Thursday, October 18, 2012
I recently realized my 1st Spark anniversary is next month. I have not lost a great amount of weight, only 7 lbs. I certainly would have liked to have lost a whole lot more but what I have not lost in weight, I have gained in knowledge about myself and tremendous insights to the reasons behind my weight issues. That being said, I find myself envious of others who have achieved their goal weight in the amount for time I've spent struggling.
Honestly, I do know that using the nutritional tracker is one of the keys to success, however, as I've previously mentioned in other blogs, I absolutely HATE tracking. I feel like its a punishment. Like "extra homework" and it puts me in a diet mentality. Ok, I'm stubborn about tracking. I've tried baby steps. Only tracking breakfast to start, then breakfast and lunch and that's as far as I get. Then I tried tracking the whole day but only for two days. Still not successfully completed. Isn't it possible to loose weight without tracking every bit of food???
I've made an attempt to journal the time of day I eat and what I was feeling. I figured it's not "traditional" tracking but I'm trying to find what works for me. So I actually stumbled onto something, and here's where I need some help from my fellow Sparkers. I discovered that while I make good food choices all day, and have successfully added in regular exercise, the moment I walk in the door after work, I suddenly get the munchies. Boy can I do a lot of damage between 4:30 and 6:00, which is dinner time. I don't understand where the sudden urge comes from. I've had some thoughts about it, and one thing I realized is when I get home I have a lot of anxiety coming in the door to face the demands of kids, husband, making dinner, etc. I'm not completely sure that's the trigger or not. Sometimes I think it's just a habit, cause I'm not hungry, I want junk food. So please don't suggest having a salad, that's not going to work. Perhaps, I'm turning to food to try to relax??? I just don't know the answer and I don't know what to do to correct this behavior. I need to do something different because I'm sabotaging my weight loss efforts everyday.
Please share your thoughts, comments, suggestions.... Thanks.