A fellow sparker suggested to take a look at my food and see what foods are causing me to go way over my daily goals on the tracker. So, I went back on my tracker and looked at the days that I ate 3000 to 4000 calories. And just about every time I went over, the biggest calorie intakes were french fries, cheese or pizza.
I would order pizzas and eat the whole thing. Sometimes I'd think "I'm totally eating an entire pizza today." And sometimes I'd think, "I'm gonna order a pizza, but I'm only gonna eat two slices and put the rest in the freezer." Sure I'd put it in the freezer, but less than 4 hours later, I'd be taking it out the freezer and heating it up. I'd also, at times, have had a sandwich and fries delivered. The amount of fries this particular restaurant sends is about 1000 calories, and sometimes I could eat just 250 calories worth, but on those big calorie days, I'd eat all 1000 calories worth of french fries.
So, this reminded me of how I've eliminated many foods, that I seem to have no self control on, from my house. Chips, soda, candy, cookies, etc. So, why am I still bringing mass quantities of fries, pizza and cheese into my house? (Actually, I'm not even bringing it, I'm having it delivered!! Ha!)
They're so delicious to the taste, but it's the aftermath that I really hate. I hate the way it makes me feel...tired, guilty, etc. And I hate what it does to my body...indigestion, constipation, etc. These binge days have been keeping me at 280lbs for the last 3 or 4 months, even when most of my days I'm meeting my nutrition goals.
Even when this spark friend suggested to look at my patterns, I instantly knew it's the french fries, but I had forgotten about the pizza and the cheese.
A week ago, I decided to keep cheese out of the house, because I have a hard time resisting eating half a pound at a time. No bueno. Someone else suggested keeping low cal/low fat cheese for cooking, like parmesan and feta. I might try that.
So, if I have eliminated many junk/binge foods from my house, I should make it a goal to not have pizza or fries delivered to my house, either. The plan is, that if I really am craving fries or pizza or cheese, I'm going to go out and get a small order of fries or a single slice of pizza. And if I can find single serving packs of cheese at the grocery store, I'll get them, but I'm absolutely not going to bring a pound or even a half pound into the house.
I'm super happy it's Friday! If I can make it through this weekend without eating like a mad-woman, that'll be super awesome!
Keep on sparking! :)