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Random Thought Process
Monday, June 04, 2012
I am just about to turn in for bed tonight and I kind of did some self reflection.
Today has been the start of some bad habits showing up again. I am trying really hard to break myself from this. Some people in my life have brought bad food around me. Normally it wouldn't have bothered me. (Only going by the last couple days and how I have felt) But today it did because I got really really really sick. I was wondering if I was losing weight to fast because some times they say that the bad chemicals produce from fat burning or weight loss can have a negative affect on your body.
Then I was thinking well maybe I am having junk food withdrawals. I am not sure. I have been getting some headaches.
On top of that I am finding that right before I go to bed I have to eat a bit again.
I usually consume about 200-300 calories and go to sleep.
I know I shouldn't eat any carbs after 6pm.
There are some habits I guess that die hard. I am still losing weight.
Just worried I guess.
(End of Day 4.)
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Don't forget that for some people, when they start working out they lose weight quickly due to water weight. When that's mellowed out it can drop down to 1 or 2 pounds a week, which is a healthy amount to be losing. :) As for the eating at night, some tips I've used are to either drink water/have tea or just brush your teeth. You wouldn't want to eat something and have to re-brush your teeth. Also, why the 6pm cut off, do you go to bed at 9pm?
1605 days ago
I am just thinking I am losing the weight quickly because I haven't been doing this in such a long time. I fully expect to plateau eventually and go to losing only 1-2 pounds a week. Actually that is what I expected since the beginning. I am not sure why I am losing it so fast. I guess my body agrees it's time? HAHAH
1605 days ago
Yes, be sure to drink lots of water. I've noticed such a difference in my skin just because of the water; my muscles and skin feel tighter, I feel fuller, and the headaches have subsided.
Also, as you read different articles and blogs here, you will find that people in this for the long haul are losing 1- 1 and a half pounds a week. I know that doesn't seem like you will ever reach your goals, and yes, people all have different metabolisms, but you need to be careful not to lose too much too fast, get sick, and head back to bad habits. I have been losing 5-7 pounds a month and am pretty thrilled, though I am losing more inches overall and my clothes are looser, which is the biggest bonus.
These first weeks are the hardest. Continue to blog, find support, and track everything honestly. Move more, drink more water, and don't beat yourself up. You are doing great!!
1606 days ago
I have the same problem with headaches! Had one tonight actually just an hour and a half after working out. I have found that it usually has to do with not staying hydrated. I don't know if that is the case with you, but I thought I would mention it, just in case!
Also, if you are finding it hard to keep to the 6pm rule, maybe try to push it back an hour or so. Maybe then you won't be so hungry right before bed, if you eat a small snack after dinner, like an hour or two later!
Just some food for thought (no pun intended!).
1606 days ago
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