Thursday, December 06, 2012
So, I stopped tracking about 2 weeks ago.
Eating goes very well, except the evenings.
There was nothing wrong with my mood, so the last few evenings I told myself I'm fine, and avoided thinking about my binge worksheet. My score surely wouldn't have been high.
Avoided checking my dinner menu or planning dinner, instead I ate whatever came to my mind.
Eended up eating mindlessly every evening, not much, about 2-300 calories over.
The bright side is that it didn't feel guilty nor bloated.
The bad thing is that my weight went from the lower to the high end of my goal range (62 +-1 kg). I certainly don't want to gain more...
So today I came home determined.
Reviewed my binge worksheet.
I had 9 triggers on it: tired, bored, feeling empty, cold, stressed, alone, leftover pizza/toast, fresh bread, too many calories left.
Now I added one more: eating mindlessly or binging the previous night. That's a risk factor too.
Today I scored 3: tired, cold, and ate mindlessly last night.
Not much, but enough to be cautious, so I picked a nice dinner option (grilled cheese with steamed cauliflowers and rye bread) and I can eat an apple later if I'm hungry.
It wasn't that hard, was it?
I just don't feel like paying attention sometimes...
My weight seems to regulate itself after all.
When I'm at the lower end of goal weight, I get overly confident and let myself eat mindlessly in the evening. Then my weight fluctuates back to the middle - that's fine, I keep doing that.
Luckily, just 1 kg above my goal range the fat roll on my belly starts to grow visibly.
That's when I want to take back control over my evening eating.