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FITBODME SparkPoints: (0)
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2/3/12 3:42 P

I loved reading the replies, great advice to prepare for Super Bowl and Valentines Day!

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2/3/12 11:43 A

For V-Day, you can plan ahead if you're going to eat anything special and allow calories for it. My bf and I are going out to Olive Garden, and I already know what I'm going to eat and about how many calories I need to allow for it. This way I don't feel like I'm depriving myself, and I don't feel guilty because I planned for it.

2009BETH Posts: 11
2/2/12 6:34 P

Thank you so much for the comments, you all really gave me the encouragement I needed and yes I will make a large veggie tray for SB and ask for flowers instead of candy for VD day that doesn't sound good VALENTINE'S DAY.

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2/2/12 10:02 A

Hi, Beth !

Take a deep breathe. Unless you ate an extra 5,000 calories ON TOP of your normal intake for the day, you did not gain 1.5 pounds of fat. You're just retaining water. And well, not to get TMI, but if you didn't do a poop this morning, your body still has all the food and drink you ate before. Yes, your poop and pee have weight. And if you don't do a poop, that will cause the scale to go up. but, that's perfectly normal.

Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days.

In short, your gain will pass because it's not really a gain. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain because you probably ate some foods that were high in salt. When we eat salty foods, that causes us to retain water. Chinese food is loaded with salt. So, you may have noticed your weight goes up after eating Chinese food. Once again, it's not a real gain, it's nothing more than a water weight fluctuation that passes in a few days.

You're going to notice your weight goes up and down from day to day. this is normal. don't worry about the day to day fluctuations. Instead, pay closer attention to the downward tends over the next few weeks.

Don't worry, you're normal. Just be mindful of your portions. Don't eat those Superbowl wingettes like you're never going to eat a wing again. You can eat wings any time you want. So, don't go over board. Indulge, but don't over indulge.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 2/2/2012 (10:03)
MISSRUTH Posts: 4,299
2/2/12 4:27 A

I really don't think you ate enough to gain 1.5 lbs. of fat. Probably a lot of it is water retention, from too much salt in whatever you ate.

That said-- it helps me to remember that no one ever threw me down and forced food down my throat. I decided to eat every last bit of it. When faced with "eating opportunities", it helps me to have a plan in place. I always make a huge vegetable tray-- I know that if I feel like I HAVE to keep munching, the vegetables are "safe". I drink a lot of water. If there's something that I could have just any old time, I pass on it. But if it's truly "special" I'll take one (and only one) small spoonful, or small piece, or whatever, to taste it. Every single bite tastes the same as the first one, so I only really need one bite.

The Super Bowl is on tv around dinner time, so that helps with planning what you're going to eat. It is not necessary to eat a mound of chips or a plate of nachos, to watch football on tv.

And for myself, I want to get the Valentine's Day focus off of food. I'd rather have flowers than chocolates.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,682
2/1/12 10:55 P

Did you eat 5000 calories MORE than you usually do during that BD party?
Probably not.

That weight gain is a temporary fluctuation, not gained fat.

BUT, now maybe you'll be more careful for the Super Bowl and Valentine's day.....

2009BETH Posts: 11
2/1/12 9:44 P

I already gained back1.5 lbs because of a birthday party this past weekend, I'm scared to death to see what happens between the super bowl and Valentine's day! SOS!!!

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