we are what we eat's Journal, 23 February 2018

Just a reminder not to freak out 😱 or get discouraged🙁 after you see numbers on weight scale after all that effort that you've put in. It's a process... Just love yourself and do your best at becoming the best version of yourself.🙏🏼

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 February 2018:
864 kcal Fat: 15.45g | Prot: 36.82g | Carb: 146.19g.   Breakfast: Oatmeal (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Driscoll's Strawberries, Honey. Lunch: Egg White, Buckwheat Groats (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and/or Carrots. Dinner: White Rice, Cooked Mixed Vegetables (Corn, Lima Beans, Peas, Green Beans and Carrots, Fat Added in Cooking. Snacks/Other: Water. more...
1360 kcal Activities & Exercise: Hula Hoop - 20 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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Do you mind if I borrow this for my journal? 
23 Feb 18 by member: KayseaLove
That really helps- didn't know that. THANK YOU.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Jipper500
This is an awesome post and educating tool for those that use the scale! Thanks for sharing! As for me my scale is thrown out back in the bushes if anyone wants it, lol! 
23 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
I really needed this today. thank you for sharing 🖤 
23 Feb 18 by member: spencerh94
Maybe that explains those little fluctuations from day to day. Have to remind myself not to think I have to weigh every morning. Sometimes I think it is more beneficial to weigh once a week. Otherwise it can be discouraging if you know you've been good! 
23 Feb 18 by member: Ging1960
I struggle with this all the time! Thank you for sharing. The other day I could finally wrap my fingers around my wrist and they would touch. I as so excited, then the next day I tried again and they didnt. I was devastated, but by the end of the day they could again. I realized it had to be all the water.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Klynn82
thank you for sharing this visual, this is really helpful for me.  
23 Feb 18 by member: tahoebrun
Thanks for posting this graphic.  
23 Feb 18 by member: John10251
I love this, maybe that's what my body is going through, I Walk and work out with weights. 
23 Feb 18 by member: possible?
Exactly, WAWWE! Terrific graphic and I'm going to save and use this. 
23 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
This is actually what I tell myself, although when I've searched online to verify that depleted fat cells fill with water I have not found any actual evidence to show that that's really what is happening. It seems to be more of a theory. But regardless, I do believe that that IS what is happening, or something similar (i.e. even if the fat cells themselves are not filling with water in some sort of endocrinology homeostasis, the BODY is retaining water SOMEWHERE to maintain some sort of endocrinology homeostasis). It can be extremely discouraging when I KNOW that my calorie intake (with all the right macronutrient percentages), exercise expenditure of calories, and water intake is spot on and not see the direct results on the scale, even a scale with fat % and water % and muscle % built in. (I can't stop checking the scale every day, but I TRY to at least tell myself that it's only an approximation at best, and one that is heavily influenced by water retention.) About the only thing that helps me maintain a grip is the knowledge that this is a life-long process, and I know, at some level, that as long as I continue to consistently eat properly the weight will come off, and hopefully stay off. But balancing the short term/discouraging results with the long range goal of healthy weight management is really rough sometimes.  
23 Feb 18 by member: sam1955
I needed to see this today. Thanks! 
23 Feb 18 by member: MEJMV
Good graphic.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Swiiila
That is so sweet!! thank you :) 
23 Feb 18 by member: cherik1
you're welcome :) I'm happy to know that somehow it helped you stay motivated. and of course, if you feel this graphic will help more people, please share it with the world ❤ 
23 Feb 18 by member: we are what we eat
Thanks a lot for help, it’s awesome for motivation 👏 
23 Feb 18 by member: Rakovka
Great post! 
23 Feb 18 by member: alan tyler
Visual is helpful thanks 
23 Feb 18 by member: Journey of Hope
Love that image ! Did not know this... 
23 Feb 18 by member: DoubleDeedle
reminds me of the the "The Incredible Shrinking Fat Cell: What Really Happens When Body Fat is Burned?" I read it, understood it but harder to follow than reading..Maybe I need to reread..lol great little image. Thanx 
23 Feb 18 by member: kearamccardle

     
 

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