My weight loss journey is actually going well, which is why I cannot understand why I'm suddenly frustrated with my progress. I think that it's because I'm an impatient person by nature - it's happening, all right, but it's not fast enough to suit me. I just try to remember that I didn't get this way overnight - so it's unrealistic to think that it'll be gone overnight, right?
This actually isn't the only thing I'm sort of frustrated with. I'm finding it very difficult to stick to the limits on my tracker - not for calories, or carbs, or fat, those things are easy. It's the PROTEIN I keep overshooting, and it's to the point where I'm kicking myself every night because I KNOW those canned messages about how I'm "not supposed to eat that much protein" will start yelling at me again. "You FAIL, Carrie, you FAIL!"
I don't see a way out of this. I love chicken. I love fish. I love tuna and cheese (and, yes, I eat reduced fat cheese so THAT'S not an issue) and my Special K cereal and my veggie burgers. All of which have significant protein. Even my veggies seem to have protein out the wazoo. The only relief I get is from fruit, because that has nothing but carbs.
I'm petrified every time I run this tracker because I ALWAYS go over on the protein - always. Sometimes it's by 1 or 2 grams, other days it's 10 or 15. I don't even know what to do anymore.
So far it doesn't seem to be hurting my weight loss efforts - it's still coming off and I feel better than ever physically. I'm exercising my butt off - and indeed, my butt is disappearing, along with a lot of the rest of me. But why the gloom and doom messages, SP? I KNOW I went over on my protein, no one has to beat that over my head, you know?
Sigh. At least I'm seeing results, for now. I'm to the point where I'm starting to worry about the loose skin issue - and, yes, I know I'm going to have it pretty badly (after all, I've been obese a good portion of my life). But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
I guess I'm just having a bad day today.