Sunday, December 21, 2014
I've gained another pound this week.
To be honest, I was half expecting it because of the way I ate during the week. For some reason I've been craving roasted peanuts and have been eating too much of them. Especially when I felt hungry, which apparently is not a good idea because even an ounce of nuts packs a lot of calories.
Nevertheless, it made me feel sad and, combined with other factors, put me in a bad mood for most of today. I hovered at the boundary of "to heck with this diet!" and had a piece of chocolate and some pastries.
This evening I was just about to put the final nail in the coffin, and had started planning in my head all the junk food I would get to have a real feast. (All the things I used to comfort myself with in the past that led me to my current obese state.) Was in the car with my sister and she started playing some upbeat music that we both sang along to. And I began to feel better.
I realised that I didn't need food to make me feel good. So, when I got back home I put on my workout gear and jumped on the elliptical trainer. No more food binges for me!
In addition to the overindulgence in peanuts, I realised that I had stopped tracking my net carbs like I did in the beginning (I still track my food but my tracker doesn't show net carbs - I used to track this manually). I've been tracking net carbs for the past two days and noticed that I exceeded my allowance on those days. So I need to work on that and keep tracking.
The number on the scale is just a temporary setback. One day at a time, one step at a time, I will reach my goals.