Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Oh no, not another learning experience!
As much as tracking my food was enlightening in the beginning, taking a break from tracking has shown me some things about myself.
For instance, there are still foods around which I have no self-control. Also, I am perfectly happy to do without foods that I used to eat a great deal of.
Today (Christmas day) can be summed up in three words: TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE
On the flip side, I wasn't even tempted to have bread with dinner, and I used to be a big bread eater. And when everyone else had cinnamon rolls with breakfast, I passed without batting an eye. Same with the ice cream after dinner - I didn't even consider it.
But the chocolate... 2 servings of miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, several handfuls of M&M's, a couple homemade truffles. Easily a thousand calories worth of chocolate.
The sad thing is, if I added up the calories I ate today, it might be in the neighborhood of the calories I ate on a regular basis back when I was on my way to weighing 300 pounds.
Today was excessive and no longer my normal.