HCB's Journal, 21 February 2013

It has been a busy week; but not awful. I like structure and routine sometimes because it helps me stay on track with food, too.

I have continued with intermittent fasting (IF) and I like it. It helps balance out the calories for the week and allows my mind and stomach to rest a day. At first, it seemed to help with losing weight...not sure now.

I made a decision that whatever the "Idiot Box" says each day is OK. I am not on a timetable anymore. I will continue to improve and lose at whatever rate my body allows. I am dedicated, determined, and diligent!

I have noticed I am really sensitive to sodium! Wow - if I have a day when it's a bit higher, I can really notice the difference. My rings are tight, I feel bloated, and seem cranky, too.

My scientist husband explained it to me...something about cells and water needing to balance the sodium so we bloat...blah, blah, blah.

Whatever it is, I don't enjoy it! And, ironically, the remedy is drinking lots of water! So drink away everyone!

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 21 February 2013:
1156 kcal Fat: 54.77g | Prot: 82.87g | Carb: 92.87g.   Breakfast: Kale, Portabella Mushrooms, Eggland's Best Eggs, Babybel light, olive oil, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), 2% Fat Milk, water. Lunch: Fage greek yogurt, Bran Buds, Blackberries (Unsweetened, Frozen), Splenda, water. Dinner: Pork Roast (Lean Only Eaten), Butter, Sweet Potato (Without Salt, Baked In Skin, Cooked), water. Snacks/Other: Kale Krunch Cheezy Chipotle, cocoa almonds 100 calorie pack. more...
2477 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  


Gulp gulp gulp thanks for the reminder. To me you always sound so confident and wise! I appreciate learning from you! 
21 Feb 13 by member: Neptunebch
Thanks for the info..I can tell when I have too much salt..usually after eating out..as I don't use a lot of it when I cook because of DH's high blood pressure..and yes we have to drink more water to flush it out..Have a great day...:O) 
21 Feb 13 by member: BHA
Drinking water as I read your entry. It seems like the day after I eat too much sodium is when I am really thirsty, so it makes sense, we need to flush it out. I like routine also. Have a great Thursday.  
21 Feb 13 by member: skwhite
Drinking my third 20 oz bottle of water & brewing my second 16 oz cup of herbal tea; had TJ's turkey jerky. & kale chips for lunch, & dinner will have quite a bit of sodium, too. Raising my mug of peppermint tea to you! 
21 Feb 13 by member: crabby Kat
Yeah, sodium can be a real bugger! I got up and got some more water when I read too. Always a good reminder. 
21 Feb 13 by member: tglenna
Thanks for the water reminder!!!!  
22 Feb 13 by member: sharonfriz
I think we're all sensitive to sodium, HCB. And I hate that feeling of swollen fingers. There isn't a lot worse. And it's so easy to overdo it. My bf is Asian and that darned soy sauce (even gluten free-sodium reduced soy sauce) gets me every time. I think the key is just to have small amounts of the salty food. Good job monitoring it. 
22 Feb 13 by member: Helewis
Sodium sure does through me through a loop! It feels so gross being bloated from it. Your DH is right and its a good thing to know, and just accept that it throws us off sometimes! 
22 Feb 13 by member: Bkeller1023
I think the RDA for sodium is 2400 mg, and I think that's about one teaspoonful. AHA recommends less than 1500 mg which is less than 3/4 tsp. Wow! Doesn't sound like much, does it? But, a little goes a long way, and sodium is in almost EVERYTHING we eat. Luckily for me, I'm not a huge fan of salt. A big day for me is usually still only 2400 mg. But I still drink my 3-4 liters of water, especially on "salty" days, because I hate that puffy feeling, too. 
22 Feb 13 by member: Baxie


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