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over eating and hunger

Sunday, February 14, 2010

According to the nutrition tracker, I ate 1,800 something calories today. Yet, I am hungry. I am not craving any certain thing. I am just hungry. My sister's husband who had the same dinner is feeling snacky too. Why am I hungry? I did some work today but really didn't walk much.
My period is ending today. So I doubt that it is hormones. Why am I hungry? I might try to find something to eat but it feels like I shouldn't be hungry today. Not after all of the stuff that I ate today.

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SKIRNIR 2/18/2010 7:38PM

    I gave up too, in case you were curious. If I remember right, I had popcorn.

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CEB2007 2/16/2010 8:51AM

    My problem is when I am NOT hungry I want to eat, maybe not some specific food, just something. I munch on Cheerios, M&Ms or anything that is not tied down. I don't understand this desire to just EAT. At least you are hungry.

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TX_3XDAD 2/15/2010 12:53AM

    Have nibbles, will travel. If you're at home, have frozen banana slices, frozen blueberries, or some heavily bran whole wheat bread in small, MEASURABLE pieces.

That said, I know that I allow my hunger after physical exercise to sabotage my diet.

Oh, almost forgot. WATER! 8 glasses is not just to keep you hydrated, (the amount of 8 "necessary" glasses is a myth) it's also to help your hunger. Use ice water, the colder the better: the cold water helps your stomach register hunger faster (which is why you shouldn't drink cold water for hydration).

You can do this and we can help.

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RACHELAVI123 2/14/2010 11:17PM

    Try to add a little more fiber into your diet. It keeps you full feeling longer. I am a vegan, so usually around midday I add in the Orowheat 100 calorie whole wheat thin bread buns with a morning star veggie chicken griller (80 calories) into my daily routine and also take a benefiber supplement in the morning. It REALLY helps cut down my cravings through the day! Good luck!!

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TRACY180 2/14/2010 10:48PM

    I've been busy all day with helping to serve a meal at a local meal program actually. I finally gave up and ate some wheat thins and hummus. I suspect that I might be up to 1,900 calories. I suspect it is because I did more activity than I think or something about the fact that most of the calories in dinner was from ground beef which never seems to be the amount that it feels like I'm getting.

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FYRCOP 2/14/2010 10:43PM

    I've found that if I am not busy I'm hungry.

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The good and the bad

Friday, February 12, 2010

The good?
I can see my lower leg muscles better when I flex them. It looks like when I was in cross country. Cool!
I managed to put in some time doing some editing on my writing. My pastor likes my lenten devotional. Another friend likes my Christian mental health devotional that I have been working on. He wants to share it with others. Cool, again!
I didn't go for a walk today like I had hoped I would when I noticed that it was not as cold as it has been.
I didn't get up until noon.
I didn't eat many vegetables although I might make myself a vegetable platter to snack on tonight. Although, I haven't done my exercise today either.
I am so confused by whether or not I am losing weight. My weight goes up and down depending on where I am at one my cycle that I can't tell what is weight loss or just normal monthly changes. I know from reading Spark People that it is natural to gain weight before one's period but it is so annoying because it is hard to tell if I ever lose weight. I think I have lost some since last month's high (the day before my period, 183) is higher than this week's high (179.5 I think my period started a day or two after this measurement). I am starting to think of weight as a range rather than a specific number.

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TX_3XDAD 2/15/2010 12:56AM

    I HATE scales. I don't believe what they say. I try to measure my progress in inches on my gut (down from last notch on my belt to six) and how much energy I have.

At your weight you could be up or down a few pounds each day, depending not only on your cycle, but on how much salt you at the previous day. Or how much water you drank. Or whether you hit the potty before getting on the scale.

You're right: the weight is a range. It's a range that gets more precise as your body hits its optimum weight.

Baby steps. Deep breaths. It's. Okay.

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CEB2007 2/14/2010 8:05AM

    Hey, you will be back on track soon. Enjoy the down time and then get back on track tomorrow. We will make it!!!

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I just ran my end of the day report on the nutrition counter and I reached my calcium level due to almond milk and had nothing over my range at all! I usually have something over like salt, fat, calories or something. Of course I was under on fiber (1 gram), protein and some other thing or things. I think the Prego heart smart spaghetti sauce helped on the salt intake. It is supposed to be lower salt.

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DOLPHINFAN1334 2/9/2010 7:54PM

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NICKEL1331 2/9/2010 7:53PM


Good for you!

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Snow, soreness and almond milk

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

It is snowing here in Wisconsin. I only did a little snow shoveling at work but it counts as a little bit of exercise today. I fell in the snow yesterday morning which made my neck sore.
I am trying an almond milk for the first time ever. I don't remember if I mentioned that I blew 70 dollars at the grocery store on Saturday but I did. I wanted to make some spinach salad and try some other things. One thing that I wanted to try out is some kind of non-milk beverage because milk seems to bother me sometimes. I think this tastes kind of like milk. I am also curious if I can actually reach my calcium recommendation by spark people.



Monday, February 08, 2010

I over ate yesterday while watching the super bowl with my sister. I remembered that salsa is low calories but didn't want to count my chips and munched on crackers and hummus.
Today, I had an annoying day at work and had my left over Culver's cake for dessert after dinner. So, I went over again today.
Now, I am sweating all over from my work out and getting tired of going to the bathroom. I think my body has decided that some of my extra food is waste.
I will be back to eating within ranch tomorrow. I doubt that I will get much fatter due to two days of over eating. Also I am still waiting to see when my stupid period starts. I have felt some cramps. So I know it will be soon which is also a time that I always eat more and gain a little.


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