I know I haven't updated in awhile. I'm a terrible blogger. Too many other things to do, and a bit of avoidance for talking about this topic mixed in.
The process is slow, but I am sticking to it. I have made every workout day that the EA Sports Active 30 day challenge has asked of me. I have burned over 1000 calories. I have forgotten to use my inhaler and pushed myself too hard. (Yes, not smart, that.) And I am feeling better... walking is easier, sleeping better, etc.
Eating is still a challenge, but my friend Rory made a good point that willpower is finite, and if you are using it to workout, you may not have it to change eating habits. It's okay if I focus on one thing at a time. I can live with this theory right now, as it entails way less guilt and stress (and the resultant emotional eating!) than I normally handle.
The other thing Rory pointed out is that he heard that by drinking too many diet drinks, your body actually craves more sugar because it is only temporarily fooled by the fake stuff. This theory also makes sense to me, and while I try really hard to drink no more than 2 cans a day, there is always room for improvement.
Oh, also, it's my birthday today. I was late this morning, so while I did fine for breakfast (muffin, tea), I fell apart at lunch (Chinese fast food) and snack time (two donuts and a milk). I resisted the Mounds bars that I bought, and I have not had dinner because well, frankly, I still feel a bit sick from the snack and nothing else sounds good right now. Also, I managed to get hit with a migraine this afternoon which didn't help matters and made my stomach nauseous on top of everything. Ugh.
So while today was a rest day, I am really looking forward to working out in the morning.
(And school started, which means I now have to add homework into the mix of time commitments. Am I crazy, or what???)
Off to study before bed.