I just read a forum post on myfitnesspal.com and it really hit home.
To use the term “starving” in relation to your diet, as in “OMG, I’m starving, give me dinner!” is so inappropriate!
Google images for “starving child” and the impact should make you think twice about ever using the term “starving” again!
No, we are not starving. There’s plenty of food in the cupboard and fridge. There’s plenty of food down the street on the grocery store shelves. There’s plenty of food in warehouses and trucks around the country. We are NOT starving, the appropriate word is “hungry”.
Driving north for the first RV/camping trip of the season, I’m feeling vulnerable. Feeling like I could fall backward into my old ways of eating eating eating.
I don’t want to gain but there’s a part of me that’s feeling like who cares? Just eat. Reward yourself, you’re on vacation!
My confidence appears to be fading. I am trying to hold on. If I can get through this weekend then I will feel so much better!
UPDATE #1: ate dinner at Wendy’s. Think I’m doing better! I might have just been hungry!
UPDATE #2 MONDAY May 24, 2010: Well I got through the weekend. I don’t know why, but I was hungry most of the time. Could it be that we were more active? We burned a lot of calories biking and walking. I don’t know what came over me. It was like a psychological curtain was lowered, and I was famished. It started with the drive up north and continued through the whole weekend until driving home. Once home, it’s like the curtain went back up, and I was normal.
Thankfully, I didn’t eat anything regretful. Lots of fruits and whole foods.
We ate dinner at a restaurant on Saturday night, and I ordered broiled haddock (no butter), rice, zucchini w/ stewed tomatoes and also a wonderful salad. I dipped my fork in the dressing instead of pouring it on top. It was delicious. My only downfall was that I ate about 4 slices of their homemade whole grain bread, but it was soo good.
I am wondering if I should weigh myself this AM.