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It’s Hard Being Hungry

Monday, January 01, 2018

I’m hungry right now. Not because I’m starving myself, but because I’m readjusting to a daily calorie limit of 1800 or fewer. This is based on my age (42) and the recommendation from The Spark Solution that I should stay in a 1500-1600 calorie range. Confession: I’ve been well over 2000 calories a day for a while now. Change is needed.

But change is hard.

As my stomach growls, I remind myself that I’ve had breakfast (oatmeal, strawberries, milk) and lunch (kale salad and Oatnut bread). I also had a glass of milk after my workout. Yet, I await dinner with a nearly comic desperation. Grrr....

A co-worker of mine lost 17 pounds this fall by doing two things. He cut his portions by 1/3 and said no to desserts. Sounds simple, yet the willpower and determination required was the hard part. As the intro song to “Orange is the New Black” says, “Taking steps is easy. Standing still is hard.” I must be still and wait for an appropriate dinner time.

Drink water. Start laundry. Stay busy.
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  • MSPLACEDAGAIN
    So true. I am working on getting myself into range again. I also have a practice of being over. You can do it!
    320 days ago
  • ANNIEONLI
    I totally get that one! Hang in there!!! emoticon
    321 days ago
  • JESSICA_G23
    I'm there with you!! I know I haven't deprived myself today, but I feel hungry (maybe it's mental). I'm going to try to get some healthy snacks (like celery) to munch on and I hope that will help! It'll get easier for us, I'm sure!! =)
    323 days ago
  • BEATLETOT
    Your coworker has a great idea, but yes, change is HARD. I hope you enjoyed your dinner!!
    323 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Water . . . . water helps. HUGS and good luck.
    323 days ago
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