Awww...I'm sorry 'bout the day and week and exhaustion. That's no longer a part of my world, but I have vivid recollections of it!
"My food is on the way now. When it gets here, I'm going to portion it out (and maybe I'll even be able to adjust down my tracker estimates), and put the rest away." I think that's a GREAT way to problem solve...and it could be worse on the food front. Although Indian tends to be high fat, nonetheless you're eating a range of nutrients, more what your body needs than, say a pint of Ben and Jerry's (you get the idea). And now you have food for at least one other meal, more saved cooking.
If you still feel hungry after eating the prescribed portion, do you have any raw veggies to chomp on...carrots, celery, peppers, etc...not very sexy, true, and nothing I've done in the past, but I just thought about doing that earlier, instead of diving into the cookies.
Like every other skill, learning to eat consciously is all about PRACTICE. The victories are outnumbering the stumbles already, you've said. Just keep up-ping that rate, Nicole!
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -- Mahatma Gandhi
OK, here goes. It's Friday, I'm exhausted. I *had* a great meal planned for this evening, which would have kept me in range for the day. HOWEVER, I just went and ordered Indian food!!! because I sooooo don't feel like cooking. Plus, I also ate 1/2 a candy bar. Ugh. Even if I eat reasonable portions of the food I've ordered, which I've already logged in my tracker, I will still be over for the day. I HATE that I sometimes do this. It's not a full-fledged binge, but I'm clearly not sticking to my goals. It helps to write about it and own up to it, and I know that someday I just won't exhibit this kind of behavior. In the meanwhile, I need a plan to help me make the next best choice and make up for my poor choice. ESPECIALLY with the holidays on the way. SUPER ESPECIALLY if I want to see some change before the end of the year.
OK, rant over, now for a plan. My food is on the way now. When it gets here, I'm going to portion it out (and maybe I'll even be able to adjust down my tracker estimates), and put the rest away. I'm also going to make sure, when all tracking is done, that I exercise extra tomorrow to "erase" the extra food I ate. Does that even work? I hope so.
I did all the planning and was doing so so well this week with everything, so why the self-destruction tonight? Ugh! I just wanted some comfort food, made for me, and without a negative outcome. Grrrrr.
Please feel free to comment on my plan for how I'm going to deal with tonight, and I'm so open to any ideas you have for how I can mitigate such moments in the future. Like, what do I do when the comfort food craving comes at the end of a long day/week? What do *you* do?
Edited by: NONIE_C at: 11/11/2011 (21:45)
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