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Tracking Food, Week 3, and not neurotic!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I am not sure what is different this time, but I am somehow not becoming obsessed with my food as I have done previous times. I think perhaps it is that I have cut my sugar addiction dramatically this time, where previously I was focused on calories. This time I focus on eating a smaller number of carbs each meal, but eating more often. So I am not hungry and I my bigger challenge is eating enough. And once every 5ish days I give myself permission to eat a meal that goes over my carbs....so maybe this has helped keep me from getting all nutty about my food. In some ways I am lucky because I am doing this BEFORE I actually become diabetic. But I know my response to sugar is not normal, so that has given me motivation to try doing lower carbs. Boy do I feel great doing this. I am hopeful that this lack of neurotic food obsession means that I will be more resilient when life's challenges come up and make things harder. I hope. My biggest challenge coming up is that I will be spending 8 weeks of the summer 3000 miles away from home and my routine. While gone I will be eating dinner with family or friends at least 4-5 meals per week. So I need to be very solid on my strategies. On the plus side I did buy a walking desk to keep at my parents house, so that should help with some of the routine. (Tiffani, I have a Lifespan treadmill that I last bought for 599 on black friday. It is spendy, but has been so worth it for me. I didn't get a special eak, just stacked things on top of mine to get to the right height.) So I am feeling positive that this summer my trip will not derail me.
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    1552 days ago
    Also, I find you need at least 2 matinence days in a row every 2 weeks to remind your body that it needs to burn. Your body will try and fight the weight loss so it's good to have a matinence day. It will actually reawaken your metabolism
    1552 days ago
    A planned splurg is awesome...and I do the same, sometimes I plan for a splurg and then I get there and decide to sav it for another day.
    1552 days ago
    Okay, here's how to handle vacation. Just count. Don't worry about planned meals. Just try to get yourself to restaurants that are well known. Then on the way, discreetly plan your meal. Use the app to look menu items up and bam, your good
    1552 days ago
    I found that having a planned splurge day hell helped me. I weighs day, I can have xxxxx on Saturday and when Sat Cammie is be over it, or offer myself 1 portion, nothing more.
    1552 days ago
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