100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 149,661

An unexpectedly bad day - WHY?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I’m having a bad day today - foodwise - which I can’t really understand. I’ve been doing OK with food and exercise and was thinking yesterday that it’s getting easier to be judicious about what I put in my mouth. (See my last blog about having willpower - HUH!!)

I am committed to continuing this effort until I reach my goal and I guess we all hit bumps. Last night I woke up feeling ravenous – but also too sleepy to resist the call for food. I was in the kitchen before I knew it and made 2 ricecakes plus low-fat cream cheese with cucumber + Juice. Not bad in itself but I can’t remember the last time I had what my partner calls ‘a midnight feast’.

This morning I thought two things: Firstly - where do I enter those extra calories? If I set up an extra meal category ‘Midnight Feast’ I’ll be setting a precedent I don’t want to establish. So I’ll have to find somewhere. My second thought was: I must put it behind me and get on with a normal day. So – smallish but adequate breakfast – 1 egg spinach omelette(no fat in the pan - no cheese) and coffee. By mid-morning I was eating toast and marmite (3 slices I blush to admit) – and coffees (two). How does this happen when I’ve got so many well-moderated days behind me? STILL I have not established better habits properly. Scary! I know I can balance the calories out for the week but eating less doesn't seem to be an option right now.
Hey ho! Am now going for a walk in the sunshine by the sea – a long long walk and hoping to come back in better balance. I already feel better for letting it all out.

emoticon for reading
emoticon Where else could I say all this and know there would be acceptance?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You can enter an extra meal on the nurition tracker and just not include it on days when you don't use it. It's what I have done on my tracking page.

    2066 days ago
    I enter those things as snack. Yesterday I was in my health-group where there is this woman who has lost many kilos and keeps them off - by stopping eating white flour and sugar. She says that the same day she changed menu her cravings at night disappear - otherwise she would go down to a lat-open store and buy two doughnuts and a chocolate bar. And not having to do that anymore still makes her stick to har menu although she said it had started to become very boring.

    She had really tried to exclude triggers from her mealplan - and her triggers were not only te usual - she could not have soft bread (in Sweden we have a broad range of hard bread "crisp" maybe), she could not have cottage cheese she could not have bananas... she had joined FAA and that had helped her initially with the cravings - but then she had to go on and find out for herself what she could eat without beeing tempted. Interesting.

    Keep me posted, I think your journey is inspiring!
    2081 days ago
    Call it a snack Sonia, and hey one snack does not a habit make- at least it was a healthy one emoticon

    I used to snack just before bedtime on naughties and now have a full main dinner that keeps me full. But if I need to munch I keep it healthy, no harm done.
    Finding an eating pattern that suits can take time, the important thing is you're not getting garbage and you're moving.

    Doing good girlfriend!

    Nice to be home and catching up with everyone, have a great Sunday hun emoticon
    2086 days ago
    I would just enter it as a snack .. and stop worrying!!, to me that was a good snack

    Just eat as healthy as you can, track what you eat, and you will see a pattern emerge .
    From this, you can work out when you need to eat to stay within your calorie range ..
    Don't forget the calorie range is just a guide, and with the amount of walking you do, it should all be fine ..
    Really, it is just a matter of common sense.
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    2090 days ago
    Don't worry about it. You are doing gr8. What you ate is not that bad so don't give yourself a hard time.
    2090 days ago
    Just enter it as a snack, you don't have to say what time it was! Maybe you need both to listen to your body and to think like a thin person. Thin people eat when they're hungry, just like you did, and it wasn't trifle and ice cream was it? If you're going through a hungry phase then feed yourself. Try eating really slowly when you do eat, give that 'full' trigger in your head a chance to operate. Eat one slice, wait five minutes before eating the next if you're still hungry etc. Enjoy your day, self control is one thing, but moderate it with good sense. emoticon emoticon
    2090 days ago
    We are only human and will always have good and bad days. Different things work for different people and we all have to find our own best way forward.

    These are a few things that work for me - just in case they work for you too.

    1. Never go to bed hungry - sugar dips in the night mean poor sleep and a bad start to the next morning. I find a low fat instant Horlicks drink often does the trick.

    2. Always eat a really satisfying breakfast with carbs and protein. If I don't I end up snacking mid morning and seem to feel hungry all day. Often I eat a bigger breakfast (around 400 cals) and need less at lunch.

    3. If I want a snack I make it a pear or banana. Both seem to satisfy the pangs more than other fruits.

    4. Accept that feeling a bit hungry is okay. But never let yourself get really starving hungry or you end up eating more than you should when the time comes. Better to have a little snack if you need one so you don't devour everything in sight at the next meal.

    You may have already discovered those for yourself or others even better - if so please share. Anything that makes this bumpy journey easier is welcome! Keep on keeping on x

    2090 days ago
  • MADDE3333
    Hi! Give yourself a pat on the back, and don't let very small slip ups take you off the path. You are doing great! emoticon
    2090 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 AKELAZ