My challenge and results.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thank you for the messages left on my page and status.
I realize I've been MIA for a while...
The thing is, I got really tired of logging in my food every day. I was almost addicted to Spark, but now that I'm in stage 4, and that Spark recommends I track my food once or twice a week, I thought "why not? Let's see if I can do this."
I stopped logging my food on Thursday 6 October. My weight that day was 69.4 kilos (153 lbs). The following Saturday I had a day out with friends, which involved quite a lot of beer (I didn't eat too much), and on Sunday my weight was 69.9 kilos (154 lbs). Oops!!
I continued to weigh and measure my food as usual, I was just not logging it in, which means I'm not sure about my daily calorie intake, but I'm pretty certain it was within range. The carbs vs. fat vs. protein balance may also not have been perfect, but I didn't really care. That was my challenge, my goal: to stop worrying about having every number perfect.
Well, I weighed myself this morning and I'm pleased with the results: 69 kilos (152 lbs). 1 pound down!
This proves that I can do this! I know what I can eat. As long as I keep weighing my portions, I'll be fine!
But... I don't know what happened today.
I felt really tired, like the onset of a cold. Still I did the household, ironing, grocery shopping, etc. and... I bought a bag of potato chips. I thought I'll try a few to taste them and then leave the rest for hubby, but I ended up eating the whole bag :( It's a small bag, only 77 grams, but still, it's an extra 470 calories that I didn't need. And you know the worst part? They didn't even taste good.
I know that when I'm tired my body tricks me into thinking I'm hungry, and today I was fooled. There's only one solution: don't buy chips or any temptations. We all have those days when we can't resist temptations, so for me it's best not to have them in the house. I have to be stronger, not only at home, but in the supermarket as well. In the future, I will avoid the temptation aisle. And if I'm in a bad mood and need my sweets, I'll buy 1 (ONE!!!) single, less than 150 calories serving of something nice. Yep, I've decided!
Wish me luck.