Thank God...I was prepared! Today is the first day of my ready, set, go..plan to lose 50 lbs by June 2013.
I spent over a month mentally preparing for this day, when I was strictly follow the food regime of a program regardless of how I felt or what it called for. Really, what choice did I have? I've been trying to lose 100lbs for years, but everytime I picked a program I would reformat at as if I actually knew what success looked like. Needless to say, success was not what I've encountered up until now.
Anyway, I digress. The point I want to make is, I started today and I was prepared...breakfast, lunch, dinner, and both snacks went off as planned. The glitch? Well, I didn't know I would be hungry. I mean, not I'm starving I'm going to eat off my left arm hungry, but I normally eat more (ok, significantly more than this) hungry. I physically didn't need to stuff my face with more food, but I am not use to what feeling this not full. And, there were a couple of times during the day when I did feel really hungry, but after a quick prayer and some caffeine, the call to eat more subsided and I got a boost of energy for the day.
The toughest part was at night. 30 minutes after dinner, I wanted more food. I had my 2nd snack instead. Again, it wasn't so much that I was really starving for more food, but that I was not eager to not be that not full. So what did I do?
I went to bed. I was tired anyway...problem was I didn't sleep through the night. Instead, I awoke 2 hours later thinking it was well past midnight, only to realize it was 10 pm. Go figure.
So, this is where I started to blow it...I grabbed a container of freshly squeezed orange juice (I see why they say don't keep stuff in the house that is outside of the program). After chugging that down, I had a mental debate with myself whether or not I would keep to the program. I desired compliance, and some potato chips...and I don't mean the low fat kind. 20 minutes after I told myself I would not succumb, and prayed for both a desire to be compliant and the ability to comply, I ate a handful of chips.
The good news is, I only ate a handful of chips. Just when I thought God was not listening to those prayers. He did show up. I put away my unsanctioned snacks, was oddly satisfied by them, and proceeded to work and now blog to you.
In the end, it was a good day. Thank you Sparkpeople for setting me up with tools and resources for success. Thank you family and friends for cheering me on through this process. Thank you hubby for cooking new sparkpeople approved recipes...and most of all...Thank you God for hearing and answering my prayers throughout the day. I love you all!