336.6 – 24 Pounds lost.
So, I have this fear that the “plan” that I am on is all wrong and that maybe I’m fad dieting but just unaware of it. Yeah, I feel as though I can do this for the rest of my life, but that’s so easy to say only 6 true weeks into it. I am not following any program, but simply doing what I think is right and what feels right to me. Only, I suddenly got this fear early this morning that maybe I’ll see success now, because I have SO much weight to lose, and any reduction in my daily caloric intake will shed some pounds. But what about as I get closer and closer to my goal weight?
The “What if” monster is really showing off today… I guess a lot of these questions need not be answered today, so I need not stress over it?
One thing that I have noticed, however, is that I don’t like eating anything heavy. I’m okay when I eat a light salad, or munch on some grapes, or eat a piece of fruit or cheese. But when I eat a full grown meal, I feel heavy and gross and fat. So maybe it’s my portion sizes when I cook actual meals?
For instance… I created a stuffed pepper recipe that is stuffed with ground turkey and topped with sharp white cheddar. Let me tell you, it’s amazing — and if this is what I have to look forward to for the rest of my lifestyle change, then bring it on. However, I ate two of them [well technically one since it was cut in half before I “stuffed” them] and I felt like death walking. I felt heavy, I didn’t want to exercise, and I just felt, BLAH.
So, maybe it could be that my portion sizes are off?
Granted, I would have probably ate all six of them 2 months ago when I started on this weight loss journey. But now — maybe eating just 1 would have sufficed. It’s hard to believe that my stomach shrunk so much in so little time that such a small amount of food would be satisfying.
I have been getting extremely good at listening to my body. and I think I need to start eating slower in general and stopping when I’m satisfied. I know this makes sense in theory, but in practice, I put two peppers on my plate, so I ate two peppers. I didn’t stop between eating them to see if my appetite had changed.
I’m thinking this is even more important with me not eating a set amount of times a day and simply eating when I’m hungry. I’ve found out that on some days I am content with eating only once and others I can eat up to four times. Small portions and just listening to what my body is telling me.
So, Lesson learned — Stomach smaller = less food (even the healthy stuff)!