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Thursday, February 28, 2008

THANK YOU for your suggestions on my massive hunger attacks! here is the before, during, and new trial of things. hopefully this time i can get myself under control....

B4 SPARK: 7 min walk + 3 flights stairs 2x/day. 6-8 water. rarely finishing whats on my plate at dinner... cal intake around 800-1500

START SPARK: 700-850cals on elliptical, 5 min yoga, 5 twist, 100-200 situps. 8-12 water. starving... cal intake around 1550-1650

EXPERIMENT: 600 elliptical, 5min yoga, 100 situps. 8-12 water. try to eat more high fiber foods... aim for cal intake1200-1550cal.

list of high fiber foods for me to try eating more of are...
FRUITS: apples, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries
VEGGIES: broccoli, carrots, corn, peas, potatoes, zucchini
GRAIN: oatmeal, pasta

is it okay to have the banana and zucchini in a muffin or will that defeat the purpose?

i've nixed the yogurt because i'm semi-lactose intolerant (i can only eat so much dairy without tossing cookies), the whole wheat due to an allergic reaction (throat closes, far from pleasant), and drinking more water (i'll float!).

i kept resisting eating last night so as not to go over my cals (success!) but felt really sick, my tummy hurt and went all puffy *ick* so i decided to weigh myself again to see if it was any different from last nights's insanity and it was down by 1-2 lbs. so i think from now on we'll hide the scale until weigh in day just so i'm not tempted to check...

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    WOW!! that is quite a exercise routine. I am curious? do you know your BMR base metabolic rate? How many calories at your height and current weight you would burn if you did nothing all day but eat sleep and poop.

    You now take that and add all of those calories you are burning during your workout neer as I can tell is another 1000 give or take a 100 you may have your body in such a calorie deficit that it actually thinks that it is starving and your metabolism will actually slow down!!!! AUGH!!!

    Might I advise you to find a website that will do this for you (there are a lot of free ones) www.sheerbalance.com this will give you an idea of how many calories you need to consume for your height/age/activity level for the weight you are, or for the weight you desire. Do not be suprised if it is higher than you expect. It may help you get an eating plan from three big to 5-6 small meals.

    Hope this helps.
    4540 days ago
    Good for you. You made it a success. You asked for help. You listened to the suggestions and made the choices that are right for you. Now you just have to implement them and re-evaluate how they work in your body and your life.
    As far as I know there are no restrictions on fiber. You can eat as much of it as you like. The amount of water we drink will prevent constipation and that's the only side effect that I can think of with fiber. Try to add a fiber to each meal or as a snack to help ward off hunger.
    Some people swear by the daily weighing but I'm just too hard on myself when I do that. Somehow when I get on I want immediate gratification. One day I weighed my self and there was a 6 pound difference. I thought I'd die on the spot. At the end of the week I had lost a pound. Go figure. That taught me a lesson. If you can't handle the bad news don't get on the thing. I'm so glad things are turning around for you. Keep the faith. This will work for you sooner than you think.
    4541 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/29/2008 1:07:49 AM
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