Friday, September 24, 2010

Face The Truth Fridays: Did NOT Meet Goal, But a Small Loss, and Back to Big Breakasts, Less Night Snacking

709 days and 13 hours to go...

On the scale:


Too small of a downtick downward to meet goal. To meet Goal, I'd need to lose 1 lb and a scosh (actually 1.01 pounds, but how the heck am I gonna measure that?)  Only lost .4 lbs. Just under half a pound. Bleh.

Well, what was different this week? I experimented with half the calories/food at breakfast. I I ate too much fruit for my lower carb plan. I allowed later evening snacks (not bad, bad stuff--high fiber/high protein, fruit, protein cocoa). BUT..the truths I'm facing here in week three:

1. I really may need a big breakfast (by big, I don't mean pre-new blog big, which averaged 750 to 800 cals, and certainly not "eat what the hell I want" big breakfasts at Bagel Bar, which cold easily top 1100. No, I mean 400 to 500 cals, high protein, lower carb breakfasts like I did the previous weeks.)

2. I've hit too much fruit. I know, that sounds crazy. Dieters are supposed to have fruit! Well, I used to be a 6 to 7 fruits a day girl, sometimes more. Me loves ye fruit. BUT...I do find if I eat more fruit than 1 or 2 a day, I WANT MORE, and before I know it, I've got a big appetite back in general. I wish I could just eat a big pile o' fruit a day, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I should focus on a big ole pile of greens, I suppose.

3. I need to rein in the laxity in evenings. I need to set a particular caloric level I allow for those evening munchies and pretty much make that a new habit (or just consider the NO FOOD AFTER SUPPER RULE). Not even sure which I could manage better....

I went back to my big breakfast today (high protein hotcakes with 40 cals of sugar free syrup and 2 tbsp apple sauce and cinnamon, 1 container of egg beaters with 1 tbsp of salsa and 1/4 cup lowfat cheese in a small orgaic sprouted corn tortilla, coffee, water.) I need to have my second cup o' joe and drink all my water before we leave (the hour drive way down south to get our heads o' hair done. Hubby is off, so we need to get this done so we don't look like savages. :D

I suppose this week's experiment is to see if having that bigger (double size as this week's) breakfast will help calm the day's hunger.

I am still nowhere near the level of exercise I should be at. I'm a slothful doofus. Throw low-carb stones at me.

I am reading a book on my nifty KINDLE (latest generation, WiFi and 3G) called Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.

I figure there are so many things I want/plan to change, that maybe this type of self-help/motivational book would be more helpful than another diet book for motivation mojo.

What helps, helps, right?

Happy Friday to you! Let's keep it going!


Lisa said...

Breakfast is always the hardest for me. I rarely remember to eat in the morning.

- Lisa

Anonymous said...

I <3 Subway for breakfast :)

Lanie Painie said...

Whole grain and protein in the morning - save the fruit for snacky energy boost for when you need it. that's what works for me , anyway.

Karla said...

breakfast is so important, sets me up for the entire day!! good breakfast = good eating day!!! Flashback to the donuts, scones, McDonalds sausage biscuit... and I wondered why I had a problem.... sheesh!!!

Princess Dieter said...

Lanie, I have insulin resistance and cannot eat fruit alone. :(

spunkysuzi said...

I have to agree on a big breakfast! Definitely works for me :)

moonduster said...

You're doing great. Any downward tick is progress, so be proud of it. I eat LOADS of fruit! I think limiting your evneing munching is a good idea though. I never eat after 7pm, and I always try and eatmy dinner no later than 5/sometimes 6pm.