Monday, July 09, 2018
I'm still here.
I haven't blogged in 6 days and I haven't tracked in 2 days, but I am still here and mindful.
This weekend has been crazy. We did a German Club festival Friday, a huge family party Saturday, and a family trip to Governor's Island on Sunday - not that these activities specifically mean anything. They do, however, symbolize a major issue with my weight loss: tracking.
We are out and about and faced with the unpredictable (at times) when it comes to food. For me that means breakfast was good and planned, lunch was good and mostly planned, and dinner was delayed more than anticipated and I arrived to it starving. I think this led me to overeat at dinner and snack afterwards as though I was making up for lost time. I know that doesn't make much sense explained as is, but it's as though my brain and body are overcompensating for the hunger I felt earlier.
So, what do I do from here? Well, for starters, I need to pack snacks. I have been afraid of snacking in this past week because I have consistently been overeating when snacking. There is a balance I need to strike with snacking that I am still working towards. There is also a trust I need to have in my choice when they aren't trackable. When I am eating out or without measurement, I still need to trust my eye and keep my portions reasonable in a way that I am currently not doing.
I am still here. And I am still trying.