I am participating in the "Beck Diet for Life" discussion group that Jen is hosting on her page! I am excited as I have read about 55 pages of the book. The thing about it is, I have already been following some of the Beck Diet without realizing it because I stopped the snacking before and after dinner. I used to snack like CRAZY! A package of licorice after dinner? Yes, please! How about a half gallon of ice cream? If you tempt me, I will naw your arm off!! It was pretty bad. I had horrible portion sizes, as well. Typical lunch was a Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla and a Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito....YUM!!!
However, the past few months, I have kept myself pretty occupied. It's to the point that I don't even notice the ice cream or candy that Love always HAS TO HAVE :)!!! That guy has a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe. He never gains an ounce though. I am so glad that I have the will to resist the temptations!!
I have decided to get into a new routine. I am going to get up and out the door between 5:15 and 5:25 to hit the gym every morning Monday-Friday. Workout for an hour to an hour and a half and come home to cuddle with Love for a few minutes before he has to be up for work. Then, I will get ready for work myself. Go to work and work all day(while planning eating and snacking). Come home. Get right on the cleaning, dinner making and household business. After dinner, pack my lunch, lay out my gym clothes and shoes for the next morning, get my breakfast necessities ready. Then, to bed before 10.
I have found that once I start a schedule, I am pretty diligent about keeping up with it. It is just getting into the routine and getting used to the alarm at 5AM lol. So, wish me luck.
Today, I have already had the repair man over to fix my dryer, started and mostly finished laundry, scrubbed the kitchen, read my "Beck's Diet for Life" book and started making my Response Cards and Advantages List. I think it is just about nap time for this tired girl :)
Have an amazing day, y'all!! Thanks for visiting!