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    MARYANNGI   107,271
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Recently I have been exercising more and losing weight. My Spark Nutrition Tracker in its infinite wisdom decided it needed to increase my calorie intake. So I have been tracking consistently, but the strangest thing is happening!

For some reason my brain (and maybe my stomach) seems to think it's OK to eat things that I haven't even thought about in a long, long time just because there are more calories to eat. For example, tonight instead of having my usual healthy dinner, I got a DD donut! The darn thing tasted so sweet, my teeth hurt. emoticon I now feel sick to my stomach and really don't care if I see another emoticon for a very long time. Between the donut and the iced coffee, I have a sugar rush and my brain feels like a mouse on a wheel that won't stop spinning!

What the heck is going on? Stop the insanity MaryAnn and get your head back on straight. I said that I would give this new calorie range a 1-2 weeks trial. I don't know if I can take it emoticon It's only been 4 days. It's gotta emoticon

Tomorrow is a new day. I will give the new calorie range another 3 days. If things haven't improved, I will be going back to my old calorie range. What's the old saying? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/15/2013 9:18AM

    What I have noticed since I started avoiding sugar is that things I used to enjoy are now too sweet. I also think veggies and things I didn't think of as sweet before actually taste sweet to me now. It is weird. LOL Good luck with the new calorie range!

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MICYWALTON 6/14/2013 12:41PM

    Lol! Next time you have a weird craving for something super sweet like that, try making your own. The iced coffee is super easy to make at home and you can control what goes into it. There's also a really good-looking recipe for donuts on

I totally hear ya on the sick to the stomach feeling afterwards. I had a lot of those last theatre popcorn is my downfall, but I pay for it afterwards. emoticon

Good luck! You're still amazing!! emoticon

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68ANNE 6/13/2013 9:34PM

    Oh man...I've done that too. stupid donuts
You will recover

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MIRMIUM 6/12/2013 8:39PM

    I get the whole it tasted gross and made you feel crummy after. Next time you want an iced coffee or a donut, remember how terrible it made you feel physical. It will help to remind you of how healthy foods actually make us feel physically well most of the time :)

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KALISWALKER 6/12/2013 2:38PM

    Maybe you had a permanent change in your eating habits. The things that got you into trouble before you can leave alone.

Way to go with the exercise!

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SANDLADY48 6/12/2013 2:08PM

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Ma'am, please step away from the donut!

Amazing how something that momentarily tastes so good and make us feel so bad.

And I am amazed by those iced coffee calorie counts, plus the added sugar.

Hoping you are back in the groove this morning!
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FITAT50 6/12/2013 9:45AM

    HINT: when I was doing Jenny Craig and my calorie range was 1200 calories I was jealous of those that had a higher range than me. When I asked my consultant what extra foods the people got to eat that had a higher calorie range she answered "a glass of milk".

So even though you have extra calories don't try to meet them with "bad' calories, drink a glass of milk, eat a few almonds, add a little avocado to your salads. Add a healthy snack into your day.

Here is a list of 55 Healthy Snacks under 200 calories:

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FEDGIRL4 6/12/2013 8:26AM

    Now you realize what you were NOT missing. The same thing happened to me with a particular food that I had not eaten in a couple of years. I also felt sick to my stomach.

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_VALEO_ 6/12/2013 2:46AM

    Now you're stronger to stay on track within your new calorie range! I am sure you will remember the unpleasant feeling and how bad you were after this Donut; it will help you to make smart choices in case of cravings.

And good job on tracking!


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CHERIRIDDELL 6/12/2013 12:25AM

    Good Luck!

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/12/2013 12:12AM

    Ain't life grand!!!

You are right, tomorrow is another day. Just shake it off and start over. The next time you are tempted, please remember how poorly the donut made you feel. I could have written parts of this blog myself. I struggle mightily with sugar and know all too well what a sugar high feels like. But the amazing thing is that tomorrow is indeed another day. Even as far as the sugar goes, it always seems to feel better in the morning and seems like a clean slate.

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