Friday, January 11, 2013
So this week has been fairly easy which is a little alarming seeing as my second week is usually one of the toughest for me in the past, my sugar cravings are at an all-time low which is a huge blessing! Usually I have a couple friends who want to go out to eat during lunch a couple times a week and most of them have been so considerate and encouraging for me to keep at it with bringing my lunch, I think it was important for a part of me to realize I am not depriving myself of anything but I am just being smarter about it.
For instance I love Costco pizza… I mean love… I took my little sister to an appointment after I got off work and I brought an Apple to eat while she was in there for an hour to stave off my sometimes ravenous hunger and not go all hog wild at some last minute fast food you’ll regret this later poor choice place lol It was working but by the time she got out I was so hungry, she suggested Costco food court… I thought to myself “ok I can handle this a slice of pizza there is roughly a whopping 620 calories but I still have 800 calories left for the day and it’s dinner time” So I justified it and went for it… normally I would have scarfed the whole thing down but this time I got water instead of soda and I allowed myself a few bites possibly less than half the slice and I felt satisfied with that. I threw the rest away.. I have never done that even when dieting in the past which makes me feel like I have flipped a switch in my brain saying food isn’t the enemy it’s more how I treat food, that has been my issue diets haven’t worked in the past because I have cut myself off from things I really enjoy instead of learning to just take a few bites log it and move on from there. It was kinda a break through moment for me.
I felt like I ate way to much yesterday but when I consider that my normal “hog wild” days consisted of three items from Taco Bell or McDonalds all of my eating was all healthier things so I didn’t feel to guilty instead I just had myself work out a little longer to help with the extra eating. So far today I weighed in and that is 2 more pounds down for a totally of around 5 pounds down since I started back less than two weeks ago which is a pretty encouraging start I think considering the first full week there was very little exercise and my eating was a bit rocky :0)
Some big differences this time around as well is I have a close friend who is just as determined doing this with me keeping me accountable all day at work as I do for her as well. Plus I have found really plugging into SP along with finding some very encouraging awesome people on here that are dealing with the same things as me and have been victorious has been a huge blessing!
Gonna get it this time!