Weekly weigh-in: 203.5
Total loss: -89.3
Body fat percentage: 14.6
Emotion: Not So Large, and Very Much in Charge
This may come as a shock to you, but I’ve discovered a link between the amount of food I consume and the amount of weight I gain or lose. I know, it’s too unbelievable to believe!
One of the things that’s gotten me to the place where I currently am (closer to “fit” than to “sh*t”) is the fact that I’m planned and plotted my food consumption, placed a lot of restrictions on what I eat… and even when I eat.
I eat a handful of almonds most days at 11 a.m. to help satisfy my appetite and fuel my lunchtime workout. After lunch, I sometimes ate a small snack around 3:30. And some nights I had a pretty big snack at night. The good thing about my system was that I was never really hungry.
The bad thing about my system was that my weight seemed to be creeping up on me.
When I stepped back and really took a hard look at what I was putting in my mouth, I realized that my early almond snack had basically doubled in size over time and my every-so-often snack had become an everyday occurrence.
The really troubling aspect of this was that I found myself eating when I wasn’t hungry. That’s a balancing act, I guess. Eat small meals to ward off hunger that sets off bad behavior… but so many of my problems stemmed from eating for all the wrong reasons.
Eating because I was bored.
Eating because I was stressed out.
Eating because it was fun.
So I skipped my nightly snack early this week, and something strange happened… I was hungry the next morning. I counted out 22 almonds for a snack and I was hungry for lunch.
So yes, I’ve been hungry from time to time this week. I still am.
Hungry to do better.