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Sometimes the first day is the hardest

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Some say the first day is the easiest. Hey, we can all change or "diet" for one day right? I find the opposite to be true. Today is my first day tracking my food. I have 9 calories left from the max allowed. I will be up for a few more hours but I'm not hungry. I had a very late dinner about 2 hours ago (it's 1:30am now). Oh, btw, I work late afternoons and my husband works graveyards so I try and stay up with him on any days off together we have. So I really am not hungry. I know this. But my mind is telling me I am hungry, that I want food. How could I possibly have eaten "only" 1721 calories? I have been drinking water, in fact I have drunk slightly over my required amount for the day. It's not that I need the calories, heck I don't even want to eat. But I am getting those hunger signals that tell me I should. Something inside me thinks I'm starving myself.
This always happens on my first day of tracking. Whether it be calories or weight watcher points. With the points I always had that weekly overflow and boy did I ever use it on the first day. sometimes over by 20 points! But I refuse to go over my calorie allotment. I don't need it and I don't want it. I know going over will set me up for failure. I will feel like crap and then eat more. It will lasts for days. Some days I will be great and then some I will say "well I went over before, why not today as well." And then I will stop tracking altogether.
So I will be strong. I AM strong.
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