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BOKBOKCHOY,
I'm glad you didn't throw in the towel. Weight loss (and all things in life really) are not all or none. Lets say you are eating a certain way, with success, then one day you stray off path and eat apple pie and ice-cream, and I'll presume those are things you are avoiding.

An "all or none" mentality would say, I ate such and such, I blew the day, I might as well eat brownies mid afternoon and chips in the evening. It isn't day by day success, it is meal by meal success. If I ate apple pie and ice-cream, ... OK, I did that, but that doesn't mean the rest of the day (or week,...) is off plan, no just the one thing.

Weight loss doesn't happen quickly, so looking for success there is slow. From CICO (Calories In, Calories Out) point of view loosing a pound of body fat a week, which holds about 3500 calories, means a calorie shortfall of 500 for each day of the week, which is a fair bit. If you were eating 2500 a day before, cutting to 2000 takes some diligence. Wanting to loose 2 per week means a shortfall of 1000 a day. So I suggest aiming for 1 pound per week, not more. You'll do it!


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thank you for your help! :)



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BOKBOKCHOY - if you go to your Start page, at the top/left click on "Account / E-Mail Preferences" and then the next page click on "Community". It will take you to another page. At the top is "Edit Community Preferences" - go to the bottom of that section and click on "Signature & Ticker". Don't forget to save your changes before you leave that page.

Good luck.
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oh btw can someone please tell me how I add my scale to my spark page? I am having trouble figuring it out.



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Thank you guys! Good news is I didn't give up! You are right ... it does not have to be all or nothing. I am very black or white when it comes to eating well. :(

Any change I make is still a step in the right direction. Thank you again.



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BOKBOKCHOY,

Perhaps you're trying to do too much too soon for your body to handle. Did you cut your calories too low too fast ? Did you go cold turkey on certain foods or maybe caffeinated drinks ?

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health with an all or nothing mentality". if the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither were you. So, what's the rush ?


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Have you suddenly dropped a lot of calories? That will often cause a person to feel very hungry.

Are you eating enough? As LUANN_IN_PA mentioned it is counterproductive.

Are you eating enough:
* Healthy Fats
* Lean Protein
* Carbs (not processed junk carbs)
Each one helps with satiety, but try to at least hit the minimum of the recommended range for all.

Have you also started a lot of exercise at the same time as dropping calories?

What I suggest is you go back to what you were doing and make GRADUAL changes including with your calories. It may be add a piece of fruit/vege to your day and decrease cake/ice-cream or other less wise choice. It might also be reducing soda/juice while increasing water.


When your body is used to the change, then add something else to the mix. The same applies to exercise. Just make gradual changes and when your body is used to them, increase the intensity and duration.

Good Luck,
Kris



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4/29/19 9:06 P

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Why are you hungry?
Did you eat too little?

Under-eating is as counterproductive as over-eating.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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gah day 2 and I am about to throw in the towel. I'm hungry and stressed out.



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