Well, I've about driven myself nuts, and I want to make sure its not just me that does it. I realized last night that I must have atleast a 100 conversations with myself during the day, regarding food. Is this normal??? It goes something like this.. "Hmm.. that looks good.. maybe I should have some.. No Liz, you don't need it.. you just ate.. your going to eat in an hour.. you need to wait".. Now, I know i'm not starving myself, because when I have these conversations, I'm not even hungry.. I know its just a matter of boredom.. Alot of my problem was eating when I was bored, lonely, upset.. you name it.. I ate because of it...
This is my 4th week of changing how i'm eating, and I think i'm doing fairly well.. I'm not going to weigh myself till I go to the doctor on April 1st, but I know I feel better.. Don't have that mid-afternoon tiredness anymore.. Just feel better all the way around..
How do I get around this... I try to keep busy, but even when i'm at work, I think about food constantly.. When i'm I going to eat next.. what did I bring for lunch.. What time should I have my afternoon snack.. This is at 9 am! Why am I planning my afternoon snack when its only 9 am???
Also, sometimes when I eat.. when i'm done eating, and I know i'm done, cause all the food on my plate is gone, i've drank my water.. I didn't eat fast, I enjoyed the food.. But I don't have that totally full, overstuffed feeling.. You know the one.. where you kept eating till you felt sick. That was a normal feeling for me before.. Now I've not had it for atleast three weeks.. For some reason it makes my brain feel like i'm not eating enough, even know I know I am... Hmm.. and you wonder why i'm overweight.. Anyways.. Ack! Has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks for listening! Liz
24 days and counting, no chocolate!