what it was designed for.

    So the goal is to get a better journal and use it everyday to collect data, write down my bs thoughts and work on better ones. Will post once I get something workable.

    Ok kids, off to the store. Gotta fill the fridge for the week.

    Hope y’all have a rocking day!

    Published by Andrea

    I’m the go to friend and family member if you need something done. But I don’t give myself the same commitment. I say no more! This is the end of my life long yo-yo dieting. No more quitting projects halfway through. No more giving up on myself. Period!

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