Trying To Get A Foothold

Friday, July 26, 2013

Well! Even though the date of this blog says Friday, I'm still considering it Thursday night, because I just got off work and what not. Haha thought the blog would make more sense if I put that out there.

Wednesday night was a real low point for me. I had done really well with food during the day and only had eaten about 1300 when I got home from work. But then I binged. I ate 325 calories of lasagna Hamburger Helper, plus 300 calories of brown rice, plus God knows how many hundreds of calories in cheese dip and crackers. Ugh. I just don't know why I can't control myself when I get home at night! It doesn't matter if I have food at home or not, I always ending up over-eating! It's frustrating to the point where I went to bed that night so deep in guilt that I was ready to cry. At this point I know I'm back in the 190s.

I'm so frustrated I want to punch myself. : \

Today, I think, was better. I came home after work having kept it at 844 vegetable-crammed calories. And I have to admit, I've fallen off the edge tonight. I estimate today's calories are between 1650 and 1800 calories. At the very least I didn't eat past my maintenance range. It's bitter to think that keeping it at the max maintenance is progress right now, but I guess I've got to take (extremely small) baby steps.

And so begins the very long, difficult trek upward. *Sigh* Somehow I've got to remember not to let the sense of defeat and failure get the best of me.

I have high hopes for tomorrow. It's a day off - finally! - after an especially exasperating week. One my primary objectives is to concoct a food game plan that includes making a grocery list, meal plans, and finding some way to prevent over-eating after work. Plus trying to find a way to burn calories would probably help, too. :\ Right now the main game plan is vegetables, vegetables, vegetables (hard to over eat when once serving of sliced zucchini is five calories) and protein/fiber to keep me full longer.

I'll just have to see, I suppose.

Haha. I don't remember this being so difficult the first time around. :
Well. I hope all of you are having more success than me, and are looking forward to the start of a fabulous weekend. Happy Friday to all of you out there!
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    Go look at your nutrition and fitness logs during a time when you were successful and incorporate any changes into your current program. Then make sure that you are getting enough sleep and water, as lack of those items can trigger eating. Ensure that your dinner includes good quality protien to satisfy food needs better. Schedule things to do in the evening other than watching TV or movies. It would be great if you could include some exercise so that it will generate the feel good endorphins. I have a blog on my spark page on my experience on late night binges.

    Be creative and take ownership of your evenings, your life, and the success of your program. You can DO this!!!
    1642 days ago
  • KIM22211
    maybe go back and look at your old blogs? Maybe that would help. It is tough hearing that we still struggle so much even when we hit maintenance phase! Best of luck to you tomorrow.
    1642 days ago
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