Lesson Learned

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I would love to tell you all that I've been doing great, tracking all of my meals, and staying within my calorie and fat ranges each day but...that'd be a lie. Somehow I forgot that eating well and taking care of myself is HARD WORK! But I've learned a couple of things over the past two days:

1. I absolutely must eat at the kitchen or dining room table. No more eating at the computer while playing words with friends, no more eating in the living room while watching The Next Food Network Star. I MUST eat while sitting at a table, completely focused on my meal. If I get distracted I don't realize how much I've eaten, get no satisfaction out of my meal, and end up overeating.

2. I CANNOT buy family size bags of chips in the hopes that I will eat just one serving a day. YEAH RIGHT! I ALWAYS end up eating the whole bag. Or rather, I eat 3 or 4 servings, realize what I've done, and throw the rest of the bag away. I wind up wasting calories and money this way. From now on, I'll buy single serving bags of chips only.

3. No more drinking my calories. For the most part I only drink water (and I drink an enormous amount every single day) but I've gotten hooked on those damn iced chai lattes and even though they're less than 200 calories, I simply don't need them every day. As an occasional treat, sure, but daily, I don't think so.

Although I haven't been perfect these past few days, I have learned a lot and am really doing my best to eat healthier. No more reaching for perfection, instead, I'm going to make small changes every day until they stick, and I'm going to do my best to stay within my calorie range. And I will no longer look at my reflection in the mirror and degrade myself for gaining weight. I'm human, life happens, it's okay. I'm focusing on TODAY, not the past, and TODAY, RIGHT NOW, I'm taking care of myself in a loving, caring way. I deserve nothing less.
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