Saturday, June 18, 2011
It's only been two days since I started focusing on my food choices and it feels like it has been a long time. It's exhausting to think about everything I put into my mouth, but I think this is what I'm going to have to do to lose weight. Having said that, today has gone really well, so I'm really pleased with myself.
I've been drinking A LOT of water. That has really made a difference in the way I feel--more refreshed--as well as helping me to avoid eating unnecessarily. I'm trying to be more aware of what I am eating by chewing slowly and enjoying each bite. It helps me avoid overeating because I feel like I am eating more when it takes longer to eat. I planned a couple of healthy snacks for mid-morning and mid-afternoon but only ate one of them. WOW! A couple days ago, I would never have a left over snack. I used to eat everything I had. It made such a different to pay attention to my food choices and my needs, and it was an amazing feeling realizing that I was not hungry and was just fine not eating my second snack.
I am eating within my nutritional goals for the first time today. It's like a small victory for me. I just have to keep it up, one day at a time.