Day 5: Magic notebook

Today was weigh-in day and I was just hoping for a small loss. Between the TOM and all the eating (and tracking) I did for NYE, I knew that there wasn’t going to be a huge loss this week and that’s okay. I used up all my weeklies by New Year’s Day and even went into the negative weeklies by Friday.

So I’ll take that -0.5 loss! That puts me at a -4 pound loss since I re-set myself the Sunday before Christmas. Losing these four pounds showed me that if I could lose a good amount of weight during the most food-centered time of the year then I could stay on track during the regular times.

 

This week I have:

  • Tracked
  • Had at least 48 ounces of water daily (improving on this with baby steps)

This coming week I want to add in the gym. I’ve been taking it a little slow just to get back in the habit of tracking, but I definitely want to start exercising because I am starting to feel a bit restless.

I’ve actually been happy with the fact that I’ve blogged five days in a row — I usually don’t have the mental energy to blog after working, so the 100 Days of Weight Loss have been really helping me stay on track. Today’s topic is about the ‘magic notebook’ which is something I need to start trying out.

I have an addiction to food. When I think of something — I really fixate on that idea until I get it. I think that constantly quenching my cravings has made it harder and harder to exercise self-control and today’s entry had a good suggestion.

Write down the food in question in a journal (I use my Plan & Tracker) and let it go. By writing it down, you release it from your thoughts and don’t keep dwelling on it. This also goes for managing visual cues such as sight or smell…if you see or smell something that you want, but you don’t want to spend the points on it, work on recognizing it and then letting the thought go.

I have to admit, that’s going to be a hard one for me. But I’ve gone two weeks without eating outside the house after my trip to Colorado — so I know I can start to release the hold food has on me slowly over time.

Do you keep a journal to track your emotions about food?

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