Here I am again, at the beginning (ish) of another attempt to be fit and healthy. I took at look at my ‘Goalified’ category and found that the first time around I did this was back in January of 2009. That’s the first time in my archives anyway. It also had the same title as this except it was version ∞ + 1.
It was strange to read back the few posts I did mention it (there are probably more I didn’t categorise/tag right) and see that I basically still have the same problems:
- Snacks are to delicious
- I allow myself to get to a certain weight and then decide to do something, until I get lazy again
- I like all the ‘bad’ foods.
This time around they were all involved and I did hit that alarm bells ringing weight and decide ‘enough is enough!’, fortunately this time around Jarrod decided the same thing. We realised we couldn’t spend each night sitting on the couch watching TV shows eating massive bowls of icecream concoctions we made up ourselves anymore (it was a sad, sad day indeed). Even if that’s what we really wanted to be doing. But we wanted to be strong, fit and healthy a little bit more.. oh and no longer have to wear our ‘fat pants’.
This has probably been the reason I’ve been able to keep going with eating healthier and increasing exercise. I don’t have to sit on the couch watching Jarrod eat a block of chocolate while I have nothing and give in to it all. We’re in this together and sad about our lack of Carbonara together – I think that really is the worst; Cream, bacon, cheese and pasta all in a meal together? I can’t imagine not wanting it twice a week. We’re learning to eat less and eat more nutritious and filling things.. even though I did just eat a row of Smarties chocolate, the difference is we now eat a row, not half a block.
One thing to I have to get used to is having less high sugar alcoholic drinks, I don’t think it’ll be hard but it’s just amazing how many calories they pack in and, how awful they really do make you feel. On Friday night I had a few cans of pear cider at after work drinks and not only did it total about 700 calories it also made my stomach feel queasy, bloated and overall not good. The last time I remember feeling that way was a few weeks ago when we had a Maccas splurge and just wanted to die afterwards. I haven’t gone back to Maccas since, which is probably a good thing because my lunch totalled more calories than I’m meant to have in a day.
One amazing thing I’ve found is that I don’t really crave snacks so much as I used to, we have a bunch of chocolatey goodness in our cupboard that has been there for weeks. If chocolate is open I usually can’t resist, now I can’t remember how long ago we bought it.
I’m hoping to keep this updated, as a sort of accountability, so I can look back in 6 months and say I finally did it this time. I’ll also be posting any healthy or alternative recipes (like my potato and bacon pizza) I make to help other people out as well.