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Hunger fear?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Get this: Last night I was eating dinner with a friend and afterwards we were going to a talk given by a bird photographer. I brought a healthy chile to share, and she made cornbread and salad. It was all very Spark friendly. But, because I was going "out", I was worried I would get hungry, so I ate more than I needed!!!

I have done this before. When I know I am going to be in a place where there might not be food, I eat more because I have such a fear of being hungry.

The crazy thing about last night is that the group that hosted the photographer always has refreshments, so there was no need to do this.

I have never been deprived of food!!! (although my mom was, in the Depression, I wonder if her stories affected me this way?)

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 9/11/2011 6:14AM

    CARLANNIE had a good idea. A nutritionist would be a good person to talk with about your fear of being hungry. I don't know how to advise you to find one.
Hospitals have them. Ask around your community.

Many of us need to do the same.
Kay

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CARLANNIE 9/10/2011 9:33AM

    I asked a nutritionist about this very unusual thought pattern, because I used to have it all the time, too, especially when traveling. She said it is actually a drawback from our prehistoric days when food was scarce and the drive to 'hunt and gather' was supreme! The trick is, we don't live in prehistoric days any longer and so we just need to tell our brains TO CUT IT OUT! Silly brains.

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MEME102 9/9/2011 8:42PM

    Carol - I actually DO understand that feeling!! It's like I"m afraid to have 'hunger pangs'!!!! My mom was raised during that era too and while she didn't talk about lack of food -- she was always constantly on a diet and when SHE went on one - we all did! (remember the egg diet, the grapefruit diet -- I've been a part of about all of them! Thanks for sharing your blog - I had always thought I was alone in that feeling -- now I see I'm not!
thanks so much


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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/9/2011 1:40PM

    I also am afraid of being hungry and always carry the 180 calorie Slimfast drinks in my car"just in case". They usually do the trick for me to ward off my hunger. They come in handy when I leave the gym and go grocery shopping, which I do once a week( the shopping that is).

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Days off

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Well, I basically took two days off Spark; one was planned, the other not planned.

I did not record foods yesterday; it is important to get back in the habit today. So, my plan for today is to do the food journal carefully. On reflection, the reason I did not record is that I had a very full day, my daughter, son in law and grandson came over and I ate little bits and pieces of things, so figuring out how much would have been really hard. Then for dinner I ate out at a Thai restaurant, and it is impossible to know the calories, but I do know that I over-ate.

Facts: it is easiest to record foods when
1. They are served in definite amounts, like one cup, half cup
2. They are not eaten in restaurants!!!
3. They are simple, not combinations of foods.

Can't always have this situation so I guess it is best just to estimate. I probably had over 2500 calories yesterday.

  
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VINGRAM 9/8/2011 9:08PM

    Had a pleasant surprise at IHOP today. Hadn't been there for ages - they now have a "Fit Fare". Had an egg substitute veggie omelette and fruit....menu said 320 calories! emoticon

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MEME102 9/8/2011 8:14PM

    The lovely part of sparking -- today is a new day! Yesterday IS gone!

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/8/2011 5:44PM

    You will work it off. Company encourages you to eat more.
Kay

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CHARLOTTE1947 9/8/2011 2:54PM

    I took off too. Was feeling unwell. I still managed to lose .5 pound last week without my routine. Restaurants are impossible. Even when I think I'm doing well, I consume way to many calories. But, hey, sometimes it's worth it, especially with family.

Charlotte

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JEANNE229 9/8/2011 12:16PM

    It was a vacation....now back to work (sigh)

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CHUBBYMAMAW 9/8/2011 11:42AM

    I did the same thing. This being a Holiday, I took time off. I must not have over eat, because I weighed and measured today and had lost a little both ways.Maybe you have too.It sure surprised me. Sandra emoticon emoticon

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Discovery

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Just discovered SparkSavings.com. Because the computer format uses the same processes of Sparkpeople, it is fairly easy to use.

I have been trying to track my money expenditures, which is very similar to tracking calorie expenditures!!!

The psychology of both is similar. When I am upset, I go hog wild and eat things. When I am upset, I throw caution to the winds and I buy things. Later there are regrets.

But at least with buying things, you can always return them. But with eating things, it is a journey of no return.

  
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MEME102 9/8/2011 8:43PM

    I liked your correlation!!!! NO return is the TRUTH!! You're very good at getting blogs done and writing out your thoughts....I need to get into that mode more....

Comment edited on: 9/8/2011 8:45:02 PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/8/2011 5:28AM

    The correlation was very good. I never put it together that you can return material things, but can't return the food that you ate.
Good reminder.
Kay

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/7/2011 10:38PM

    I agree about getting "returns" on the calories. The only way you can "return" a chocolate chip cookie is to go out and burn off the 300 cals. It's a lot easier eating it than it is getting rid of the calories after the fact.

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JKURJACK1944 9/7/2011 5:38PM

    I do a lot of returning.

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JUDY1676 9/7/2011 3:38PM

    So true!

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VINGRAM 9/7/2011 12:18PM

    I am a big shopper - but fortunately for me - I am CHEAP and do it at thrift stores and garage sales!!!!!! emoticon

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Taking a break

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I am taking a break from Spark today, but I still want to do the blog. I am going for a long walk with a friend at Crissy Field, a beautiful place on the bay, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, birds, clouds, and blue sea.

  
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BUSYGRANNY5 9/6/2011 7:27PM

    I visited Golden Gate e Park years ago and it was beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful walk and visit with your friend today!! Enjoy the day!

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JKURJACK1944 9/6/2011 5:53PM

    I visited there when my sister lived in San Francisco. I love it there. It is so very beautiful.

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PURPLELVR7 9/6/2011 4:24PM

    sounds wonderful, enjoy the time

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MEME102 9/6/2011 3:58PM

    Ahhhh do a couplel of laps for me !! ENJOY!!

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VINGRAM 9/6/2011 2:35PM

    Enjoy......sounds beautiful!

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Bread Follies continued

Monday, September 05, 2011

I looked at the weight of one slice. The Orowheat is 38 grams and the Trader Joe is 42 grams. How could a 4 gram difference compute to a 50 calorie difference? As far as effect goes, both have the same degree of filling power. And visually, they look the same size. They both have the exact same amount of fiber.

Well, this little foray into nutrition labels has taught me to seriously read the labels BEFORE I buy something. Where would we be if the government had not forced these companies to put this information on the labels? People are so anti-government, and yes, I think it has gone overboard on that light bulb issue, but good government is necessary. The rich need to pay their taxes and they aren't!!! Sorry to get political, but in the end, everything really is.

  
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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/7/2011 10:32PM

    The difference in the cals may be in the amount of carbs/sugar in the bread.

The other day, I read your blog about fiber and went to Google and typed "high fiber food" in the search bar and got quite a few "hits". You might want to check them out.

We used to buy the "double fiber" bread but it was only 6 grams of fiber so we just went back to another bread that had a bunch of seeds in it that we like. I can't remember the name of it, right now, but I'll let you know. It is not, however, a high fiber bread. I just like it more.

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/5/2011 4:54PM

    Reading the labels is so important. I agree that different companies may not list them exactly the same, but go with your instincts.
Kay

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