Monday, April 28, 2014
After being off track with food last week, I was reminding myself of a few things this morning:
1) It's much easier to stay within the calorie range than get back into it.
Does anyone else find this? If I eat under 1500 calories for a few days, I feel fine. But, if I eat around 2000 for a day, it ends up being several days.
2) Being a little hungry is ok. I don't need to give in to every craving.
If I have a craving for pizza or chips, that doesn't mean I need to eat it. I am stronger than my cravings. They can just F off.
3) Each day, that turns into a week, of over eating, is why I'm not at my goal.
When I look back to when I've lost weight in the past, it was easily consistency that did it. It wasn't being super intense on the food, or with the exercise - it was just keeping at it everyday and not forgetting the goal. I really need to keep my eye on the prize or this is just going to be a constant struggle of wanting to lose weight without any measurable success.
None of this is rocket science, but I just need to remind myself. That one day when I binge eat isn't just a one day thing. It leads to several days and that is exactly why I weigh more than I did when I started. And when I reached 145 it was because I stopped doing that and was working out a lot. And now I weigh 180 because I started eating too much and wasn't working out.
Why can simple things be so hard for us to remember in the moment? Is my brain working against me? Is it self sabotage? Is it an unwillingness to put in the work? Is it forgetting to focus and giving in to temptation? These are the things I'm thinking about today.