Well, today started out the same as every other day. I got up, had my cup of coffee and got on Spark. I can't say enough about this site. There is so much info out there and people to talk to. I could spend all day here. (I don't but I could! LOL!)
I'm still trying to figure out what is so different this time. I still slip up and eat things that I know I shouldn't. Not often but I do. Not gonna lie about it. I am trying to stick to my weightloss plan. Which is the following:
Calories = 1100 - 1241 Today = 1475
Carbs = 140 - 198 = 144
Fat = 20-25 grams = 39
Protein = 70 - 99 grams = 145
Fiber = 25-35 = 35
For breakfast I had a shake high in protein plus I add protein and fiber. With that I take my B-20, Biotin and Calcium.
Lunch was late so I had a snack of Jack links. Then just had a can (equals 2 servings) of Natural Chicken in water and a Kozy Shack Chocolate pudding.
Another snack: 2 oz of Colby cheese (that's what killed me!) and 1 serving of Signature Everything Flatbread.
For dinner I had 4 oz of grilled cross rib steak, 1/4 c broccoli and 1/4 c American Basmati & Wild Rice.
And of course my water. Now, I went over my calories, fat & protein. (stupid colby cheese!) LOL! But, I still did good. I am happy with myself. Some days I go over, some days I go under. I think the biggest thing is to listen to your body. I've noticed that the more water I drink, the thirstier I get. If I eat something I shouldn't, I tend not to feel as well afterwords OR it doesn't taste as good as it used to when I was eating crap. I can tell when I am going too long before eating. (When I get that feeling if I'm out shopping I'll grab a little bag of Jack Links to get me through till I can get home to eat a proper meal.) I also look at the labels alot more often than ever before and it amazes me how much fat was in the majority of what I used to eat. Now I try to make or have "similar" things but "healthier". It all boils down to choices. Believe me when I say I will not give up one thing that I love for something else that tastes horrible just because I have a craving. Some of those healthy "bars" taste soooo bad! I'll take the extra calories or fat (within reason) before I choke down something that is "healthy" for me.
And I'm trying not to get so hung up on numbers. Let's face it. When I had a body mass thing-a-ma-jig done, I was told at the beginning of my weightloss class that I have 125lb of lean body mass. Guess what honey? Even I know I'll never get down to 115lbs! I would "like" to be a slender 140 but if I don't get down there..so be it as long as I am healthier and look better. That is the whole goal here. If I constantly strive for a number that I might never obtain, I may always be unhappy and end up gaining weight back. So, these are my little insights to the diet game or the let's be a healthier me game. It's coming off slowly and I'm sure at some point I'll plateu where I'm going to have to readjust what I'm doing and I'll face that when it happens. In the meantime I am just enjoying learning how to eat to live and not live to eat.
Hope this has been a little helpful.