Patrick's comment on my post yesterday made me think back to a year ago when I was so excited & full of hope for my new healthier lifestyle goals. He advised me to consider what gave me my Mojo. The reasons for my determination & drive? Mainly, my grandchildren. I picture my oldest sister who is suffering from complication of diabetes & heart disease. She is 8 years older, do I want her quality of life? She can barely walk, seldom leaves her home & is missing out on so many important moments in her family's lives. Of course my answer is OH HELL NO!
Therein lies my drive, my reasons. I need to keep reminding myself of those reasons. Tracking my foods & exercise is slowly getting my majo back & my head in the game. Today, my husband took me to lunch, although my head was screaming at me "eat more" I ate 3 shrimp , a taste of yummy potato salad & a small piece of catfish. I could have easily eaten much more. The key was being aware & not letting emotional eating take control.
The Go-Chica-Go Challenge - Walking - 3.8 miles