Good Morning... I read all of your blogs and noticed that when you feel your eating is out of control it seems as though there is little nutritional foods in your list. Before SP, I was eating a lot of stuff, but very little real, nutritious foods. When I cleaned up my eating, I stopped craving sweet and salty foods. I work really hard now to make sure every meal is nutritious and my body feels better no matter what the scale says.
I make a big batch of oatmeal (old fashioned, not quick oats or instant...I need the hearty, chewiness of barely cooked oatmeal) and just microwave it each morning. I add pecans, skim milk and two tsp of local maple syrup. I have a cup of coffee with fat free creamer.
lunch and dinner have a planned protein, half the plate of vegetables and quarter of the plate for usually complex carbs, like a sweet potato baked. Snacks are usually fruit and/or nuts.
it doesn't have to be fussy food, but I had to start thinking of food as fuel and chips just make me feel like crap now.
If you choose the diabetic track for the food tracker, it targets your calories, fat, protein and carbs per meal, and I find that more helpful also.
Good luck, stay motivated and know that many, many people here are pulling for you.
my advice echoes other advice... just start small. if you think of everything you have to do and think of, you will get overwhelmed and stop before you begin. just take it slow and you will know when it is time to progress....
for instance, for me....the easiest thing to do to begin was workout. so i started walking. while i walked for two or three months, without changing my eating, i began to formulate a plan of attack on my eating. at first, i just wrote down what i ate for 2 weeks. then i began to calculate the calories. then i began to lower the calories. then i added in water after another week....
so many people just get overwhelmed and dont begin. just begin somewhere. even if it takes you a month or two... just begin with something.
you mentioned something in your post.. your feet hurting. biggest motivator for losing weight for me. i cried and cried nightly over my feet hurting so badly.
guess what? im almost 120 pounds lighter and my feet NEVER hurt any more. soon yours wont either. 1567 days ago
Welcome to the Done Girls team! We are glad to have you with us. I know your pain and I have a similar story. It is hard but all of the Done sisters are in this together! You are never alone. See if you can sign up for the Rock It challenges, not too difficult and lots of fun. 1567 days ago
Greetings DONE Sister! I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other! I wish you the very best in accomplishing your goals, and congratulate you for becoming a part of this Done Sisterhood!
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