Wednesday, October 26, 2011

European Adventure

Well, I made it back.  I was away for work.  I had to go to the Netherlands and Amsterdam.  I was a little leary about going because I was not sure what I would face when it came to eating.  I was going in with an open mind and figured that I would eat whatever I wanted but that I would be mindful of what I was putting in my body.  I don't think I did the best that I could have done but I also don't think that I did too bad either.  I did realize that the Europeans seem to eat pretty healthy.  They eat whole food that is real and that is of good quality.  At least they did where I was staying. 
The thing I liked was that they are very active!  They ride their bikes and walk everywhere!!!  I must have walked a ton while I was there.  I was looking to rent a bike but didn't have much time to do so.  I came away with the idea that I need to keep active and moving in order to have a much more healthy lifestyle.  I haven't been back to the gym since I returned to the states, but once I get caught up on rest and other family obligations I intend to get right back to it. 
I saw my trainer yesterday and he said he missed me.  I told him that I will be back soon and that he has not lost me.  I am not giving up on this difficult journey.  I know that I will have bumps in the road, but the intention is to just roll right over those bumps and move on. I hope everyone is doing well.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Food Addiction

Ok, so its official...I am saying it and I am saying it out loud.....I.AM.ADDICTED.TO.FOOD.

I just love the way good food makes me feel.  I just love the way food tastes.  I just love the way food seems to comfort me.  I think about food constantly.  I think about food when I am happy, sad, stressed, angry.....you name it...I am thinking about food.
Who does that?????  Who thinks about food 24/7????  That is just NOT normal.  I know people who say they forget to eat sometimes.  How is that POSSIBLE?????  What??? Forget to eat????? Not happening for this girl here. I think my issue is that I sometimes forget to STOP eating.  UGH!!!!!
This journey is a tough one, but I am determined to conquer this!  I am trying to have other hobbies and interests to take my mind off of the 24 hour food obsession\addiction.
How do you cope with these feelings?  I wish there was an easy way to tackle these issues.  Ok, my rant is over.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.