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Dropping the Mole

Sunday, November 27, 2016

So I've just rapidly lost about 20 lbs following the death of my mom. Food tasted like sawdust and I had no appetite at all. SO NOW comes the challenging part. "How to maintain and I continue the weight loss without losing ground and regaining. I've been trying to start some new eating habits and mostly that involves changing the schedule of my eating. I used to hop out of bed and make breakfast but now I have no desire to eat until around 10:00- 11:00. So I sometimes eat something then. And then I'll eat a small something around 4:00 and that's it. For a span of time I had good success with not eating in the middle of the night (I have an eating disorder called "Nighttime Eating Disorder" and it has been a habit for me to get up in the middle of the night and have something to eat. In recent years I've tried to modify this by not keeping foods that I will be tempted to over eat with. Instead I'l have fruit or some crackers and cheese or possibly a bowl of cereal. However since I've gotten home from the Rehab hospital my foot has been so painful that it made the thought of walking to the kitchen really unappealing and for a time that allowed me to cease and desist the midnight nosh.

But now, it still hurts a lot but not so much that I cannot make it to the kitchen. However I do not do it every day. And I've been good about what I eat. Often I will have a Light and FIt yogurt by Dannon with a few mini chocolate chips mixed in....and that is satisfying for less than 100 calories.

Yesterday we went out to a nice restaurant. I was very proud of myself for only eating less than half of my meal and bringing the rest home. However this morning when I opened the fridge to take my coffee creamer out, the tin holding my chicken Mol`e slid out and spilled ALL OVER THE FLOOR. I had to just about kill myself trying to bend over and clean it up. I got short of breath and had to call well enough alone. Hopefully my daughter will mop it up a bit.

So there goes my lunch for today emoticon

Yesterday I did exceed the low number in my calorie target range...but was still within the limits. However, previously I had been WAY underneath even the low end because I could not force myself to eat. I will need to really hold the reins and not let this pony gallop away.

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  • LUCYCAN7
    The only thing i can say Cynthia is moderation and eat healthier,It is a struggle
    for sure.I am sure you are still having good days then bad ones,i know i did
    when i lost my Parents. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1391 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Amazing how pain and mood can alter our eating habits. Sorry you lost your meal :-( I have heard a lot of people on here struggle with night time eating, didn't think it was a disorder. Just one more challenge! As if you needed any more. Might work for the best if you skip breakfast so the later night eating becomes a dinner replacement then.
    My thoughts and heart go out to you -the frustrations and struggle never end :-(
    You have strength in the Lord!
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    1391 days ago
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