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Up all night with a coughing child so...

Friday, October 18, 2013

I thought I would check in. I'm frustrated with my school job. I chair the Halloween carnival and we are hitting several snags this year. My child has been home sick since Saturday and five of those night my child has been up with a horrible cough. It's going around. I'm so glad I'm not trying to be super strict. Because then I'd feel guilty that I'm not staying at 1200 cal. So at least this way at my 1750 cal I'm not adding guilt and anguish to my stress and frustration and tiredness. As it is I notice myself wanting to eat but not from hunger. From other things. I'm glad to be aware of it. I think I'm aware because I'm not trying to hide my eating from myself. Doesn't that sound silly but it's true.

I'm not being very successful with the spark app for tracking food. It seems that when I enter something in I get many items matching but really most of them are not truly a match. But I have to add it in order to view the entire name and nutrition to determine if its the right info.

I'm still using my other app because I'm used to it and it has most if my current foods already entered custom in it. But that doesn't earn my points. Oh well. I'll hopefully get passed the learning curve.

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RORYLYONS 10/18/2013 10:33AM

    Hope your child gets better soon...... emoticon Hang in there your keeping on track... emoticon

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FEMISLIM 10/18/2013 9:08AM

    It is well with you.

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New strategy and loving it

Monday, October 14, 2013

Well every time I try to restrict my calories I tend to almost binge. Not catastrophic gorging etc but still overly big servings. Rather than 1200, 2200 cal. So I was reminded of another technique. Enter in the weight you want to be and eat that number of calories. No back filling for exercise or fiber calorie deductions. Just eat no more than the goal weight maintenance calories. Eventually you'll be that weight. Well it's feeling great. It's been four days still eating 3-4oz (21-28g) protist at three meals a day with a lite fourth meal after work. (I work late). I know the scale will take longer to drop that 25lbs but if is been doing this feeling good about my eating since last June at my most recent lowest weight I'd be at my goal by now rather than eating back up the 10lbs I've lost so many times. It's ridiculous.

So here I am. A kinder approach. Which is good. I am busy. I am stressed. I need to be kinder to myself so I can be kinder to my family and friends. If I torture me I risk taking it out in them.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 10/14/2013 11:13AM

    May God bless your success on this journey we all share!

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WATERONE 10/14/2013 8:17AM

    Sounds like a good approach for you. Hang in there. emoticon

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DWROBERGE 10/14/2013 7:51AM

    Keep focused for success.

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