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Tad Discouraged

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I'll admit it. I'm discouraged today.

I've made a promise to myself to not just lose weight, but to eat better. I can get single-minded sometimes and have a hard time focusing on more than one goal at a time. I want to do this right.

To do this, I'm transitioning into a low-carb lifestyle. I am not eliminated carbs, but I am cutting back bit by bit with the eventual goal of maintaining my necessary carbs from veggies and other sources vs. refined foods. So I ate a low-carb breakfast and came up a bit short for my carb goals. It wasn't enough. I knew it wasn't enough and I would be hungry soon. So, a little while later I had a glass of V8 to hold me over until lunch.

For lunch, I decided to make a tuna sandwich on some sprouted grain bread with a side of broccoli and hummus instead of diving into the bag of potato chips. (I did allow myself to have 5.) It was delicious. I added up all the carbs and calories and was horrified. Combined with my lean breakfast, a coffee, and a peanut snack, I only have 300 something calories left for the day, went over my target for fat, and have not made my carb or protein goals. I still have supper to go.

So I guess in my desire to limit carbs, I consumed too much fat instead :(

I know it's just one day and that now I can make changes tomorrow. I know that a weakness of mine is that as I limit carbs, I am using eating fat instead of lean protein. I guess it's time to find out what y options are for lean proteins!

I just really want to be healthy again.
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    As others have said, it is a process. You are trying to revamp your eating habits and that takes time. You will educate yourself as you go along, learning what will fill you up and be healthy AND taste good. The most important part is that you want to do this, so therefore, you will take the time to learn what works for you.

    Don't be too hard on yourself!
    1812 days ago
    Hi there, I started off trying to go low carbs, I would always go over because there are a lot of good carbs that can make one go over, like fruit, beans, etc. Hence when I stumbled across the low glycemic lifestyle, it made sense. Glad you were able to join our Low GI team, if you focus on the foods on the Low GI list you'll feel better as well.

    We have a GI food game started which if you browse the thread you'll get an idea. SusanElaine is on our team as well.

    Hope to see you around! You can do it!

    1820 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    I think you should feel encouraged though by your efforts to control your portions and be mindful. When you track these things and realize something was off, it just gives you the opportunity of knowing what to change. Not a bad thing.

    Instead of thinking too far ahead in the future, remember you're making healthy choices now, and that's commendable now!
    1820 days ago
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    1821 days ago
    I can certainly understand your frustration. I try to stay lower on the carb grams, too. This whole process is a learning process, especially figuring out what works for you. You'll learn so much along the way and it gets easier as it goes. Good luck!
    1821 days ago
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