I had scrambled eggs (cooked in olive oil), two slices of wheat toast with a thin layer of real butter, and a glass of milk for breakfast. I also only had one 20 oz. bottle of soda, and had a bottled water later on in the day instead of a second bottle of Pepsi.
It’s taken years to get this large, and it’s going to take a long time to adjust my habits. I suppose by rights I should probably just eat egg whites, but that seems like such a waste of money to me.
These are very small steps. I am not claiming this is going to change over night, but the important thing is: I am eating breakfast.
I have been eating scrambled eggs and drinking a glass of milk the past few mornings. I want to state the fact I realize eating scrambled eggs might not be the best idea; the yolk takes up pretty much your total amount of cholesterol intake for the day.
However, I need to start somewhere, and I am too cheap to get rid of the yolk. And cripes, the scrambled eggs are flipping delicious. I have enough energy to walk to work in the morning, and I am full until I eat lunch in the late afternoon.
I am in going in the right direction. There is still room for improvement, but I am getting there.
I need to get my ass on the bandwagon and soon. I am dealing with some major PMS issues, and my understanding is exercise and healthy fats can help combat these problems.
Also, I think part of my biggest problem is the fact I don’t exercise, particularly during the day. Think about it: Exercise is beneficial for cramps and bringing temporary relief, but simply being out in the sunshine is one of the biggest anti-depressants; I may be wrong, but I believe you absorb Vitamin D from the sun.
Now that I realize these things, the next step is to put them into action.
I have been struggle with weight issues my entire life. I went through a three-week period last semester when I lost about ten pounds and felt much better; however, the problem I experienced is due to the fact I literally woke up one morning and felt mildly depressed. Once I am in such a mood, I typically revert to old behaviors: IE, smoking and overeating.
I wind up having to crawl myself out of a hole and the circle begins again. I have been struggling since March to get back on track.
I also read online consuming omega three fatty acids and vitamin D are great for people who suffer from severe PMS problems. I really should drink more milk, anyway, and that would be solving one problem.
I believe I have the knowledge to get back on the bandwagon; I just need to find the motivation. I have such a limited amount of healthy foods I enjoy eating.