I'm kind of competitive. My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to play board games. A lot. And the truth is I'm sort of in love with winning. I'm not a sore winner by any stretch of the imagination. I do enjoy the experience of the game and I love that it's a hobby that we share and can spend lots of time together enjoying. But there's a point in every game where you get that feeling you're going to win. And that feeling ROCKS.
Today is the 22nd day of January and also day 22 of My Big Project. I've tracked everything that I've eaten (good or bad) in the past 22 days. EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. I'm not proud of some of the bites I've taken but something that I have really opened my eyes to is my emotional eating and my boredom eating. Writing everything down makes you acutely aware of not only WHAT you're eating but WHY you're eating.
Making healthier eating decisions and moving more has kind of become a game to me. And I'm starting to get that feeling deep inside me. That feeling that I'm going to WIN.
Are you ready for this? I'm even doing well on the weekends.
Weekends have traditionally been my "what the hell" days. Meaning mostly I have a cavalier attitude toward food and use my days of work as an excuse to eat whatever I want in any quantity I want. As if calories don't count on weekends. Not anymore, though. I have been doing well on the weekends. Yes, I've stumbled, but I've gotten back up. I didn't lay down and go to sleep.