I’ve been writing in this blog since 2012 I think. 2012 is the last time I went on a restrictive diet.

I’m ready to try again with the restrictive dieting. My goal is to eat way less sugar products. Abstain from donuts and cake and candy.

Tuesday at my support group they had mini Twix, I grabbed a handful and ate 1 (50 calories), then I just decided “I’m not doing this anymore” and I put the rest back. Small victories. Tuesday I ate UNDER my caloric goal. I was so happy.

It’s about choices.

Wednesday I didn’t do as well. Part of the problem was that I was on the road for about 5 hours driving my mom and sister to Houston to catch a flight. I did make better choices but my calories were still way over. For breakfast yesterday I had yogurt alternative, mixed fruit, 100-calorie pack of almonds, fruit salad

that was fine

then it started raining really bad while I was trying to drive and it got scary AND i was hungry so me and my other sister went to Ihop to get off the road and wait out the rain. At Ihop I got the lowest calorie pancakes that I could find which was the Rooty Tooty Fresh n Fruity pancakes with peach topping , it had only 560 calories plus syrup and I ate that with a tiny bowl of grits, so that was not great then I went out for dinner with my Ladies meetup group, we went to a BBQ place, I ordered a veggie plate. So I had cabbage, potato salad, creamed corn and a red potato plus a tiny bowl of peach cobbler for dessert and dinner was about 810 calories

Then for my 4th meal which is usually my late night meal I ate white bean and feta power bowl and some protein granola – that meal is what put me OVER my caloric goal

So Wednesday I didn’t do too well, I could have made even better choices

I’m accustomed to eating whatever the hell I want when I want it. I need to #1 – get accustomed to being a little hungry and #2 – consistently make better choices, #3 – abstain from my trigger foods which is donuts, cake, pie, candy. I don’t think I can even have them in moderation.

So far today I’ve done well. I wanted to go to Starbucks to get a frappucino but I stopped myself. I came home and ate a banana instead.

Today for breakfast I had pineapples in coconut milk and a breakfast sandwich, it did have eggs and a veggie meat in it. I bought these breakfast sandwiches, they were in the vegetarian section of Kroger, it said harmless ham (meatless) and I was excited about that, I forgot that I don’t eat eggs. The reason I don’t eat eggs is because the egg industry grinds of the male baby chicks alive and I want to minimize my contribution to that.

For lunch I had Amy Mexican Casserole and fruit salad

For snack right now I am eating a zucchini chocolate chip muffin, it’s really good, I found it in the vegetarian section of Kroger. Only has 120 calories. It’s really small.

I’m going to try to make good choices the rest of the day so I don’t go over my calories.

I have to stay vigilant and remind myself that I am trying to do a lot better with my eating and restricting my refined sugar intake. If I didn’t eat sugary items , my calories would be good every day.

One day at a time.




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