My name is Annie and I am a compulsive overeater.
And tonight, I feel like I am on the right road!
OK, so to be honest I didn’t as well with food choices today as I could have done. I am going to use my husband as the excuse. He is a HUGE college football fan, and when he is going to spend the day watching games, he chooses a lot of unhealthy snacks to munch on. Sure, I could have said no, but I spent quite a bit of time munching long with him.
Still, I did a lot of walking today. Started off my day by waking up at 5:30 to meet Betsey at the park. Her mother-in-law tagged along, which made it somewhat odd to talk to her. Still, we walked for 1.3 miles. Took nearly an hour to do it, and I know that Betsey can normally do about three times that distance in that amount of time. But I did it! I did stop and rest at one point. But I did it! I walked over a mile. And you know what? It felt GOOD!
In fact, I felt so good about it that I popped in my Weight Watchers Walk At Home DVD after football and did a 10 minute walk. My 2 oldest sons cheered me on, motivating me to keep walking. Hubby wasn’t as into the motivation; he was nursing his pride after seeing his favorite team lose. But when I was finished, he said he was as proud of me as the boys were.
Not that I am doing this for them. Not exactly, anyway. I am determined to beat my food addiction and my exercise avoidance so that I can be healthy and live a longer life. That will benefit them. I am doing all of this, though, for me.
Still, hearing them cheer me on does make me want to keep going!