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Eat What I Want? .... Not Really!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I am wanting my "wanter" to change, but contrary to my previous blog, I can't eat what I want and still have the results I want. How do I know this? I stayed in my calorie range even though I ate sugary treats for 3 days in a row this week with no weight loss.

I ate healthy for 36 hours and dropped a pound in water retention. I am not diabetic, but when I eat sugar my body stores massive amounts of fluids, this in turn suppresses my immune system and Wah Lah, I now have a cold. I know it was water retention because my body has been letting it all go!

I have had my suspicions about this in the past but this time I made a science study out of myself. In order to see if I am correct, I will try this again a few months. Normally, I stay totally healthy while family all around me is sick. I know of course that the immune system has a big say in the matter of health. The lymph system is part of what protects us and is also what will store fluid. I can really tell when I am retaining fluid because my calves get hard and normally they have some softness to them.

We do have to each figure out what works for our body. I figured this one out! Sniffle, Sniffle.
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    Bummer about the cold. I too pay the price if I eat a lot of sugar - and another tax is that if I start eating a lot of sugar - I want MORE.

    Get well soon. like ... yesterday!
    1364 days ago
    Take care of yourself and hopefully you will be back up and at 'em before you know it, kicking up your heels and line dancing.

    I've been feeling under the weather all week too and today I am plain out sick. I use to never ever ever get sick (like in 10 years I was sick maybe one time...) but it wasn't because I had a great immune system it was because I avoided germs so good (I was a germ-o-phobe lol) but now I intentionally eat germs all the time so I know its truly because of my immune system that I never get sick.

    Only right now I am. I don't mind so much though, its just a little inconvenient...
    1368 days ago
    Good call, figuring out what works for you. It's amazing how we vary in little ways that make a huge difference.
    Paying close attention isn't always easy, but it can pay tremendous dividends!
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    1370 days ago
  • JUDY106
    I agree about losing weight has to do with what you eat. I cam do the same thing you did and stay within the calorie count i will not lose and sometimes might even gain . I have to stay low on carobs and high on protein. I have to stay away from the sugar to lose anything. It makes me more hungry and I feel sluggish if I eat sugar.

    I sure hope you feel better soon. I have had a bad head cold myself and I took a fall from a step on my porch. I am OK now. It took a few days to recovery from the fall. I hope to get back on track Monday with my exercising.

    Feel better real soon. Hugs, Judy emoticon
    1371 days ago
    You'll have to let us know what happens when you try it again.

    I know for me, I get so stressed with saying I can't even have a small goodie that I immediately crave them way more than I normally do. I usually hardly crave them at all.
    1371 days ago
    Don't get me started on sugar stuff. I could go on and on! I can usually stay on track by realizing it just isn't worth it to me, because I simply don't like the way it makes me feel and I certainly don't like being addicted to it.
    1371 days ago
    Hmm, interesting thoughts. I'm very impressed by you being able to figure out your body this well. I can't even start! I need to get back on the wagon and I'm starting by being back here today! :-)

    Keep on keeping on!
    1371 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    Something I've always wondered about: mothers always manage to stay healthy when everyone else is sick, or for a vacation or whatever - when needed, we're there and feel fine. Later, when the pressure's off, we get sick, and it's more than can be explained by the lag between being exposed to something and developing symptoms. It's like we can put our bodies on hold until we have time to be ill.

    I have no comments on your sugar issues other than to agree that we each have to find what works for us. Humans are amazingly complicated, and there's no "one size fits all" to any aspect.
    1371 days ago
  • CHUM48
    Its sounds like frustration! and I so understand that! Work on it and you will figure it out! Hang in there! Have a great weekend!
    1371 days ago
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