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Hunger

Monday, January 27, 2014

I have realized that I do not know how to read my body's signals.

Yesterday, I had a yummy brunch sometime around 10 am. Then I didn't eat again until...hmm...about 6 pm. I started to have some pain around 4, but I didn't connect it to being hungry. I went to the hotel restaurant, and I ended up eating about half my meal because I was SOOO full. In fact, I felt quite poorly. Then, at about 9 pm, I started to feel an uneasy feeling. I wasn't quite sure what it was, but I did eat the rest of supper and felt immediately better. Today, I drank my breakfast (slowly over a couple of hours) and by 12 pm I figured I was hungry. I grabbed some chinese food at the food court (LOTS of broccoli!) and by 3 pm, the roiling feeling in my tummy was back. I drank a lot of water and felt better for a bit, but I really thought I might faint by the time I got to Fatburger for a grilled chicken sandwich (no sauce) and I did order onion rings. Then I ate a banana. (I felt I needed some Potassium as my eye was twitching). Here I am, an hour and a half later, and the roiling is back.

I feel very frustrated. I feel like I should know how to work this body by now.

My choices have not been the greatest as I'm traveling for work and my hotel does not have a microwave, nor have I found a grocery store in my meanderings. (Plus, I'm just pooped all the time. I've been trying to get more veggies in - and I've been avoiding fast food places for the most part). I have also been doing a crapton of activity. I do a LOT of walking, and I've been dancing a lot. I've had a little swim, too. (According to SP's tally, I quadrupled my exercise goal for last week).

I don't have a scale with me, so I'm doing some flying blind. I keep telling myself that it's only temporary, and I'm tracking everything, so I am being accountable.

I just wish I knew how to read what my body is saying. I'm sure that will come in time. For now, though, I just have to hope that I can muddle through.
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AURORADAWN5 1/27/2014 9:04PM

    Travelling can be really difficult. If all else fails, you could pick up a few bottles of Slim-fast, Glucerna or another of the liquid meal replacements for one or two meals. They provide balanced nutrients and controlled calories and allow you a few extra calories to play with on the restaurant meals you do eat.
Good luck.

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LAURANCE 1/27/2014 8:42PM

  Whether or not I can read my body's signals depends on whether I'm in compulsive eating mode or healthy mode. Sometimes I can know what my body needs. Other times I can't.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/27/2014 8:29PM

    It's hard to be mindful of eating. emoticon

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