Another Monday come and gone....well, no, another Monday started :-) Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part that it would be over. Anyway, so last week I started a medical weight loss program. It's my hopes I can lose some weight and benefit my heart and blood pressure minus the medication. Well, no, I'll be on some medication, but I think two pills for my heart is enough at 31 years old, you know? So I went to see the doctor and then the dietician. It was all a lot of information, so I'm still trying to process everything, but...
I am supposed to keep a daily log of what I eat. I absolutely hate doing that, or I have in the past but if this is what I need to do....then so be it, right? I have to record what I eat and mark down what category of food it is in. I have a certain number of starches, meats, veggies, milk, fruit, fat that eat every day. And I need to make sure when I do mark something down that it's within the proper portion size. So...for the past week, I have been starving. But I am trying my best to record what I eat and to really be aware of what all I do eat. It's tough, and it involves a lot of measuring out of things and to stop myself when I'm done and not getting more. Oh and the whole stress eating of chocolate when I'm stressed out...which, let's be honest, is a lot.
Oh and drinking more water. I clearly have not done a bunch of that in the past, so I have to make a concerted effort to do that, too. And isn't the water supposed to make you feel fuller?
But, it does suck being constantly hungry. My hope is maybe my body will be conditioned to eating actual portion sizes. I mean, that has to happen, right?
So that's my motivation for the week....to stay motivated and on the right path!
What's yours? I'd love to hear them. If you want to share, include a link to this post on your blog and then copy and paste your link in the comments. Have a good Monday, everyone!