I know that a major part of this journey has been a success for me. My working out has been good, for the most part. As I look over the last year on DailyMile, I have had exercise every month, whether it is 3 miles or 111.
The other part has been harder for me, the eating part. There was a time when I lost 10 lbs nearly from just eating and not changing my working out at all. So I know I can do it. I've determined it is all mental; the running is mental, the riding is mental and the food is mental. The problem is the mental part of working out has become so easy for me because I just need to get through that 5 minute thought of staying in bed and the few second block of wanting to walk when I should keep running. The food block is so much harder and hits multiple times through out the day. It's not as easy to get by.
I made the decision last Sunday night to be stringent about my eating. I did so well on Monday, eating mini wheats when I wanted something sweet that would fill me up. After Monday it all went down hill ending with me buying a box of Glazers doughnuts from Kwik Trip. I never eat doughnuts! Never!
I made some good decisions at some meals. Friday night, my coworker had a bunch of us over to eat some Salmon he caught while on vacation in Alaska. The salmon was served with some rice and corn on the cob. It was delicious and I kept desert down to one small piece of carrot cake. I was pretty proud of myself that night.
I guess I just have to start with dinner tonight and see what happens every time my tummy is looking for food. One decision at a time right?