100DWL: Days 11 and 12
Monday, March 03, 2014
The recent entries are about eating for fuel and flavor. NOT emotional distress. So this is a crucial lesson for me.
I feel that I have been changing my diet for the better in terms of consuming less empty calories. I used to be mindlessly eating a half a box of crackers at my desk....now, I eat four crackers a day, with a slice of cheese, during an afternoon snack. Overall, I try to keep my protein, fat and carbs within SP guidelines, but my carbs are coming from dairy and veggies and fruits.
I think I still tend to eat too fast. Need to learn to slow down and savor the flavor. AS far as emotional eating, I think I need to stop, go to my quiet place and pray, when I feel stressed or scared or struggling. I need to stop using sweets as a reward---mostly I have.
I had a good time trying on old clothes yesterday, beleive it or not. My frugal streak. Not wanting to buy stuff in what I hope will be an interim size range that I am just passing through on the way to goal. I also have some shirts I need to take in at the sides, as the reduction in refined carbs has definitely reduce the belly fat already.
Day 1: 191.6
Day 2: 191.6
Day 3: 190.2
Day 4: 190.0
Day 5: 189.8
Day 6: 190.4 WHAT????????
Day 9: after a business travel hiatus from the program: 190. Back in the game, folks.
Day10: 189.0 That's happy news!
Days 11 and 12: 188.6 Feel a bit stuck but at least I am not gaining again at present! I'll take it!