Monday, March 15, 2010

Sitting, Sleeping, And Snacking

I think today will be fairly low key. I have a lot to do, but nothing that requires too much running around. I will probably be stuck sitting on my behind for the majority of the day, but I will be sure to get in some proper exercise at some point.

I have to admit that I hit snooze on the alarm clock a few too many times this morning. I hope transitioning over to this new schedule doesn’t raise too many issues. I think it will probably just take me a couple of days to get used to it, but I am usually such a night owl that it feels a little like I am going against my natural body rhythms right now. Proper sleep is an important part of living a healthier lifestyle, so I hope that any problems I have with this change are short-lived.

Food should be on plan today. I am not anticipating any obstacles in that area. It’s nice to finally be at a point where what I eat is more of a natural process than anything else. I really feel like I have successfully altered over thirty years of bad habits. There are definitely days where I struggle – and there have been a few where I downright rage against the changes I have made, sometimes still succeeding and occasionally experiencing setbacks – but overall I know that I have developed patterns that will keep me healthier for the long term. It feels great to be reaching a place where such an important aspect of this journey has actually become an inherent part of me.


  1. That's great that you've hit that point. I think a lot of people lose loads of weight but never accept it -- and in turn fall back into old habits. GOod job on accepting and adapting into the new lifestyle for good.

  2. The time change is usually hard on me-and the chiclets-for a week or so. We're getting there. We'll just keep working.

  3. That's how I felt today too...
    like I have finally climbed out a self dug hole, that I can't ever imagine crawling back into.
    Great post.

  4. Thanks for the comaraderie, friends!