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kimmyjeanmil...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 07:17
Good morning everyone, I am off to bed for the day, we were busy at work last night so the night went by really quick but I am weary this morning. It is a rainy dreary day this morning.....GREAT sleeping weather. I am really fighting the urge to get on the scale this morning since it was just Sunday when I weighed last and I know that weighing too often can be discouraging, so I had my DH hide the scales from me. What I have to focus on is that I am staying on track, getting my water in and the best thing is I have been able to decrease my Insulin use since starting on my program. I am diabetic obviously and I wear an insulin pump and have been getting over 8 units of insulin an hour which is high and this morning due to my sugars being so good I was able to decrease my insulin by 0.5 units per hour, still over 8 units but were on the right track....down. Well off to bed now hope everyone has a good day will check in later
Kim Miller
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 07:38
I don't know if i'd weigh every few days... once a week maybe? Just my opinion, I know you likely will see fluctuations weighing more frequently which can be discouraging. Great news on being able to decrease your insulin dosage, do keep that in check and stay on track to your goal! We're all here to support each other!
RoundIsAShap...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 10:51
First, congratulations on the insulin reduction!! Fear of diabetes is one of my motivating factors. It will be awesome to hear you say you are "cured" some day due to new diet and exercise habits!

I've seen people recommend daily weigh-ins and some recommend weekly. My opinion is that daily weigh-ins tell you more about water gain from eating too much salt and about how much food is in your gut at the moment. I choose to go with weekly to try to reduce the natural roller-coaster you see with daily weigh-ins.

I still end up with minimal or no loss some weeks and great loss the next. Keeping sodium down the day before weighing in seems to help reduce those big differences somewhat. If you look at my older posts, you'll even see that I gained 7 lbs one week and lost 9 the next. (Mostly water and flight/stress weight I believe.)

So I guess that the moral of the story is to go into weigh-ins with the expectation that some will be good and some won't. Weight fluctuations can happen to the contestants on the Biggest Loser who are exercising 6 hours a day and have a strict diet.

I figure if that's the case, it can happen to me too and I don't need to get upset about it. I just try to make sure my overall direction and speed of loss over the course of a few weeks is good.
kimmyjeanmil...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 15:26
Sleep has eluded me today therefore I have made some bad food choices and overdid a little tody, still within my rdi though so that's a plus. I stayed away from the scale, I agree that weighing to often can be discouraging so I won't weigh until Sunday morning when I get off work. On a positive note I did get my water in today. Time to fix supper, making a recipient that is from the site here called cheeseburger casserole, hope it turns out good, will let you all know. After dinner a nap and then work at 9pm to 7am let's hope for a good night. I'll check in later
Kim Miller
RoundIsAShap...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 16:55
I've worked swing and late shifts before and understand how frustrating it can be. Kildayan works all three shifts too. It's hard for her to shift her meals so that "breakfast" is before work and dinner is soon enough after for her to have a few hours of not eating before "bedtime."

I still have enough room in my self-imposed RDI to make bad choices. I can still lose weight doing that but man do I get hungry. Kildayan and I had been eating pop-tarts and some other crunchy/salty snacks when they fit in. We recently decided to stop doing that though because we realized we wanted to eat eat eat afterwards. (Go figure, the nutritionists are right. lol)
kimmyjeanmil...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 18:21
It was just real frustrating this afternoon, I couldn't sleep and I couldn't get satisfied food wise I was hungry hungry and nothing I ate seemed to fill me up. Oh well those days are few and far between so it really is OK just very frustrating.getting ready to work now tonight have a long night 10 hours looks like I will have almost 50 hours for this week whoo hoo overtime . I am off tomorrow, no plans for the day except catch up on sleep and watch a movie with my hubby and son in the evening, hoping to get some excersise in. The cheeseburger casserole was good but I think the next time I make it I will tweak it a little and put some chilies in it, but my son who is a very picky eater even liked it so it is a keeper. Off to the shower, have a good night thanks for all the conversation today. I am always excited to see when peeps respond to my posts, I enjoy the exchange of ideas talk to you later will probably check in on my dinner break from work.
Kim Miller
tina10915

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 19:15
Kim, try drinking a large glass of water before you eat. That will not only give you that "full" feeling but when our bodies go through that "I can't find what I want and nothing is doing it for me", many times it is because the body is dehydrated. Drinking water may very well "cure" the feelings and allow you to eat smaller portions and go about your day feeling full. Let me know how that works.
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 19:46
Tina's right, always drink some water especially before eating a meal. I have read and firmly believe that 'hunger' is actually 'thirst' in disquise!
kimmyjeanmil...

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Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 23:07
Thanks for the great advice, today was a much better day I was able to get some good sleep in and feel pretty good this evening. Just really nice to have a night off. Going to spend my evening reading the book that I have been working on and going to get my son up early in the morning and take a walk, spend some quality time with my boy. Hope you all have a good night and I will check in in the morning.
Kim Miller