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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 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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ARTISTGATOGIRL 8/18/2013 12:21PM

    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

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EMMACORY 8/18/2013 9:00AM

    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

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    Yes, you have to keep up your strength. Agree.....Boost or Ensure could be good.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 8/18/2013 8:07AM

    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 !

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HAPPYDOES 8/18/2013 12:07AM

    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.

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MAWMAW101 8/17/2013 6:09PM

    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!

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DEEGIRL50 8/17/2013 5:50PM

    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.

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SHOES17 8/17/2013 4:23PM

    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

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ALICEART2010 8/17/2013 2:28PM

    Sounds like you are being good to yourself.

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