WEIGHT before eating today: 159.0
Daily Calorie Goal: 1200 or less
Total calories eaten today: 890 (MUCH better.)
So obviously, today was a better day for me. I didn't eat my weight in crap-food, for starters.
I tried a few things that have worked for me in the past with varying results... First of all, I skipped the calories in the morning. I've read all the books insisting that you MUST eat breakfast to kick your metabolism into gear, and "get your furnaces fired up to burn fat all day long." I KNOW, I know.
A lot of mornings, I'm just not hungry that early. I know many people who are like this. And I've read JUST as many books that say, "DON'T eat unless you're HUNGRY!"
So - which is it?
Today, I only ate when I was hungry. I had two cups of coffee (gut-ache!) at home before going to work at 10:3o a.m., and I honestly wasn't the slightest bit hungry until 11:15, and then I only drank a glass of ice tea with a teaspoon of sugar (I cold-brew fruit teas like raspberry, blueberry, and apple-cinnamon in the fridge). A half hour later, I had a banana and a can of mineral water (ICK - but I'm getting used to it).
|Black Cherry or Lime flavors are OK...|
|I also chop this up and throw it on a bed of lettuce! Tasty!|
I'm going to see if I can eat (and drink) this way every day for awhile, until I can't do it anymore. I need to figure in more protein and low-fat dairy, and I will. But the "only eating when truly hungry"-thing works MIRACLES for me.
I sometimes forget that not everyone is wired the same way, food-wise. I'm definitely a strange breed when it comes to food. I mean, I'd happily mug someone for their liverwurst sandwich on buttered Wonderbread. (See what I mean?)
So a successful dieting day is a HUGE accomplishment for me, and it's also very motivating. I need the motivation now.
"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.