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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nom Nom Nom

I keep facing the same predicament over and over. It seems I have an obvious addiction to food. I have never wanted to admit this....but when you can't pass the doubt fudge brownies without sneaking a bite, and when you fantasize at work about cheeseburgers.....that's when you have to face the reality that you have a problem.

Being healthy is a goal that I really want to achieve. And it's something that I know I CAN achieve. But the only issue standing in my way is FOOD. And not just any food....but bad, salty, sweet, greasy...food. Here are a few examples of my daydreamings.....
Does this look appetizing? No! Of course it doesn't. But it tastes amazing.

I have nothing to say for this except YUM.

So, these are my struggles. My thoughts with food. The exercising is easy for me. I really don't mind working out...I enjoy it. Yesterday I did 30 day shred with Jillian........who I might have cursed at while doing it with my mom. Totally caught her off guard....but it's a tough work out. And then I ran afterwards. Today I ran after work. So getting my butt moving is not the issue here....it's the food.

Today I packed myself a healthy lunch......a salad...apple...almonds. I had one stressful client and I went chasing down some cheez its. Really, Lauren?!? REALLY????

So I'm begging you all. I need some advice. How do I kick this bad food kick? How do I make healthy eating more a part of my life and something I enjoy doing?

6 comments:

Michael said...

I have this same problem....alot....it makes me angry. However, if you can just challenge yourself do eat healthy - totally clean for a week - you will be surprised by how much better you feel and then you just keep going.

theAlmostRunner said...

Michael is right, but "clean" eating is HARD. There is no way I could do it... I crave that junk too often. But then again, maybe I could! It's all in your mind- you know that.

This morning I did NOT want to get out of bed... even though I went to bed at 9 just so I COULD get up early. I was actually scared that I might give in and go back to sleep! What in the world is causing me to scare myself? The thought that I can't do it and then I'll be a loser. But I got up and worked out! YAY! hahaha.

You are no loser, girl! I love you! Call me soon.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Hi there!
Okie dokie, since ya asked, this is my thought.

you really need to ask yourself WHY do you want to eat healthy? And you really need to believe in it, b/c so far you're getting more satisfaction out of the 'junk food' than thinking about the long term WHY you want to eat healthy food. I think when you find your dangling carrot (pun sorta intended;-), it will begin to be easier to 'eat healthy'.

now go have a diet coke w/lemon!;-) ;-)

Running Down a Dream said...

In my opinion, you don't have to always eat healthy. I think health is a law of averages. As long as you eat healthy most of the time, the few times you have ice cream or a burger will be canceled out.

Just make an effort to eat healthy as often as you can. If you want a burger, get one! A few slip ups are ok! Take it one day at a time. :)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Girl, I am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!! I love working out and I LOVE healthy foods but I cannot stop eating junk!!! That burger looks amazing to me:)

leahsingsalot said...

It's the never ending cycle, right? For me anyways. I can exercise, but then I eat terrible or I can be focused on eating good and I let exercise fall to the side. I'm on weight watchers so that may be cheating for the average wanting to eat better person, but it really helped me to have a plan that I can live with. My leader always says:Be good about 80% of the time and the other 20% won't be that big of a deal. I think the biggest thing that has helped me is keeping a food journal. I hate it with all my heart, but either I'm writing down everything and seeing what good or bad things I've done or I don't write things down and I feel sooo guilty for what I did to my body. There are free weight watchers apps for smart phones if you were interested in their program without paying for the meetings and you could always ask me for help!