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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Well, I've gained about 5 pounds in six days. Yes, people, it's possible! It's okay though. I've realized that I can't keep making these fatty meals for my skinny boyfriend, who now actually weighs the exact same as me. 134 or so at 6'2. A lot of my insecurities comes from this fact, as I can't find myself attractive since we weigh the same; he's a FOOT taller than I am, and how can I not crush him? Why would he find me attractive?

I've come to the conclusion that he must not expect anyone to be as thin as he is, really, since if I was as thin as he was to scale, I'd be underweight and look like "Skeletor." He never has made me feel like I'm large; in fact, he tells me I'm perfect and don't need to lose weight. However, this is slightly counter-productive, as he makes it hard to diet. He is at work for most of the day, and I need to control myself while he is gone and if I can stick to making healthier recipes, like those from Spark, I can stay on track and he'll never know the difference. :)

I'm going to the grocery store today. Also, update: I DID the bookshelf!

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    I completely understand the whole weighing as much as your boyfriend thing. My BF has been a steady 135 lbs for as long as I've known him (at 5'11) - so I've had points where I've weighed more than him which is a really crappy feeling.

AND he tells me I don't need to lose weight either - yes, a nice thing to say but not really what you want to hear when you're looking for motivation to stay on track. (although him telling you that you needed to lose weight isn't really what you want to hear either!)

My strategy to making and eating meals with him is to find healthy things that he'll enjoy too. (He actually likes eating healthy when it tastes good!) We work different schedules, so he's not usually home for dinner. I'll try out single serving recipes when I'm by myself, and if I think it's something he'll like, I'll make double the next time so he can eat when he gets home.
Or making things that can be easily modified to a healthier version for myself (I can make burgers - hold the cheese on mine, load up with veggies and eat either on whole grain bread or a bed of lettuce, and he can have a normal cheeseburger)
It might take a little bit of experimenting to find things that will satisfy you both, but I think it's better than the alternative of giving in and going with the easier fattier meal.

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SOXFAN76 6/29/2011 9:50AM

  Stay positive and overcome this setback.

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WILDEMOON 6/29/2011 9:41AM

    I'll also add that no matter how skinny he is, eating healthy is still important. It's good for HIM to eat the same stuff you're eating :)

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Well, I've had four days of munching away. Perogies eaten: 48. Yeah.

Today I'm drinking wheatgrass and trying to motivate myself to clean the house and organize my bookshelf. I have all this time in between quitting my last job and starting my new job July 6th, I don't know why I can't seem to motivate myself to exercise and eat healthy and DO stuff I didn't have time to do when I was working.

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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 6/27/2011 10:12AM

    just follow this simple rule for a little more happiness
'a clean house is a sign of a wasted life' emoticon

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JSPIN74 6/27/2011 9:50AM

    emoticon sorry you're feeling stuck & in a rut-ish...

babystep it a bit...don't beat yourself up for the bad eating...just do what you can...drink your water ...go for a wlak around the block...

once you clear your head a bit I bet you'll feel more in control emoticon

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I got up way too early this morning, or something, because I'd already eaten almost 1,900 calories and that was before noon. I don't know whether it's because I'm a chronic self-sabatour or what, but I lost a pound and by the end of the day, I'll have gained 2!

I'm lonely today. Maybe that's it.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/23/2011 2:44PM

    Maybe you just haven't gotten quite yet what I call "the zone" where I am concerned about making sure the meals for the next day will be agreeable with my nutrition tracker ... I do so want to lose this weight and that is how I prepare for the next day. I want to stay within my 1200 to 1500 calories.

Weighing all day is not good either -- even though I do it --- you will inevitably weigh more ...



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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yesterday started off well enough; however, things slowly spiraled concerning my diet. I went to the grocery store yesterday, and that always excites me. I left in the morning without eating breakfast, and started eating things on the way home from the store.

Well, frozen sliced peaches. Not too bad. Unfortunately, I also bought a bag of 48 cheese and potato perogies. There are about 35 left in the bag now! After looking at my nutrition summary, almost HALF of my calories consumer were from the excessive perogie consumpion. And yes, I went over my calories for yesterday!

Today is a new day. I did eat a bowl of cereal this morning - Kashi Heart-to-Heart cereal, my favorite. And 5 grams of fiber per serving!

Oh, and a sidenote: despite my over-doing it yesterday, I still lost 1 lb. :)

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/23/2011 11:52AM

    emoticon for you on losing the pound .... quite an achievement.

I tell ya what ... that writing down our nutritional journal every day sure is an eye-opener for all of us .... sure can see where we need to change a few things.

I'm a fan of microwaving egg beaters (only takes 2 30-second hits on the timer) and adding veggies to it with a slice of whole wheat or grain toast .... very low cal breakfast and lots of protein and fiber .... then I have 6 oz of yogurt for a snack .... kind of give you other filling options when you need a change.

Keep up the good work ..


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JESSIEJACKS76 6/23/2011 8:36AM

    i didn't do so well either, I love those chex mix muddie buddies.. luckily I ate the last of them yesterday, I have no control. So now they are gone, and I can't over indulge in them.

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Stressed and depressed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So much for Day 1. I quit smoking two days ago, and right now, I'm feeling restless, irritable, and discontent...and ready to dive in to a swimming pool full of nacho cheese, quesadillas, mashed potatoes, butter...cream...

I feel like cooking up a quick skillet version of my Mom's cheesey potato casserole complete with full-fat sour cream, cream of chicken soup, lots of cheddar cheese, onions and butter, and hashbrown potatoes. I want to gorge on this quicky casserole which would be enough to feed a family of 4+.

I keep almost getting up to go to the fridge and pull out the ingredients. I need help.

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WHITNEYLD 6/21/2011 5:51PM

    Thanks, all. The comments really help. I left my apartment and went down to my friend's apartment downstairs. Leaving seemed to help, as it 1) got me out of sight of the kitchen and 2) got me distracted from thinking about food, as I got some quality girl time. Your comments really helped and I appreciate them - I realize now my stomach hurts, and therefore, I must be hungry. I added a grapefruit to my snack for the day to tide me over until dinner. Thanks again, and I'm off to drink some unsweetened iced tea. :)

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/21/2011 5:37PM

    Better to write it down here than to go and do that !!! again, go to the recipes here and find one that might be similar but be a whole lot better for you nutritionally.

I quit smokikng 2 years ago .... it is NOT easy but you CAN do it !! and save lots and lots of money that you can spend on that new type of healthy food at the market !!

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I_LOVEDYOUFIRST 6/21/2011 5:24PM

    I believe in you! Not eating whatever I want whenever I want it has been the hardest thing for me, especially since there are no instant results for things like this. But think of how you'll feel afterward. And I agree with TammyJinks--it isn't a bad thing to have some, but just *some*. That way you'll satisfy that craving, but not overdo it.

I can't even imagine how much more difficult quitting smoking must make everything, but remember girl, you're STRONG. You can do it! And remember, in the end, you're doing this for YOU. So don't be too hard on yourself. There's plenty of time to make changes. (: emoticon

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TAMMYJINKS 6/21/2011 3:30PM

    Don't do it!!! Step away from the fridge!!!

Something that has worked for me is seeing pictures of myself right now and tons and tons of water. The pictures keep me motivated so that I can see exactly why I'm eating the salad instead of the burger my hubby & step-son are eating right next to me. The water, well, I will tell you like people here on SP have told me. Keep the cup/bottle in your hand when you're feeling the need to eat. Drink water when you feel that you're hungry. If you're still hungry in 30 minutes or an hour, then eat something small.

I don't think it's a bad thing to eat what you really want, so long as you control the portions. So instead of eating the entire casserole, portion it out automatically to serving sizes you won't regret later. Then only take one portion for you to eat now, and put the rest in the fridge for later or someone else to eat.

I hope this helps! Good luck on your journey of weight loss AND quitting smoking. I know you can do it!

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NOWOVER40 6/21/2011 3:27PM

    I can certainly relate to your circumstances! The nicotine monster has a weight problem itself!!!! Just a thought....I took pieces of computer paper, put on each one a reason I wanted to quit smoking, and placed them in different parts of the house. It really helped me to see all my motivation when I entered varied rooms. I also suddenly found other things to occupy my time, such as reading....just something to focus my mind on. I wish you lots of good fortune, and am here if you need someone!

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