Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 96 I Am A Tracker!!!!

So just a bit over three months in folks and there is one thing I have taken from this whole process so far. Tracking absolutely works (for me) and I have replaced my old addictions with this new addiction. Nothing goes in my gullet without being written down. I am really good at either finding calories or knowing about what they are. If I am in doubt, I over guesstimate it. I also have a much different definition of overeating now. I am shocked at how if I have one thing over what I am used to eating now, I feel like holy crap, I am out of control!! For example, we bought a cantaloupe the other day and Kathy cut it up for our picnic. We had a bowl of half of it left over, and I was having trouble getting to my calories AND I was still hungry, so I had some of the cantaloupe after my peanut butter and celery treat that signifies my eating is over for the evening. Well about a minute after eating maybe a cup of cut up cantaloupe, I was like, what the crap, what was I thinking? I am out of control!! After some really looking at it, I calmed down. I just find it fascinating that I went from eating 4 hot dogs AFTER SUPPER being a common occurrence to having a cup of cantaloupe freak me out. Oh goodness what kind of monster have I created!! haha.

So I need a ruling. I am waaaay active on the weekends now and I have been having a problem with starving on Sundays and Mondays for a month and a half or better now. I decided to combat it by letting myself get to 1800 calories on Sunday (more cantaloupe involved and yes another small freak out, as I have been staying under 1500 a lot lately!) Do ya'll think that is a good idea? does anyone else employ this method? I am gonna try it the next couple of weeks and see what the scale tells me. Speaking of which, I am excited about weigh day this week. I just know I will be down to 240 and that means that sometime in November, we are talking 230's baby! That will be one goal met in the Hot 100!!

OK, I gotta go see if the Rangers can get up 3-1 so I will see ya'll later!!


11 comments:

  1. I think all you can do is try it and see if it works for you! I've tweeked things off and on to see what happens...some things worked great and others didn't.

    Tracking has been the key for me without a doubt...and publicly blogging it has been an even bigger help!

    You're doing great!!

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  2. Since you are a guy, at your weight, I think you can get away with bumping up your calories. Maybe veggies and a protein instead of fruit though?
    Nothing wrong with tweaking your plan. It is not smart, in my opinion, to stick with something just on pure principle.

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  3. I agree with Cori, try it for a while and see how it helps. Maybe up your protein a bit those days?? I find that helps to quell my hunger.

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  4. It's so great to find what works for you and to stick to it! I know tracking works for a lot of people!

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  5. Try it for a week or two and see how it impacts your weight loss. Personally I'd rather see you eat more protein on those days, but maybe your body just needs the calories, I don't know. Give it a try, I guess.

    Go Yankees!!! (earlier tonight I thought you were calling ME a yankee!)

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  6. The Rangers won. :D

    I am a rabid tracker. If I eat it, good, bad or indifferent, I write it down and compute the calories. I am also a rounder-up. I figure better safe than sorry. lol

    I can't tell you how your bod will react to two slightly higher cal days. My gut instinct is that 1800 two days a week will not hinder you in any way. But... And it is a big but... don't take that as gospel. Try it for a few weeks and watch your numbers, that will tell you if it is the right thing for you.

    As snacks go, you can do a hell of a lot worse than cantaloupe. I get the freak out, tho. Eating out of rhythm can be uncomfortable for those of us who have to watch ourselves so very closely. :)

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  7. I think you should be able to considering the calories burned vs taken. Be sure to tally them up. It would make sense to fuel your body and you can see if it slows your progress down. I can't see you gaining!

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  8. I think it is very important to tweak your eating plan to find something that works for you. If you are burning extra calories on the weekends, you can add a few more.

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  9. I REMEMBER being as psyched as you are now! I LOVED it and felt empowered! I remember freaking out if I had an extra cup of cantaloupe or something like that too, before realizing, "dude, you used to eat 3 McD's double cheeseburgers!" I had that feeling with my first 100 lbs. gone and I just can't get it back. I'm telling you dude, don't. lose. it. As long as you keep tracking you'll be successful. WHY I don't take my own advice, I'll never know. :-)

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  10. Interesting you posted about this. I did some reading up since I have been at this weight for LIKE EVER....and I found info that said it is best to zig zag your calories to avoid (or break in my case) a plateau. So...if you are aiming for a certain number of calories per day, say 1500, then on some days you should eat 1800, others 1300, etc. It makes perfect sense and it is my next attempt to see the 150's. I smell a blog post coming on. thanks for the idea.

    Jennifer
    http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

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  11. If your body is telling you it needs more calories on certain days, try it. I do it from time to time. Just be sure to come back to the 1500 for the other days.

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