Saturday, January 19, 2013
90%, that's how often I'm "on plan". I also have to say nothing is really "off plan", but I know the things I'll binge on, even if I am able to have them whenever I want. I have some sweets I will occasionally enjoy in moderation, but they're never brought home in larger than a serving size by me because I'll eat the whole bag.
I eat at home and cook my own food 90% of the time. the other 10% is left for eating out, gorging on popcorn with butter or caramel, or eating candy bars. If I could never have those things I would go "off plan" much more often because I'd be craving it much stronger. It's the mindset of letting myself give into the things I know aren't as good for me.
It's okay to go over my calories a little bit once or twice a month. It's also okay to go under them as often. It all evens out in the end.
As long as I'm trying to get vegetables and fruits into my day, I'm good. If I attempt to get my ratios close enough to their appointed percentages, I'm good. I'm not perfect and I know it, as long as I strive to work healthier things into my day it will work out in the end.
I do not deny myself anything, I have just gotten to the point that I do not crave these "bad" things as often. I am more likely to crave an orange than chocolate now. It did take a while and a little weaning to get myself to this point since when I started, I would be eating a lot of cookies and chips, but now I don't even bring home chips and definitely no cookies.
I am not "on a diet" because that would imply that I'll be going "off a diet". I am simply eating like a skinny woman. I can't eat like the "fat chick" because I will become that fat chick again. I must eat like the skinny woman the rest of my life so I can continue to be that skinny woman for the rest of my life.
It took a while, but I'm now in a new normal and I don't have to think about it, it's a new bunch of habits.
Skinny eating is my new normal.