Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday Fun!

We had a great day as a family. We went and saw 'Evan Almighty', which is a great movie. I recommend it to everyone. It has such a great feeling to it. Joe and Bobby both really liked it too, Bobby was laughing a lot. Mary had a hard time sitting still, but eventually fell asleep. The movie reminds you to have faith in God, which we all need reminding.

I have been having a better time handling things. I still have head cravings, but I just remind myself of why I am doing this. The mind is a powerful thing, even though you know that you don't want that candy or treat, your mind keeps on telling you that you need it or that it won't hurt. In my case it will hurt :) by making me sick, by not losing the weight and I do not need it. Food is everywhere, everywhere I turn, every other thought I have is about food. Every special occasion is celebrated with food, every sad occasion there is food. If your having a hard time in life, people bring you food, or tell you that chocolate will solve your problems. Comfort food is in all the commercials, telling you that you have to have this drink or food to be happy. I have had all of it, and I can attest that it will not make you happy in the long run. Just like any drug or alcohol, it will make you feel good for a little while. That is why people go back to it. I believe food is the largest addiction that there is. The diet industry is one of the largest money makers that there is, and most of them will work for a short amount of time. I do believe that Weight Watchers is one of the best out there. They do focus on the emotional part of losing weight. It just was not enough to keep me from cheating. I would sabotage myself all the time. I would have a great week and then rationalize that I could have more the next week.

The surgery tool is giving me the time that I need to work out all those addictive behaviors with food. I now only eat to live and not live to eat. I have been to parties and to movies since the surgery and I still crave those foods, but I know that they are not worth it. It is not worth my health and my happiness. It is not worth it for that small amount of satisfaction that will come from food.

I am starting to get back into normal life now, I do have a little more energy than I had a week or two ago. My clothes are starting to be baggy, not yet big enough to go to the next size down, but soon. I will be starting back to the gym on Monday, so I am looking forward to that.

I am blessed to have so many friends and family supporting me in this adventure. It will be a fun one. It will be hard along the way, but so worth it. I am looking forward to being active with my children and family.

Some of the healthy life styles that I am adopting are:
Not eating after 7pm. (have been doing this)
Drinking at least 64oz of water. (I have been doing about 100oz or more)
Getting 8 hours of sleep. (still working on this)
Walking daily (working on increasing this)

I should get to bed now so I can get enough sleep for church in the morning.
Thank you all for listening, it helps more than you know!


Missy said...

Ooh, great goals Kristina...ones that we all should adopt!

I have collected a bag of clothes that are too small for me and I need to get rid of...thought maybe you could use 'em. You'll need them lots sooner than me! If you want company Monday at LF, I'll bring them to you.

You sound glad you're figuring it out and sharing with others that can benefit.

Way to go Kristina,

The Drama Momma said...

You are doing great. It was fun to watch Big Medicine with you the other day.

It is nice having someone else doing this too.

Last night we went to Red Lobster. I had the fire roasted split tail, it went down fine!

It was sad to see my friends and husband eating the salad and cheese rolls. I kept telling myself that it didn't matter I need to lose weight and focus n my health not what fatting food I can't eat. I justfied a little of the roll and nearly got sick, just one little smidgent gave me a stomack ache. I told myself that was it, enough. I don't need it, as soon as my dinner came and I got have of what I was going to eat down, my hunger was gone and I was fine. My first "real" meal since surgery. One split small lobster tail.

Kris said...

Yeah Michelle, I am glad that things are going down and staying down now. :)

Tammy said...

Great goals! You are doing great. Thanks for writing about your experiences. It helps me stay focused too. See you tonight at the shower!

Selena said...

I am glad you had a good weekend. I heard that movie was really cute. I am sure as you learn new habits they become second nature after awhile which makes life so much easier. I will keep your daily goals in mind as I try to lose the weight I would like. Have a great week and I am excited to see you in a couple of weeks. Love ya

Sweetpea said...

Sounds like you have some great goals for a healthy lifestyle. I'm working on some of those things myself, so thanks for the inspiration! You are doing great. I'd love to see some before and after pictures along the way.

Jan B said...

I have a hard time dealing with social eating occasions too. It's like you said, every occasion is a reason to have a huge meal. I think my husband equates my love with my cooking for him. It has been a struggle.

I hope that things go well for you, I have just found your blog today and will be reading as the days go by.

I have a long way to go, sometimes it seems so long that it hurts to think of it, but I know that taking it day by day is the way to go.

Mom2the5rs said...

Good for you, Kristina. I am so glad you are part of our blog now.


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