Every Sunday I go over my week to see what I got right, where I need improvement, and where I want to go next.
I did overeat this week, but I didn’t let it derail me. In fact, I enjoyed the hell out of it. This helps keep me accountable the rest of the week and let’s me learn that I can enjoy my food and get back on plan. I don’t need to fear food. I know that I can count on myself to do what I say I’m going to do.
Friday was the hardest day for me. I usually eat dinner around 7:00 pm every night and then don’t eat the rest of the night. But Friday I was hungry again by 9:00. Couldn’t figure out why. I ate my salad and had my yogurt. Thought maybe it was boredom setting in. I went over my food logs for the week and realized that I didn’t plan enough fat or protein for dinner.
By keeping a food log I was able to see what was different. I didn’t freak out. I just fixed the problem, Saturday had plenty of fat and protein planned. Added bonus, I didn’t break my protocol of not eating after 8:00 pm. I went to bed hungry and let my body feed off some of that extra fat that won’t go away.
Data is everything. I record my food to help me. If the weight is creeping up, I have data. If the weight is stagnant, I have data. If the weight is dropping, I have data. If I feel bloated, I have data. If I feel tired, I have data. If I can’t think of what I want to meal prep, I have data. This cuts out the mental crap we tell ourselves, “I don’t know why”, “I think I did everything right”, “ I don’t know what to do.” You have the data right there to figure this crap out.
Write this stuff down! Get it out of your head and onto paper. It takes less than 5 minutes to create your 24 hour plan. You have 5 minutes! If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, unload your brain. Give yourself 5 to 10 minutes of writing whatever pops into your head. You’ll feel lighter after! And it’s easier to call bullshit on yourself when you see your thoughts written down.
Hope y’all have a flipping amazing day! Until next time.