Thursday, May 12, 2011
I found out something that a lot of you probably know...I eat more when I don't track. I'm still conscious of what I eat and make certain choices. I haven't gained any weight...but I haven't lost any for several weeks. I was kind of resting on my laurels for having lost 35# and during that time, I wasn't using my nutrition tracker. When I'm not seeing numbers in front of my eyes, it's very easy to give in to eating a little more of this or that, or making unhealthy choices. So I made up my mind that this week I would start tracking again. Lo and behold, my calories were going over my allowance. I think one thing that got me motivated again was going to a work-related conference and seeing friends I had not seen in a few months. A couple of them asked about my weight loss and said they had noticed it. One of them said I looked younger!
Part of the issue too had been a VERY stressful work situation regarding a toxic co-worker. I used to eat lower calorie, homemade lunches or soup here in the office, but several months ago, got to the point that I HAD to get out of the office. That led to eating more fast food. However, thank the Lord for His miracle working power and the situation is ending next month.
So, I haven't given up on my goals, just took a short detour. Thanks to the wonderful Spark People for your encouragement and support.