So the My Fitness Pal ap has finally updated and now you can pick your macros ( % of carbs, fats & protein you eat).
So I adjusted my macros to a more protein oriented mix and lowered my calorie intake from 1,770 to 1,700. Not a lot, but I like to make small changes that I hardly notice, or else I tend to freak out.
Here are my numbers from yesterday - I'm still high on carbs, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it - I have rice crackers, hummus, and carrots in my diet - high in carbs, but also fiber. Its going to be a balancing act.
As long as I'm getting close to my Protein goals for the day I'm happy!! I used to be at 100g/ protein a day. 170 is going to be hard to hit, but anything over 100 is good to me.
Another new rule I'm trying to institute is that I don't eat after 8pm. I am in bed before 10 most nights, so I really DO NOT need to be snacking after 8pm - even if there are calories yet to be had for the day.
I've been good with my tracking - this is key for me. I really cannot be left to graze yet. I have auto-pilot for food and still try to overeat - even when I'm uncomfortably full. Had to spit out a mouthful of dinner last night.
I think that there are some people out there that have been more successful in changing their habits in the first year (bloggers that inspire me!), and I do think that I've done a lot and have made changes that are incredible. But I know that I have more to go. I think in another year I'll have the eating thing down much better. I do think that I'll always have to weigh in every day. "When I stop looking, the fat wins".
Anyway, I'm thankful to have these tools to help me - sleeve, tracking ap, scale. They are what is keeping me from giving up!! :) I still have a "failure mentality", that has been in my brain for almost all my life. So I keep reminding myself that change takes time. I was selfconscious of my body size at the age of 5, that kind of pressure is not going to be repaired overnight.
Today, I'm wearing a cardigan... size L. I'll take these little moments when they come.