It's time to come clean. Yet again, I've let myself get out of control. You can see by my calorie counts the last week that I haven't exactly been keeping to "the plan." Granted, I haven't strayed far, and I never binged, but I made poor food choices that resulted in much higher calorie counts this past week. I really don't know what's wrong with me. Every time I have a little weight loss "success," I blow it. This time, several people mentioned that they could see that I had lost weight and *boom* I'm overeating again.
There's nothing to do but gather myself up and keep going. So, that's the plan :) There is definitely a silver lining to this, though. Looking at my calorie counts, they are still much better than even my good days before I changed my eating habits. My worst day this month I took in a little over 2100 calories. That's bad. But, when I was making poor food choices, eating out a lot, and generally not caring about my intake, I would have taken in much more than that. Of course, I didn't track then, so I don't have a comparison but here's a comparison of my typical "before" day and my worst day this month.
Bruegger's bagel w/ cream cheese
Coffee with half and half (~520 cals)
Turkey sandwich w/ mayo and cheese
Chips (~950 cals)
Cheezits (320 cals)
Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
2 slices garlic cheese bread (900 cals)
Total: 2690; No exercise
"After" worst day
Cheese grits (335)
Happy meal (670)
Dinner at inlaws: steak, corn, roll, potatoes, beans (675)
Snacks: light english muffin pizza, pretzels, sf pudding (492)
Total: 2171 calories; Walked three miles
So, there you have it. I have confessed my worst eating day this month (and it's horrendous now that it's in print. I'm going to have to MAKE myself publish this post) compared with a relatively "good" day before starting to change my eating habits. My worst day is still 500 calories better than my "good" day before and there was exercise. So, I guess I'm making progress, slowly but surely.
The other good news is that, with all that eating, I still lost a pound this week. It's only a pound, but I'll take it.