Here it is! My very first Mamavation Monday post.
Thursday marked the first day of me REALLY getting serious about taking better care of myself and getting into shape. (A shape other than round…I’m really good at round.)
I really started thinking about what food and how much of it I’m eating.
What I’m drinking.
Ways I can be more active.
I have some medical issues that make losing weight a little more difficult for me, but I AM NOT GIVING UP! I’m waging war on my unhealthy habits/lifestyle and I WILL win.
I’ve started cutting out Diet Coke and drinking more water.
I’ve started moving around my house via lunges.
Milk jugs and laundry detergent have become weights.
Jumping jacks, push ups and sit ups get done during commercial breaks while watching tv.
I’ve also come to realize I’m an emotional eater.
Hubster and I went to University of Michigan to have a meet and greet with his surgeon. Hubster has petit mal epilepsy. He has a Vegal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) implanted in his chest that goes to the part of his brain where the seizures originate and sends an electric shock every 3 minutes to try to prevent a seizure from happening, or stopping one in progress. The VNS needs to be replaced. Which means surgery. At first we were told surgery would be scheduled for 6 weeks out. It’s happening next Friday and I’m crapping my pants. Hubster has had multiple surgeries, but this is my first one. AND I’M CRAPPING MY PANTS!
Cue emotional eating!
I find myself sitting on the couch, not hungry, mindlessly eating something. And it’s usually not something healthy. My hand will be half way to my mouth and I’m wondering what the hell I’m doing. I’m not hungry, this is bad for me. Lunges to the snack cupboard and back are something, but they’re not doing me any favors! Admitting I have a problem is the first step to fixing it!
Two down, 78 more to go!