Saturday, November 02, 2013
user SIXFOOT1 (love the username, that's about how tall i am too) commented on my last post and suggested i focus more on my weekly calorie averages than on daily calories. kind of didn't know those existed. SP should make them more obvious, like put them on the homepage or something. anyway, i looked at mine just now, and i'm actually within range for just about everything (except i never seem to eat enough protein). much of the time when i eat out i don't track because i'd spend hours trying to figure out how to estimate the stats for whatever dish i ate, but i feel like even that wouldn't change too much.
i'm feeling a lot better than i did when i wrote my last post. i'm still tracking, but trying to think less about it and more about my hunger levels. it's a lot easier for me to eat when i'm hungry than it is to stop when i'm full, and i've made mistakes (like last night when we went to a sushi buffet and i kind of stuffed myself with no clue how many calories i was eating--yeah, didn't track that at all), but even in those times when i'm not mindful, i've been able to find small victories. i tell myself that a previous version of me would have eaten even more and not even cared. i congratulate myself for sticking to my routine and exercising for 10 minutes or more every day this week (haven't done today's workout yet, but i will when i finish looking over this lecture slide set). when i got home last night from the restaurant, i reminded myself that even though i ate a bit too much sushi and had samplings of other people's entrees even though i was full, there were some little things that i turned down, and even those little things make a difference.
i don't know what the scale and tape measure will say tomorrow when i do my weekly weigh-in and monthly measurements, but right now, i say that i'm doing just fine.
and i also say that a serving of oatmeal with a tbsp each of peanut butter and honey (suggestion from a SP article) was tasty, but almost TOO filling. in contrast, me 20 pounds ago would probably still be hungry. :)