Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Yesterday wasn't too bad. Hubby and I did a 4 mile hike (well... a 4 mile walk) with our dogs. It was moderate--not a stroll, not too brisk. The dogs enjoyed it, and at least the whole family got some exercise.

As for yesterday's diet, it was pretty good. My food was right on track, but I did have two glasses of wine. Obviously not on my plan, but Hubby wanted some wine and I couldn't resist.

My biggest obstacle seems to be hunger. When I switch to a healthy eating plan, I eat 4-6 small meals per day. In this case, a meal might be:
  • Veggie burger, 1/2 cup brown rice, green beans
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (dry), 8 almonds
  • 1 cup veggie/bean soup
As you can see, those aren't very large meals. (Some would even call them a "snack.")

At the beginning of my new healthy eating plan, I am constantly battling hunger. It's probably not really hunger, actually. I'm just used to being full all the time.

Rather than stuffing my belly to the point of fullness--and trying to keep it there--I need to learn how to identify real hunger. I also need to learn that a bit of a tummy growl is not a bad thing all the time, and that occasionally dealing with hunger won't kill me.

1 comment:

Fatinah said...

it could always be thirst. especially if you've had some alcohol. I wonder if it wouldn't be better to be sure that you are having 6 of those little meals instead of 4? Meanwhile - way to go yesterday - sounds like a success all the way around.