Today is day 2. I felt gross with myself yesterday morning, but I still ate really well. It felt so good to read all the wonderful and motivating comments that I got yesterday that I was able to bow out of my pity party. I took to heart the comments that I read. Stop beating myself, learn from the mistakes and move on. Eat in moderation. Exercise even when you don't feel like it.
And I also learned some really cool lessons from watching Biggest Loser on tv last night. One of the contestants was consoling his brother who was still obese. This 18 year old kid had some words of wisdom to impart to him. He said, "You're not stuck. You don't have to be this weight." The light bulb went on, the heavens parted and the angels started singing! I finally got it...I AM NOT STUCK. What a concept!
Instead of having 3 big meals yesterday, I had several small meals through out the day. My biggest downfall is eating late into the night. I didn't do that last night. It felt so good to go to bed not feeling stuffed. I could tell it made a difference this morning because I woke up feeling energized and Hungry! Oprah Winfrey's trainer Bob Greene, said that if you wake up in the morning not feeling hungry it's probably because you ate late into the night and ate too much. He said that it's good to wake up hungry.
One of the biggest things that I'm learning is to start off my day right. If I don't do that first important step, then the rest of my day won't be great. I have to go straight to the gym as soon as I drop off my son at school in the mornings. If I come back home, I always get distracted and end up never going to the gym. So, exercising in the morning is a key element for me.
Thanks again everyone for your support!
Food for Thought: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Rohn