Sunday, November 10, 2013
Does anyone else get frustrated while watching/tracking calories that you eat? I am usually great and have no problems tracking calories. But on days like today, it was tough.
Well, anywho, I have a daily calorie goal range of 1200-1550. That sounds like a lot of calories, but it really adds up fast.
Well, it's very hard in situations when friends want to go out to dinner. For instance, my family came into town today and wanted to go to a burger place. Well, beforehand, I googled the nutrition information and mostly EVERYTHING was high calories. I was googling the nutrition facts on an empty stomach too so it was just frustrating having to cut some things out and I got overwhelmed by the fact that I couldn't really "enjoy" or indulge myself. I realize this is only my problem though.....I can eat at these places, but I can choose to cut the burger in half and save the rest for another day. But my eyes are always so big. I WANT TO EAT THE WHOLE BURGER! My eyes are literally bigger than my stomach! I am one hungry gal.
I just had to vent a bit. I'm just frustrated but I know that I need to continue tracking my calories. I just have to make better choices. After today's burger lunch, and cutting out some things, I only have about 300 calories left for dinner and it bums me out.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I'm sort of starting to freak out. I am used to eating piles of food and I really cannot do that this year with tracking calories. I need a way to feel full or satisfied without going overboard. Maybe it's a mind thing.
It's just always so hard when your family wants to go out to eat and you want to indulge with them but you can't.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom on how to deal with this?
Also, I need to stop thinking about food all of the time. Why am I so hungry?
1200-1550 calories is what sparkpeople recommended and I am sticking to it. I can do it.
My stomach will eventually shrink won't it? Because right now, I feel like I could always eat huge amounts of food forever. I wish I didn't love food so much.