Food is Fuel
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Isn't it magical what an afternoon can do?
Today, after shoveling peanut brittle into my mouth, eating a bagel almost against my will (but seriously... if not my will, whose? Sometimes I use the word "can't" when I really mean "won't"), I decided to do something dramatic: I would log on to spark people and TRACK. Now, this was a big step for me. I HATE tracking when I know I've blown it. But hey, if my body knows how many calories I've put in it, maybe my head should, too.
Turns out that yes, I have eaten more than I needed to... but that I haven't totally overeaten. I ate a microscopic lunch (just enough proteins and vegetables to take the edge off), knowing that I wanted to save enough calories for dinner. My plan, now, is to eat slowly, mindfully, and thankfully. I'll get on the treadmill after dinner, while my husband bathes the kids, and with that, I will be BACK. ON. TRACK.
Truly, this site is a miracle. This is the time in my weight-loss journey that I would have just walked away and quit. But because SparkPeople is, well, free and so overwhelmingly supportive, here I am. Back on track. I won't say there won't be a next time, but I will say that every time I get back on this wagon, I feel less inclined to keep falling off.