So, it's day 3 of this awesome project and I'm hanging in there. Although I already failed on my first meditation:(, I know I can hang in there! So lucky me got to start BTWG along with my period:) (For all you men out there, I apoligize, but this project is going to help me get through this time of month). So, day one is good, logging calories along the way, but I'm feeling hungry all day. Finally thought maybe I wasn't eating enough. Day 2 rolls around and I am craving sweets like crazy. All day I try to ignore them. I drink more water, nope. I eat some yummy nut clusters thinking I needed something crunchy, nope. Finally after a pretty big dinner, I have had enough. If I don't have something sweet to eat I am going to blow! Out of my pantry/ freezer comes things I didn't even know I had. (If you are hungry or are craving sweets, you may not want to read anymore of this.) We've got ice cream (My husband works for Schwans--how lovely is that), M&M's, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts and whipped cream. I know I should NOT be eating this. But, as I'm filling up my bowl, I looked to see what a serving size of ice cream is and how many calories-YIKES! That will make you think twice:) I proceed with my toppings and I sit down to eat...already feeling guilty, but I can't shake this craving. I eat it and I eat it all. Yes, I feel guilty, yes I logged it, but it's over with. I caved, I can work on not caving and finding better ways to get through this. Other than missing my meditation and this indulgence, not so bad.
I like the accountability of this program. I like knowing someone is going to look at what I ate for the week and what I did and didn't do. If I'm not up to where I should be I'm hoping I'm going to get punshed. Ok, not really, but there should be consequences. I'm guessing that's where the scale comes into play.
I made mac-n-cheese for my kiddos today and couldn't believe the calories that were in it once it's prepared!
Crazy how I had no idea before.
I'm a bit obsessed with counting calories and I hope my husband can put up with it. He's not liking it at all. One thing that's hard for me is my husband is able to bring home DAMAGED food that would normally be thrown away. This stuff is NOT good for you. Until this project, we eat it. It's free, it's meals for our family, it cuts down on the grocery budget. I have asked my husband not to bring home any food that isn't somewhat healthy for you. He wasn't crazy about the idea. Don't get me wrong, Joe supports me and this project, but he likes his food and he's lucky he doesn't have to worry about his physique like I do. So, the first big challenge for me is how do I keep my husband from bringing home unhealthy free food?
Well, these are my thoughts all scrambled up, but finally got to come out after a few days. Until next time:)