peeperjj's Journal, 21 June 2018

Changed my goal to 130 instead of 110. Looking at that number is depressing. So once at 130 I’ll take a much needed break for perhaps 1-4 weeks and eat ‘normally’ again. Basically eat out more like my family wants but keep smaller portions. Eat some candy bars but keep it back to 2-3 a week. Also guess portions rather than weighing to see how it will be once I reach 110-120.

Hoping the trainer for the liveSTRONG program I start Friday (meet and greet) can help me sort out if I should concentrate on gaining muscle for now and fat later, keep working on fat loss and slow muscle toning/building or work on both equally. She’s been trained to help cancer survivors based on their individual needs and restrictions. I’m also hoping she has some nutritional training or can point me to someone there who does. Summer is 1/3 over and I’m behind on my weight loss with with 4 of the last 5 weeks being under a pound loss per week.

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 June 2018:
1299 kcal Fat: 57.59g | Prot: 37.14g | Carb: 144.83g.   Lunch: Snickers Snickers Bar (1.86 oz). Dinner: Braum's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Malt Beverage , Braum's Whole Milk, Arby's Curly Fries (Medium), Arby's Classic Roast Beef. more...
1567 kcal Activities & Exercise: 3plus - 1 hour, Sleeping - 6 hours, Resting - 17 hours, Apple Health - 0 minutes. more...
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Last time I lost a good bit of weight I did log my exercise. It was fairly accurate. It was usually over for my by about 200. I didn't log anything as high intensity. If I did a walk, I logged it at the lowest speed. Congratulations on the chicken tractor!  
21 Jun 18 by member: jenjabba
Do. Not. Quit. Every year at this time I have "adjusted" my goals to rationalize going to play for the summer. Much of your post sounds very familiar to me.... Let's go! #persist  
21 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
Keep going, please. This doesn't not have to be a temporary diet, this is our new life style  
21 Jun 18 by member: Keilin_4
Once again hubby wants to eat out so to keep the peace I’m going. Using my whole days calories at dinner and then some :/. THAT is why I need a break. If I go and don’t eat we will argue. If I go and eat a ton I’ll feel bad and cry again. If I eat moderately as planned I still go over my calories for the day and half of tomorrow’s. Plus I’ve cream is a must as we haven’t went for ice cream since last summer and it’s not fair that I won’t eat some too :/. I said it would be a good Daddy daughter date to take the kids alone but of course that won’t work because my diet is controlling them which of course isn’t true. I eat or plan to fight for the next week. So I’ll eat. At least he choose Arby’s! When I take a break I will still be gaining muscle I hope. I can’t decide anything until after I talk to the trainer. I’m hoping to catch her alone tomorrow.  
21 Jun 18 by member: peeperjj
You can still eat out. Just incorporate it into your week. If you have a larger meal one day, have less the rest of the days. 
21 Jun 18 by member: DEADPOOL12345
Skip the fries to make room for the ice cream. No biggie. Have fun! 
21 Jun 18 by member: Diablo360x
Oops, this is a day old now. It was at the top of my feed to thought it was new, hehe. 
21 Jun 18 by member: Diablo360x
I eat out all the time, honestly 7 days a week. Sorry but it’s totally possible to eat out and still be on a deficit. Ask for grilled, ask for steamed vegetables, diet or water. Share a dessert 
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
Arby’s is a burger place right? Grilled chicken, No sauces, diet or water, share fries 
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
I can't cope with the really big goals, so I set small goals of just 5% of my body weight. When I reach it, I reward myself with a new outfit (because I keep needing smaller clothes) and start shooting for the next 5%. Each time I hit a goal, I can see that it really wasn't that hard or long and it just motivates me onward and downward!  
21 Jun 18 by member: conicassity
Arby’s is a roast beef sandwich place. They have sliders with chicken turkey and cheese but it’s a lot of bread compared to meat. I ordered a double roast beef and took off half the meat for my lunch sandwich tomorrow. I only ate half the fries and ordered a small malt over the normal medium. I will have to give up a meal a day for the next few days but I’m delightfully full. Miserable in fact :/. It took half an hour to settle. Maybe for my sandwich tomorrow I’ll skip the bread and wrap up the Arby’s meat in a slice of cheese. That would save me 90 calories.  
21 Jun 18 by member: peeperjj
For a regular day I would not order fries n a malt, I would have eaten all the protein n skipped the malt. Just saying what has worked for me.  
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
I understand u can eat this n still be on a deficit. But after reading ur post it seems u are not quite sure where u are going with this diet 
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
likewise I have done the same, and it's easier to reach the mini goal, feel good and keep moving forward. I aimed for 130lb my husband freaked as that is rather small for my frame so I am stopping at 140-5 between there. started at 190lb. I did 10lb mini goals, this helps. I think it's wise to set mini goals, keep focused.  
21 Jun 18 by member: eat_les
oh sorry peeperjj I didn't realize about eating out, my husband is opposite we never eat out I cook from scratch mostly, thinks it's culture, I know that is hard, maybe alter what you get on the menu? Maybe you can try to make his favorite foods at home? call it restaurant night? I do this for the kids and we play pretend I also enjoy dinner parties at my home maybe you can motivate him with fun foods at home. wish the best for you. keep positive. xx 
21 Jun 18 by member: eat_les
I thought the same. Rosio. Order water or diet soda to drink, skip the fries, and remove the bread from any sandwich. ________________ Peeperjj, from your profile: You're a cancer survivor with genetic issues. I have to say this: "Eating to live" is not just "treatment" for you but a *service* to your family! ____________ Perhaps a good strategy might be to sit down for a "family meeting" (as appropriate -- I don't know your kids' ages). Start with a talk with your husband, just the two of you. Calmly explain your cancer status and genetic issues (which should concern your husband, even if the children are too young to "get it"), and that you need to be as healthy as possible. Ask him to partner in explaining this to your children. ___________ With regard to the kids, it doesn't have to be"scary"for them if it's presented in a loving but matter-of-fact tone. ____________ Explain, first to your husband and with the whole family present, that sticking to your eating plan is not "punishment" -- for any of you; that, when you're all out together, you're making your food choices based on your healthy and happiness. Then, ask your family for their support, individually, by name. "Deputize" them as your crucial *partners*: "One for all and all for one! We're in this *together*. I hope this helps! 
21 Jun 18 by member: Miraculum
>>Calmly explain your cancer status and genetic issues (which should concern your husband, even if the children are too young to "get it")<< What I mean is that your children's genetic inheritance may include a higher risk for cancer. You and your husband, together, need to do what's best for *them* as well as yourself. It's no exaggeration to point out that modeling healthy choices and teaching healthy habits *will* make them healthier overall ... may save their lives someday.  
21 Jun 18 by member: Miraculum
"It's not fair" that you shouldn't have ice cream with your family? First, "not fair" to whom? Second, it's not about "fairness." ___________ I had a husband around whom I was upset and in tears frequently. He was a "charming bully," and I don't use that word lightly. I'm sorry, but if taking care of yourself causes fights, and you end up in tears, you might do well to get some professional counseling and support. You need to learn how to put your health first. 
21 Jun 18 by member: Miraculum
Honestly 80%-90% of the time I eat burgers I don’t order fries 
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
U can eat every single day, but in order to keep making progress u gotta drop the all or nothing mentality.  
21 Jun 18 by member: rosio19

     
 

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