Why is it in the normal course of things, I don’t think about food often. I do enjoy it though, in whatever form I desire. That said, since I started on this reduced calorie and low fat plan (to compliment Alli), I think about food all the time.
And I’m HUNGRY. I’m eating good meals… but a couple hours later I’m starving again. What the heck?
Last night for dinner we had tortellini with shrimp and alfredo, joined by a saute of organic carrots and green beans and finished off with chilled, canned pears. I was full and satisfied after dinner. But two hours later I was HUNGRY. The kind of hunger that keeps you awake at night. (Exactly ONE serving of tortellini and half a serving of reduced fat alfredo, shrimp has almost NO FAT which rocks. I never knew I liked shrimp so much.)
Oh, I’m also peeing like crazy.
I can only relate all this to retained water loss and increase in metabolism from my new way of life. Who knows…
That said, I’ve done really well so far (though it’s only been 5 days). I’m journaling everything I eat or drink (note to self, drink more water). I’ve never stuck so closely or had this good of a start to any diet change in the past.
Oh, and I just happen to be reading a book right now that seems very fitting…
Heh… it’s a funny book, I picked it up at Costco without knowing much about it… the title (s) made me laugh. Now I’m going to be forced to round up her other books.
BTW… I don’t own a scale and I don’t subscribe to the theory that pounds matter. I honestly don’t care what I weigh, I just want to feel better. So, I’m using inches as a baseline, with how my clothing fits as an indicator in between measurements. I’ve not decided how often to measure yet, but I started out with a baseline of 10 areas. (I do have a general pound loss goal, based on my estimated weight… but it’s not a set in stone number.) I’m shooting for a 20 lb loss in 100 days. I’m not sure how this will work out in inches lost, I do know that it should see at least one decrease in clothing size.
Oh, and my husband is in the dog house… he is a football build kind of guy. And he constantly complains about wanting/needing to lose 50 lbs or so. He also has medical reasons for paying attention to his diet. However, not only is he NOT doing anything about it… Last night he wanted to bake up some of the freezer cookie dough from the kids fundraiser this Fall. I’m all “Oh No You Don’t”. If he was perfectly healthy and svelte or whatever then I suppose it wouldn’t be so bad. Except that I’m trying to lose weight MOSTLY BECAUSE OF HIM. So, if I’m working hard to get trim and fit for his pleasure, why the heck is he sabotaging it?!?!?!?! I like cookies (and all baked goods), the smell of them baking in the house would likely send me over the edge. I told him that if we did well all week, then maybe on the weekend we could reward ourselves with a freshly baked cookie… but if I fall of the bandwagon now, there’ll be no getting back on.