Good evening, all!
I put in a pretty long day today and am fairly tired, so I will keep this short, but I wanted to give a little update.
1.4...I weighed in this morning at 297.2...down 1.4 pounds from yesterday. Woo hoo! I didn't track it as I figured I'd just enter my weight on the tracker once a week, but I still wanted to document it.
10...where does the 10 come in? Last night, I ate to within 10 calories of my maximum limit. Woah! Talk about cutting it close! But, at least I stayed within my range and actually tracked it!
6...I had a bizarre, nightmarish experience today. I had some candy out for a meeting after school. After everyone left, I started doing some work, and I realized I was starving. Without even thinking, I started chowing down on tootsie rolls. After eating 6 of them, I suddenly remembered I've resolved to eat better, track my food, etc.
I had an instant, visceral reaction of, "Oh no! What did I just do?!" Luckily, I remembered before I ate any more! It seriously was like a nightmare I've had in the past. Whenever I've been doing well with weight loss, I have a nightmare that I forget I'm trying to eat healthy and pig out on M&M's or something. I used to have a similar nightmare when I first quit smoking. I'd dream that I either forgot I had quit or I gave into temptation, and I'd smoke in my dream. Then I would be filled with so much regret as I realized I had "wrecked it" by messing up. My little episode with the tootsie rolls reminds me of that!
Okay, so I made that sound pretty melodramatic. It really wasn't that big of a deal. I just found it kind of interesting how I ate so mindlessly and then remembered I cannot just eat with abandon without at least keep tracking of how much I eat so I can track it!
Well, that's about it for today. Day #2 down!