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This week was not so good, need help.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Once more I'd like to complain about how easy it is for me to stick with the exercising routine, but how hard it is for me to follow my nutrition plan and stick within my calorie range. This week I did very poorly with my calories and went over my range every day but one. Granted, I didn't go over by a whole lot each day and I think I'm still under the calories needed to maintain my weight each day (about 2,400) but this still isn't good at all.
I want to lose my weight by June 1st and at the rate I'm going, it's going to take a lot longer. I lose too little from week to week and often just stay the same because I can't seem to stay within my calorie range each day. It's very frustrating. If I just ate at my place each day it wouldn't be that hard, but because I'm often eating at my bf's parent's house, or my parents, or out for celebrations (lately there have been A LOT of bdays) and I feel like I need to eat a certain amount to please people otherwise they ask why I am not eating. I also have a habit of mindless eating....or rather eating without thinking about the consequences. Like for lunch today I had a slice of pizza and garlic bread. Big mistake! There goes 800cal in one go, and now I only have a max of 500cal left for the rest of the day. Considering that I'm going out tonight, It's going to be incredibly tough to stay within, yet again.
It's so frustrating that I work so hard at the gym and then all that hard work goes to waste when I overeat! Why do I do this to myself?
So I need help finding solutions to my problems. How can I give myself a better reminder of my goals?
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  • SPIRITJOURNEY51
    I was struck by your concern about what your friends/family thinks. It's only you that matters in this game of a healthier lifestyle. Good for you that you are doing all the exercise! I am finding it the opposite - I track everything I eat and my nutritional values, but don't do enough weights or cardio. Don't be so down on yourself because you are doing well. They say the longer it takes to take it off the longer you will keep it off. YOU GO!!!!!
    2812 days ago
  • LIZZYP609
    Not to be insensitive but stop worrying about what other people expect you to eat! That being said here are a few suggestions.
    If you feel you want everything that is available just eat smaller portions of it. Wear a rubber band around your wrist for a couple of days (or months). Put it on the wrist that you carry your plate on. Put the initials WWSPD (what would sparkpeople do?). Look for foods on menus that are high in protein and low in fat - Just because they put the bread in the middle of the table doesn't mean you have to eat it. If you want it just take half or just a few bites. Make sure you are drinking your water. You won't have any room for all the food!
    You can do this. Don't worry, it is a slow process.
    2814 days ago
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