Getting Bored Of The New Lifestyle?

Hey pals, im currently going through what I always used to go through on a new lifestyle change in the past. Getting bored and on the verge of derailing myself off the path i have set. I'm an emotional eater and tend to eat just to spice up my life a little bit and at the moment I feel like a Zombie. It all feels kind of boring (even though i am losing the fat).

I have a no tracking day at the end of the month (cheat day) where I plan to eat what im craving and such, but not sure what to do up to then to brighten up my days a little bit! If anyone else has gone through the same scenario and you beat it can you let me know what you did please? Any tips or suggestion will be appreciated! :smile:
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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    edited January 2018
    Falklang wrote: »
    Hey pals, im currently going through what I always used to go through on a new lifestyle change in the past. Getting bored and on the verge of derailing myself off the path i have set. I'm an emotional eater and tend to eat just to spice up my life a little bit and at the moment I feel like a Zombie. It all feels kind of boring (even though i am losing the fat).

    I have a no tracking day at the end of the month (cheat day) where I plan to eat what im craving and such, but not sure what to do up to then to brighten up my days a little bit! If anyone else has gone through the same scenario and you beat it can you let me know what you did please? Any tips or suggestion will be appreciated! :smile:

    what is so bad about 'the path' that you cant stick to it?
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    Are you eating at too high a calorie deficit?
    as the others have said, eat what you like, just have less of it.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    Eat what you're craving now. Just eat less of it. Use your imagination.

    You can eat whatever you want as long as it fits your calorie goal.

    This.
  • Falklang
    Falklang Posts: 220 Member
    Are you eating at too high a calorie deficit?
    as the others have said, eat what you like, just have less of it.

    Nope I've made sure I'm not depriving myself I've set a calorie goal of 2100 and typically end each day at 1800, i may just use the extra 300 i'm not using for cravings.
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    edited January 2018
    So @Falklang with that extra 300 cals how is your weight doing? are you losing..are you maintaining?
  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,573 Member
    edited January 2018
    Eat what you're craving now. Just eat less of it. Use your imagination.

    You can eat whatever you want as long as it fits your calorie goal.

    This, so much this! I got back on track December 27th of this year. Since then I have lost 7 lb. Since then I have also enjoyed multiple glasses of wine, two bowls of ice cream... One was two servings, one was one and a half servings, movie theater popcorn, two Rice Krispies Treats, 2 servings of Swedish Fish, a delicious creme brulee, two cheeseburgers... I made some cuts here & there... to cut one thing out so that I could have something else.... I worked out at the gym a few times... I worked what I wanted into my plan for the day.

    It just requires thought and deliberation... What I have cut out for the most part is impulse eating. Eating on a whim has always been my downfall. Not yesterday!

    I wanted a Dunkin Donuts Black Angus steak egg and cheese on a bagel. I was out and about and I was hungry. The bagel could be my lunch and afternoon snack combined because it is 670 calories. Perfectly fine. I could do it and still stay on track. I know it's a crappy sandwich but I really wanted it LOL.

    Then I realized that I would probably not be able to have my glass of wine last night and stay within my goals if I had that bagel... Unless I cut back on my planned supper. Which I did not want to do.. Decisions decisions.

    I finally decided to have one of my Lean Cuisine meals that was in the freezer at work for 240 calories.

    And then I had a Rice Krispies treat last night when I got home and finished off the day with my glass of wine. Very happy with my choices.

  • MsHarryWinston
    MsHarryWinston Posts: 1,027 Member
    Don’t stop eating food you like just make it fit your day. You’re leaving 300 yummy cals on the table every day. Eat some chocolate. Eat some bacon. Eat some cheese or something.
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    You've been losing so you can enjoy those 300 extra cals without any feeling of guilt... eat things you love and keeping going, you are doing great :smile:
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,443 Member
    Don’t stop eating food you like just make it fit your day. You’re leaving 300 yummy cals on the table every day. Eat some chocolate. Eat some bacon. Eat some cheese or something.

    Amen to this. I save 200-300 calories for dessert every night! Usually chocolate or ice cream.
  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
    It doesn't harm your weight loss efforts to eat what you crave. Log it accurately and stay within your calorie budget.
  • vivmom2014
    vivmom2014 Posts: 1,647 Member
    The problem with saving your indulgences until a certain day is that it makes the rest of the time -- regular life -- seem like penance. This isn't an ideal mindset.

    Do what everyone is saying: eat what you love now. Make it fit.

    Life is too short, and the variety too great, to eat boring food.
  • k8andchr1smom
    k8andchr1smom Posts: 72 Member
    I'm on 1200 calories. Today for lunch I had 1/2 a portion of beef brisket without the bread, a salad and half an order of fries. Met my goals and my cravings.