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Did a little experiment

Saturday, March 24, 2012

First of all it is nice to know that the movers got everything all packed up and on the truck so my Mom is ready to leave Mexico tomorrow. All is organized. So today my sister who has worked really hard gets a spa day and will get a pedicure, manicure, facial, and massage. Then she and my Mom and I will go out to eat at Mom's favorite Italian place one more time. So it will be a bit of a high calorie day for me. But planned for.

Okay what I did yesterday as an experiment. Worked all day yesterday with Mom packing and such and was tired when I got home. DH wanted to go to a sports bar down here where you get good wings. So off we went. It was actually a late lunch around 3 pm. I ate the wrong stuff.....I mean what kind of right stuff can you eat at a sports bar?? I admit too that with the Mom move and all I was a bit emotional and drank two beers. I also ate 4 chicken wings, 2 pieces of beer battered fish, french fries, catsup, oh and coleslaw. It was delicious. I totally enjoyed it and my DH company. So that was around 3pm.......so by 7pm was hungry again but made myself not eat anything else for the rest of the day. So for the whole day I had this one meal and my protein drink(150 calories) for breakfast and that was it for the day. I wanted to see what weight gain I would have for one bad meal. The verdict......1 pound up. I know I went over my normal 1200 calories and I know it was loaded with salt. So for sure some is water weight. I find it very interesting though how quickly one can show a weight increase with just one meal. Today I am going to try and do the same thing and that is only eat the one big Italian meal around 3pm and then nothing else. Perhaps the damage won't be too bad. But I am not going to worry about it as it's the "good bye" meal for my sister and Mom.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great.
Have a great week end.
Sallie
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  • v OOLALA53
    You "gained" water. We are not concerned with water. We are concerned with fat. Try to let these fluctuations go.

    Were you actually hungry later? I do eat meals like that on weekends and enjoy them, but I find I don't get hungry for dinner at all if I eat like that in the late afternoon. It makes sense to me just not to eat again. (Your body will not go into starvation mode in a few hours. That is a myth.) If I do get hungry much later, I have some broth based soup or something else light like that. On weekends, I let my true hunger decide. I've found after two years of eating only three meals a day and eating mostly unprocessed, unfatty foods, when I do have a rich meal, it lasts a loooong time. I'll take that trade occasionally. emoticon
    1619 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    I agree that you need to eat an evening meal - if nothing else, have a protein drink and some veggies but the healthiest way to lose or maintain weight is to have several small meals thruoghout the day.

    However, one or two days like that is not going to make much difference overall so don't even worry about it - our health and weight are a reflection of our LIFESTYLE and the basic path we're on, not every little bump in the road [unless, of course, our lifestyle is nothing but bumps!]

    Enjoy your meal out with mom and sister - you can even out the calories over the next week and all will work out!!!

    1619 days ago
  • v TOOBUSY035
    I have found that after I eat big salty meal the next day I am bloated and uncomfortable, green tea is the trick to getting me back on track.
    Good luck to you and your family
    1619 days ago
  • v NISSANGIRL
    I can totally relate to after eating a meal u gain weight so fast! I think it's mainly water weight Sallie, and u do a great job of taking it off so I would not worry. I think that's nice that your sister is getting a spa day! what a great way to start the day! Have fun at lunch! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1619 days ago
  • v DOOBRIE
    I'm the same - went out for a meal yesterday evening, had a few beers and up 2 pounds this morning! However, I know if I'm good with my diet today it will soon go again. I shouldn't worry too much about little fluctuations like this. It's only when you're not careful for the next few days that the pounds have a way of sticking!
    1619 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/25/2012 5:02:45 AM
  • v GAYEMC
    I agree with Buteafull. You need to be fueling your body throughout the day. It is normal for pounds to fluctuate, it's over a period of time that counts. Eat some good lean protein and healthy carbs (some brown rice, a slice of whole wheat bread) several times a day. And you can eat a lot of fruit and veggies without adding much calories and you're getting some good fiber there also. Enjoy your meal out with mom and sis!
    1620 days ago
  • v BUTEAFULL
    not a good tactic, your body might be tricked into going into starvation mode and retain everything for fat storage and later energy stores, at least nibble on something like fruit or celery
    1620 days ago
  • v LIS193
    It always amazes me how quickly we can gain and how long it takes to go again :( Not fair!
    Glad you had a nice time with your DH this busy week.
    Have fun with your mom!
    1620 days ago
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