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Very interesting!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

So I have been tracking my food for the last few days and guess what!

My iron and Vit B 12 intake is WAY below daily requirement!

When I don't eat according to "The Plan" and just eat what I think I should I am WAY below my calorie requirement for the day.

Funny that! No wonder my poor body was protesting!

NOW....if I get my daily requirements up and eat within my calorie range and STILL put on weight, then I have PROOF for my doctor that something is wrong!

If I have been under-eating causing my body to go into "starvation mode" then this should rectify itself pretty soon.

Now I know that all calories are not created equal and all that jazz....but I am looking at nutrient intake too! NOT JUST PURE CALORIES......

Tonight I cooked green beans from a friend's garden and they were sooooo good!

I thought I had eaten a lot today, including a nice cider...and I will STILL just barely making the calorie range! So I planned tomorrow's meals ahead of time and balanced it over the day....
plugged it into the tracker and I am in range, but just barely, so that gives me wiggle room.

I am still at the weight I was when I lost that pound ( for real) and TOM is here! So THAT is another surprise!

Anyway....I think hubby is encouraged to see me track and it is giving me useful data I need!



I will be busy most of the in the morning...I am doing the music.....
Didn't get any home improvements done today, but it's marathon, not a sprint, so it will get done...a little at a time!

( I got a lot done on Thursday and Friday...)


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    1680 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I sometimes eat below my calorie range. On days that I do, I try to be sure I have plenty of protein.
    1682 days ago
    Good plan to take in nutrients as well. You will
    have lots of info for the doctor. I am sure she will
    have some answers, but you seem to be good at
    doing all the track work which will help.
    Have a great week. emoticon
    1683 days ago
  • LIS193
    Are you eating enough protein (vegetarians are low on B12) and healthy fats like avocados and olive oil? The healthy fast really upped my calorie intake and helped me lose the weight.
    You are doing great tracking it all and staying the same weight with TOM - that used to be good for a pound before, right? Keep at it!!
    1683 days ago
    Sounds great. I am interested to see your results.
    1683 days ago
    Are you taking B12? I get a boatload of it between the sub-lingual in the morning and I do a energy drink mid afternoon. I finally returned full force to TP yesterday and today. Did a modified day 1 & 2. Did all the food but kept my coffee and wine. :-D

    Have fun with your home improvements. I am in the midst of de cluttering and cleaning! Making lists for improvements as I go.
    1684 days ago
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