1/21/04 8:29 AM
I have decided to put an additional thing into my diet and that is to keep an eye on the calories. I’m pretty sure that I am consuming far too many calories to continue to lose weight at the pace that I desire. I am going to aim for consuming no more than 2000 calories each day, which, to me, seems reasonable.
Of course, my weight was up 3 pounds this week. I am well aware of the fact that I am putting on muscle as I am more consistent with my exercise program, but I also know that I am also just plain eating too much.
So, I just finished breakfast. I had 2 eggs, scrambled in olive oil (about 200 cals) and an enormous salad made with olive oil, lemon juice and salt – probably another 200 cals. I can live with a 400-calorie breakfast. That leaves me 1600 cals for the rest of the day. We’ll see how it goes.
When it comes down to losing weight, there always has to be a limit in there somewhere for me. I can jut chow down a whole bunch of food. The veggies are not an issue, but the meat is. I need to readjust my portions on things. I need to continue to retrain my body.
I’m also not very strong when it comes to planning. I am a “wing it” type of girl. Though this works really well for me in some aspects of my life, there are others where the proper planning would make all of the difference. I guess that means that I should try to plan my meals. Not the easiest thing in the world for one who just tends to look in the fridge and grab whatever is there. I also hate spending time thinking about food and what I am going to eat. I like the aspect of surprise. Who knows? I don’t know how much we can all change of the basic people that we are. I do know that I want to get the rest of this weight off, and that that will probably take some planning. Moreover, I want to keep the weight off. This will be as much mental as physical. I would love to know that I won’t go through the yo-yo thing again, and that I will never again have to lose 60+ pounds. I just hate doing the losing part, and, on that point I know that I am not alone.
I have been considering joining Overeaters Anonymous. I know that they are a support group for people who need to eschew trigger foods, mostly sugars and wheat. I don’t know about it, though. My life is so full and my time is limited. I guess I’ll just have to mull it around in my mind for a while longer.
Well, off to work.