The New Me!

The time has come! Time to break old habits and obsessions and concentrate on being a healthier, better, new me! I know..I know…I know….I’ve said it before. This time is for real, legit, the real deal! I started today and have done a fabulous job if I must say so myself. I joined weight watchers online yesterday and have been tracking everything that has gone into my mouth today! And wow …..when you are held accountable for what you eat it makes a huge difference! I have decided to use this blog as my diet blog for now since my amazing bf no longer leaves me for extended periods of time and goes out of town. We just need to be together….and we are…..every second that we can be!

Food has always been a comfort item for me. I am the definition of an emotional eater. I eat when I’m sad, when I’m happy, when I’m mad….I can always find comfort in food. The unhealthier the food the more the comfort level increases. I am also guilty of being an absent minded eater. It’s an occupational hazard. I work with small children and think nothing about popping Nilla Wafers into my mouth as I serve snacks. Before I even realize I’m eating without even being hungry, I’ve ate half the box! A big mistake I make when attempting to diet is to go too long without eating. That’s when this insane hunger hits and I would eat anything sat in front of me.

I am trying very hard to improve on these things this time around. I am eating small snacks throughout the day (healthy snacks, not Nilla Wafers!) and I am being very conscientious of when and what I am eating. Again, holding myself accountable is HUGE for me! And even when the newness and excitement of it wears off, I must still continue! I know that I am not the best me that I can be right now. I am seriously overweight and it effects my health greatly! I want to live my life to the absolute fullest for as along as I possibly can. I don’t want this adventure cut short because I made poor eating decisions and was unable to control my eating. I will be a better me. I will stick to my plan and be successful…..and keep the weight off! I can do this! And each of you can watch me as I complete this journey! Wish me luck!