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How Goals Keep Me Grounded

Monday, June 13, 2011

today I have felt like I could eat everything in sight

there is nothing emotional going on, and as far as I know, there is nothing physical going on either

but I have what I have termed in the past as the "crunchy munchies" - it is the kind of thing that when it hits, I can spend hours gliding in and out of the kitchen opening cabinets, grabbing snacks, not feeling satisfied, and going back for more (or going out to the drive thru)

but I've been controlling myself today

tomorrow is my weigh day, and I am so very close to the 20 lb lost mark - but this isn't about getting the next item on my reward list - it is about sticking with something, and caring about myself

I could have easily eaten double my calories for today, but so far I've stayed within my ranges - and I think that is why I'm writing this blog post tonight - to remind myself that I do have goals and to stand firm and not blow it all 2 hours before bedtime

I'm going to go drink a bunch more water and be done with the eating for today - that cookie, candy bar, chip, soda etc will be there tomorrow (and the day after, and the day after, and the day after) - no need to consume them all today in case there is a shortage tomorrow

finally, it is starting to sinking in
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  • VOCALMAMA
    This awesome and I'm so proud of you! I was down yesterday and had an ice cream sandwich at work yesterday leftover from what we gave all the kids that live here on their last day of school. But I added it to my nutrition tracker, did some extra crunches and satyed within my calories. Goals are such an amazing thing and this the ONLY time I have ever stuck with something like this. I hope you know what a big and encouraging part of it you are for me!
    3310 days ago
  • MELSBELLS
    So, proud of you! I remember when I'd get the crunchie munchies it was just because I was bored. So, now if I get them I go to the basement and hope on the treadmill. Those treats aren't really worth it.
    3310 days ago
  • ERICACEAE
    Good for you. I'm fighting hormonal hunger today, we'll see how I do! Tracking and goals and guidelines definitely help. Sometimes, listening to your body is the wrong choice - we all know how easy it is for hunger signals to go haywire! :P
    3310 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    "it is about sticking with something, and caring about myself"
    Well said!
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    3310 days ago
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