Healthy Eating, Gone Overboard
Friday, July 27, 2012
Today was Day 10 of keeping a written food journal and also calculating the calories on Spark. I'm eating enough fruits, veggies, protein and whole grains, but I just seem to be eating too much and too often. This happens usually after I wake up (from a nap, or in the middle of the night). If I can't sleep, I seem to migrate towards the frig, like a child for milk or something.
On my nutrition tracker, I have five categories: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Snack 2. That's supposed to be five small meals a day. Lately I feel like I should make some new categories like: pre-workout snack, post-workout snack, and possibly a section for cheat meals. Trouble is I feel like I'm cheating all the time! I'm running out of categories, as well as patience for myself.
My hope is that I'm eating healthier than I used to eat. However, when I look at all the food I have been consuming, I can't help but think I'm doing something wrong. I've been going over in calories on my spark suggested calorie intake limit. Sometimes by 30 calories, sometimes by 400.
Something has to change. I'm trying not to feel discouraged, except that I am. I just really don't want to weigh myself on Monday and see the five pounds I just lost, packed back on. I want to change. Am I stressed? Mindlessly eating?
I'm trying my best and I feel like I'm getting nowhere. Plus I think I'm getting bored with my healthy choices in meals that are available to me. And I'm not a good cook. I hate to be "Debbie Downer" I just feel pretty disenchanted with myself at the moment. And it seems like such a long road ahead.