Monday, October 6, 2008

7 days of photo blogging =)

This morning's weight: 111.2 =]

Breakfast was loaded with carbs and delicious...1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup fiber one, & a light fatfree peach yogurt. I decided to finally go one whole day w/o peanut butter....peanut butter & peach? that just DOESN'T sound good anyway!
I had 2 fiber tablets and went to work. My mid-morning snack was a snack bag of radishes and a Minute Maid Light Raspberry Passion. This was my first time having this drink and unless we run out of diet drinks again at home, this will probably be my last time having it. The taste was just too watered down for me. It was sufficient, though. I also had a raspberry lemonade crystal light.
Lunch was a delicious, mildly filling sandwich made with whole wheat bread, a sliced mushroom, 2 slices of deli turkey, romaine lettuce, and a thin layer of gourmet garlic cheese (this stuff is goooood!).
My afternoon snack was a Diet Coke and a snack bag of baby carrots. wooo look at me fitting in those veggies today!
I was very hungry from 3:00 to 5:30, but I had purposed to wait and not snack so that I would appreciate dinner more. Boy, was I glad I waited. It's amazing how good even a side salad can taste when you're really hungry. I actually moaned when I ate a cherry tomato. ahh how weird is that?? lol.

On a more serious note, it is so liberating to abstain from counting calories. Sure, I'll measure things every now and then (I always measure oatmeal so I don't go overboard) or even average the calories for ONE snack or ONE meal in my head but then it's forgotten. My friend's dad made dinner tonight and added noodles and meat to lasagna hamburger helper.

Can I even express to you how wonderful it was to not be sitting there wondering what all was added and how many calories were in each thing??? how nice it was to instead put a decent-sized serving into my bowl and engage in some form of conversation instead of letting my mind go into a state of paranoia about calories and sodium?? I never thought that I could eat sensibly without counting calories to stay in control OR using the fact that I'm not counting calories to go completely OUT of control.

This concludes one week of, onto the next! With each successful day, I am reminded even more that i am stronger than I let myself believe I am.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog, and congratulations on being calorie-counting free! I know how amazing it can be to feel that freedom, it's wonderful that you're able to do it! Have a great day :)