I’m getting ready for my New Year’s Resolutions…what are they?
New Year’s Resolutions
My first resolution is to continue with my healthy eating choices. I have gotten a little lazy since Halloween. I keep saying, “I’ll start back up with clean eating next week…maybe on Monday.” Then Sunday rolls around, and I over eat. It’s like my last meal or something. So I binge. and binge. and binge.
The worst for me is fixing my kids’ lunches for the next day. I fix healthy food for them: carrots, fresh fruit, water with a little natural flavor, pistachios, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That’s my downfall. Right before I go to bed, I end up eating one or two huge spoonfuls of peanut butter and jelly. I could lie and say it’s organic, natural, no added sugar – sweetened with organic, local honey and say that the jelly is actually organic, preserves…so they are also “fairly” good for me. But, it’s Peter Pan Creamy Honey peanut butter and a strawberry preserve. BUT, it’s still 200-400 calories (or more!) right before bed. That’s the worst thing I can do to my body. FOR REAL! But, it’s an addiction. I can’t help myself.
Then, Monday rolls around and I’m bloated and hungry. So hungry that I think I’ll die if I don’t eat something right away. So I do. And since I’ve been botching my diet and healthy eating plan for a few days, my mind overtakes my heart…and I eat something crappy.
Then, I think – well, I blew it. I guess I’ll start fresh tomorrow. It’s truly like being a drug addict. My brain fights with itself. It’s like I have the little angel on one shoulder telling me to just stop eating the junk and start eating healthy right this very second. But, I also have the little devil sitting on the other shoulder – jumping up and down and saying that I’ve already screwed up – I might as well enjoy this one more day and start fresh tomorrow. KNOWING that I’ll be having a food hangover the next morning. And what cures a food hangover? A little of the hair of the dog that bit you. That’s right. It’s a vicious cycle.
So…right now…not tomorrow, not later tonight, not next week – right this very second, I’m starting fresh. Who wants to start with me?
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