When I lost 2 lbs today, I noticed that it said that the calories do not automatically change. I have to do that by hand.
I now have lost 50 lbs and i never noticed that before.
I had not counted calories last year and when I started in January, I was wondering why my calorie range seemed a little high ( 2050 - 2400).
I was eating to my hunger level and I did not make it to the lower range but it gave my a sense that I had way enough food for the day if I needed it.
What I did not know was that it is Way too much food for what I really need.
So now my calorie range is 1280-1630.
That is quite a jump.
I did not count calories today,but i'm thinking that i did stay in that range.
One of the things that trigger my binging is the fear of not having enough food.
I don't really know where that comes from because we never wanted for anything,especially not food, in my family.
I think it might come from my dieting days in my teen years.
So now, I have to sit down and look at how much food that really means and "see" that I can be satisfied without going into panic mode.
This losing weight thing is really a mind game for me.
Last time I was on Weight Watcher,just before I restarted binging, I was really struggling with my food and I remember asking the leader how many points she ate aday, and when she told me, I went into panic mode, because I could hardly handle the points I had and I could not imagine living on the points she had.
Now I understand that the calories that my body needs to live are way less than my head thinks I need to live.
And I know that the lower I go, the less calories I need to maintain that weight.
This is another great reason to lose weight slowly: so my mind can adjust to less.
My mom made pasta this week-my favorite binge food pasta.
I was scared when she told me she was going to make it,but I managed it ok,by:
1- I measured my portion.
2-I had it on a plate , not in a over flowing bowl, and I had side vegetables with it.
3-I took my time eating and savoring-not eating as much as I can as fast as I can.
4-I had some everyday, so I did not have the feeling of if I don't eat as much as I can now, the great taste is going to be all gone.
I'm glad I did it that way. It makes me more confident that I can handle any food.
I had chocolate this week, way to much of it.
I'm going to blame my cravings on PMS
and hope that it does not happen again this week!
Besides, it's all gone now.
Went to a special zumba class this morning that lasted 1h45 . That was so great!!!
But now my feet hurt!
I am so happy that I have found zumba and that I can go as often as I can.
If it wasn't for zumba I never would have lost all this weight. It's the little push that I needed to get me going and to keep me going in the tough times!
Hopefully at the same time next year, I will be blogging about learning to maintain my 100lbs weight loss.
For now I'm going to bask in my 50 lbs weight loss and not eat chips in front of the tv!
Have a nice day!