HCB's Journal, 14 January 2013

Do you ever just get sick of food? Thinking of it, planning it, logging it, cooking it, shopping for it, counting, it, balancing it, consuming it, eliminating it, worrying sbout it, celebrating with it, consoling with it, enjoying it, hating it?

What if we just let go of it for a while? I do not mean eating with reckless abandon...just stop for a while. Conscious eating is about eating when really hungry and stopping when satiated - which probably doesn't take much food. I am reading about intermittent fasting which is sometimes about having a shortened window of the day when we eat or waiting 24 hours to eat during one day out of the week.

Here's an interesting link: Safe intermittent fasting

ADDENDUM: So this morning I just decided I was "sick" of eating - did not pack breakfast or lunch. I felt RELIEF! I didn't have to plan anything, or count anything. I am drinking lots of fresh water. I am not hungry. I do not have a headache. I feel fine. I will eat a light dinner when I get home. By then, I will have fasted 21 hours - so what? I am not dying. I have plenty of resources and body fat!

Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 January 2013:
578 kcal Fat: 14.19g | Prot: 40.46g | Carb: 66.17g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), 2% Fat Milk, water. Lunch: water. Dinner: water, Sweet Potato (Without Salt, Baked In Skin, Cooked), egg white, Eggland's Best Eggs, Pam olive oil cooking spray. Snacks/Other: California Clementine, Low Fat 2% Small Curd Cottage Cheese, water. more...
2525 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Sitting - 8 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Driving - 30 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


I think it's a helpful thing ing breaking habits but IF isn't an option for me. Finally got my hypogl under control and when I tried IF I ended up in the ER lol! But for normal folks I think it can definitely have it's uses. I get depressed at times wondering if I will ever be able to walk away from counting. Whenever I try I gain. Not a ton but more than I should. Crazy mentality... 
14 Jan 13 by member: thynes
I am trying, starting this week, the IF, but I am not sure how it will go. I will just have to get rid of the sugar/bread desire again. Maybe I will just eat some extra carbs, No food after dinner, then fast 24 hours. I really do not want to have to readjust once a week, but...it works for some people I've heard. 
14 Jan 13 by member: SusanRoss
Yes it is so crazy what we have to go through to plan a meal. It is not "natural" but since we live in a society where food is no longer "natural" it becomes our only sane choice.  
14 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
When I'm in trim mode, I'm all over it. But we all need a break sometime. I'm getting out of that break right now. Although, I must admit, I have been completely conscious of my bad eating habits as of late, but knew I'd get back on track and make up for lost progress :) 
14 Jan 13 by member: CJT1217
The questions about food are intriguing. Very thought prevoking journal. Thanks for writing it! 
14 Jan 13 by member: pam-u-la
When I get tired of the measuring and planning right now, I grab the individually packed 100 cal things. Or natures packaged things (apples, banana) etc. I try to stay away from processed food but there are days I'd just as soon have a protein bar for lunch as to think about 'making' something. I'm hoping you read this with the same compassion I'm writing it because I really care about you not blowing all the good work you've done. Tell yourself I DESERVE TO BE HEALTHY. I have read several of your journals of late where you've been off the path eating and if the IF gets you back on path, good. If not, I urge you to go back and read your journals and remember when you felt good about what you were doing for yourself. There has to be something driving you to sabatoge yourself right now and it's not the food. I guess I worry about people at your stage because I've been there so many times and do not want you to repeat my historical failures of getting so close and losing it. You deserve to be healthy. You really do. Take care of you, okay? Please? 
14 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
I have learned that I am not the greatest at conscious eating.. I can do ok, but I like the 'safety' of tracking my food.. It's the mindless boredom eating that gets to me the most. I also get sucked into the "it's MEAL time, I HAVE to eat!!" mode instead of just asking my body if it's hungry.. Lots to think about... 
14 Jan 13 by member: erika2633
I am really trying to re-evalute food and what I need verses want. Great things to think about! I know that I eat out of boredom for sure. Also when I sit down to watch TV that is one of the first things that pops in my brain.  
14 Jan 13 by member: skwhite
When I'm busy I don't feel the urge to snack - e.g. when apartment hunting and packing. When bored, I lose track! 
14 Jan 13 by member: JessWhatINeeded
I do that some days..when I am very busy and have alot of errands to run..sometimes I don't get home til after 1 or 2..I will have a snack of some sort before I fix supper..that way I don't eat too fast or am so hungy I'll eat more than normal...Hope it works for you..:O) 
14 Jan 13 by member: BHA
Hey welcome to IF. I love IF and am on my 8th (I think) Monday of IF. It is so nice to just let go on Sunday nights and not think about food period until Monday night. I think I could even do this 2 days a week. I look at the calorie deficit for the whole week instead of just one day. I'm home now and have had 4 midget dill pickles and the juice for my nocturnal leg cramps and have skirt steak in the over that will be done about 6:30. :) 
14 Jan 13 by member: Neptunebch
Also, you are the leader of my pack and I look forward to hearing what you think of IF. 
14 Jan 13 by member: Neptunebch
FullaBella - Thanks for your concern BUT I think you misunderstood my post. I am not sabotaging myself or tired of measuring and planning. I an enthused about trying some alternative ways to appraoch my lifestyle changes. I do not think of "diet" - I think of lifestyle choices. 
14 Jan 13 by member: HCB
Glad to hear it! I did - am so relieved! Just wanted to let you know I care. 
14 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
I get sick of it, but I find that the minute I don't stay on top of it, I have problems. Hate that that's the way it is for me. Hope you do better, HCB 
15 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
I agree with you HCB! I am an intermittent faster and so is another friend of mine. My eating window is from 11am to 7pm and his is from 3pm to 11pm. I think its great but I still need to keep track of my food intake because sometimes I can go nuts with my binges. Thanks for sharing hon. Cant wait to read the document.  
16 Jan 13 by member: pilliscn


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