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How do you cheer yourself up?
Hi Guys, I just wanted to know what you do to make yourselves feel better after a disappointing weigh-in? It takes me half a day to come out of my sulk...my first thoughts being 'F*!% this, its pointless!'.....:evil: lots of love :)
by DeeChick (submitted 3 years ago)
Not your average walk in the park...
Wow, a bear?! That's crazy. I think I'd have messed my pants. ( I have to admit I did giggle a bit at the thought of a bear 'crossing the road'! Purely because that would never happen where I live.)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
Insomnia and weight loss
I used to get that a lot and used to have an apple. It worked like magic :-) Good luck and sweet dreams
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
The above post was not really clear OR what I meant....I mean if I eat 1800 cals instead of my allocated 1600 but burn 2800 calories through exercise thus still leaving a 1000 calorie deficit...will I still be on track to lose 1-2 pounds a week?
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
[quote=jennielynn]What I try to look at is the Diet Calendar (the page that shows calories in and exercise done and then shows the deficit). That's where you want to shoot for 500 calories a day (or 1000 or whatever you've decided for your weight loss). [/quote] I'm glad you brought this up I was wondering about this too. For example if my allocation is 1600 cals, but I eat 1800, but then do some extra exercise, does that even it out?
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
1400 calories a day
Ugh I have the same problem - I've been really trying - working out 5 times a week,recording everything I eat, staying within my allocated calories etc, and guess what? In week one I lost just over 2 pounds, but in week two I gained 0.25 pounds... ARGH! Its frustrating isn't it? And yes, I did think 'what's the point, I could have been having a food party on my couch all week instead of making an effort to be healthy' but I somehow couldn't bring myself to give up (I have to say, I did go and buy two other sets of scales to see if mine were broken - they are not.) So I'm hoping perhaps next weigh-in shows a little loss. It would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath. I totally understand your frustration, but stick with it. It WILL happen. Also - do you not feel better for it? Generally more energetic and motivated? I do. And I think that's why I'm not going to give up :-)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
What to do on Graveyard Shifts????
Thanks for the reassurance k8yk. Hopefully I'll feel a little better tuesday night, healthy-munching my way through the night :-) I guess if I adjust my 'exercise' calories to less sleep/rest and more exercise for those nights, that'll allow for more edible calories and hence lift some of the guilt....
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
What to do on Graveyard Shifts????
Haha thanks k8yk, I'll be sure to mention to my employer I need to sleep during my shift hahahaha I wish! I agree with you, sleep IS important. And I love my sleep, but it doesn't pay my bills :-( The type of foods I go for are things like hot dinners - whatever is available, usually some pasta or a small steak, a piece of cheese and fruit. But I still feel guilty inputting these, as it makes my daily values look so high. ARGH. Bring on that lottery win to save me from those long, sleepless nights :-)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
What to do on Graveyard Shifts????
Well, thank you for you reply. You seemed to cope with those nasty shifts really well. I'm a different story though, and the fact that I am exposed to food and snacks through the night doesn't help me AT ALL. Sometimes I cope with it fine and others I don't (like when I am extra tired or cold or miserable...whatever.). I just thought it would only be fair that we allocated ourselves some extra calories, seeing as we are missing out on sleep, and instead being active through the night? I dunno. I'll see how I go tuesday night :-)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
What to do on Graveyard Shifts????
Dear All! As a shift worker, I have the 'pleasure' of working through the night regularly - meaning I get up in the morning, have a normal day, have a 2h nap late afternoon and then go to work in the evening through til the next morning. I was wondering how others deal with this when trying to keep within their calories? How many 'extra'/'nightshift' calories should I allocate and how do I stop feeling bad about having them? It drives me crazy seeing a high calorie count on these days on my diet calendar, even though I know I needed them for energy to work through the night when I should have been tucked up in my beddy-byes.
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
LOL now I'm even more confused than I was to begin with...
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
Web md recommends 300 cals less than FS and mayo clinic :-S ie I should be having 1300, not 1600. That seems low, I mean for the stage I am at - I expect to be at around that figure once I'm closer to goal. Right, I am going to have to keep an eye on things I think.
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
Thanks for the link Iain1k - I just used the calculator and it came up with 2150 cals to maintain my current weight. So minus a 500 cal deficit equals 1650 cals - and FS recommend 1600 cals for a moderate 1-2 pound loss/week - almost spot on! Yours, however does not sound right? I'm a 5ft5 active (most days lol) female and my recommended calorie intake does not seem too far off yours even tho you're male and a foot taller...doesn't seem right you should be eating so little but then hey, what do I know?
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
[quote=lain1k]I decided to forgo FatSecret's RDI and get a online consensus. Most sites told me to maintain my current weight I would need 2800 calories. So I eat 2300 now. [/quote] WOAH! That's a massive difference! Maybe I SHOULD be eating less...:?
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
Thanks for the replies - I can stop panicking now :-) I had a feeling(what you both wrote) was the case but its great to get confirmation on it. Thanks again and good luck to you too :-)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
I've made myself paranoid!
Ok, so I'm aiming to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and I've been allocated 1600 cals. Am I supposed to eat 500 less than the 1600 (ie 1100) in order to lose 1-2pounds/week or is 1600 cals what I should be aiming to eat?? I've over-thought it and driven myself crazy. You'd never believe I'm not even a new member.... Sorry for asking a stupid question, but I need piece of mind please. Thank you!
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
ALCOHOL
Yes, thank you, k8yk, I guess I got it half right :-) But that's good to know. I've been wondering for ages how alcohol can affect the metabolism etc. Its a fab reason to cut down.
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
ALCOHOL
Thanks for your replies! Question for k8yk: Thank you for your link.But did I interpret the following from the link correctly: EATING your days calories in food instead of drinking these calories is better for you (bodyfat wise)? I.e. NOT drinking alcohol will not spead up weight loss, but reduce bodyfat?
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
ALCOHOL
Hello Chaps and Chapettes. My question involves alcohol. I love it. I am not dependant on it, but I love wine and look forward to a drink after work. Also,each week I'll meet friends and we go out and this is when I binge drink. So I've decided to give up drinking for a month to see what kind of an impact it will have on how I feel and whether it'll help me lose weight(when I was drinking and for example my daily maximum was 1500 cals, I'd eat 1000 and drink 500...) But now I'm eating my whole allowance. I gave up on the 10th and have not noticed a difference so far. Do you think giving up alcohol for a month is a good idea and will help me lose (more) weight? Or should I just cut down on the amount I drink daily (good idea healthwise I guess),which will have me losing weight at the current rate anyway(2 pounds-ish a week)? Sorry for babbeling on, thanks for your opinion! :-)
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
"Cheat food" ... What's would be your Ultimate Freebie food? You could have as much as you
Definitely pizza!
by DeeChick (submitted 4 years ago)
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