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I miss feeling full.

Friday, February 11, 2011

So I realized today that I miss feeling full. Not just "not hungry", but full. Is that weird? Like I finish a meal and I just don't feel the satisfaction of feeling full. I don't know how else to describe it. I'm not famished or anything, but I'm a little disappointed after meals these days.

I'm not sure how to remedy that.

I keep thinking that my body will get used to eating less and my stomach will "shrink" to "normal". But what is a normal sized stomach? How much volume can it hold? What makes you "feel" full anyway?

I make sure to add fiber and protein to my diet since those are supposed to help with the "full" feeling, but so far no luck.

It kind of makes me nervous - like I worry that I might just crash and burn and stuff my face to get that "full" feeling back one of these days. I've not normally been one to eat until I can't eat anymore (ok, I admit I do that at Thanksgiving, and Christmas breakfast too), but I normally felt comfortably full after meals. I also was 10 pounds heavier and I like the feeling that my body is giving me now. Right now that feeling is enough to keep me going. But I worry that it won't last.

I kind of feel like this is rambling, but it's in my head so I figured I'd just get it out.

The thing is, I haven't been craving things. I have barely even been eating the minimum for my calorie requirements. It's like I'm sort of afraid to eat more than the minimum. And that's probably not healthy either...

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BILBY4 2/14/2011 10:46PM

    Yah, I kind of get it but I don't miss feeling full. Because now I feel like going for a walk after dinner rather than clutching my stomach on the couch for a few hours.
Chia is one of the things that makes me feel very full. With soy yogurt.

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LEGALLYBLONDE81 2/11/2011 10:36PM

    Girl! you need to go and have some fun - go have a big ass 1500+ calorie valentine's dinner. Get an appetizer and dessert and love every bite. Wear your eating pants! GO! It's ok to live once in a while and you're right, you may crash hard if you don't take a break.

There endeth the soapbox lecture. In practical advice. Try drinking a lot of water with your meal. Like a glass before and one with. Try eating a soup with your meal too. Some of the canned soups (are high in sodium) but only 100 cals for half the can (about a cup). This will help you feel full.

Also, this may make you feel better, but eventually feeling full actually feels really gross. You will eat until you're full on occasion, but instead of having a comforting feeling, it will just be nasty. You might already feel that way if you go have that giant dinner I suggested. LOL

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SP Yelled at me. :(

Friday, February 11, 2011

So apparently adding these Jillian Michaels videos to my workout significantly boosted my calorie burn for the week, and SP put this big RED message at the bottom of my fitness tracker about how I should have told them what calories I intended to burn since that would change my calorie intake goals, blah blah blah.

Well I didn't originally plan on the Jillian Michaels stuff. I just decided to try it this week, and didn't actually realize how much it was supposed to burn. Anyway, beyond that I've had at least 2 days this week where I came in under my 1275 calorie minimum. I guess I'm not planning well enough. I plan breakfast and lunch really well, maybe too well... and then dinner we typically eat whatever sounds good when we get off work. Sometimes it's leftovers that we cook over the weekends, sometimes just a PB&J Sandwich, etc. It's always at least 600 calories for dinner, which seems like a lot to me, but it's not been enough when my breakfast and lunch are both under 300 each. So I think I need to maybe fit more calories into my day. I just have to figure out how to do that in a healthy manner. I mean, yeah I could go to the snack machine and squeeze in another 300 calories that way, but I don't want to go about it like that. I think I need a bigger lunch - or a heartier lunch. This week's was a lot lower than usual. So that might be part of the problem. We made wheat pasta w/ veggies and light alfredo sauce, and it is pretty low on the calorie scale, so I think next week that is where I will focus. I'm also bringing yogurt to work for a snack, but don't always remember to eat it.

Anyhow, I'm hoping I haven't sabotaged myself too badly. Weigh-in is tomorrow, so I'm hoping for at least a 1-2 pound loss. We'll see.

Off to get ready for work. Fun. At least it's Friday.

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SUNDRAGON56 2/12/2011 10:27AM

    I always get yelled at. LOL Mostly because I take fiber pills and it pushes my fiber/carb intake to 500+!!!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 2/11/2011 7:05AM

    when does it yell at you? I consistently go under my calorie intake and I don't recall any red bar...oh well.
Are you enjoying the Jillian Michaels workouts? I have not tried them. My newest exercise is Just Dance for the wii, it's fun and burns a crap ton of calories!

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SPARKLED146 2/11/2011 6:52AM

    Yes, I've been yelled at also. But it was a good reminder for me to review both my nutrition and fitness goals. emoticon

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    I got yelled at to! lol I have begun planning all of my meals the day before so I know what I need to get in. I'm usually short on my protein so I started adding 3 oz. of grilled chicken as a snack. A bit strange, but it increased my protein without adding the other stuff. Which video are you doing? I started the 30 day shred at the beginning of the month and I love it! Good luck!

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Yuck. :(

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So I was up a lot last night again. 3am or so was my body's "wake-up" call, and I tossed/turned for 2 hours til my alarm went off. Got up and had a rocking stomach ache. :( Not sure what the cause might be, but I worked out anyhow. Might have been the wrong thing to do because now it's REALLY unhappy with me. So I'm going to shower and then see how I feel. Still planning to go to work. So hopefully it settles down.

Good news is I burned a ton of calories this morning - did Jillian's "cardio kickboxing" video (ass-kicker), and then walked the dogs. So if nothing else, I'm proud of myself for getting up and working out even if I wasn't feeling great.


Oh how I love Glee. :)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

So we got the first disc of the most recently released Glee season. Yay! Watching the first episode now. :)

Then homework.

And if I get it done fast enough, maybe another episode of Glee. Haha

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LEGALLYBLONDE81 2/10/2011 9:25PM

    The last couple of episodes have been good. I've been a little underwhelmed this season.

I love Sue (duh) and Brittany.

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KENDALL7261 2/9/2011 5:55PM

Golly gee, bring on Glee!

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Ahhhhhhhh... sleep is good.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

So somehow I managed to stay asleep pretty much all night last night. I think I woke up once but not even enough to glance at the clock or do anything more than roll over and fall back asleep. I feel MUCH better today because of it.

Anyhow, this morning instead of yoga, I did one of the Jillian Michaels DVDs that I have - Shape Up Backside (from a set of 5 videos). Much harder than yoga, but I was in the mood for something a little bit more difficult. I just feel like I need a jumpstart so I don't plateau.

So after that workout, I took the dogs walking - took a new route today, which was a nice change too.

Not much else to report. Have my calories planned for breakfast/lunch. Not sure about dinner yet - depends on how late I have to work tonight. Yesterday I was under calories a little bit, but nothing too severe, so hopefully it won't hurt things too much.

Now to get ready for work and face another day. At least I didn't have the urge this morning to just call in sick. I definitely had that urge yesterday, and looking back maybe I should have just followed it. Oh well. Too late now.

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PRYDEQUEEN 2/9/2011 10:00AM

    Hooray for sleep! Love & appreciate it when it actually happens!

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AZMOMXTWO 2/9/2011 6:38AM

  sleep is good for sure

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