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Adjusting my mindset.

Friday, February 08, 2013

I had some (crippling) nausea yesterday. Bad enough to send me home from work. It's not a big concern; I have a history of ulcers. But this morning - when it hit again - my fiancé suggested that it might be because I'm cutting too many calories.

I really don't think that's the case. I'm following my Lose It! plan. I'm not hungry all day, I'm never starving, and I'm getting plenty of nutrients. I did decide to switch my usual lunch - oatmeal - and my breakfast smoothie, because maybe not having solid food in my stomach till after noon isn't the best idea. Besides, he thinks I just WANT to lose weight; he doesn't get that I'm at an UNHEALTHY weight and that even my doctor is in favor of weight loss.

But the usual cause of my ulcers is stress.

I haven't been stressed about my weight, because I've been losing steadily. I have, however, been obsessed with it. I log everything. I log what I plan to have for dinner so I can budget for lunch. If I eat a single piece of candy, I log it. I log the splash of half and half in my coffee.

Tonight I've got a dinner-and-margaritas date with a friend. At Applebee's. So all week I've been checking calories of things I want to eat, trying to figure out how much time I have to exercise today and this weekend, basically scrambling to NOT have to eat a salad but also stay under calorie budget.

You know what? Screw it. This ONE meal, I'm going to eat what I want. WHATEVER I want. The world will not come to an end if I have to order my wedding dress a week later than planned. National security is not at stake if I don't hit my goal weight on my goal day. I eat healthy, I exercise, and I have earned the night off!
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    Sometimes when we cut back on foods, and then have a certain food, we find that we have a reaction to it. It might be a perfectly good food for someone else, even us in the past, but when we clean up our diets, our bodies may decide it would rather not have a certain food anymore.

    So maybe pay attention to how you feel after each food. Maybe you can tell from your tracker, what you had before you felt ill.

    Sometimes also, cutting back on things, like the crap carbs and processed foods, we get something called "carb flu".

    All just a guess. Could be any number of things.


    SP Class of January 27- February 2, 2013
    Perfect Health Diet Team
    Calorie Cycling Team
    1902 days ago
    obsessing can cause stress, enough to trigger your ulcer pain. just because you don't think you're stressing doesn't make it true.
    relax and enjoy the weight loss. emoticon
    1903 days ago
    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.
    1903 days ago
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