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Eating 4 x 4hours

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yesterday I binged off schedule. I knew about it ahead of time but I already had a cheat day on Sunday. I don’t know why I did it on Sunday KNOWING I’d do it Tuesday as well. I am fairly ashamed.
That being said I’m holding steady at 210 for whatever reason. I’m afraid it might float till tomorrow.
So I’m trying something today that I’ve wanted to try but.. I just never got around to it. I’m eating at 6:30a, 10:30a, 2:30p, and 6:30p…. that’s right, every 4 hours. Breakfast like normal is Egg Beaters, some black beans, lots of spinach and some fresh parsley and chia seeds. Lunch on the other hand is the one that had to make a sacrifice. I usually have a big salad with a little bit of lean meat but today I split it up. 2cups of spinach mix, 1 hard boiled egg, 2 cucumber slices (it would have been more but I ran out and need to go shopping), some whole flaxseeds (it gives the salad texture), some Rosemary chicken I made in the slow cooker (I *hated* it!!!!!.. I won’t do it again), and 1 TBSP of regular full fat Ranch (I just can’t bring myself to eat anything else, or less, or fat free). I did this into 2 shallow containers but I usually eat double that in 1 deep container. I wasn’t hungry by 10:30.. and I wasn’t hungry at 2:30 but I was feeling a little left out because my coworkers were walking around eating. Overall I loathed the chicken I added to the salad because of the Rosemary (I didn’t know I hated it lol) and eating twice was a little weird. Dinner is normal. I eat a buttload (can I say that?) of steamed veggies (I exclude water chestnuts, carrots, corn, and potatoes as they are higher in carbs or sugar than I can tolerate at the moment) aside some lean protein, usually chicken breast. I’ll tell you how the 4 meals goes. It seems rather forced.
Interesting thing I noticed today/last night that I’m going to blame on the binge yesterday, is that my front teeth are super sensitive to cold all of a sudden. I assume its cause of the sugar that I had, I also had some Coke Zero. I think I will change cheat day if this occurs again because it’s quite painful.
My biggest achievement so far is being able to stop drinking Coke Zero. I feel a lot different since I quit. I don’t really know what to think about how I feel. I’ve been drowning my longings in iced cold black tea (unsweetened what so ever) and my caffeine levels seem to be holding tight. Coke Zero is super sweet, and had a huge kick of caffeine which I loved at work as well as for stress. I also noticed looking back that it has some kind of after flavor and the fizzy gives my nose a bit of a burning sensation. Maybe it’s best to never look back.
I bought new pants that were quite a bit smaller than I needed. It was a stretch to button them and gave me quite the muffin top. Today I’m wearing them after 2 weeks of them sitting in my pants drawer. They just happened to be the right color. They don’t fit perfectly, and a little snug but no muffin top. They are tight around my thighs too. I am eager to see how these pants change in the coming weeks and months.
I have not exercised in a while. I’m not 100% sure if I even desire to. I made a calculated move to not exercise and induce possible hunger or low blood sugar. I have been studying my Organic Chemistry book during my lunch break at work instead of taking the 45 mins to run/lift. I’ve also taken to eating in front of my work station because I guess I’m bored sitting at the lunch table and I’d rather use my 45 mins elsewhere. People say this is bad because your body/mouth doesn’t signal your brain that are you eating and getting fuller but it takes me a whooping hour and half to eat my large salad (or about 45-60 mins for the small salad) because I am so “distracted”. I feel full. I don’t really wanna change that.
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  • ROCKMAN6797
    Congrats on giving up the soda pop and wearing the new pants. I think you might be better served by eating without any distractions. Distractions don't allow you to focus on whether or not you are full. It is all baby steps, just keep pushing forward.

    1867 days ago
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