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Day 29 - Working on it.

Sunday, August 09, 2020

I can already see myself wanting to slip down the very slippery slope. I increased my calories (because I was eating barely enough to keep me conscious) and although I am still ignoring complex carbs in like bread and donuts and stuff, I still find myself wanting Hershey's chocolate bars every day. They fit in my calories but I'm finding the whole "natural" thing less and less appealing when I can just fit in something bad for me instead. Because weight fluctuates so damn much The day my weight "goes back up" I wait a week to measure again in the hopes it's down a pound or so. Watching it go up and down within 3 pounds drives me nuts. And it isn't about the weight loss anyway, really. It truly is about a change in body shape, physical fitness, and pants size. I'm looking forward to when there is even the slightest evidence of that. Nothing yet.
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    140 days ago
    You mentioned in a previous post that you eat clean, and that you focus on fiber...as you know a chocolate bar doesn't help with those, though it does TASTE sweeter, but that's because it has simple carbs (sugars) in both chocolate & pastries made with white flour (starches)...the complex carbs in vegs and fruits and whole grains aren't as decadent. I've found that I need to appeal to BOTH my chocolate chimes and to the impulse toward a cleaner diet, to get the results I want. Imo, indulgence is necessary, but if the extra calories are just for junk, then they aren't being used in keeping my consciousness functioning any better, unless it IS satisfying an emotional need, which are valid and also need to be met, not just our physical requirements for life. My philosophy has become that this isn't just about what we're doing now, but how we'll be eating later too.
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    As to physical fitness, are you increasing your exercise, in line with reaching particular fitness goals? I read recently that in running, and walking, you should only increase distance by 10% per week, which can feel REALLY slow. You can track some of the measurements of fitness in with the weight tracker, like push-ups or crunches, or whatever personal measures you take, and cross-training can be a way to burn more calories.
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    You should be noticing the NSV's (non-scale victories) if you are losing fat in a month, even if your weight basically fluctuates around the same point for a time. There ARE reasons the scale may not measure your changes...hormones, muscle gained, water/hydration fluctuations. It's not instant though, and a month is a good start, but it takes time to tweak plans and see what works best to lose both pounds and inches of fat. Keep at it...you're worth it!
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    159 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2020 9:02:56 AM
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    160 days ago
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