Thursday, July 11, 2013

Some progress and holy frack! that's a lot of calories

So, I'm on day 5 of my calorie controlled diet and I'm doing well. I've lost 2 lbs so far and it seems to have stayed off for the last 2 days. Hooray!!

The calorie watching is continuing well and I am becoming very aware of how many calories there are in food and making conscious choices about that I eat. I have also been fairly good about coming in under my calorie ration for the day and being good. That has made me feel really happy and kinda proud of myself.

Except ...

Today, I decided to skip breakfast and lunch and allocate all my calories to a favorite treat - Yogurberry, which is frozen yogurt with some yummy toppings.

ZOMG!!! Frozen yogurt has a TON of calories!!!

I didn't check before I went to have my treat, I was so focused on the treat itself, but then I came home to update my diary and discovered that between the frozen yogurt treat and a normal dinner, I have blown my calorie ration for the day by 158 calories.

I feel awful about it.

I also feel guilty. Really, really guilty.

This has taught me a valuable lesson on being very careful about my treats. This much beloved frozen yogurt treat is going to need to be one that is allowed in few and far between instances.

On a more positive note, the first few days of my calorie counting, I was starving by the end of the day. Now, I'm feeling much more stable, and while I get hungry by dinner time, I am not STARVING and wanting to just shove a whole bunch of junk into my mouth. I find that if I eat by a reasonable time, say between 7pm and 7:30pm, I'm fine. If I'm really desperate, a snack of a slice of roast turkey just fine, which is a mere 25 calories.

The long and short of it is that I'm happy with how it's progressing. In the long run, this is a lifestyle change. I'll get over the frozen yogurt blip and be wiser about that choice from now on. I even managed to avoid the temptation of fresh macaroons which I love and didn't buy a box to eat during the week, which is something I would have done before I started my diet. By the way, a macaroon is 58 calories. Eat with caution!!

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