I don't know what day of this thing it is. I'm also not sure if I'm still supposed to be counting calories or just widdling down on my portions. Seriously - I like to count calories in one respect because it keeps me accurate, but on the other hand, I know what I can and cannot have to eat and I also am starting to be able to identify when I'm "full". I'm also noticing that sometimes when I'm shoving something in my mouth, I'm not even hungry - I just eat it because I'm supposed to - as in, it's the time of day that society says I'm supposed to eat. You know, NOON = L:UNCH? I guess these changes are good things. I most certainly haven't been a health food eating angel every single day, but let's be serious here, folks, I'm NOT going to be a health nut - not ever. I enjoy different kinds of foods, and yes, I cam way more apt to make better food decisions and if I keep listening to my body - not what my jacked up mindset is telling me, then I can continue down the path of righteousness. I know that I don't crave the sugary snacks near as bad as I used to - they do say, that once you quit eating them, the want for them will disappear.
I've also noticed that I don't eat bread for every single meal anymore either. Before, I had to have some kind of bread with EVERYTHING - whether it was dinner rolls, garlic bread, biscuits - whatever, I felt like the meal wasn't complete without a big hunk of bread thrown in. Last night, we had spaghetti and I didn't make any garlic bread with it - I also ate a "Normal" person's portion of Spaghetti and was SO full.
I've also noticed that my mind has been on other subjects and I've been keeping busier than usual. This is a nice change, because it causes me to keep my mind OFF of food, and I haven't been eating out of boredom or loneliness. I don't think I lost any poundage this week - as I did fall off the horse a couple of times. But, I suppose the older I get, the easier it gets. I've dieted my whole life and what I've learned is that different things work for different people - regardless of how fantastic the advertisement is. I've also learned that losing weight for the right reasons makes all the difference in the world - I don't feel the pressure to be thin to reach some vacation goal or to fit into a pair of size 8 blue jeans. I just hope that my body continues to hold on day after day while I fight the battle of the bulge.
As in any war, there's usually casualties. I don't want to be one of them.
Does anybody know what day of my life change this is?? I'm too lazy to go back and count. Haha!