Last week there were 2 evenings that I went over my limit by about 500 calories or so. It happened 2 nights in a row and after the second time I began to realize that I was not going to be losing weight anymore if I continued to do this.
It was late, and I was tired. So, on my to do list for the next day, I wrote down “spend some time thinking about these last two evenings”. I wrote it down, I would not forget. This is a really good practice to follow. And it helped me sleep better that night.
The next day I set aside a good amount of time to just think the whole thing over. I have come to understand that there is an analytical element to calorie counting. So I began; Why was I doing this? Was I bored, no. Was I anxious or angry, no. Was I stressed, not really. Was I hungry, yes. Why was I hungry? Because I was staying up really late, both nights, and I had simply run out of fuel. So how can I prevent this from happening again? Go to bed earlier. Or save some calories for late in the night. Either would work!
It’s really good to think things through. Be the boss over your unruly child. Take charge of your calorie counting situation, with confidence and determination. That little exercise pretty much nipped the whole problem in the bud. And to my delight, this morning for my weekly weigh-in, I had lost 1 – 1/4#. This is the stuff that makes calorie counting doable for a lifetime.
I have chosen calorie counting, as my way of controlling how much I eat. If I’m not eating with some kind of control, then I am eating out of control. And I really don’t want to do that anymore.