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Weekend Woes


Monday, January 13, 2014

Diet wasn't perfect this weekend. I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in a few days and it wasn't surprising that I am now 5 lbs above goal weight. I didn't feel crushed by the number because I ate way too much salt and carbs in the past 2 days. The nature walk really refreshed my perspective though. I kept trying to battle with myself about this. I was seriously considering going back full on Medifast for a month or so but then what? I'd have this problem again when I eat normal food again. I can't keep hiding forever behind an easy solution. And a very expensive one because in those 5 months I spent over $3,000.

Restriction isn't the solution. I need to be more physically active. I liked the sore feeling I got when I finished the nature walk. It felt like my body was used for something other than playing Skyrim for 15 hours straight. Which I did, yesterday. Since getting the new computer I have logged 44 hours on Skyrim. It's addicting.

I've always had this problem of being too extreme. I am great at extremes. All out restriction or all out feasting. I can't name a single moment in my life where I've had to do long term moderation. I'm trying to find balance and it's taking a long time because I've never had it before.

I've grown attached to potato soup from Chili's. I keep looking up healthier versions and it seems too complicated.

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KATRICK528 1/15/2014 10:31AM

    I have a recipe for baked potato soup... I do not know if it is as good as chili's but my family really enjoys it. The best part, it uses pureed baked potatoes as the main thickener with chunks of potatoes in it. My family also adds andouille sausage to it to make it a full meal for us. The ingrediants are potatoes, chicken stock (or vegetable broth), scallions, and half and half. I think there was one or 2 more cooking ingrediants, but I cannot remember. We would top with tomatoes, hot sauce (like Frank's or tabasco), bacon and occasionally cheese. I like it topped with just tomatoes. I will see if I can find it, and sent it to you if you would like to try it.

It will take awhile to figure out the right amount of food to eat, to actually eat just that amount regularly, and to figure out the right amount of exercise that works for you. Just keep it up!! It will take awhile but you can do it!

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RAINEMARIE214 1/13/2014 4:00PM

    I think that you are right - at some point you will need to be able to eat normal food again - Medifast is expensive! A good balance of healthy eating and exercise you enjoy is probably the best way. It seems like you enjoyed your nature hike, so maybe you can add hikes in regularly on the weekends to balance out the gaming? I like to sew and craft on the weekends and can easily spend an entire day doing that, so I make sure I spend at least one day doing a longer run. I think it balances :)

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