Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Today is one of those days where I am not feeling the drive or confidence. I haven't lost any weight in weeks... in fact I've gained 2#s... even though I have NOT eaten enough for this.
In the past, I've let myself go in these situations. For instance, after the last few days' ridiculous incidents in the kitchen, I decided I wasn't going to cook tonight. I was VERY tempted to order pizza or eat out... but I decided last minute to make a healthy tuna salad sandwich with red bell peppers, low fat mayo, 1 piece of whole/multi grain bread... however I ate 2 servings of baked lays over the afternoon. I am in my calorie range, but since I didn't work out and I'm not losing, I sort of feel like I don't "deserve" my daily allowance (which right now is about 1500-1600). I think this is the next attitude I need to nip in the butt.
I did weight watchers a few years ago, and I think that the "weekly free points" were a good idea... it had built in extra calories, so I didn't feel like I was eating too much. I need to really examine my normal weekly energy expenditure and consumption to figure out just how much I need to eat to lose weight.
Again, I'm glad I've truly made changes or else I would be gaining again... And these days will pass. I like looking at inspirational stories to get me through these moods. And I am sure it will get better.