Written By Christine
Christine is a (mostly) stay at home mum to 2 boys and a little girl. Join her as she navigates life raising a special needs child and all of the trials and triumphs that she and her family encounter on their journey.Read Her Blog "Sometimes Holland Feels Like Hell"
It all started with this
I had gotten into some seriously bad habits resulting in added weight, which then resulted in me being mad at myself, which then made me just eat more chocolate. Y’know – feeding my bad feelings with bad food…
Five GOOD walks a week. We’ve kept our word.
Each night I get home from a walk I immediately map our route on MapMyRun.com to see how far we went. We walk anywhere between 6 and 9km each walk.
Last week’s challenge was to make it there every day of the week (M-F). There was no excuse not to – all three kids were in camp last week.
It might have to be the same. All three kids are home.
I don’t find I’m obsessive about what I eat with MFP, but I am much more aware and much more accountable to myself about the food I am consuming. I also like that I can add in cardio workouts and it adjusts my calorie intake.
The weight hasn’t budged but the benefits are obvious already:
- I have been asleep every night before midnight which is very unusual for this night owl.
- I have not had chocolate in over week. I may have wanted some, but the craving passed quickly each time.
- Going along with that, my PMS barely kicked in last week. No crazy yelling at my husband. No short temper with the kids. No crazy ass cravings or binges. That was worth more than anything.
- My skin is better. I have psoriasis on my hands and feet and it seems to less inflamed.
In any case, I feel terrific and that’s the motivation I need to continue on this way.