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Eating too much healthy food is still not good for ME!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Well, I have to admit it that my weight is not budging. At all. I lost about 15 pounds fairly quick, and now seem to have hit a brick wall. I know exactly what the cause is: I am not being truthful on my logging of food and calories consumed. I have a tendency to log my food "before" I actually eat it. I still follow my eating plan, however, I am not logging all the healthy "snacking" I am doing. I am not eating a hamburger or a hot dog. Instead, I am eating 3 servings of hummus or whole grain toast w/ organic almond butter and a banana.

I have been HUNGRY lately. Or at least I think I am. Maybe I am just bored. I am a SAHM to an adorable 2 year old (have 2 older girls as well). He is going through a crazy faze of yelling at the top of his lungs. So I have a tendency to not go out in public (unless I have to). I don't push myself on the treadmill like I do at the gym. I need to get off my butt and go to the gym. I have a much better workout there. I love the classes.

So back to my original problem. I am now going to start only writing down what I eat, as I am eating it. I need to hold myself more accountable. I am not happy about not losing anything the whole month of February. I ate so healthy, just too much. Gotta get this mindless eating under control, once and for all!
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    Hah ha! This blog is so right on! I mentioned the same issue in another blog! Eating too much healthy food is still eating too much food! Its all good, we will make it. I am recovering from a little weight gain, but I am back on treack! See you around spark!
    God bless u!
    Mrs. K
    2427 days ago
    I am so proud of you for taking a look at your behavior and really thinking about how to make changes in order to meet your goals.

    You didn't make excuses - you made a plan. GOOD JOB!

    2437 days ago
    Look at you identifying and resolving the problem. Good for you not giving up and knowing what changes you have to make!

    2438 days ago
    they say we all underestimate what we eat, by as much as a quarter... so you could be ingesting a lot more calories than you need and not know it!
    be careful, too, with calorie-dense foods like hummus. healthy, YES! but 3 servings is enough for a whole meal, not a snack...
    good luck- you can do it!
    also make sure you're getting at least a little exercise- it's MUCH EASIER to cut 250 cals and burn 250 cals than cut 500!!
    2438 days ago
    Wow! I could have written your last paragraph!!! You are so right! Just because it's "healthy" doesn't mean you don't have to count it!! Thanks for giving me a push to start logging every danged thing!!!
    2438 days ago
    Track, track, track, every morsel of what you eat! emoticon
    2438 days ago
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