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5% tracking challenge, and my mindful pig out.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This past week in the 5% challenge, the challenge for the week was food tracking. In order to get your points for the day you had to track EVERYTHING and stay within your calorie range. I'm extremely proud to say that I got the maximum number of points possible for the week, I was 100%. I lost a pound too. Woohoo!

My calorie range feels a little low for my liking at the moment however. It is 1200-1550, which leaves me pretty hungry at times. I'm nursing my almost 10 month old too so I don't know if that is still affecting my appetite or what the reason was, but after a week of staying in my calorie range, I was feeling a little undernourished. I also need to be mindful of my milk supply. So....

This afternoon for lunch I gave myself the go ahead to MINDFULLY pig out a little bit. I pretty much ate whatever looked good (within reason) until I was really full. The goal was to really listen to my body and fill up as I needed but to not go overboard. I hadn't planned on tracking any of it, but I was curious and found thad I had over 800 calories for lunch. I was quite full.

I think this was a good exercise for me. A while back I would have actually just kept eating for the fun of eating, but it was good for me to really listen to my body and stop when I should stop. Feels good to have gotten that out of my system and now I think I'll have a light dinner and try to stay (almost) in my calorie range. :)
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    1929 days ago
    Good for you. You should probbly talk to your lactation consultant about your calorie intake, While nursing you may need to increase your calorie intake, for now I think I would stay at the top of my calorie range. I know my daughter is nursing and there are times when she needs to eat more so she continues with the milk production. Good luck.
    1929 days ago
    That's great. I think that nursing is a factor too. Staying at the top of your range gave you the extra calories you needed and you lost a pound. Good for you and for the Daisies!
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