Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I honestly tracked my food yesterday since I've been grazing a lot in the evenings after dinner out of boredom. I don't think I left anything out but I topped out at about 2800 calories. Yes, friends, almost 3000 calories packed away in a day, no wonder I'm losing ground. How many days a week am I packing this in? Too many I'm guessing.
I mean extra snacking is normal, but to be able to cram in over 1000 extra calories a day means I'm totally pigging out without even thinking. I should be exploding with fullness, not grazing like this. Time to get really serious about this eating thing. No way I'm going to reach any weight loss goals sneaking in 1000 extra calories in an evening.
I wanted to stand up an admit this in front of all of you so I can start to figure out how to solve this problem. The after dinner food sneaker is not just sneaking in an extra piece of cake. So my first question is going to be, "How do I learn to stop?" This is not a good habit I've fallen into and I haev a feeling that if I could break this habit, I'd drop 20 pounds faster than I'd know what to do with it. I'm not even hungry when I do it, I'm just eating. I know I should just have a cup of tea when this happens, every visit to the kitchen doesn't have to result in food.
Tonight a new baby step. I need to pay very careful attention to what I'm doing in the evening and not fall into the trap of mindless eating. I will continue to log honestly and keep things under control.