50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 50,478

new patterns of thinking

Friday, June 05, 2009

Having been sick of fairly slow progress during the last month I decided to really watch my food intake. Thoughts patterns along the lines of "you're a smaller person now and smaller people don't need second helpings of food. We only need enougt food which to fulfil nutritional needs.
In heavier days I would heap my plate with vegetables to get that full feeling after a meal, terrified that if I didn't, I might snack or binge after the main meal. Thanks to the healthy habits that SP is responsible for helping me to develop., I no longer fear binging or snacking after a meal and so don't need to overload my plate as I used to. Consequently things have moved - measurements and the scale. I am close to staying below 140 pounds. Last year in October 2008 I was 174 pounds. I feel convinced utterly that no amount of unecessary eating is worth losing what I have now. emoticon emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Congratulations! It sure seems like we have to change our thinking first, doesn't it? That is a lot of extra weight to be rid of. Congratulations!
    3785 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    WTG Petal. That is great news.

    I was a vege filler upper too cos I was afraid of never having enough.

    These days i am supposed to be eating 5 or 6 meals a day, and am finding it rough going.
    I am not used to eating like that. I was used to having one or two enormous meals in a day.

    Slowly slowly wins the race.

    Hugs Wispy.
    3789 days ago
    3789 days ago
  • CEDAR51
    A food diary is a startling way to access:

    eating patterns:

    what, when, where

    how much, portions etc

    But do factor in some of those 'special treats' so as not go to binge mode.

    I have recently changed my whole days eating pattern, caused by 'who knows what' and it has made a huge difference....I don't know whether it's particularily 'better/healthy' wise but I haven't put on any weight, nor am I binging!

    3789 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by PETALDEAR