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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Did a bit better for a few days, then did horrible yesterday. i have to get serious about this!!!

i thought about what i want to do for a 'diet'. knowing that something that i'm not willing to stick to for the rest of my life isn't going to give me the results i want-getting down a bit in weight, and also keeping it off.

so i decided on these calories:
breakfast-400
lunch-500
snack-500
supper-500
snack-300
so a total of 2200. if i stick to this, i know i can lose weight. it won't be fast, but i know it happens for me if i eat at that level. (sad thing is that i've been eating several hundred more each day.) :(

so anyway, i think that's something that i can live with indefinitely. and i REALLY, TRULY must sit to eat. i just eat too fast and without thinking when i stand up, and eating isn't satisfying then-and then i want to eat more and more.
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ANNEGIRL1919 2/13/2013 3:43PM

    ps-i'm not super skinny, even at my goal weight. but i am in a healthy weight range (bmi) and not just sitting on the brink of overweight, so i'm sure that plays into how much i can eat and maintain/slowly lose. it's the place where i can be ok with my body and ok with the amount of food i'm allowed. :)

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ANNEGIRL1919 2/13/2013 3:40PM

    no problem on the question. i have maintained my goal weight at an average of 2300 per day off and on between having babies for years-even slowly getting below the goal weight. i really don't exercise like crazy-kind of moderate amount-and i am rarely sitting in my life, so maybe that affects it? i'm also moderately tall for a girl-5 7.5... honestly, when i start averaging a couple hundred fewer calories than this, i tend to stop losing. i know they say that 1200 is an amount that slows down lots of people's metabolism, but i kind of wonder if it happens long before that for many people... don't know. just wonder. especially when i hear many people eating tiny little amounts like that and still struggling to lose.

for whatever reason i can eat 2200 and be fine. maybe it's also because i've counted for over 20 years, so i might be more accurate? i tend to figure high if in doubt. so who knows, but yep, it works for me!

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EWL978 2/13/2013 3:17PM

    Wow!! Good planning...I don't know you personally, but forgive me if I overstep with my question....is 2200 calories a day good for you?? To me that's a lot...I'm on 1200 and just doing okay slowly. I realize that some people are always exercising and therefore need more...is that you??

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