Eating Breakfast – Habit Change Number 1

Like most overweight folks, I hate dealing with breakfast.  Why?  Well, I hate “dealing with food” – so I put off eating until I am absolutely starving – and then I eat everything I can find.  No more!  This morning, I fixed two eggs, and I ate them, along with some oatmeal and a kiwi fruit.  I washed it all down with some water – old school, not bottled – and I feel great.  My hope is that when lunch comes, I’ll have a normal “desire” for food – but I won’t be starving.  I’m off to work and I feel good about the decisions I’ve made today.

On a side-note, my little girl will turn 8 tomorrow – and she’s getting a computer!

Oh yeah..

Starting weight (this time): 244 pounds.

4 thoughts on “Eating Breakfast – Habit Change Number 1

  1. Are you saying you like to eat, but you don’t like to cook? Is that why you hit the fast food places? Hmm, I’m going to have to think about that… How does one make meal prep less painful to minimize the “Oh my goodness, I’m STARVING, what can I eat right NOW!” syndrome. I’ll get back to you on some ideas.

  2. I never had a problem with breakfast because for as long as I can remember I have always woke up hungry in the morning. For me, it was eating something healthful that would stay with me until lunch that was the issue. Putting breakfast on auto pilot was a huge key. I started hard boiling eggs and making sugar free oatmeal bars for something to grab in the morning “without thinking”, then a weeks worth of steel cut oats in the crock pot, divided up in individual portions, premixed microwave omelets ready to heat, and an insane amount of banana’s on hand at all times. Now that I have trained myself to reach for something good for me it’s beyond easy. Even when I am not “on track” I still have a good breakfast because it is that ingrained in my head.

    As someone who has lost a significant amount of weight and has only recently found and gotten interested in the personal finance/debt elimination realm, I see many parallels between the two. When you ignore your money issues, like credit card debt, they just fester, compound interest, fees, and penalties. It’s the same with food. If you ignore it, it doesn’t go away… it just gets worse, harder to deal with and harder to satisfy. If you meet it head on first thing in the morning you avoid that “late payment charge” of being starving and overeating later in the day.

  3. Kudos to you for taking the time to eat breakfast and happy birthday to your daughter! Look at the excellent example you are setting for her by eating breakfast and making your health and well being a priority.

    Don’t you think you should eat something between breakfast and lunch? Maybe some low fat cheese, a piece of fruit and a serving of healthy whole grain crackers and another two cups of water?

  4. It definitely helps to have some grab-and-go breakfasts for the days when you will end up rushed. Otherwise, not eating breakfast one day can throw you off to the next day, and so on.

    Your weight is about 10 pounds higher than my highest weight . . . but now I’m down to 177. You can do it, too. You can totally do this in a healthy, reasonable, long-term way. 🙂

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