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Ate Like a Pregnant Lady

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Spent the weekend in Oakland with my pregnant friend. She's in her second trimester (thankfully) so the crazy out-of-control eating has simmered down into a healthy abundant eating. lol.

I planned for the week and ate towards the lower part of my daily caloric intake and worked out as much as I could.

I think I ate about twice my daily intake two times this weekend. I figured out that when we went for coffee, it was coffee then breakfast was soon after so don't order a scone thinking that that will be breakfast. (I'm not a big pastry person and was afraid of skipping breakfast.)

Bought yogurt and jam for subsequent breakfasts. Also, lots of hipster cafes in Temescal don't carry non-sugar. It's bad for you and the organic cafes don't carry it. (So I stole a few packets at SFO.)

I've learned that I will basically always eat when we are somewhere to eat. I have this paranoia about being hungry and bored. I think I should be more mindful about carrying snacks.

I am also a super emotional eater. I eat when I'm bored, sad and I eat junk food as a reward. I treated myself to a chocolate milkshake for deveining 675 ti leaves. I didn't need to add the burger and fries to it but I was afraid I'd be hungry. HHAHAHAHAHHAA. Um, yeah.

Just read a board post about parties and overeating. A lot of the advice sounds great. Half the time, I know I'm doing wrong and I do it anyway even if I know I'm not going to enjoy it. (IE second helping of potato chips when the first one was too salty and meh.)

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VELVETCATT 7/6/2010 3:58PM

    The title of your blog grabbed my attention for sure! LOL! Have a wonderful week!

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LOVEITSILENT 7/6/2010 3:55PM

    Oi! I ate a lot during the weekend as well.
I don't eat because I think I will be hungry, but because I can't pass up something that is great~ and if it is good, I have to have seconds...

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Not Enough Protein

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Looking over my stats for the month, I see that I underconsume protein. I'm not a vegetarian and will pretty much eat anything that's not moving--too much.

Trying to figure out how to eat more protein without a substantial increase in calories. Looked at vegetarian/vegan recipes. The amount of grain/legumes I'd have to eat per meal to get enough protein is way over my caloric intake.

A lot of the low-calorie, high protein recipes on the site aren't particularly low calorie for me. A 400 calorie salmon dish pretty much means I can't eat anything else with that meal. I try for three 300-400 calorie meals and 1-3 snacks a day. I average 1300-1500 calories (1500 means there is no weight loss and there is possibly weight gain even with exercise).

Trying to eat yogurt daily. I really like Greek yogurt and that seems to be a good breakfast option with 24 grams of protein. Trying to eat meat at every meal but apparently I'm not eating enough of it. Don't like dairy products other than yogurt.

Wondering if I should start taking a protein supplement.

It's amazing how I used to think I ate well when it's just that my eating habits aren't average American. I don't eat bread often, dislike sandwiches and pizza generally, don't eat cheese, milk or a lot of meat. But I eat a lot of white rice (hate brown rice) and not enough protein, calcium or iron.

Learning, learning.

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    CHia seeds? I've never heard of that. I will go Google it now. Thanks!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 6/29/2010 7:20PM

    I am trying Chia seeds. So far, they are keeping me full longer. Just a suggestion :0)

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Readjusting My Goals

Monday, June 28, 2010

My original goal date was July 7. I was pretty good until I got social again. It's so easy to eat right when you are at home measuring food. lol.

Basically, I've figured out that even when I'm being good, if I'm out being social, I'm going to eat 2000 calories that day. I have hit 3000 which is double my high-end calories for the day.

I just won't say no to french fries or a cocktail though I'm getting better at stopping sooner.

So, a week-ish out, I'm still about 7 pounds heavier than my goal weight and there's no way I'm losing it that fast. Also realizing that I don't put that much effort into working out. Gonna have to remedy that.

The good thing is that I have lost some fat. I've only lost 4 pounds total in about a month and have hovered at this weight for a couple of weeks. Realized that 122 isn't really worth working that hard for lol. 124 is attainable and, more importantly, maintainable. But, man, since I've hit my mid-thirties, this weight maintenance/loss thing is HARD!


Goal #1 Attained

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I was lying on my bed, staring up at the ceiling, trying to figure out whether I really needed to go to another grocery store when I realized something -- I was still wearing my jeans.

When I started logging my info on SparkPeople a few weeks ago, my jeans were tight. So tight that I either didn't wear them and wore dresses or took them off the second I came home.

They fit. Comfortably. No muffin top. My butt is starting to look good in them. Yay! Fitting into my jeans was my first goal. I'm glad I'm there, even after a bingey weekend and not working out all week (dancing not included).

So, yay! Even though I'm about 2 pounds heavier than my trajectory, I'm glad. Now onto goal # 2: fitting into my low rise jeans without smiling at people from behind

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LAKARE 6/24/2010 6:25PM

  Woohoo! It is ALWAYS nice when jeans fit good. :)

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Week After

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Started my weight loss regiment a couple of weeks ago. Been doing pretty well--learning what I can eat and what I probably should shy away from. Also discovered that I don't eat nearly enough protein, iron or calcium so started taking supplements since I don't get enough in my diet.

Have been on the line exactly (on the weight loss trajectory line). Skipped a trip to Vegas, partly due to not wanting to overspend or overeat. Went to Denver for a festival and to visit friends so I knew that I would be spending money and eating badly.

Overall, this week, I came out about 400 calories over. Not too shabby since I ate about 3000 calories one day (my target amount is 1200-1550 daily). Booze isn't as caloric as I thought it would be. It's the fried foods: hash browns, corndogs, french fries.

Gained a pound not sure how since you need a net increase of 3500 calories a week for a pound gain. Not too bothered by it. Overall, feeling good. Am realizing that even the times when I know I'm going to eat crappy food, I can still manage it. I didn't eat all the hash browns on my plate, didn't eat a snack just because everyone else was, ordered less food.

I go to San Francisco next week to visit my pregnant friend so will have to be vigilant because we tend to eat and watch movies all week. Gonna stop by the Korean market and buy pommelos--it will be a good snacking thing to have as my friend chomps on snack foods. lol

This week will be about getting back to my regular weight-loss eating habits and working out. Pretty pleased overall.