Tracking Food, Week 3, and not neurotic!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
I am not sure what is different this time, but I am somehow not becoming obsessed with my food as I have done previous times. I think perhaps it is that I have cut my sugar addiction dramatically this time, where previously I was focused on calories. This time I focus on eating a smaller number of carbs each meal, but eating more often. So I am not hungry and I my bigger challenge is eating enough. And once every 5ish days I give myself permission to eat a meal that goes over my carbs....so maybe this has helped keep me from getting all nutty about my food.
In some ways I am lucky because I am doing this BEFORE I actually become diabetic. But I know my response to sugar is not normal, so that has given me motivation to try doing lower carbs. Boy do I feel great doing this.
I am hopeful that this lack of neurotic food obsession means that I will be more resilient when life's challenges come up and make things harder. I hope.
My biggest challenge coming up is that I will be spending 8 weeks of the summer 3000 miles away from home and my routine. While gone I will be eating dinner with family or friends at least 4-5 meals per week. So I need to be very solid on my strategies. On the plus side I did buy a walking desk to keep at my parents house, so that should help with some of the routine.
(Tiffani, I have a Lifespan treadmill that I last bought for 599 on black friday. It is spendy, but has been so worth it for me. I didn't get a special eak, just stacked things on top of mine to get to the right height.)
So I am feeling positive that this summer my trip will not derail me.