Today, I declare my independence from my years of bad eating habits.
Yesterday, I figured out my daily calorie needs. Then I found out how many calories are contained in my usual weekday breakfast from McDonald’s. I almost had to lie down, the number was so high.
No wonder I’m fat! I thought. And I’m paying them good money for this awful-for-my-health food! Money that could and should be better spent on healthier food, and goods for the family!
After work yesterday, I went to the grocery store and picked up an 8-pack of store brand meal replacement shakes, some low calorie snack bars (and a new shower pouf). I know myself well enough to know that I’m not at the point where I can accurately judge intake without help, so these are to help me get off to a good start. And I’m not hungry! 320 calories vs. a depressingly high number!
I drove past McDonald’s and Sonic, and mentally patted myself on the back for finally getting started on the right path. After all, I’ve got two girls, a third on the way, a wonderful husband, and many others to live for! Tonight, if it isn’t terribly hot (I’m heat sensitive, a family trait), I’m going to go on a walk. Third trimester issues means I can’t go all that fast, but as an inspirational image I found stated: “You may be going slow now, but you’re going faster than everyone on the couch.”
Declare your independence from a bad habit today!