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I sure had to eat a lot to stay THIS fat!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Today I ate a meal I used to eat when I felt ill or emotional. It's ramen noodles+cheese+tuna+peas. I haven't eaten this for a very long time. Today I felt ill,and ate it (I know it doesn't make sense...). This time I measured. I was stunned. It was 1367 calories! I sure had to eat a lot of food to stay this fat! I can't believe how much I used to eat, and how badly I ate. I ate too much fast food, fried food, sweet and salty foods,processed foods and not nearly enought fruits and vegetables! I used to fool myself into thinking I ate healthy because I ate brown rice, black beans and broccolli pretty often. I ignored all the bad stuff and the crazy size portions. No more denial. Measuring and logging have made me an honest woman!
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    i love ramen! i was amazed at how much calories, fat and sodium were in a lot o my favorite foods. Yay for not blindly eating anymore1
    2912 days ago
    I was SHOCKED when I read the nutrition label on ramen noodles!
    They are not filling, or very satisfying. How can they have that many calories?
    That's why they call it SMACK ramen.
    2912 days ago
  • no profile photo EMRANA
    Definitely true. That tracker really helps!

    As THINLIN07 said, I used to eat way too much but was still hungry. Now that I've completely turned around my nutrition, I'm getting good quality food and that makes a major difference in not only my hunger, but my energy levels and other things.
    2912 days ago
    raaameeen! emoticon for me it got very clear. I can't eat what the others consider "normal" food because I can't stop at the infinitesimal quantities needed to stay within calorie range. but I also think that once in a while it's ok to eat even those caloric bombs that we love.
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    2912 days ago
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    2912 days ago
    at least you are opening your eyes biggest problem was and still is to an extent portion control(ont top of emotional eating lol)and cream and cheese is amazing when we thing back to how we used to be .let just be thankful we are no longer the same and hope and prayer that we never go back there again.we can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2912 days ago
    Aren't we deceptive little (well, big) imps? The only people we fool is...ourselves! emoticon But it is emoticon when we wake up to reality! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2913 days ago
    quite informative eh??
    2913 days ago
    Good job for measuring. Whoohoo!
    2913 days ago
  • no profile photo KWRIGHT26
    Hm, sounds like a creative comfort food makeover is in order! I used to focus on all the good things I ate and ignored the bad things, too. I always loved vegetables and fruit, but I could eat 2-3 bowls of Oreo O's too.
    2913 days ago
    I know what you mean, I too did that until I started measuring the food. Now I make sure that most of my plate has veggies
    2913 days ago
    It is amazing the volume of good food you can eat for the same calorie count as a burger and fries (my old downfall).

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    2913 days ago
    Yes it amazes me too the amount of food and the wrong food I used to eat. I was always hungry too and craved the wrong foods all the time. Happy healthy eating emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2913 days ago
  • SALEX52
    You and me both!
    2913 days ago
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