You know, that is so true! I probably have said a bazillion times, "I don't eat all that much." And I really don't. The problem is that what I did (do?) eat is all wrong. I have so much difficulty fathoming how on earth I can fix something soooooooo good (yet soooooooo bad), and then only eat 3/4 of a cup! I'd rather not fix it at all (boo hoo hoo - I hear ya!) than only eat just a piddly little amount.
I love macaroni and cheese. Ooey gooey cheesy macaroni and cheese. Problem is I would fix a box and eat that. Just that. Nothing else, for the entire day. No breakfast, no dinner, just eat around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I would eat one meal a day but it would be so ungodly fattening (now that I'm reading those blasted calorie counts!) that it's truly no frickin' wonder I'm this size.
One of my favorite meals was to fix a Hormel's Beef Tips and dump it on top of mashed potatoes. Yup, the whole thing. I took one look at what the calories is and the serving size and I laughed hysterically. A serving size is 1/4 cup, I think. There's no way on earth I can eat 1/4 cup of that! Are they just simply beyond crazy?
Now, as I sit here, I've had a great count day (Really! I have 406-756 calories left!). But, I'm hungry. It's going on 8PM, and I really don't want to eat something because I'll be heading off to bed soon. I know the book says our tummies don't know what time of day it is but eating then laying down can't be all that good for me?!? Can it?
Anyway, I know IF I don't have something, I'll be miserable when I go lay down. That's all I will think about. I've tried mind over matter. Didn't work. I've tried willpower. I'm weak! And yes, before you go there....I've drank water, and drank water, and drank water, and....ok, I'll stop.
As I sit here contemplating what to have to qualm my grumbly tummy, I'm glad that I've done so well today. I congratulate myself on having a good day! Because I know there are gonna be bad days. Hopefully there will be more good than bad! And so, I still have no idea what to have.
But, I do have a better perspective on what's healthy for me and what's not. What I should eat and from what I had better stay away. Spark has taught me and is teaching me. And you, my supportive SPARKLERS, help me so much!
It feels good to have a good day