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Getting a Grip

Friday, January 04, 2013

I have been having the worst time getting a grip on my eating this week. I got a taste of eating the way I used to over Christmas and I didn't gain any weight, so now I am struggling with the mentality of "I can do this while eating whatever I want". I've been working out extra hard too which is also letting me think that I can get away with eating more. And by the end of the day, I feel gross and regret my choices.

Each morning this week, I have woken up and told myself that I am going to do better today, that I will track my calories and stay within my range. I do well in the morning. I eat a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water and tea. I do well through lunch too, but I start to lose it after that. I find myself constantly hungry and I just want to eat whatever I can get my hands on. And then I over eat at dinner. All while making excuses for myself- it's ok, I exercised today, or, I'll do better tomorrow....

So today I am determined to do better. I have enlisted the help of my brother. I have told him exactly what I am going to allow myself to eat and I have put those things into my calorie tracker. I told him to not let me eat anything else today. I need to be really strict on myself today. I need to prove to myself that I can do this, I can get back into eating healthy again.
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GODS_TEMPLE 1/4/2013 9:09PM

    I read someplace on SP, that if you are having problems, go back and find your best week and do what you did then. Eat the same food, do the same exercise. Maybe you are pushing the exercise too much right now. Step back in time a little and start again.

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DRPOOH63 1/4/2013 4:27PM

    You have done great and getting back on track is tough but remember this is a journey and this is part of that journey! emoticon Take it one day at a time and you will do great! emoticon

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RG_DFW 1/4/2013 9:16AM

    In the grand scheme, calorie control is more important than the exercise for losing the weight. Exercise is important, to be sure, but not for the weight loss but instead to make sure you don't lose muscle. It's also good for the posture, for the bones, etc, etc.

It took me months to learn that "you can't out-train a crappy diet" and I didn't lose, even though I was running an hour a day (7 days a week). It wasn't until I started calorie restriction that the pounds came melting off.

500 a day is the magic number to lose a pound a day and I learned to expect to feel a little hunger, especially at night. It's part of the process. However, the body will adapt.

Stay with it!!

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