My Fitness Pal [MFP] set my daily calorie goal @ 1900--I am at such an unhealthy weight. But I am so often way, way, and I mean way over that mark. I'm very good about tracking everything I eat, and think I err on the side of over-reporting portion sizes, which I figure is better than under-reporting.
And yet. Yet. I look back @ my days when I sit down and log everything in @ night, and I think, I didn't have to have six chocolate DD Munchkins @ that brunch birthday party today. I shouldn't have had any of the sheet cake, since it was from ShopRite--not a Parisian patisserie--and I was full already. I didn't have to have six little breakfast sausage links. I should have gotten up earlier and eaten a healthy breakfast, maybe a nice bowl of oatmeal, before I dashed off on my bike to the party.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Why can't I just walk away from the Munchkins?
I am doing some things right, though:
- Fitting in exercise whenever I can, like biking to party and grocery store today.
- Weighing in once a week--for at least a year, only got weighed at the doctor's office.
- More aware of being full.
- Being present more--talking, focusing, listening, rather than eating mindlessly.
- Trying to take better care of skin, hair, teeth, as part of overall TCOY plan.
- Trying to get into bed earlier, after logging in all MFP data. But there have been times when I've felt hungry. I tell myself I can wait until after midnight if I have to eat, and then count it toward the next day. But I usually don't have to.
- Biked, and liked it.
- Short rest.
- Walked Sug under stars with H.
- Filled in MFP--which prompted me to stop, be still, take stock.