Counting calories are out the door. I've attempted it enough to know that my journey with it is DONE! It leads to binges and just obsessive behaviors that I can do without.
I contacted a couple of long time fitness buddies today asking for their advice and the response was overwhelming. I felt SO MUCH better after reading there replies. So a HUGE Thank you to Helene and Trish, you guys are awesome!
We all agreed on a few things. No more eating at work for me. And lets say I do slip up and eat a donut or muffin or whatever, i will tell myself before eating it that I get ONE and thats it. No more. I will bring my meals with me like I have been doing and try to snack on my stash at work, like protein bars and fruits/nuts. I'm also going to allow myself a 'treat' at the end of the day like a special k bar or bowl of cereal.
Another great suggestion that I got was an reward system. Each day that come home from work without snacking I get to cross out a # on my fridge. I will have the # 1-7 and the goal is to hit 7 every sunday, and if I slip up then I have to start over on 1 again.
The only reason I over eat and indulge so much is my anxiety. Its how I have always dealt with it and now that I'm on medication its a lot easier. My doctor increased my dose from 75mgs to 100 mg a few weeks back. I do feel great but still suffer a little. I have an appointment with him in march so maybe by then I will know if I need to increase the dose more. I'm also aware of my caffeine intake because I've noticed it will send my anxiety through the roof if I have more than a 6oz cup of coffee a day. I'm buying 1/2 and 1/2 coffee today to try and ween myself off of it.
I'm off work today and i have been in my pj's and it feels GGGGGREAT!
I was debating on a workout but after looking at last weeks workouts I decided I would take another rest day and to give myself a break. I deserve a day of doing absolutely nothing ( well besides except laundry and some light cleaning).
so far today I have had a turkey sausage biscuit , protein bar and lunch was some broiled chicken over tortilla chips ( weighed of course) with some low cal Mexican cheese.
One day at a time ;-)