Friday, July 08, 2011
So today I learned that I can eat what I like and what I want and stay under my calories. As a matter of fact I came in below calories. I think in this case it is okay because a few of the foods on my tracker are as close as I could find. I think realistically I came in right on track. You know what though? I'm not hungry. I brought this cup of strawberries out in case I needed a snack and here they sit. I don't want them. In a minute I'm going to hop up and put them away. My husband says he is going to be on board but that I cannot cut out meat in the household all together. Our daughter needs to cut back on calories. Her weight is climbing and her BMI puts her at the 96% for kids her age. Too much. IDK the actual BMI number I'll have to figure it out. It is time to get serious about the weight. It is for her, it is for my husband, it is for my son, it is for my brother, and it is for my friend Brian. Somehow if I feel like I am doing it for somebody else I feel like I can stick with it better. I know ultimately I'm doing this for me. The trick will be to keep up the good eating or at least better eating. The hospital I work at tomorrow typically doesn't have good for you foods in the cafeteria. I might be able to throw together a halfway decent lunch from here. I bought some flat out flat bread for sandwiches. I can do a sandwich roll and take my strawberries that are still sitting here. I have some watermelon and some oranges and grapes. If I take some of all those things maybe just maybe I can feel full again and not missing out. That is the part that worries me. I am so food obsessed that I worry I won't be full if I take my lunch. I guess that is one of the things I need to work on. I do good making lunch at my "home" hospital because they have sandwich and salad bars every day. They are my fall back if the choices for main dishes are too bad. The salad bar at my second job is usually poor quality. I may make my sandwich and take my fruit and investigate a salad at the cafeteria. If the salad bar is good then I'll have salad if not I won't be out anything. If I take a ton of fruit then I should be able to snack on that if I get to the point of "starving" Oh and I bought yogurts too. I could take one of those. Wish me luck on my new road of eating better. Volumetrics teaches eating volume without calories. If I do as well as I did today I will be just fine. The theory behind volumetrics really is that week to week you eat the same volume of food even if the calories vary greatly. This is part of my new way of thinking. Why eat half a candy bar when i could have a whole bowl of watermelon instead. I love it.