Day 2; 2lbs down

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Well today started off with the loss of 2 lbs. Keeping track of the calories is enlightening to say the least. Until you jot things down you really have no idea how many calories you really consume. One of my problems has been and continues to be feeling full. It's like I have a broken gage. I've tried drinking water before I eat, I've tried waiting 20 minutes after I have eaten a reasonable amount of food but still I don't feel full. I think I need to work on being in touch with the feeling of simply not being hungry, because my sense of full comes when I'm miserable and over full. Perhaps that is what "full" truly is: a lack of hunger; not pass me the alka seltzer!

In any case I walked for an hour today and felt very good. Cold front came in tonight so I won't be walking outside tomorrow, but I have a walking workout "Walk away the lbs" with Leslie Sansone. I would love to try Zumba but with my bionic spine, all screwed into my pelvis I'm not too sure I can even move my hips like that anymore! LOL!!

God, I LOVE getting old!! Overall...a pretty good day.
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    Two lbs in two days?! That's amazing! Congrats on your jump start!
    3377 days ago
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    I'm only on day 5 and let me tell you, i feel the broken gauge thing as well! Day 1 i thought I was going to gnaw off my own arm =)

    By day 5 i've learned that i can feel full on 1200 calories, by consuming en masse cucumbers, ruffage, & throwing some protien in there somewhere.

    ON days 1 & 2 i was doing this 'smaller portion thing' and had 1 fried egg with toast, but by day 4 & 5 i realized i could get better nutritional value & less weight watchers points by splitting breakfast into 2 bowls of cheerios with 2% or fat free milk. I would have the first one in the AM, then the next anytime i started getting that familiar desire to eat.

    & I think for me, it's a desire to eat, and i'm so used to feeling STUFFED, that my mind signals that as my satisfied point.

    I think you're totally right, I have to start associating 'DONE' much sooner on the 'full' scale =)

    GOOD LUCK!!! emoticon
    3379 days ago
    Yeah, I understand the broken hunger gage thing. Sometimes you have to embrase a little hunger. :(

    Some things I have found helpful: more protein and good fat for breakfast (keeps my blood sugar level),and a brisk walk in the afternoon (when I was feeling the most hungry.)
    3380 days ago
  • 7356WILMA
    Congratulations on the 2lbs.

    I really like the cardio blast - that works well for me on the days that I work out inside. I too would love to try Zumba, but???

    3380 days ago
    Take it one day at a time and your body will adjust and feel better. You are worth all of the time and effort!
    3380 days ago
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