Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It really does. It feels different this time.
I saw a picture taken in the Spark offices the other day that said Moderation Not Deprivation and it really struck home. Normally when I try to change how I eat, I'm just stuck in that same DIET mentality that I seem to always get stuck in. I become afraid of food and don't eat for fear I'll go over my calories. This time I'm doing things differently.
I'm eating more often, and just when I'm hungry. Twice in the past two weeks I've found myself at a restaurant. When I started to freak out, I just made a better choice. My turkey burger was actually BETTER than the hamburger I regularly get at The Pit Stop (nice name, eh?) and I didn't mind not having the big pile of fries. I stole a couple from my husband, but that was it. Lunch at Chevy's seemed like it would be a disaster, but I had a salad first and tried the low-cal raspberry salsa dressing and found it was great! I even took half of my chicken fajitas home and had them for dinner. Kept within my calorie range for the day and didn't feel deprived at all. I even had some flan :)
Today, I didn't have lunch planned and started to stress thinking about the pringles in the closet. Instead I thought outside of my normal eating pattern and threw together some tuna, a tomato, black beans, corn, and a Tbs of olive oil mayonnaise and some herbs. It was really good, filling and tasted great. I'll have it again!
Yep, going to do things right this time. You'll see.