Originally Posted by treepeters
I'm on DAY ONE and I'm just wondering if anyone has any strategies for their "day one's".
So far, I've made it through breakfast and have a big bottle of water near me.
I realize now that I'm not eating at whim, how many times a day or an hour I was thinking about food and actually just eating.
I feel relief actually. It was almost exhausting eating that much. It's a real sugar/carb thing for me.
I'm taking it one meal at a time. I've planned out lunch (have to feed a 3 year old, etc...)
And I'm coming here to post as reward for sticking with it.
Good luck to all my fellow Day One-ers!
I know we can do this.
My *day one*, "this time" was a while ago. Hmmm... strategies? tips? Get through it any way that you can. Don't give in, don't cave to wants or cravings - remember you don't HAVE to have something just because you want it. You must remember what you want the MOST.
I know I used a lot of self talk (still do). One of my favorite mantras when I was ready to eat something *off* plan or just *because* was - "I just don't do that anymore. I just don't do that anymore. I just don't do that anymore". It was a big help to me.
Make it a law, an unbreakable law - don't put it in your mouth till you write it down - you write it BEFORE you bite it. NO MATTER WHAT.
Count your calories. Each and every one of them
Remember each and every time you say no to *one of those foods*, that you're saying YES to you. Don't ever feel deprived in turning down high quantity/high calorie foods - the deprivation is EATING them and remaining fat.
I also would advise you to be EXCITED about this journey. It's a thrilling, thrilling time of self discovery and self growth. It is nothing to dread, but something to revel in. Adhering to a healthy life style is a PHENOMENAL way to live.
And never mind the first day, but the first couple of weeks will *most likely* be rough. That's to be expected. You're not used to doing this. You're not used to telling yourself no. You're not used to eating this and turning down that. You're working on changing a life time of bad habits and that does take work and it WILL be uncomfortable - initially, temporarily. You MUST work PAST the discomfort. You must. There is no way around it. It gets sooo much easier as these new healthy habits take hold. As you get used to doing things this way.
It's very important (VITAL) to get rid of all junk, making sure to stockyour home with healthy, healthy, healthy, yet delicious foods.
And the most important thing - plan. plan. and than plan some more. Healthy eating won't happen on it's own. You can't wing it. It's got to be thought about and prepared for. Failing to plan IS planning to fail.
Umm, that's about it - for now.
Hang tough. There is so much good headed your way provided you work past that discomfort and STICK with this. You CAN do this. We've all got the capability to lose weight, each and every one of us - yourself included.