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Monday, July 09, 2012


Typically whenever I've needed to re-set/restart, I spend the first few days several different levels of hungry.

For some reason that is beyond me, I keep trying to find a way to eat the junk food, stay within my calorie range and *be full*. Steps one through two work fine but step three? Yeah. Not so much.

Wanted to give a quick example. Moms boyfriend threw a small BBQ over the weekend and there is a ton of mouth watering stuff left in the fridge. Now, normally... first few days of reset would look like this.

breakfast:


One piece of this cake is 440 calories, 26 grams of fat and a bunch of other stuff I didn't pay attention after that. Yikes! This is around 1/3 of my daily calories. For the record, I'd inhale this in like 30 seconds and spend the rest of time counting the minutes/hours until lunch.

This is what breakfast looks like after those first few days:









So! It's 2 boiled eggs, 1 cup of bing cherries, 1 half of a graham cracker, 2 pieces of chocolate
= 320 calories

The difference to me is always amazing. Eating more food but less calories? Sorcery! :)

Still have to remind myself now and again to be smarter about my choices so I don't have to make it harder longer term. My work outs are hard enough as it is without adding to it.




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  • no profile photo CD4892468
    Some people can eat stuff like that, keep calories down the rest of the day and still manage to lose or not gain weight. I am NOT like that. Even LOOKING at cake makes me gain weight, but Thanks to food allergies I haven't had a "real" piece of cake or cookie in a year. It's just not that good when it makes you super sick. Starting my day with a slice of cake would leave me doubled over in pain emoticon I know now that probably the reason why I would gain 5 or 6 pounds from those foods (even small amounts), that it caused inflammation in my body, which led to retaining huge amounts of water.

    I know my body isn't normal but it still blows my mind that it doesn't have that effect on other people!
    3205 days ago
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    I just don't plan well. :( I try. I also try to make sure that when I do do that, the rest of my day is healthy. I can't let myself go hungry for the rest of the day cause that makes things harder too, nad then I over do it when I DO eat. Consequently, I have lots of days where I'm over, but usually cause of 1 or 2 bad choices.
    3206 days ago
  • ONCEUPONADREAM
    haha! Welcome to the club Kristi. May I interest you in these nifty new jackets we have..? :)

    Yeah, it's a process for sure. As long as the wrongness can also be worth it, you know?

    I can't tell you how many high calorie things I've put into my mouth that were lackluster or I wasn't craving and still had to go hungry most of the day cause my calories were blown!
    3206 days ago
  • 2BIGNBOUNTIFUL
    There is nothing like some grams of protein to start the day! emoticon Yum
    3206 days ago
  • POISONGIRL999
    My name is Kristi and I have the same problem. Lol. I seriously will devour something so wrong and so high in calories and be not even close to full. I know this is wrong. I know it's wrong as the first bite is shoved into my mouth. But live and learn I guess.
    3206 days ago
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