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The finicky stomach continues

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I feel completely fine. I'm not having any feelings of hunger. But yesterday, I had a protein shake, three cheese sticks, and a cup of watermelon; and that's it.

I'm getting enough fluids. But if I try to eat I get a sick feeling in my stomach.

I don't have a fever. I'm not tired. I'm just not hungry.

This has been going on, for more or less three days.

But since I'm not having any other symptoms, I guess, I'll just keep going along as I have been.

  
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BEACHCALSIX 7/24/2014 11:01AM

    hope you feel better soon!

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VEG954 7/23/2014 2:14PM

  If this continues longer that a week suggest you seek medical advice.
Please be careful of dehydration andloss of nutrients.
We are here to support you.
Be well!

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MJRVIC2000 7/23/2014 2:05PM

    Way to go! Thank God and have a blessed day! Vic.


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Not good.

Monday, July 21, 2014

All weekend Iíve felt just fine, but on Sunday I had a little, finicky stomach. Since then when I eat I find my stomach getting upset.

Today, I had just started eating my lunch and almost immediately my stomach just seized up and said, ďNope, not gonna happen.Ē

Even now, when I should be having my afternoon snack, my stomach is saying, "Don't you, even dare think about it."

I know I didnít eat enough, but I still feel like if I try to eat more, it wonít be good. However, I feel absolutely fine in every other way. But itís got me concerned that this might be a slow roll into a long flu and that is not going to make me happy.

  
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BEACHCALSIX 7/22/2014 12:05PM

    I agree with baby_girl don't force it. That will just end up in disaster. The human body can survive and you don't have to match the exact calorie number every day. Still, make sure you get enough fluids and if your appetite doesn't come back you might want to get it checked out. Probably just a stomach flu, it's been going around in my neighborhood. My daughter had it on Sunday and had a temperature the whole day
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VEG954 7/21/2014 10:02PM

  That is an awful feeling.
Hope you find a solution and feel better very soon.

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SPARKED2BFIT 7/21/2014 8:30PM

    I just had a 24 hr something with my stomach. couldn't hold anything down, not even water. several hrs later I slowly tried some yogurt and it helped. today I'm much better. listen to your body and seek medical attention if necessary. take care.

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BABY_GIRL69 7/21/2014 6:36PM

    Don't eat if you don't feel like it, it will only worsen your condition. If you think you getting sick speak with your doctor.

God bless & feel better.

Dee

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UMBILICAL 7/21/2014 6:30PM

  Be well

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They have our number

Friday, July 18, 2014

I have discovered that not having commercials has aided me, immensely in my attempt to change my eating habits.

Out of cheapness and a desire to be all ďweirdĒ and ďdifferentĒ I banished my cable TV. I still have Netflix and internet. But without regular TV, I no longer have commercials.

I had always known, in a way, that the world is oversaturated with advertisements. I also understood, to an extent, that companies spend millions, if not billions, each year perfecting the art of advertisement in order to manipulate the consumer into purchasing their product.

But I had never realized just how prolific and successful those advertisements are.

The ellipticals at my gym have individual TVs, so I like to watch while Iím running for long stretches. I noticed that I start wanting cheeseburgers, pizza, chocolate, etc. even though Iím not hungry. This is something I donít really experience much of any place else and as soon as Iím off the elliptical, I forget about. (not that I donít have cravings, they just arenít that strong or as common)

I realized that itís because of the advertisements, that I donít see otherwise, controlling my hunger response, like the bell and Pavlovís dogs.

They know what images to show, what words to use, and what time to show it, to condition us to order that pizza, buy that ice cream, pack those candy snacks.

Itís just so astounding how much they can affect me.

  
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BEACHCALSIX 7/21/2014 11:33AM

    uuuugh I HATE commercials lol. Whenever a commercial comes on t.v. I use the previous channel button and switch back and forth between 2 shows so I never see commercials. They are ridiculous and time consuming :)

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TENNESSEEWALKER 7/18/2014 7:42PM

    Good for you ditching the television! I haven't watched since I heard that some people feel a real downer from watching television, and that was what I was feeling. However, I heard about the study on the radio, so maybe there was a little ulterior motive going on ...

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VEG954 7/18/2014 5:22PM

  The media influences our subconscious more that we know.
Yes, I still watch a little cable TV.
The commercials don't affect me either way anymore.
Can't imagine going back to that unhealthy way of life.

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ELRIDDICK 7/18/2014 3:08PM

  Thanks for sharing

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/18/2014 3:07PM

    Amazing, isn't it? I never thought about this because we mostly use netflix, DVR but it's so true - makes you want more and gives you time to get it

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NEPTUNE1939 7/18/2014 2:50PM

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Sucking it up, so you donít have to suck it in.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

As I was brushing my teeth this morning I noticed that if I suck in my gut, I actually have a flat stomach. Now this is huge, because I canít remember a time when, even sucking in gave me a flat stomach.

I could actually see how I will look when I reach my goal, and I like it.

Itís just a little closer to my goal.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 7/18/2014 3:11PM

    Nice non scale victory

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VEG954 7/17/2014 4:10PM

  That is such a good feeling!
Actually, if I could iron my abdomen I would have a flat belly like you.

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GONNALOSE5 7/17/2014 1:13PM

    I believe that's what Oprah Winfrey calls an "Ah Ha!! moment. emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/17/2014 11:51AM

    Way to go! That is a great feeling!

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Just sayin'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'm just saying the awesome part of the morning workout is realizing that at 5pm I get to go home. I get to go home, flop on the couch, and veg.

I don't have to go anywhere, I don't have to remind myself, and I don't have to work up the motivation, energy, or will power.

It's just nice.

  
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BEACHCALSIX 7/17/2014 11:49AM

    morning workouts are the best! The first 10-15 minutes are hard but when you finish the workout it's awesome cuz you can be lazy the rest of the day! :D

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VEG954 7/16/2014 7:32PM

  Good for you!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/16/2014 5:54PM

    So true!

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MARIANNMC 7/16/2014 5:28PM

    Good for you! I'm not "there" yet -- I but I know everyone says working out first thing is the best thing. Enjoy your veg time! You earned it.

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