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Monday, July 02, 2012

My schedule has been more hectic than I was planning on it being. Yesterday I went to my brothers house and ate a veggie burger with a salad with lots of avocado and beets with goat cheese and corn. No, it's not unhealthy but the portion was too big! Today my mom prepared dinner and of course i ate it. I realized that I need to make dinner for myself, even though I keep wanting it to work when my mom makes it, because I know I will get full by the meals I make, plus I will be able to control portion sizes. If I go over my daily limit by even 100 or 200 cals, it makes a big difference in terms of not losing weight. When i'm home I feel pressure (mostly from myself) to eat with the fam, but I need to just make myself cook dinner! Not that it's a big thing, but when my mom makes it I end up eating more because 1) i will eat before dinner when i get too hungry and 2) my portion sizes are bigger. Plus then I can't track calories and then i get nervous that I'm eating too much. But then if i don't eat enough i eat too much later.

tomorrow I wanted to go to spin class but i can't go anymore because I have a drs apt which i had to switch to the morning. And then wednesday is july fourth. ugh i feel like i'm never going to get on track with this! so frustrating.

I'm good once I have a routine established, but trying to establish one with all this stuff that I'm needing to work around is stressful and difficult!

sorry if it's repetitive, i have a million thoughts at once!
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    You might want to try batch cooking. For example, make Sundays your day to cook a few dishes that you can freezer for the remainder of the week. This allows you to control the calorie count as well as make sure that you are full. Also, this prevents eating what they eat just because you don't feel like cooking. Just an idea. You can still eat dinner with them, but it would be something you make. Honestly, I am thinking about doing this as there have been times (especially on Fridays and Saturdays after work) that I don't feel like cooking, so I grab something out.

    Also, I know it's a bummer that you are going to miss your spin class, but you could always go for an early morning walk or run (beat the heat!). You could even go to a public pool for a swim!
    2177 days ago
    yea, I mean they're healthy but I think for me to feel better I need to be able to control when i eat so i don't get too hungry and overeat and also so I know how many calories are in my dinner and I can track them. There's also the flip side when her dinners are tiny and i'm still hungry.
    2177 days ago
    Maybe if you talk to your mom about even helping with meals to get a better handle on what happens at the dinner table can help.
    2177 days ago
    some time we just have to vent a little, i bet you feel better now. I think it is a good idea that you cook your owen meals sounds like it will help you stay on track.
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    2177 days ago
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