Tackling Mindless Eating!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I have decided to move my weight in day to Wednesday to coincide with a team that I am involved with so I will post my weight on Wednesday! But this should (fingers crossed) be the week that I cross the half way point on my ticker (again)!!!!
I was very successful with my goals from last week, now to be known as week 1!! Not only did I track EVERYTHING that went into my mouth but I was also within my ranges every single day!! Seven days straight, it feels so good!!
I also tried a couple of new classes! The first was a step class and it was harder then the step class that I am used too, but a good challenge! The second was Zumba! I had an amazing time (who knew I would ever say that about working out). I cannot wait to go back for some more!!
Carrying on the good momentum I am going to start making weekly goals! They will be things that I note during the week that I need to work on consistently.
So for Week 2:
There was a night this week where I had some extra calories and I was going to enjoy a movie in with a friend. So we picked up some treats, portion controlled and tracked them, and then settled in for the movie. Half way through the movie I didn't have any treats left and I could only vaguely remember eating them. I mindlessly ate almost 400 calories and felt nothing in return. I didn't feel full and I didn't feel satisfied. I was focused on something else that I didn't even notice my hand moving to and from my mouth with a food that would normally tasted delicious to me. On contrast, I have been trying to eat more meals at the kitchen table. When I do I take the time to enjoy the food that I have made for myself. I eat a little slower and I drink a lot more water. I also am more aware of when I am full. For instance last night I made a pretty large steak with potatoes and broccoli! I ended up eating half the steak and saving the rest for another day. I enjoyed what my body needed but no more, I felt full and happy.
So this weeks personal challenge is to try and eliminate the mindless eating by eating all of my meals at a kitchen table. Or at least a place where I can focus on what I am eating and focus on the enjoyment of good food. Should I chose to indulge like I did this week I will not eat my snacks in front of the T.V I will take them to the kitchen and sit down and actually taste my food.
I will also continue tracking all of the food I eat, though I cannot be this strict about which restaurants I can and cannot go too. I suppose I will just have to do my best and make the best judgments possible and track the closest thing to it.
I truly believe that tracking is the key to success for me!
Til next week,