Given that I am back to a daily post, I would say I emerged from a bit of a food fog. I really want to document these challenges and view that as critical to actually changing my behaviour for the long term.
Today was a basic breakfast, sadly the avocados aren’t ripe yet, followed by a veggie heavy lunch and some snacks.
The last three weeks have been hard. While I have documented 95% of my food – I have had a really hard time making good choices. You will see a gallery below of everything I’ve had since November 2. Hallowe’en itself wasn’t difficult but the candy was an ever present lure and temptation. I also had a a few days where I went down to the kitchen at 11 pm because of cravings.
I always feel better the next day when I don’t give into those almost nightly feelings of hunger. The trick is balancing that moment and how I will feel the next day. My general disposition is to reach for the short-term benefit and neglecting the long term.
I waited about 3 weeks to measure and I am very happy with the result. A safe and steady 11.2 lbs so about 3.5 lbs a week to start. I ate lots of great food and being mindful led to a healthy loss. Really good impact on that BMI too.
I think differently from last time that these tracking is something I am going to have to be rigourous about for the rest of my life. Otherwise I will have a shorter life.