Day 889: Magic Bag Strains (Day 27 of 100)

It’s been an okay couple of days for the Magic Bag, but it’s definitely flexing against the necessities of life. Things get unpredictable when you leave the house, so there’s been some adjustments yesterday and today.

On the whole, though, I’m happy. Weight’s up a little, which is kinda weird, but obsessing about points isn’t the point; this is 100 days to retrain myself on how I eat, and hopefully my instinctive approach to food, which is going to be healthy in the long run.

It might be good to point out I’m not starving myself; I’m eating appropriate calories for a man, just in the lower half of that range. I’m also not hungry all the time, which is a good sign. About an hour before meals I start to get hungry, and I think that’s also a good sign; by the time I eat, both lunch and dinner, I’ve got an appetite. That seems like how things should be, instead of just kind of being sated all the time.

Sunday today; no ‘real’ exercise but we’re going to do a nature trail this morning, and hopefully I’ll have a big nap late morning or early afternoon (D&D last night; I’m running on about five hours’ sleep).

Day 447: Confident Eating

My first entirely on-track food day yesterday in… a while. I don’t know what’s been getting me so snacky lately, but it was very confidence restoring to just eat meals, no snacks.

I did have to mentally check in and tell myself “discomfort is part of the process” multiple times through the day. I don’t want to rail about the evils of Western society or anything, but I really do think I picked up the idea, somewhere, that ever feeling hungry is bad. It’s okay to be a little hungry!

Don’t starve yourself!

I’m figuring out my food in the morning and making sure I’m getting more than enough calories. But I’m really going to strive to not eat more than what I plan. “No snacking” seems like a simple idea, until it’s 8 p.m. and you’re just kind of idly thinking it would be really nice to nosh on something.

I did well yesterday, which should be fuel to do well today. Ticking off the “Did Not Snack” box on the checklist last night felt good. I want to keep that going.