Calories & reinforcement (yay)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

OMG, seriously death by toast this morning. OUCH. A piece got lodged in my throat and I coughed and hacked. Thank god a couple of drinks of water helped me. Chest aches, eyes watered, even my arms hurt though I'm not sure why. Holy cow, what a way to start the morning!!!
Anyway, I'm fired up. I used the food tracker (my first time). It said my calories were way down. Last night, after I went to bed, I thought--that's what I forgot. I put the sauce for spahetti but forgot to add the meat calories--see, I'm not as low as I thought.
Now, here's the thing. Back when I did Brandy's diabetic diet--I was hungry all the time. Mood swings from hell (mostly rage). Plus, I didnt even lose weight despite the fact I was working out. All that suffering and for what??? That made me even angerier. So, after 5 or 6 weeks-I had it! Brandy kept telling me that I wasnt getting enough food and that is why I didnt lose weight.
Then, I read about cycling calories--the numbers scared me! They seemed so high. But, I noticed when I stuck to it, I lost weight! OMG, what a discovery. Then, I joined this site. Now, I aways worried back in the back of my mind that my cycled calories were just too high. After all, that meant I wasnt suffering and could eat! Guess what, when I started putting information in the site--guess what the calories were--the same as my cycling calculator gave me. That made me feel better--just reinforcement that Brandy's diet was literally starving me and that my cycled calories work.
So, what does this mean for me?? To stick my butt to that calories and lose this weight!!!! Its not that hard so I need to stop jacking around. (by the way, I know its only because i'm so heavy that I get this many calories and that the numbers will drop with the scale).
By the way, other than some trouble finding foods--love the food tracker!! I used to write it all down on paper and do the math by hand.
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  • FAB_IN_11
    I did the calorie cycling before also known as Zig Zag! Glad it is working for you! I am going back to it too~ HUGS emoticon emoticon
    3478 days ago
    Yep, I sure learned the hard way, I have to eat enough, or my blood sugar dips and it is not pretty. You can do it Deb, I know you!
    3478 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1422235
    I have relied on cutting calories to lose weight in the past, and I've been grumpy, hungry, weak, you name it. Since I joined Weight Watchers, I am eating more, and I am scared it is too much food but have decided that I am going to try it, give it a fair shot, because what I was doing in the past was not healthy. I've never tried calorie cycling, though I think I do it in a half-assed way, since I eat more on days I have more intense workouts scheduled.
    3478 days ago
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