I find myself wondering that today. No, not because my weight is still up, but because of my motivation level!
I am only 3 days in to being really good restricting my calories and I'm totally sick of it! How the hell did I ever learn to live like this on a virtual daily basis for over 2 years? Seriously!
Last night I found something productive to do once again to distract myself from eating after dinner. I've shared with you guys before that we have an extra freezer. In that freezer I keep all the extra meat organized and labeled in garbage bags. I also have the veggies that I froze from the garden and frozen things that I bring to work for lunch.
All of that information is on a chalkboard in our pantry. So, for example, when I pull out some chicken breasts for tomorrow's meal, I cross out the number and write in the new number.
It's a pretty good system - I can buy meat that's on sale and since it's just the two of us, we don't eat a lot at one time, and I really dislike leftovers. So the frozen meat is easy to pull out the night before and it's thawed and ready for dinner the next day.
But Marc and I sometimes forget to cross things off and sometimes the freezer gets really disorganized. So I pulled everything out of the extra freezer as well as our regular freezer and counted what we have and got it all nicely organized. For a Type A freak like me, getting organized like this is a little slice of heaven.
So I was happy to get it done - and now I know for sure what we need and don't need the next time I go grocery shopping.
But I'm not sure how many more projects I can keep distracting myself with. Seriously - how the hell did I do this when I was actively losing?
I have been rewarded by seeing the scale's numbers drop ever so slowly, but I'm still well above where I want to be [insert foot stomping temper tantrum here]