Stupid food ...I hate you

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I love eating ...socially, going out, take out, stopping at a drive thru on the way home, getting ice cream ...before I was married I was working but I never spent money of food. Once I was married I relaxed and let myself go ...i got tired of trying to be in shape ...trying to look good and just wanted to feel good. I ate whenever and whatever I wanted. I am a picky eater ..I hate vegetables - I mean I eat corn, potatoes, green beans - occasionally a salad but its mostly lettuce and some carrots with dressing and cheese.
I decided I would cut back on how much I eat and try to eat 4 or 5 meals a day instead of 3 with snacks and occasionally skipping a meal entirely. I am working out (walking and running) but I am not getting the results I wanted fast enough I not patient? Am I suffering because I am not "dieting" ? I am not watching what I eat but I am not being a pig i am limiting myself to way smaller portions. I got tired of having to input my food to sparkpeople.
I mean my clothes fit better but I have lost nothing in 4 months of being on SP you want to see a man cry?
My mom said I need to make a weekly menu and stick to it.
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  • no profile photo YOWSER
    I'm not an eater but what I did was use the recipe finder and find low calorie, low fat "copies" of what I really love like Italian, Mexican, and Indian foods. Then I went to the daily nutrition journal and layed out stuff from there.

    Veggies are a real problem for me so I heat them up with spice. I also pay attention to the calorie count because somedays when I'm upset I don't eat very much. My goal is to "even out" the calorie count so I don't starve on emotionally charged days. Those days I plan on nutritional but high calorie food.

    I also use the nutritional report to check my sodium and cholestrol since these are problem areas for me.

    Best wishes

    3559 days ago
  • no profile photo RAMONAFAY
    Don't cry! It will get better I promise! Yeah right ! Like I can control anything! Heck I'm having my own melt down. I think we may be trying too hard and expecting too much to fast. I have decided to cut back a little and stop push myself so hard. Yes still exercise and still portion control but really I have been making myself crazy----and I don't need any help in that department.

    You will be alright your making small changes and they will stick. You started the same time as I did maybe it's time to mke some adjustments that is what I have decided to do. I plan to pick back up as I can handle it.

    As far as the eating--the tracker kept saying I wasn't eating enough --I just couldn't eat as many calories as it said I needed to eat.

    Well I wish you luck and happiness while meeting your goals!
    3560 days ago
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