- My stress level may be much higher than normal.
- I may not be generally making healthy food choices. (Eating more crap which can also include increased adult beverages.)
- My healthy food choices may not be ones that satisfy my hunger.
- My portions may be off which is usually attributable to eating slider foods.
- My exercise routine may be disrupted.
Note: Keep in mind I am in maintenance. While I think being tight to the point that eating 1/2 - 3/4 cup-ish of food is not possible is not good, that's me and my opinion. Everyone's journey is different and everyone should take anything they read on a blog with a grain of salt. Ultimately, I encourage everyone to reflect and be honest with yourself and your doctor to figure out what is in YOUR best interest to get to goal...and to stay there.
And when I dig really really deep...and am super duper honest, which is really hard!, about thinking about a fill...I think the desire is really about fear and control. Fear that I will start backtracking. Fear of failure. Fear of regain. Feeling "out of control" on other things, so a fill will give me some control. *sigh* But I really do have control over all the things that I've listed. I don't need a fill for that. What I need to do is:
- Remember that stressing about stuff that is not under my control is just plain silly.
- Choose mainly healthy food choices. I feel better and have more energy when I do.
- Aim for balance in the healthy food choices---protein, fruits, veggies, fiber, etc.
- Sliders are a fancy way of saying crap food for me. Crap food is OK now and then. But it needs to be less "now".
- Exercise. (git-r-done). I'm important. I'm a priority. It helps with stress and makes me feel good. (Ha - today it sounds like I'm channeling the "you like me" 0scar speech.)
My thoughts on protein and some other opinions
My Most Important Rules
Why Do You Exercise?
Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
The Five W's
Divorcing the Scale