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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wow, I have really been struggling for the past week or so, at least I felt out of control with my eating. I won't go into great detail but I honestly felt like I was overdoing it. I was tracking most of the stuff, not everything, I ate and it was too much. I also didn't walk as much as I thought I should have.

But, despite all of that, I lost one pound each of the past two weeks. I honestly thought I would gain.

I do know that I have been eating much cleaner than I used to... no junk food, no diet soda, I have been cooking at home, simple food like beans, rice, homemade soup, oatmeal, mostly... So I think that is what made the difference. I'm just guessing here. Maybe I just FELT like I ate too much.

I know I have a fairly distorted relationship with food, satiety, hunger and in general with how much I should be eating. This has been a problem for me for many, many years. Also I am very hard on myself.

I am probably just overthinking this again... I lost weight and I'm going to be happy about it!

And I'm going to continue on and try my best every day and stop beating myself up!
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TREV1964 11/4/2013 5:29PM

    Hold in there - you are making it work and you will get there.

You will get there because I am there backing you all the way.

Cheers

Trev

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SUPER_CIARA 11/1/2013 8:34AM

    Congrats on still losing weight! Try not to be too hard on yourself. emoticon emoticon

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KARENE10 10/27/2013 9:54AM

    emoticon I am sure that the clean eating has quite a bit to do with the weight loss. emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 10/27/2013 7:43AM

    Maybe you are eating foods that are less calorie dense and more satisfying.........foods that have a lot of fiber, liquid content, nourishment, and flavor? This would seem like you are getting a lot of rewards from your calorie investment (more "bang for the buck"). It would seem to you like you are eating a more food.
And maybe you indeed are eating more food, but can do so without gaining weight (and even lose weight) because it has relatively lower calories for the amount of food.

Actually, this is what I am trying to do. For meals, I am trying to eat filling and satisfying foods that are less calorie dense. This has led me to oatmeal, soups, salads, and adding veggies to protein dishes.
You really do feel like you are eating a lot. It's kind of the Volumetrics strategy, also the Full Plate Diet.


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REFFIE1 10/27/2013 2:06AM

   
Just do the best you can. Try not to worry about the numbers because sometimes you hit a plateau or go up for no reason. You probably ate better than you thought so enjoy those 2 pounds gone! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 10/26/2013 9:28PM

    I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you. I hope they continue to get better. My relationship with food is an interesting one as well. You can do it I have faith in you.

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MICKEYH 10/26/2013 8:52PM

    Way to go !! Congrats on losing the weight. What a great surprise, right?
I think you've eating clean really worked out in your favor. Keep on keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/26/2013 8:22PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!! Sounds like something you are doing is working!

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DISCOVERLLH 10/26/2013 7:26PM

  I can absolutely relate to the overthinking and distorted relationship with food. I think it is just a learning process until we feel secure with the changes we are making. At any rate, you must be doing something right! Keep up the good work!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 10/26/2013 5:44PM

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FELINEBETTER 10/26/2013 4:19PM

    You're on your way, Pink! If you track everything you eat, the proof is right in front of you. Way to go with making healthier choices!

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HELEN_BRU 10/26/2013 3:02PM

    Maybe you found the magic bullet! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 10/26/2013 2:28PM

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BOPPY_ 10/26/2013 2:23PM

    Great that you lost weight. Great!

But, in the long run, tracking is what ensures continual success. Track everything.

Conflicted or having trouble? Walk and think about it. You've burned calories, then, and you will probably be more relaxed, and justifiably self-satisfied.

You will do it!

Lee

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