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Week 3 Results and the next week Challenge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This week was a very ROugh week for me. I have to admit that I am an emotional eater. When I get upset I turn to food. On many days this week I didn't have anyone to talk to so I turned to food. Here are the results of my week:

Previous Weight: 175
Current Weight: 176
1lbs gain

Previous Waist: 31.5
Current Waist: 31

Previous Hips: 43
Current Hips: 43

Although the stress really got to me this week I have learned that I just have to keep going regardless of what is bothering me. One thing I am proud of is that I maintained my water all week 10 cups.

This weeks Challenge is Try Something New. I made my weekly food plan to include Jorge's recipes for ice cream and we are going to make shakes out of it. I'm excited about that. My entire family (including kids) are loving the new lifestyle as am I. They have big sweet tooths and this is the ticket. In addition I plan 3 snacks throughout the day AM, PM1 and PM2. Cheesestick, almonds and ice cream! yum!

I'm also going to do next week's goal this week too. 20 -30 minute walk everyday plus P90x. Tomorrow is Chest and Back +Ab Ripper X.When I did it for 3 weeks I saw some SERIOUS results and I'm ready for this time. I have my diet in check(at least planned out), I think the endorphines will help with the emotional eating and it keeps me busy. I pray this week we will see some serious changes. if not just keep moving.


OMG!!! I just discovered why I'm not having the loss I want! I was reading Amber's Blog on and she reminded me in a single serving do not go past 5/2. UGH!! On the days that I would soup and Sandwich I discovered that I was going over causing my insulin to spike aka adding the weight back on. Well now I know. I challenge you all to pay close attention to the words " less than 1 gram of sugar".

So my PB and J and soup lets break it down.

Wowbutter tastes just like peanut butter aka soy butter
- 4g of sugar and 8 Carbs for 2 TB 4- Dietary Fiber

Smuckers Sugarfree Preserves sweetened by Truvia
- 0g sugar and 4 Carbs for 1 TB

Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat Bread
- (1 slice) Less than 1 g per slice and 13 Carbs 5-Dietary Fiber

So... total for the Sandwich is 5 sugars, 38 Carbs. 14g of Fiber so... 5/2.

So note to me Sandwich and water only please emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am glad you figured out the problem with the soup & sandwich. Making 'healthy' versions of comfort food (like the ice cream you mentioned) is a great stepping stone to staying on track for me. It's wonderful that your family is on board with the healthier lifestyle too. emoticon
    1856 days ago
  • SAKS20111
    i tend to emotionally eat too. so, one trick i do to prevent emotionally eating the "bad food" is to have the heathy food with me at all time (i felt like a security blanket thing). i carry carrots (like the lil hint of sweetness), or grape tomatoes, or banana.

    So, if i found myself stressed out and reach for food, i have my "healthy food", and not McD shakes or junk food...

    Emotionally eating is a long term behavioral change and very difficult to change. The gd news is we recognize our tendencies, and hopefully we are able to deal with it in a "healthier" manner.

    I dont trust myself yet to do the whole " stop and think why im emotional before reaching for food" thing. So, for me, the coping strategy is to have health foods with me at all time.

    Hope you are able to find out what coping strategy works for you. I found sparkpeople very useful. Gd luck to your fitness journey. You are not alone. We are all in this together.
    1858 days ago
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