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Another Reason I Love SparkPeople

Friday, April 09, 2010

I had about three days in a row this week when I could not eat anything close to the number of calories that my body requires. I'm not sure why. I think it may have to do with my being highly motivated to achieve some other successes in my life, and I got distracted and didn't eat much.

Then there was yesterday, when there wasn't enough food in the world to satisfy me. I went over my nutritional needs by several hundred calories. Yesterday, I was dealing with my can't-be-my-ex-husband-soon-en
ough about financial matters. I'm sure there was a connection.

So I logged onto SP this morning, having to log all of the snacks I ate last night and feeling pretty miserable about that, and what do I see but a status message from one of my most inspiring SparkFriends saying that she feels the same way I do. She's starving and wonders why.

I really appreciate that even people who have had great success and reached their weight goals still struggle with food issues. I appreciate being able to connect with so many people here on SP who share the same problems and solutions and ups and downs that I experience. Thank you! I feel understood here.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PONDERTHIS 4/9/2010 11:22PM

    Hi - I appreciated your blog and also the replies it brought out. A great combo. As for the soon-to-be-ex-DH, this too shall pass, I am glad to report. Sending you love and light,

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LECATES 4/9/2010 6:03PM

    Dh and stress probably have something to do with it---but it could also be a signal from your body that it did not like being so deprived. Be careful there.

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MEGANC1988 4/9/2010 1:21PM

    emoticon I have had many of those days on SP. But something to think about, you were likely binging because your body needed that food you weren't giving it that few days. Take a loot at your calorie differential reports, you may see that it all evens out to be about the same.

May be a good lesson learned for next time emoticon

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RHAZZON 4/9/2010 12:01PM

    Considering you did not enough for two days prior, you should have been famished by the third day. Try and keep the calories fairly consistent from day to day. Once a week or so bump your daily intake up a few hundred calories. It's a great to way to give your metabolism a kick-start.

There are those days when you are just plain old hungry (for no good reason). It's days like this that you need to find filling foods that are low in calories. They may not always be the most satiating meals, but they can do a great job at filling you up.

Emotions definitely play a big role in this and it sounds like you're on an emotional roller coaster right now. Stick to your guns and hang in there. It'll all work out for the best.

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