Monday, February 18, 2013
Today I got my Spark Diet email about overcoming obstacles and one thing it suggested was to write a blog post about a large obstacle of mine. I wasn't going to, but then I faced a big one at lunch, so I decided to share.
Food wise, my obstacle is carbs. I love carbs. Pasta, potatoes, bread, pastries, yum! I tend to not notice I'm feeling full, or not care, and I will eat a lot. Portion control is very hard, but critical for me when it comes to carbs.
Today, I planned my meals for the day, making sure to be in range for calories and macronutrients. I am 8 calories short of going over my limit - no room for cravings! So I showed up at the cafeteria today to eat my spaghetti with marinara sauce and ground beef. And there was garlic bread in one of the lines. I love garlic, I love bread, I love the two together with marinara sauce. But I reminded myself that I did not have room to eat any garlic bread, and did I really need bread on top of pasta? (Yes! says the voice in my head)
So I pasted up the garlic bread. And it was very sad. But now, I'm pleasantly full, not stuffed, and I am secure in knowing I did not go over my calorie limit for the day or break my promise to myself to control my portions for Lent (which has been going really well so far!).