Monday, November 21, 2011
I thought I was doing well enough by just "knowing" how many calories I was eating at each meal. The problem with not planning the meals for the day is that, although I might have a good idea of what I'm eating at each meal, I wasn't really getting the FULL picture. I wasn't adding up my protein, fibre, carbs... Just the calories. And since the meal was generally healthy, I thought it was good enough.
The slow rate of my weight loss should have clued me in that it wasn't enough.
So now I'm back to planning my full day ahead of time. And I stick to it.
I was given a WARM, FRESH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE by my boss today. I politely accepted it, and OH BOY did it smell good! But what did I do? I wrapped it up in the napkin and put it in my lunch bag. Then I brought it home and gave it to the hubby.
A year or so ago, I would have scarfed down that cookie and gone snooping around the office to see where I could pilfer another one. Seriously - there's nothing better than a freshly baked cookie. What stopped me?
I knew I had my meal plan for the day. While I know it's okay to make exceptions once in a while, I can't use that as an excuse to make exceptions all of the time.
I just started focusing really hard on my meal planning, and I knew my numbers were right on the money today. I did not want to mess it up. I have an appointment at the clinic next week. This one was only four weeks after the last one. They're usually a little further apart. I mentioned a few things last time that I knew I could do better. If I don't show ANY improvement, I'm going to get a lecture. They're going to think I'm not trying. I AM trying. I've been trying for a year and have lost 52 pounds! Not bad at all, but I'm sure that it could have been more if I stayed completely focused on the plan.
I turned down a warm, yummy, soft chocolate chip cookie today. I am reformed.