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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I have been pretty busy with school and work the last couple of days but still managed to prepare my food so that I do not get tempted to eat random things. The day before yesterday was just as difficult as my last entry. I was craving a lot and feeling hungry. I am realizing now that my problem was more food addiction than anything else. We always tend to make comments about people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol but we tend to ignore our own. As someone that works in a treatment facility for substance abusers, I am starting to understand some of the relation to their cravings, behavior and decisions in a more personal level. I mean yea you can talk about the stages of change and process of addiction based on substance use but what about food? Withdrawal, geez ...headache, irritability, cravings, feeling tired etc depending on the individual...that's pretty common among substance users and of course depending on the substance it could be pretty extreme. I always get headache when I cut back or stop consuming sugar. I get irritable when I don't get my pastry ... I hate talking to people when I feel hungry... cravings well lets just say grocery shopping feels like going to a bar for an alcoholic hahaha..

The two days I had prior to yesterday were both I guess what you call or a make it or break it point in my diet journey. I cheated by adding an extra 50 calories on my daily intake because the craving of eating nuts was very high. What I did was I cut up some green apples and put a half table spoon of almond butter to dip it with. I ate half of the apple and used only half of the almond butter because I realized I have to start learning to self control. I managed to drink some water and go to bed feeling proud of myself.

Yesterday went so well. It almost felt like I cheated all day because I might have felt hungry maybe once just before lunch. In fact I had few calories to spare when I went to bed. I have been trying to keep up with the water. The trick that worked for me was I picked up a bottled water that contains 1.5l of mineral water. The smaller bottles didn't seem to be useful to me. so this morning when I woke up I measured myself and now I have moved from 152 to 146. I am so happy it's going well. emoticon

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BECCAB09 2/23/2013 10:36AM

    That's so awesome!!! Keep it going!

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DANYLEIN 2/23/2013 10:35AM

    You are so wise! It is an addiction. You are so tuned in and aware of what your body is telling you and you still make wise choices. That is not an easy thing to do..
Keep it up! emoticon

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uneasy day

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today was a very long and uneasy day for me. I was basically working from 9 a.m. until 11:15 which made it very difficult to maintain my low calories diet. I found myself feeling hungry few times. However, I drank more water today than I normally do which helped me with my hunger briefly. I have high cravings for nuts and almond butter. I normally do not eat lots of nuts but just before starting this diet I was eating mixed nuts regularly I guess my brain is still in the nutty mode =). I was feeling a bit of heart burn today which was pretty odd because I normally get heart burn either when I eat fatty foods, drink juice or have anything with tomatoes. I'm gonna see how tomorrow is going to be because right now I am hungry and about to go to bed. It sucks.

Oh yea this morning I measured myself and it showed me I had lost 4 lbs but just now it showed only loss of 2 lbs which is still pretty good so that's one thing I gotta keep an eye on. I'm really excited and looking forward to getting to my goal weight by April 12, 2013. yay emoticon one day down plenty to go

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BAKE0150 2/21/2013 8:34AM

    Don't starve yourself - take care of yourself and be healthy! :) Awesome job losing 3 pounds already, isn't that a good feeling? emoticon

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Today went well with my plan. I woke up super late. Which made it a lot easier to maintain eating only 500 calories for the entire day. Had I woken up early in the morning and work always end at 11:15 p.m., I would have been starving. Basically, I had my breakfast around noon which consisted of half a grapefruit (gross) and a glass of water. I hate grapefruit so I had to remind myself, it's a healthy choice. I went for my usual Macchiato at the Italian Market, the smell of pastry was sooo tempting but I sat there and enjoy my Macchiato and glass of water. I had my lunch around 3:30 p.m. which consisted of a cup of fat free cottage cheese with hot sauce. Later on I had the other half of the grapefruit as a snack. Supper, I had taken a seasoned chicken from home and prepared it at work mixed it with my spinach and boy was that soooo filling and yummy. I was telling my friend that a food that's tasty is probably unhealthy lol but it was chicken breast with no fat on it and no grease just roasted pepper seasoning, salt and lemon juice. no dressing for the spinach just the juice from the chicken when mixed worked perfectly. Around 10 p.m. I snacked on a cup of strawberries which still allow me to remain around my daily calories intake. My only concern is if I'm allowed to eat that late.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


It feels like an ongoing struggle with unhealthy weight I got going on here. To make matters worst I ended up with Achilles Tendonitis on both of my legs. At least before I used to be able to go to the gym and work out with no issues. Right now, I can't even walk a block with out being in pain. So I decided to try the HCG diet. Today is my second day of limited amount of Calories intake. Yesterday was the day where I had to eat a lot of fatty food. Yuk! I never felt so displeased with fattening food in my life like I did yesterday. I couldn't even finish my cheese cake. I guess the fact that I had to eat that all day decreased my desire to consume significantly. That's interesting how we always want what we shouldn't have but when we get it all we get sick and tired of it.

Today was interesting. I managed to drink more water than usual. I eat super healthy food except I'm only allowed to eat 500 calories. It's a bit scarey so I'm going to keep an eye on any alarming changes. I did well minus the temptation that was unbearable between 6 - 8 p.m. But I made it through the day so woohoo. emoticon


Cheating cheating cheating

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grrr... I set myself up this morning by going to an Italian Cafe with the best pastry. Duh! I should have known better. I walked in to smell the sweetest treats ever...and couldn't resist. Well, lesson learned would be never to go to a pastry with an empty stomach.

But this afternoon I made sure I ate healthy and has been drinking lots of water. I have to keep focused.

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    Its life right? Italian pastry shops that smell wonderful are soul soothing. So have a half a pastry, track it, eat healthy for the rest of the day--and who are you cheating? Do you want to go through life never having an italian pastry, or do you want to have it, enjoy it, and account for it the rest of the day-just like you are doing!!!!

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