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Interesting changes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

After my frustation about the weight gain I wrote in the last post about, I'm happy to tell there have been good changes again emoticon
First, I'm down 2 pounds this week already. I follow the principles of the Eat Clean Diet and do sports 3-4 times this week for an hour, mostly weight training. It feels good. I'm never hungry, my mood is pretty stable, and my skin is getting better (I have some acne).
The other thing I noticed today was that my sugar cravings have become minimal. Today I got what-every-woman-has-once-a-month. For many years, I always had severe pain for like 2 days, and I craved sugar like crazy and was only satisfied when I ate about 500kcal worth of sweets. I stopped at the supermarket on my way home today, and bought some chocolate I always loved and also consumed in huge amounts before my last exam. I ate two pieces, expecting the usual feeling of satisfaction, endorphins and not being able to stop before nothing was left. But, nothing happened! As a matter of fact, I didn't even like it, it felt much too sweet and I'm not feeling this has any good effect on my body. WOW, that is a change!!
I think I will throw the rest into the garbage and prepare some grilled chicken with avocado and whole-wheat bread.
I just had to share this, because for me (the former chocolate monster), this ist HUGE!!! emoticon I never thought this could happen.
Have a nice day everyone!

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BEESPARKLE 2/27/2013 8:13AM

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AZMOMXTWO 2/27/2013 6:43AM

  way to go I bet it feels good not to want the chocolate

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"clean" eating - and gaining?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hello sparks,
at the moment, my body confuses me. I decided to write here whats happening, so maybe someone has an idea... Last week, I discovered the book "The Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca Reno, and it all sounded very good. So for the last 4 days, I ate according to her advice, which means completely unprocessed, homecooked food, more small meals etc. I logged everything here in the nutrition tracker to make sure my calories were ok, and ate everyday on the higher end of my range, about 1550 kcal a day. Additionally, I was very dedicated to my P90X again and did 1- 1,5 h of sports a day for the last three days. The result of my being such a brave girl? 1,3 kg gained!!
While the scale hates me obviously, I notice my body getting a little bit leaner, my stomach a little flatter (if this is the wrong expressions, excuse my English, couldnt find a better one) and my muscles a bit harder.
So, I'm telling myself that maybe my body is noticing now that there is REALLY something changing and tries to stay on that set point. I'm exactly at the weight I've been carrying around for 4 years now, and maybe my body just refuses to change and needs some time to adjust. I will not give up and just keep going like this, because there is physically just no way I eat and exercise like this and don't lose on the long term. I eat enough but not too much, just good fats, no crap, and exercise hard with a good mixture of cardio and strength training.
Has anyone had the same experience? I would be happy to read about it!

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MSFAVRED 2/19/2013 11:21AM

    I would say keep going on the clean eating give it 2 more weeks and like the previous comments just weigh once a week at the same time so that you get the true result.
Good Luck and dont give up emoticon

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BLOSSOMGIRL2 2/16/2013 9:04AM

  Thank you, this helps a lot !

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TLG71567 2/16/2013 1:32AM

    I have run into that too. A few weeks ago I weighed myself on Wednesday and was 238 lbs. I weighed in on Thursday and was 240. I weighed in on Friday and was 242. I was beyond frustrated. How in the world did I gain four pounds in three days when I was eating perfectly and was exercising. That night I read a blog on here that was talking about the problem with weighing in everyday. That it gives you a false sense of weight gain or loss. Our weight fluctuates throughout the day and from day to day, due to water weight, food that is digesting, hormones, etc. With this in mind I didn't weigh in on Saturday. So on Sunday, my actual weigh in day, sure enough I was 237. I have decided to weigh in only once a week.
Keep up the good work and listen to your body, not the scale (at least not too often).

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getting back on track

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Sooo, after the last year ended well, the new year didn't start so nicely.
The house I live in was on fire (thank God no one was hurt, and the part my apartment is in wasn't damaged at all), my Granny got sick and is now currently with my parents to get better again. Some more things happened, that I don't want to make public, but it was emotionally exhausting.
As a result, there was no progress in my healthy living project, I was just rushing everywhere, trying to help, thinking too much and besides, working like crazy. Last week, I had a sit-down with myself and made a reality check. I made some decisions:
This year, I will focus completely on staying healthy and getting the best results possible in my exam in November. If I do well, it will be the last exam of my life. The grades I will get will directly affect whether I can pursue the career I wish to. It will be a bit crazy however, as it consists of 11 single written exams, each 5 hours long. It is very demanding mentally, emotionally and also physically, so I want to be in the best shape to get it done as sucessfully as possible.
I decided to take a break from the dating life this year. Let's face it, I haven't been too successful in that field over the last 2 years. I had dates with about 10 different guys (by dates, I mean having coffee and talking, nothing more), and not one showed deeper interest in me. While I will have to figure out yet whether I'm doing something wrong, or whether it is about my look, or whether the guys were nuts and I just haven't found the right one yet, I just can't take no more at the moment. Every time it doesn't work out, I have to build up my confidence again, and I'm sad and distracted for some days. I'd rather focus on improving my life, than letting this pull me down again and again.
So, for the last 10 days, I just ate healthy, ENOUGH and especially enough carbohydrates (no egg white omelets for me anymore, thanks) and even in that shourt amount of time, the results are amazing: I lost 3.7 pounds (or 1.7 kg), my mood is very stable on a high level, I'm much happier and alert than before and have more strength. I exercise again, about 5 times a week for an hour (P90X) and eat a lot of the so-called super or power foods.
So, the start has been made, I'm going to stay on track and just keep doing it, because apparently it seems to work :)
Happy day to everyone!

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GREENGENES 2/7/2013 8:27PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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BLOSSOMGIRL2 2/7/2013 1:33PM

  thanks emoticon

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NIKO27 2/7/2013 6:35AM


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    Sounds like 2013 didn't start out so good but you still have the rest of your life to live...1 2 3 Ready Set Go! You can do it. Baby steps and keep checking on your healthy living habits and incorporate little ways each week or day. So you won't feel overwhelmed. Good luck! emoticon

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