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November 6th, 2015 at 03:07 am

I called in sick yesterday, I got hit with some sort of bug the afternoon before. Fortunately I'm feeling much better this morning. I guess all the cells in my body had to duke it out with the germs and that's what left me so yucky feeling and tired, like I had been hit by a truck!

My budget is still intact for the month. It seems eating out may spill over, but if I could somehow contain those expenses I would be in great shape. Otherwise I have to take from other categories, which is fine, but I want to build those up.

I've been feeling rather drawn to the junk food lately and I don't want that to become a habit. It might be the time of the month that is increasing these junk food cravings, or perhaps just stress in general that makes the fat/sugar/salt combo so appealing these days.

I need to fix the junk food habit the same way that I started the a.m. work out habit. I set my alarm and when I woke up I functioned sort of like a robot- my body moved to get dressed, I washed my face, made a cup of coffee. I didn't explore the thoughts in my head that that were arguing with me to stay in bed, I could do it later, yadayada. When I got to the gym then my mind could start working but this time I was high-fiving my brain for doing what I needed to do!

The mind is interesting, and sometimes I just need to shut mine off so that the easier/ instant gratification behaviors don't overpower the more effortful/long term beneficial behaviors.

4 Responses to “TGIF”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I am feeling more drawn to junk food, too. I think it is the cooler weather and shorter days. I always want comfort food in winter.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you actually getting up with an earlier alarm ... if I did that, I'd either snooze it til I HAD to get up, or get on the computer ... Like this morning when I was wide awake at 5:30 ..

  3. pjmama Says:

    Establishing that habit is so difficult, fantastic job. I find that brainwashing myself is an effective method to avoid that stuff. haha. The more you tell yourself you don't like the sweets (they make you feel sluggish, they're too sweet for your tastes, etc) and the more you tell yourself you love healthier snacks (even if it's not true), I think you start to believe it and the work becomes easier Smile

  4. alice4now Says:

    CB, We haven't had the colder weather yet, but most definitely the shorter days, you just want to bunker down and get cozy!

    pjmama, Yes, brainwashing myself, that is what it is, initially!

    FrugalTexan, If I look at the computer in the morning all bets are off, it is way too appealing! I certainly wouldn't make it to the gym, and often times I would procrastinate online until I'm rushing to get out the door, regardless of how early I get up.

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