Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's a bit funny....I had read of others experiences about the 3rd day on the low cal diet being the hardest. Until about 3 o'clock, yesterday afternoon, I thought I was one of the lucky ones. I wasn't hungry, wasn't thinking about food, drinking plenty of water (like "bathroom break every 45 minutes" enough!), on track with my calories.....but come 3 pm, and a switch flipped! I still paced myself with my food, having a snack, around 3 and another at 5, actually not eating diner until about 7 and even saving a melba toast for a bit later. BUT! I was, for lack of a better work, just obsessed with food yesterday afternoon and evening! I chewed gum to keep my mouth busy and even had a couple extra toasts just because I wanted to eat something....anything! I sure hope that day 3 was like my hump day....but it had better be the only hump day I have! It sure was a challenge! I still think alot of the pressure I feel is all psychological. Yes....there is sometimes a little twang of hunger, but it's not out of control and it's what real hunger should be, not what I used to think it was last week, when I would eat just to eat, and not because I recognised true hunger. By the way....I'm no longer a skeptic....I'm down another 2.4 pounds as of this morning. I've had a continual loss, and yes, even though I'm only just beginning VLCD4, I'm losing, and it's good, and I'm glad that I've persevered through even the few challenges I've had put in my path so far!
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    Congrats on making it through a tough day. Mental games are the hardest! I'm also enjoying the new perspective on hunger. Good luck and thanks for posting! It really helps to have this contact with people who are conquering the same challenges!

    3254 days ago
    Good for you for making it through ... and for the weight loss!!! If you HAVE to have something extra to eat, though, I would recommend a veggie or fat free protein rather than extra melba. I use to keep boiled eggs in the fridge and would eat an egg white or two when I just NEEDED something extra. Keep it up and YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!
    3254 days ago
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