HCB's Journal, 19 June 2012

So, much to my surprise, I am forcing myself to get my calories UP this week. Exercise, heat and lots of water cause me to eat less which, in turn, causes my metabolism to stall and I don't lose fat! It is laughable, isn't it? I just don't want to add too much sodium or fat to the mix at this point. Seems more protein is good - but then I don't get hungry cause protein stays longer. Ugh! Ya gotta eat more to lose more! Metabolism rules.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 June 2012:
1153 kcal Fat: 35.16g | Prot: 124.32g | Carb: 95.47g.   Breakfast: Crystal Farms egg whites, eggland's best large egg, Balsamic Vinegar, Pace Salsa, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, coffee, olive oil, milk, Extra Firm Tofu, water. Lunch: nonfat cottage cheese, Bumble Bee white albacore tuna in water, Baby Carrots, raw red bell peppers, Water (Bottled). Dinner: water, chopped raw red bell pepper, Olive Oil, asparagus, scallions, Steamed or Poached Salmon, Balsamic Vinegar. Snacks/Other: Kashi Go Lean cereal, water, BabyBel light, Strawberries, pineapple, blackberries, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky, Splenda, All Bran Buds. more...
3171 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 40 minutes, Sitting - 8 hours, Resting - 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours and 30 minutes, Driving - 20 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours. more...
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I know exactly what you mean! I often struggle with that (making sure I get enough calories in) because I know I'm not going to lose if I don't get a good balance. I have the most success when I keep it between 1200 and 1300 with moderate exercise. Looks like you are doing a fantastic job at losing steadily, but I would recommend you try not to go under 1200 very often. Your body really needs that much just for basic functions! It may not come off as fast, but it WILL come off and in a way that is much easier to sustain in the long run. I won't wish you luck cause I know luck has nothing to do with it. It's your hard work and dedication that will get it done, so may the strength to succeed always be at your back and the rewards for you efforts just within your reach! 
19 Jun 12 by member: Ayngel
Have you ever thought of protein shakes for quick in-between meal replacements? You could even add some yogurt, almond milk, or fruit, etc, to make it more hearty and filling. Most of the day I'm not hungry either, and when I know I need to have something, a protein shake hit's the spot. It's quick and convenient :) Between 7am and 7pm I'll usually have something every 2.5 hours to keep my metabolism stoked whether i'm hungry or not! 
19 Jun 12 by member: CJT1217
Thanks so Much - these are great suggestions! I might do the protein shakes to bump it up in addition to the jerky, light cheese and baked tofu snacks I make at home. 
19 Jun 12 by member: HCB
Sounds yumm! 
19 Jun 12 by member: CJT1217
I have the same problem in the summer...and of course, I drink more water, so feel fuller all the time. The suggestions here are awesome! Good luck! 
19 Jun 12 by member: ctlss
You are doing so well. Good for you! Metabolism is a crazy thing. Mine is all out of whack. I am really impressed with your weight loss. You must be doing something right! Keep it up! 
19 Jun 12 by member: Brittalicious
It's great to see that you know what you need to do. Sometimes it can be very challenging to UP the calories, because we have a mind set of going lower, lower, lower... it makes sense what you're saying though and I think it might help you. :) 
20 Jun 12 by member: kingkeld
I'm having problems eating more as well. I've been trying to think of some healthy snacks I could eat. I know I need to eat less sodium. I'm getting way too much. 
20 Jun 12 by member: Shanelle05
Great job, and nice work continuing to think about how your body is responding. I think getting to know our bodies is one of the most significant things we can do to feel at harmony with ourselves during our weight loss journey, rather than trying to "punish" our bodies into submission.  
20 Jun 12 by member: Heidijoy

     
 

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