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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SETAGOAL1 12/7/2012 8:36AM

You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!


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