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Don't understand


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Something I just don't understand about my weight loss issues. Why is it that I'll be going along fine for awhile and then all of a sudden I have just this overwhelming urge to start eating something and not stup until absolutely everything in the house is gone??? I can still fight it this time, unlike my previous attempts but it is just so frustrating. I go and watch what I eat and weigh and measure and everything seems fine. Then after a few weeks the urge kicks in. And it's not something small that's easy to ignore. It's like all the food in the house is screaming my name or something. It's been a week now and it's not subsiding. Thankfully I haven't given in! But other than the fact that it's annoying as crap, I have to wonder WHY? Why does this keep happening and why won't it stop??? I want so much to lose the weight and be healthy but my Lord, some days I feel like I'm going to be insane before I ever get to that point. I hope it at least quiets down soon. I would really like for it to stop all together. But I'll keep going along like I have been and fighting it and doing what I should. I hope it eases up soon. Lol
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MPLANE37 7/29/2012 9:00PM

    Several reasons, you choose which ones may apply in your case:
1. Eating junk food, even if it is not as frequent as before. Over time you will win if you persist, but junk food, even in small quantities will play with your blood sugar and cause cravings, and at some point you will give in to your cravings.
2. You have just started your fat loss journey, and you are still with the "dieting" attitude and so you eat too little, unconsciously may be, in the hopes that it would accelerate your fat loss and at some point your body just cannot take it any more. There is no way to accelerate fat loss. There is an absolute max. that you can lose per month which changes as a function of your current fat percentage (it is the largest when you are the most overweight, and drops all the way to zero as you approach your healthy body fat percentage). So stay in your caloric range and workout only as much as you promised you would in your weekly exercise goal.
3. You are stressed too much, and you use your willpower to keep yourself from comfort eating, but willpower is unreliable over the long run. Unexpected stress is inevitable in life, so you need to find something that you love to do so that whenever you are stressed, you do that instead of finding comfort in sugar.
4. You are sleep deprived, so the hormones in your system are not in their normal ranges. Sleep deprived people and also animals are shown to consume more calories because they in general feel more hungry. Also, sleep deprivation accumulates. Only half an hour of deprivation per day will probably do no harm that day, but over the course of a few weeks, you will start feeling too much hunger. So get your sleep. Uninterrupted, quality sleep.
5. You do everything right, but since unconsciously you want to get slim as fast as possible, you work out a lot, and you don't care if the fitness tracker of SP yells at you for not updating your weekly expenditure goal. This is very similar to undereating, and over time your body will just revolt and cause you to storm the kitchen from now and then.

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THIN133 7/29/2012 8:43PM

    Hang in there baby !!!! Take one step at a time, make one decision at a time. wake up every day telling yourself you'll have a great day & make healthy decisions. Little victories will add up to great results. I journal everything , eating, excercise, moods, etc. and that helps me tremendously for accountabiility,and awareness. I also write down my goals.. for the day or week or even longer.If I see it in black and white it helps me stay focused . You can do it !!!!

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LYNNA1968 7/29/2012 8:38PM

    keep track daily on a calendar everything & see if you can notice a link.....
bills coming due, deadline @ work, hormonal issues, someone else w/hormonal issues. If you can find the commonality you will figure out how to change it. Best of luck

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