kingkeld's Journal, 27 August 2013

Good morning friends!

So, how did I do on my new little project yesterday?

The deal was to cut out the sugars, eat a little better. Not so much to lower the calories, as I SHOULD be eating up to my RDI of 2500, but more to eat healthier.

Well, on a scale from 1 to 10, one being incredibly poor and 10 being perfect, I'd say I did about... 3. LOL.

I feel that I failed miserably. The only redeeming factors (and earning me a 3 instead of a 1) are that I did NOT go over my RDI and I did stop eating at 7 pm.

Yesterday was a very stressful day at work. I felt that I was thrown curve balls all day. New, weird tasks coming in left and right, and so many unexpected things going on.

It's not that I did THAT bad. It's not like my old binges. If that was the case, I would have blown my RDI too. But considering my mission, I am not satisfied. I can do way - WAY - better than this.

I WILL DO BETTER TODAY.

So, what DID I eat of bad stuff? Well, a couple of protein bars. Sure, they're not the end of the world, at least I get my protein in, but they are still loaded with processed sugars. They're still "candy" in my mind. I had two. The good thing is that they made me reach my protein goal. I should have had a sugar free shake instead though.

Then, on the way home from work I bought an ice cream and a couple of chocolates.

That's it, really. Now that I see it, not THAT bad. Maybe I'm just overreacting because I'm annoyed that I did bad.

The weight is down 200 grams. Normally I'd drop the excess post-Indulgence Day weight faster, but this might be related to both the many sugars yesterday but also the fact that I have upped my RDI. Things are bound to go slower. That's okay. I'm cool with that. :)

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Today is another day. Today I am better prepared. No protein bars in my office. I do, however, have a sugar free protein shake, based on protein powder sweetened with Stevia, and mixed with milk. Not bad.

Lunch is chicken with rice, dinner is porkchops. Sure, they'll be breaded and fried, but I need fat in my diet too. It's all good.

When all this is consumed, I still have 1300 calories to go. Wow. See, THIS is why it gets difficult. When I have so many calories left, I get cocky. I think I can do whatever I want. Sure, I can do a LOT of what I want, but I risk setting myself up to failure by awakening the carb monster. He's not welcome.

For snacks, I have three apples in my office. They will have to do, and they WILL do fine. I like my apples, I just sometimes "forget" that I like them. It's a habit that I'm not completely used to or committed to. I hope I'll get there sooner or later.

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My buddy FullaBella reminded me of a smart little trick yesterday. Always remember that our brain doesn't recognize words like "can't", "won't", etc. So when I say that there is something that I don't want to eat, then my mind will focus on this particular thing. If there is something I don't want to do, then my brain will think of this action, and thus potentially nudge me towards it.

Try it for yourself. Right now, do NOT visualize a penguin. :)

So, the trick to "fix" this is for me change my thought pattern to a positive one. Instead of thinking "no more processed sugar" - which will lead my mind to "processed sugar", I will think "eat more apples". This will nudge me towards the apples instead. Clever, huh?

I have practiced this before - and it works. If you never tried it, I highly recommend that you do.

This is today's mission. Positive thinking. And Apples.

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I did great on my exercise yesterday. All goals were met, and then some. All goals will be met today too, I'm almost there already. It should be no problem.

I'm pretty sure that work is easier today - I have some things I want to be catching up on, nice and quiet, so I will probably close my door and just get to it. Time will fly and I will be going home before I know it.

I have plenty of apples for the whole day. Can't binge on apples. :)

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Wife!
- A great night's sleep for both of us.
- Easy day at work.
- Apples! :)

Happy Tuesday! Life is good!
185.0 lb Lost so far: 156.7 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 3.1 lb a week

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i know this positive thinking thing. but sometimes it is really hard...when i walk by a bakery it is easier for me to think "don't go in, don't buy a cake, don't buy chocolate" than to thin "have an apple" i have to work on that, too. i wish you luck for today! 
27 Aug 13 by member: joelae
Great - now I can't stop thinking about Penguins LOL :-) thanks for the nod buddy - you got this. You're in charge! 
27 Aug 13 by member: FullaBella
Doing good so far. I have had three apples, though. It's all good. :) 
27 Aug 13 by member: kingkeld
Great...thanks! Now instead of work I am going to be seeing the penguins that I saw at the zoo on Saturday. Boss may not understand if I start typing penguins, swim or waddle on emails or texts to him!  
27 Aug 13 by member: kmunson
Penguins! Haha! Do you worry that the sugar (although natural) in the apples will contribute to your sugar craving? 
28 Aug 13 by member: Neptunebch

     
 

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