Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I feel completely fine. I'm not having any feelings of hunger. But yesterday, I had a protein shake, three cheese sticks, and a cup of watermelon; and that's it.
I'm getting enough fluids. But if I try to eat I get a sick feeling in my stomach.
I don't have a fever. I'm not tired. I'm just not hungry.
This has been going on, for more or less three days.
But since I'm not having any other symptoms, I guess, I'll just keep going along as I have been.
Monday, July 21, 2014
All weekend Iíve felt just fine, but on Sunday I had a little, finicky stomach. Since then when I eat I find my stomach getting upset.
Today, I had just started eating my lunch and almost immediately my stomach just seized up and said, ďNope, not gonna happen.Ē
Even now, when I should be having my afternoon snack, my stomach is saying, "Don't you, even dare think about it."
I know I didnít eat enough, but I still feel like if I try to eat more, it wonít be good. However, I feel absolutely fine in every other way. But itís got me concerned that this might be a slow roll into a long flu and that is not going to make me happy.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I have discovered that not having commercials has aided me, immensely in my attempt to change my eating habits.
Out of cheapness and a desire to be all ďweirdĒ and ďdifferentĒ I banished my cable TV. I still have Netflix and internet. But without regular TV, I no longer have commercials.
I had always known, in a way, that the world is oversaturated with advertisements. I also understood, to an extent, that companies spend millions, if not billions, each year perfecting the art of advertisement in order to manipulate the consumer into purchasing their product.
But I had never realized just how prolific and successful those advertisements are.
The ellipticals at my gym have individual TVs, so I like to watch while Iím running for long stretches. I noticed that I start wanting cheeseburgers, pizza, chocolate, etc. even though Iím not hungry. This is something I donít really experience much of any place else and as soon as Iím off the elliptical, I forget about. (not that I donít have cravings, they just arenít that strong or as common)
I realized that itís because of the advertisements, that I donít see otherwise, controlling my hunger response, like the bell and Pavlovís dogs.
They know what images to show, what words to use, and what time to show it, to condition us to order that pizza, buy that ice cream, pack those candy snacks.
Itís just so astounding how much they can affect me.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
As I was brushing my teeth this morning I noticed that if I suck in my gut, I actually have a flat stomach. Now this is huge, because I canít remember a time when, even sucking in gave me a flat stomach.
I could actually see how I will look when I reach my goal, and I like it.
Itís just a little closer to my goal.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I'm just saying the awesome part of the morning workout is realizing that at 5pm I get to go home. I get to go home, flop on the couch, and veg.
I don't have to go anywhere, I don't have to remind myself, and I don't have to work up the motivation, energy, or will power.
It's just nice.
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