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feeling thin, yet frustrated with numbers

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Ever get that feeling of being THIN?

I do, usually means I would see it the next day on the scale. But it feels so much more then it showed on the scale this morning, I know I know, it hasn't even been a full week. My body just makes NO sense to me.
Friday was a bit of a tough day, I ended up going over my calories just by a little, I hadn't had dinner yet and I decided to have a sandwhich. But that was is, and that was that. Next day, UP! I was up a lb! grrrr!
So I was determined Saturday to make it a much better day, and BOY did I! I stayed at the very low end of my calories, I did great with working out etc. So I thought maybe just maybe id be down that lb maybe more this morning. eh...
I was down but only like .8 or so.
I then said well I feel so much thinner! I took out the measuring tape! eh.....this is why I never measure, because it NEVER goes down. I have to lose SIGNIFICANT weight in order to see the tape measure go down in numbers too.
If my thyroid is ok, why does it take me so much slower to lose!
Again I know I need to give it time. Im already getting frustrated- and that SHOULD NOT happen, I think its because my health is on the line and im wanting this bad, more then before, because I need to be here for my daughter. I have the control to fix this.
Things I need to focus on, I feel proud that im putting my foot down and doing something about my health. Im making the right decisions to better my health and life. Its a life journey I understand, im gonna be doing this forever.
I only have 6 months to show improvement in my cholesterol. I don't wanna be put on meds, I heard the meds make u hurt all over. And if anyone doesn't know, im already in servere pain EVERY DAY, why make it worse?
Im doing this to benefit my life, my health, my overall being.
How do I speed up my metabolism? am I exercising TO much? am I not eating ENOUGH calories. For the most part ive been eating closest to my highest calorie, im trying to figure out what works. idk.....
Im gonna keep moving forward. Im gonna stay positive. Continue to track, EVERYTHING.
Hopfully my body will start agreeing with me.
Like before, im looking at it, as every 5 lbs as a mini goal. I don't like looking at the whole picture- when I get there is when I get there....
But 5 lbs would be great right....

Hi Body- could u just show me a little faith in u. Can I please make it to my first 5 lb mini goal. Least id know I was doing something correct.
Thanks :)
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KRISTINE99 6/7/2013 4:30PM

    I agree with CECE0330: Try the paleolithic diet for at least a month -- Cut out ALL processed food, even if it's a so-called "diet" frozen meal such as Jenny Craig or Smart Ones. THEN cut out all grains -- whole wheat, oats, corn, etc. Just keep to lean meats, eggs, vegetables, healthy fats such as coconut oil, and a few servings of fruit each day. If you are not dairy sensitive nor prone to overeat dairy, feel free to add some cheese and/or plain yogurt each day. And don't go too heavy with the salt...some of us (myself included!) are prone to water retention if we have too much sodium in the body. With that said, make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of filtered water a day.

I'm a big believer in the paleolithic diet. Aspartame, artificial preservatives, wheat (even if it's whole wheat), etc. are poisons for the body. Actually, I just finished reading Wheat Belly -- a great read and the author/doctor really breaks down the fallacies associated with the supposed health benefits of grain-fed diets. Heck! If grain-fed cows are becoming sicker and sicker, it ain't doing humans any good either...

Good luck!

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JADOMB 5/18/2013 1:59PM

    Keep the faith sweetie, some things just take more time.

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STR458 5/11/2013 1:49PM

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JADOMB 5/11/2013 12:57PM

    Great job sweetie, you can do it.

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LILYPAD12311 5/6/2013 10:35PM

    It is your first week ..... hang in there! Eating right and exercise will eventually make the difference in your body that you wish to see...... Stay with it DRKEYEZ,,, you just started on this journey,,,, it is going to challenge you but I know that you will make it happen emoticon

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CECE0330 5/6/2013 3:17PM

    Whenever I read blogs about being frustrated with the scale, despite the calories in/out being good, I feel compelled to reply. I was LUCKY to lose 4 lbs in any given month, regardless of how I tweaked my calories (working out more? make sure not to eat too little. Balance calories from carbs/protein/fats. Watch fat & sodium levels. And on and on, we're talking FOUR YEARS here of tweaking)

What I discovered about me is: I cannot eat most grains. Gluten is a definite No-Go. If I eat perfectly good: lean proteins, fruits, veggies, and add ONE piece of bread, the scale will go up. Period. It's part of the reason I discovered Paleo eating. I knew there was *something* wrong with the way my body processed certain foods, but didn't get it until I really read up on that.

Anywho, my advice is to eat as clean as possible: Lean meats, fruits, veggies, eggs, greek yogurt. NO processed food if you can help it. And watch the sugar in any foods you aren't eating straight from the source, including artificial sugars.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 5/5/2013 10:05PM

    Just keep going. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. It's a day by day thing and one that often does not make sense. If you FEEL thinner you ARE thinner. I don't care what the scale or measuring tape says. You ARE. Hang in there! Stop dwelling on the fact that things are not happening as fast as you want them to be and start dwelling on the fact that you are taking charge of your health and every healthy step you take is making a huge difference on the INSIDE even if it doesn't show on the outside. You have to change your mindset to be successful - a lesson I've learned the hard way but it definitely pays off! HUGS!

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STR458 5/5/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon just keep on keeping on like it was the biggest show on earth!
err, uhm journey. emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 5/5/2013 8:39PM

    emoticon Hang in there! It will happen. emoticon

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LIONDREAMS 5/5/2013 1:06PM

    did you say you're still on your first week? Give yourself the time to get there :) It didn't come on in one day, and it won't come off in one day either. You're active, you're eating well, you're honest, well it should count for something. Also, weigh yourself at the same time every day, or every week. Depending on what you're eating, you could be retaining water, which is why I used to weigh myself only once a week...

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