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Tough

Monday, February 11, 2013

WOW! It's tough right now!! I'd been having some really GREAT days on plan and suddenly, some really tough days. I'm hungry a lot of the time. Craving something more to eat. It's hard not to eat just ANYTHING I see! I know what eating like that does to me. Immediately, I feel hot. I can't sleep at night. I am uncomfortable. I have regret. But is that enough to stop me? Will it be long term? Why does this happen periodically on this healthy journey?

I started a new eating program last week. I wonder if that is the issue? I'm looking at my breakdown of carbs, proteins, and fats. I'm looking at the volume of food that I have. I know it's different than before. Always seeking to make things better ... never willing to give up! This is a journey and there will be bumps in the road ... I just don't like this bump!
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  • v JULIERAE41
    I understand. The best thing to do is keep calm and carry on. Changing things can create tat psychological feeling of deprivation. It will pass. Be kind to yourself. You can do it!
    1257 days ago
  • v GODS_TEMPLE
    This too shall pass! emoticon emoticon
    1258 days ago
  • v JIGGILY
    I think you have had that much going on lately that sometimes you will hit these little bumps.
    Remeber though I am along for the ride with you, I will help as much as I can, I know you can do it my sweet, I know you are strong and I know you have so much determination and strength.
    Hang in there Cathy.
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    Sending you some lovely fruit xoxox
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    1259 days ago
  • v JULESJET
    A Bump is just that, a slight rise and then fall back to a level ground on the other side. Remember that and hang in there! Maybe grab some baby carrots or apple slices, too?
    1259 days ago
  • v GAILANN48
    I'm certainly no expert on any of this, so I hesitate to say this...but then you know me! Anyhow, when I read your blog, the first thing that popped into my head had to do with your recent "history." You were really sick for a while, and you've recently lost a friend. Could the stress of both of those things have led to some kind of nutrient deficit that your body is trying to correct by screaming, "No, MORE food, DIFFERENT food!" I wonder whether along with tweaking nutrients, you might look at vitamin or mineral numbers, too? As I said, I'm no expert, but there must be a reason for all those unsettling changes in how you feel.

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    :) Gail
    1259 days ago
  • v MADAMES
    You are stronger than cravings...yes, you are!

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    1259 days ago
  • v GINA180847
    I have always thought the original weight watchers plan was the best because one could eat any amount of certain foods. One story that sticks in my mind is of the woman who would take along many cans of asparagus just because when she felt 'that need' she could eat all the canned asparagus she wanted. I can't see myself ever doing that but there are foods I do not limit myself with. They are things like spinach, brocolli, tomatos, you catch my drift. Some times I just need to know I can and then I don't. That feels good! I don't care that I am not perfect. It may be that the limiting goes against the grain and you need to be able to eat any amount of unlimited veggies. Sorry to hear that you are feeling unsettled maybe what I said helps but if that is not it good luck figuring it out!
    1259 days ago
  • v DROSS0616
    Hang in there!
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    1259 days ago
  • v NILLAPEPSI
    I changed my plan up a little too & I've been hungry, also. It's tough, for sure. Let's hang in there together.
    1259 days ago
  • v CAROL-
    Remember you aren't taking the bumps alone. Hang in there! emoticon
    1259 days ago
  • v LILYBELLE12
    emoticon Just stick with it, it will get better. You may be right that the change in your eating plan has triggered this!
    1259 days ago
  • v KENTUCKYWOMAN
    Hang in there. This is just to see how strong you really are.
    Hugs,
    Joan
    1259 days ago
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