Lizzie983's Journal, 13 January 2013

Good morning from snowy Germany!

I am down more than a kilo since my last weight in. I know it cannot be all real weight loss, since I am dehydrated. I had risotto yesterday for brunch. On Friday night I stayed up partying till 6AM, after working and swimming.
Swimming has been great. The swimming pool was a bit too crowded for my taste. Anyway, I had fun and felt great afterwords. I swam 1.2km, not bad considering 4 weeks without any sport.
My mood is slowly improving. I did not get any reply from the app developing company, so I will look for other job offers.
Tonight it's no-partners night, I am going to see some Italian speaking friends.

I decided to try introducing again refined carbs into my diet. I had some rye bread (not whole wheat) in the past few days and had risotto for brunch yesterday. I had diarrhea, felt bloated and thirsty. I thought maybe having pasta or rice once a week would help me starting eating "normally" again, but it seems not to work.
I'll try again next week, with only 50 grams of pasta or a portion of polenta (which is made of only corn flour). Back to whole-wheat rye bread and crackers since yesterday night.
I also had few teaspoons of honey yesterday, after so many no-fructose months it might have messed up my stomach.

Yesterday there was a friend over for dinner. We have been talking about very personal issues. I know when it comes to emotions and feelings, it's not easy for me to let them out. So it was yesterday. I walked with her to the tram stop, and afterwords felt like having ice cream. Luckily the nearby ice cream shop is closed for holidays. Only McD's was open and I made it not to enter there, even if I had a D-tour in my way back home in order to pass next to it.
I know, when it comes to these kind of issues, I feel like stuffing myself with sweets or junk food. That's my (bad) way of dealing with emotions. Once back home, I tought about having pop corn (it's my comfort food at the moment), but made it not to have it.
It depends on how strong it is the emotional wave... As soon as I came back here to Germany, all the emotions from being at my father's place, seeing my family and my mother's stuff were too strong. So I had a couple of emotional eating episodes. After that, it's getting better. When the emotional wave is low, then I make it not to eat whtever I find. At least it's a start, since in the past years I had food raptuses for whatever was going on.

Will try to walk a bit this afternoon, if it's not too cold outside. Pretty small snowflakes everywhere. They're so cute! :)

Have a good time fatsecreters! Life is good! :)

125.2 lb Lost so far: 17.4 lb.    Still to go: 1.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet Lizzie983's own diet   losing 3.5 lb a week


Well done, Lizzie. You're on that downward spiral again. Are you gluten intolerant? Can you try some gluten free bread? 
13 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
Hi Helewis! I am not gluten intolerant, had some tests to check about it. I have IBS, and the healthy bacteria in my guts are all messed up from antibiotics. Gluten free bread has the same effect on me as "regular" bread, same with rice or any refined carbs. It's an effect of high levels of stress I had the past few years. The diet I am on is helping a lot for IBS, only whole wheat rye bread, veggies and meat or fish. It's a bit boring, but I do feel better :) 
13 Jan 13 by member: Lizzie983
Wow. That's something. I'm glad you do feel better. Have a great day. 
13 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
You did great avoiding temptation. I know what a struggle it can be when you aren't home when things like that hit. I hope you enjoy your walk. 
14 Jan 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak


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