Hello again! - Finally lost weight! - I am sick and feeling crappy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A couple things - first, hello again after a long absence! I am mainly on PEERTrainer these days, but I'll be checking in here occasionally too.

Second, I've finally started actually losing weight! First I gained some - was up in the mid 180s and not feeling well. But since starting to log all my food and measure my weight every day, I've gotten down about 10lbs - lowest was 171.0 a couple days ago. I am excited about this success!! :)

Third, I am quite discouraged though in the past few days - I was sick 3 times in as many months, and when I am sick, all bets are off! It is my Achilles heel of weight loss. When I feel like crap, I just don't care about anything except trying to feel better NOW. (Result: I eat whatever crap my body craves, to soothe myself and also in the hopes that indulging might heal me faster!)

So despite the recent BIG successes (10lbs in about a month is amazing for me!!) - all I can see is how AWFUL I feel, and how I will do anything to make the AWFUL go away! How do I handle this??

The only thing I can think of, is to realize that for now, I will feel like sh*t no matter what!!! Comfort foods don't help. So at least I can eat healthy foods while feeling like sh*t - that way the damage might not be so bad, once the illness finally passes.
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    Congratulations!! I like what you said about eating healthy to minimize the "damage" - but maybe you can combine the idea of eating healthy with the idea of helping you recover faster from your illnesses (like what you said about indulging)! After all, eating unhealthy stuff won't help fuel your body and give it the nutritious calories it needs to bounce back - but eating lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains and heart-healthy fats like vegetable oils and fish will help fuel your body so that you can be back to feeling normal ASAP! :)

    Sorry you've been feeling so crappy lately, though. But again - congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!
    1807 days ago
    Well done on your loss!
    1808 days ago
    Congrats on the loss!
    1808 days ago
    Great realization! Can I recommend adding fresh fruit and veggie juices to your everyday diet? They boost your immune system and help you fight off illness. And they are yummy! I had been getting sick so often until I tried it.

    I hope you hit a long stretch of good health soon!
    1808 days ago
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