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Induction Day 3: 254.6

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well, I only lost 1.8 today. I went to gym at 9 a.m. My sleeping has gotten better I think. I went to bed at 1 p.m. which is early for me. Woke up at 8:30 which is also early, but I slept the entire 7.5 hours which I have been struggling with. Maybe its being tired from low carb? lol
I walked for 60 minutes.. 3 miles, and felt good afterwards. Boring, but foot felt good, and it burned 400 calories. Can't wait to lift weights tomorrow. See if I maintain strength levels.

I am down to 254.6, and the first thing I think is .. that darn 2 ozs of cheese!! I should just be happy with a loss , right?... especially 1.8. I need the cheese for calcium, and taste. Today I had my scrambled eggs, and going to continue 3 b/s chicken thighs for lunch and dinner, but adding a cup of green beans to each meal. Not having cheese today, so wonder how it will affect the scale though. Interesting, to me.

Happy that my gout is not causing any problems. I am having 1.24 lbs of chicken today, which is supposed to be a no-no. However, it always seems that I have a flare-up when drinking pop, not from protein. Another big test is red meat on Saturday. So I will be seeing if my diet causes gout flare-ups.

I like the taste of water, but after having 14 glasses yesterday, I woke up and drank 3 glasses right away. Normally, I was drinking water on a schedule, to get my 12 glasses, but I think that is going to be easier today. For some reason I was going to have 2 more glasses of water on the days I lift, but I walked an hour today, so I drank a lot of water at gym. My thinking seems dumb today, but made sense yesterday. I am at 7 -8 glasses today. Not exact at gym. I just drink from the fountain, drank two 20 oz bottles of water at home, and started a 3rd.

I felt a little light headed yesterday, and wondered if it could be from decreased sodium. I dropped down to 962 mg yesterday, and 815 mg today, and actually sticking to it.For this same reason I added in the green beans just to be safe. Split the veggies into two meals, so I would be able to eat them with no added salt. It will take a while to get used to it.

To help with me be able to have more carbs, I looked into Pradaxa.. a substitute for Coumadin, and will be discussing it with my cardiologist. If I can take this, then I could have soy, and greens. I can eat these, but if I do, I have to take a stronger pill, which is why I have to go get tested once a month to see if I am in range. This would free me up to eat these vegetables, greatly increasing my choices. I am hoping to be able to have 10 servings a day after Induction. Also have plans to add nuts, but not much else. I really don't crave abything else daily. I feel weird when everyone is eating bread, or pasta, but most days it isn't even tempting for me. Of course I cheat with pizza, and restaurants.. and I think the reason why is it feels normal.. same with drinking pop. Most of my cheats are social events I noticed. Can't really tell your friends to come over and have chicken and watch the game.

So for now I am removing those distractions, but aware that I have to find ways to eat at a restaurant, or go to a party/ have friends over. Pepsi is another I just need to go cold turkey, and drink water. I am hoping that at 180 lbs these problems are easier to deal with.. I hear other people talk about feeling weird when eating differently around others. I always feel like by eating " diet food " I am saying " look at the fat guy trying to lose weight ".. which is exactly why I am doing it, but feel uncomfortable with them Maybe I'm just crazy. That's my thoughts for the day though... you all owe me a penny. emoticon

Hope everyone has a great day.
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ALLISON145 2/23/2012 11:30PM

    It does get easier as you get closer to goal weight. Whether it was their behavior or my mind set (more likely the latter), I felt like no one cared what I was eating anymore because I wasn't the fat girl anymore. LOL!


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WOUBBIE 2/23/2012 10:09PM

    How about "look at the healthy buff guy, wonder how he did it"? *flexes*


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CLPURNELL 2/23/2012 5:41PM

    Awesome Job!!!!

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MPLANE37 2/23/2012 1:27PM

    I too love cheese. You are not alone. Luckily they have invented a way to remove the grease from the milk. Long live nonfat cheese!!!

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-POOKIE- 2/23/2012 1:08PM

    Would be good if you could have a drug that allowed for eating leafy greens, I LOVE having a massive bowl of cabbage topped with meat/fish!

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