Thursday, June 16, 2011
I joined SparkPeople about a month ago but have been stuck in a rut and unable to make any improvements on my diet. The more I browsed the Spark pages, the more I ate. I read the message board about sneaking foods and instead of solving my problem, I increased the behavior.
Finally, yesterday, after feeling bad seeing my weight on the scale, I decided to try tracking my foods again. I thought I was making a good decision choosing to have a vegetarian burrito for lunch as opposed to the carne asada. But when I went onto the Food Tracker to count up my calories, I was astounded by how many calories and fat were in the burrito. It felt like the pits. I decided I HAVE to be more proactive and to plan my food intake better.
I declined my husband's invitation to walk to the frozen yogurt shop last night--an exceedingly rare thing for me--and suggested we just take a walk instead. Later in the night, when I felt hungry (or thought I felt hungry anyway), I drank water and resisted the temptation to snack. I went to bed feeling much better about myself, and was not famished this morning, which probably means I wasn't really hungry last night.
I'm feeling great about finally getting on track and serious about changing my diet and losing weight. I was very careful planning out both breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack today. Just have to keep up this energy now...