Day 2 went well all in all. I had to teach a class at work at 7-9 pm. I got to work at 7:30 am. It was a long day! I have been having a protein shake and been pretty content most the day on just that. I have a desk job, so it’s not like I’m burning a ton of calories throughout the day… and I have plenty of reserves (ha). I was talking about not remembering hunger signals yesterday, but amazingly, my stomach started growling in the afternoon!
I went to the cafeteria around 2pm to grab something to eat. It was past the lunch hour rush, so not a ton of options were out. I didn’t have a real game plan other than portion control. I looked at the salad bar, I swear, I considered it, but I decided on the pizza. I had a lot of self deprecating thoughts about wanting it. I had to tell myself that it’s ok to have a piece of pizza. Normal people eat pizza. Normal people don’t eat entire pizzas by themselves in secret… ummm…. I mean… not that I’ve done that… Anyhow. I was hungry. The pizza was what sounded good. I ate one slice. I carried on with my day.
What I didn’t do is say, “F- it. I ate pizza. I might as well chase it with 5 more slices.” That’s what I would have said 3 days ago. While I am far from where I want to be with my food choices, I made the best decision I could in the moment. Little wins.
Maintaining momentum, starting Day 3!