Friday, October 11, 2013

Where Old Habits Go to DIE.

It was a big week in the weight loss category today! I lost 4 pounds this week!! I'm down 33 pounds.
Right now I'm sitting at 162 and I'm 12 pounds from my goal weight. Here are the weight loss pics!

Heyyyyy Noah!! Cutest little photobomber ever!

That's a lot of hard work right there......
Dang, that feels good.

I'd be lying if I said that it's been easy. I had a rotten Wednesday. Plain rotten. There were four instances of crummy circumstances that led me to my old thoughts that a large Dr. Pepper and two cheeseburger meal from McDonalds would fix. I had the keys in my hand. That's my go to escape mode--Drive thru fast food and large amounts of soda.

Ohhhhh I wanted to. and here is the difference between Laura 4 months ago and Laura today.


I actually decided to leave work a little early and go for a jog. You know what, a Dr. Pepper woulda tasted AMAZING. I would have enjoyed those fries and licked the salt from my fingers with wild abandon----but after would be an INSANE amount of guilt. Guilt that would eat at me from the inside for the rest of the day. I knew that indulging in that fast food binge that was calling my name would only add to the stress and  foul mood of my Wednesday.

So I went for a jog. and ended up pounding out my first three miler. I left the park feeling better  about myself. I was able to think through the events that were weighing too heavily on my mind.

I know I won't always be able to curb the cravings. The emotional eater in me will always be there. I'm trying to learn ways to cope with the mental moosh munchies in small steps.  I have to be able to combat my own thoughts without turning to food to cheer me up. It's a work in progress-- that's for sure.

What do you do? Do you have a strategy? I'd love for you to share!

***Also! Come back on Monday to see some BIIIIGGGGG changes to this blog. P.S. I'm moving spots on the web.


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