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still a struggle for me

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I am still struggling, even after 12 weeks in the BL Sun-sational Summer Challenge, to eat enough calories.

I am taking some medicine right now for my Fibromyalgia that makes me a bit nauseated, and I'm sure the iron tablets don't help that a bit. I also have no appetite when I get up in the morning until around 12PM-2PM, therefore, I struggle to reach my caloric goals for the day, unless I eat something that is rather rich in calories. I don't like doing that because it makes me feel so heavy...weighed down...and it zaps my energy.

I need to eat more...especially breakfast. The medicine I take first thing in the morning must be taken on an empty stomach. Maybe that has something to do with my lack of appetite. I have also not had much thirst so I haven't been getting in all the water I need.

Nevertheless, one of my goals during the Fall Challenge is to plan better...to know what I am going to eat for breakfast the night before.

Not eating or drinking enough is working against my weight loss goals. This has to stop. Also, if I don't eat at least 1000 calories each day, I commit to no exercise the next day because it is dangerous for my heart.

I will be kind to my body and give it the nutrition and water it deserves.
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    I think your idea to plan the night ahead what you will have in the morning will help you be successful in getting your daily calories in. I know that I do better when I eat more often and when I PLAN ahead what my food choices for the day will be. You are doing great trying to balance your medicine, exercise and food! emoticon
    1671 days ago
    It is hard to find the balance sometimes. I agree with the others that a protein drink in the morning might get your engines going. Artistgatogirl has a protein powder that she uses. You might ask her what brand she uses. I sometimes do a skim milk, banana and chocolate protein powder smoothie after a heavy workout. emoticon
    1672 days ago
    Yes, you have to keep up your strength. Agree.....Boost or Ensure could be good.

    1672 days ago
    ONe day at a time my love .. one day at a time.. Do what you can make small changes , eat something lite and small in morning to start .. maybe just a piece of fruit with a slice of toast..

    hugs girl.. and we are here .. Onward and Upward !
    1672 days ago
    I am looking into protein powders that are unsweetened. The sweet ones make me sick. There is just too much sugar in them. Once I order them, I'll be able to supplement my protein, which I rarely get enough of in my diet.
    1672 days ago
  • KAB7801
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  • MAWMAW101
    I agree that not enough calories and water isn't good for you. I remember telling my husband (after his open heart surgery) to start treating the food like the medicine because you really need to figure out a way to get the nutrition. He now drinks Ensure every day!
    Hang in there friend!
    1672 days ago
    Have you considered a nutrition drink (like Boost) or a yogurt smoothie for breakfast? I find them easy to digest when food isn't appealing. Also, you could ask your doctor for advice, It does sound dangerous to be not getting enough nutrition and water.
    1672 days ago
  • SHOES17
    When I first started getting my calories in was horrible. My best friend was skim milk. I also used fresh orange juice (not concentrate) to help me cure the sweet cravings. Hang in there. It seems I am starting over too
    1672 days ago
  • ALICEART2010
    Sounds like you are being good to yourself.
    1672 days ago
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