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I Stop Eating When I'm Full... Who Am I?!

Friday, May 31, 2013

My brother and I used to joke I was Monica emoticon

Seriously, who am I? I know putting down the fork when you are full is what most normal people usually do... but between you and me, you don't get up 272 pounds only eating when you are truly hungry, and stopping when you are full.

I also used to eat waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too fast. So by the time my body told me I was full, I was already way beyond the full point. emoticon

My uncle and I went to the Casino yesterday to see his ladies, Celtic Woman lol. We had a blast. My schedule was thrown off as I was only able to get an hours sleep before we left, but we had a blast. We had El Pollo Loco for lunch, I usually get a kids meal pollo bowl but I didn't see it on the menu, so I said eh, I'll get a regular sized one and a loco salad. I ate the loco salad and about half of the bowl before I said I'm full. And I never took another bite. My uncle was amazed, he's used to seeing me put away good amounts of food. He even joked "what's happened to you?!" LOL.

I remember going out with my friend at age 19 and saying "I'm so full" as I was STILL eating she finally said "then why don't you stop eating?" Oh, that makes sense! emoticon I was just a food lover and I loved to eat so that never occurred to me in the past.

Dinner time rolled around and they had this thing called an "Animal Style Potato". Think In N Out animal style sauce on a huge potato with hamburger meat and onions. I was also looking at the chicken salad sandwich and my uncle said well I'll get the sandwich you can have half and I'll have half the potato. Okay good plan. NOT! The result: I ate half the potato and the pickle off his plate, I was full and done. He ate most of his sandwich and some of the potato. It was delicious but I didn't stuff myself.

Ladies and Gentleman, I am a changed person, inside and out! emoticon I have been on this journey just over 14 months, I have lost 60ish pounds, but this entire month of May I have finally felt like I "got this".

In the month of May:
emoticon: I have not eaten any fast food on my own for giggles. I had El Pollo Loco once at work, Chipotle once at work cuz I forgot my food at home, and obviously out with my uncle. But never drove thru on my own for no reason.

emoticon: Have not binged.

emoticon: Have not even eaten 2000 calories when before I would regularly have 3000+ calories 5-7 times a month.

emoticon: I have over 1400 fitness minutes or something crazy, NEVER had that before.

emoticon: I do not feel like this is work. I know I'm working my butt off cuz I'm getting the job done, but this feels like LIFE, not a diet, not a plan, not work, just regular old life, and it feels amazing!

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SIMONEKP 6/6/2013 10:33AM

    awesome

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JUDY106 6/5/2013 6:33PM

    So proud of you. emoticon emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 6/4/2013 4:34AM

    Wow, well done. Very inspiring. Thank you. emoticon emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 6/3/2013 11:48PM

    Oh I am SO proud of you! You are kicking butt and taking names! That is my girl! YOU ROCK!!!!

I can't wait to use this confetti I have been carrying around in my pocket! It won't be long!!! ONEDERLAND here you come!!!



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EATVEGAN 6/3/2013 10:46PM

    This IS amazing. I want to be YOU when I grow up. I don't think I've ever been that way. Well, now I know what I'm shooting for. These are really lifestyle changes. emoticon

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DEBADEAU 6/3/2013 7:02PM

    AMAZING job!! I ate fast food almost every day in May. Done with that!!!!

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HEATHERFREE 6/3/2013 5:30PM

    Good job dude u did amazing in may and yes I need to do amazing in june! Espesh since I have my Ethiopia stuff

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-THINQ- 6/2/2013 5:09PM

    O.YES.YOU.DID. emoticon

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FORBANDE 6/1/2013 6:00PM

    Awesome! What an amazing change! As someone who also battles the binge and fast eating demons, I can't wait to be where you are. :)

Keep up the amazing work!

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MERRY_XMAS 6/1/2013 5:17PM

    You are doing an amazing job! You must be very very proud!
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GOPINTOS 6/1/2013 4:01PM

    You are the woman of your dreams! emoticon

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EILEEN828 6/1/2013 6:22AM

    Excellent! emoticon

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ADZY86 6/1/2013 3:13AM

    emoticon Such a good feeling, knowing you're in control. Keep it up. And congrats on the amazing weight loss so far; you're flying

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GEMINIGEM6 6/1/2013 12:03AM

    Congrats! You're doing great girl! :) emoticon

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MJPECK7015 5/31/2013 10:54PM

    Way to go!! Congrats on your loss of weight and your gaining of insight!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/31/2013 10:48PM

    Wonderful! Congrats!

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TRUNKJUNK 5/31/2013 10:43PM

    You're doing awesome. I too had to come to the realization that if I slow down eating then my brain has time to send the signal that I'm full. So like you I've started to try and be mindful of my eating, also to eat slower and put my eating utensil down. Thanks so much for sharing.

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EMELEE82 5/31/2013 10:22PM

    You are doing great!! emoticon

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ZELDABEE 5/31/2013 9:30PM

    So awesome! I'm still working on not obsessing about what im going to eat next emoticon Sounds like you have an amazing month and your all set to make June your bi- I mean make June even better emoticon Keep up the awesome work!

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MUSCLE-UP 5/31/2013 9:22PM

    Sounds like you got this down and are still having a blast going out with your uncle. Great post!

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LIVERGIVER 5/31/2013 8:41PM

    I'm so happy for you! It's so much easier when you are able to eat just when you're hungry. I wish you the best on your continued journey.

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MARYBETH4884 5/31/2013 8:16PM

    Good for you!

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 5/31/2013 7:55PM

    Wow! this is fantastic! WAY TO GO!!!!!
I look forward to the day where it's 'no big deal' to leave food on my plate, where I stop without even thinking about it. Not there yet...still thinking about every choice and measuring portions...but someday...I will get there.
You're accomplishments are astonishing and I am sooooo happy for you!
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