I've decided I need to start keeping a food journal. I'm going to write down every.single.thing. I eat. Everything. Even if it's just one saltine cracker. If I put it in my mouth, I'm going to write it down. I've been pretty good about keeping myself in check for the past couple of weeks, but I'm sure actually seeing it in writing will help me even more.
I've decided to keep myself to between 1700-1800 calories a day. That's not on the advice of anyone. It's just an amount I came up with that sounded good. I'm only counting calories. I'm not even going to begin worry about fat, sodium, sugar, etc. I'm sure I should, but I need to first focus on the calories. Worrying about the rest will come later.
I've been making much better food choices. I'm not filling up on empty calories. I've been very conscious of making healthy food choices. Except for the D♥ Pepper. Once in a while isn't going to kill me. I had one on Saturday because we went out with friends. And that's just fine. Totally depriving myself just doesn't work. A little "treat" once a week is just fine.
I haven't felt deprived or hungry at all with the amount I've been eating. I truly hope I stick with this because I really have felt great. It's just as annoying to me, as it is to most ☺, that diet and exercise are the answers. But if I want to look and feel better, it's what I have to do. Oh, and I have to do it for the rest of my life. Sigh.