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January pitfalls

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Since my last post on the 6th my "day" of overeating spiraled into several weeks. I'd like to blame it on my hormones, but I know I'm just using them as an excuse. I'm not really sure why I let things get so out of control. I guess it's all just a learning experience. I did, however, continue to log my food into sparkpeople (just a sign that I AM changing). I was able to go back and identify some key mistakes I've been making.

1) I noticed that I'm snacking more then I should. About a third of my calories are coming from unhealthy, sweet snacks.

2) I'm eating late. I noticed that I'm eating as late as 11:00pm or 12:00am. I think I'm going to set my quit time at 8:00pm.

3)I'm not getting enough protein. My log says I should be eating at least 60 grams and I'm routinely getting half that.

4) I consume at least 10 more grams of fat a day then I should be eating.

5) I'm not exercising enough. I was averaging about 3 days of cardio a week and the last few weeks I've done maybe one day a week.

I'm doing a lot better today. I turned down going out for lobster tacos because I knew they would ruin my calorie goals, and I would probably end up caving and getting a margarita on top of the tacos. I also started to make myself a cup of ice cream. I was able to stop myself and really think if I needed it. I didn't and was put it back. It felt good to do that! I am starting to get hungry though. I think I'm going to make myself a bowl of oatmeal with some chocolate protein powder.
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