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Friday, April 01, 2016

Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 years.) I regained almost all of the weight I had lost. I am thinking about having Spark design my menu again as I did years ago very successfully. This is what the hospital did for me. I made my order and they tweaked it to only contain a healthy amount of calories by moderating portions.

I will have to look at the menus once again. The other problem is that because of my level of pain and weakness, it is impossible for me to cook a dinner that takes longer than 15 minutes to prepare. I know that my portions are way out of control also. well maybe not WAY out of control. I don't really stuff myself. I know that maybe 90% of my problem is the meds I'm on. They are notorious for causing weight gain. Sometimes I think that I should stop all the beating myself up and the constant effort to lose weight. Maybe I should just relax and eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm satisfied (no longer hungry).

I will think about it.
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  • _LINDA
    I have been learning so much on my webinars. One coming up that is four hours training says you don't have to count calories. That reducing your calories doesn't work. But it is critical to eat the right foods of course. All agree no sugar of any kind including artificial sweeteners, no wheat, corn, soy -inflammatory to our bodies because of the toxins used by Mosanto to grow them. Which means grass fed and naturally raised animals for meat. But one very interesting concept was if you don't enjoy your food, you won't benefit from it. To eat mindfully and slowly which helps you get through the 20 minutes it takes for your brain to register your stomach is full. Not to eat any nightshades (especially for psoriasis- my Spark friend had a complete reversal of her condition when she followed a regimen designed by this specialist) It takes a lot of hard work to figure out what works for you. You perhaps need to get into slow cooker meals. You don't have to lift the big pot -just put it somewhere you can reach permanently and then dish things in and out into smaller containers, then it can be cleaned after emptied. I have my Vitamix permanently plugged into the wall on my counter so I don't have to move it and also the plugins are extremely tight here and I can't get into them myself. There has to be work arounds from spending too much time in the kitchen.
    Thinking of you!
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    1631 days ago
    That sounds like a great thing to let Spark design your menus again.Best
    wishes,I am sure it will help you. emoticon emoticon
    1632 days ago
    I truly understand you plight I 2 am going through similar issues. Having OI w/genetic disorders that mutate resulting in docs prescribing all the wrong meds. At my age it's discouraging. On days like this I remind myself just 2 be happy AND healthy.
    1632 days ago
  • COOP9002
    hope you're able to find a healthy course of action soon, both physically and emotionally.

    1632 days ago
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