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Old 02-21-2020, 09:51 AM   #321
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Tomorrow is the first day of baseball Spring Training! *Go SF Giants!*

And speaking of spring...the last time we had a completely rainless February in northern California was over 100 years ago, so we've broken a record - which is not good, because we're back in drought mode. Droughts, among other problems, fuel wildfires. Fingers crossed for rain in March and April.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:30 AM   #322
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I have pre-planned my menus today, to be diet-friendly. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my planned meals, and they will taste good. My only challenge is when it comes to snacks between/after meals. I often eat more than planned and/or eat things I wouldn't really want to. I need to come up with a long list of snacks that will be satisfying, easy to prepare/grab, and not trigger overeating of them.
I have the same thing going on. My meals are right on track... But the snacks... They call to me

I think I might need to prepare my snacks ahead of time and then force myself to choose from an already portion controlled bin of options.
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I have the same thing going on. My meals are right on track... But the snacks... They call to me

I think I might need to prepare my snacks ahead of time and then force myself to choose from an already portion controlled bin of options.
This is especially the case for me about an hour or two after dinner (after taking my Seroquel XR). Last night, and the night before, I went to town on reduced fat Wheat Thins. There's an unopened box left, but I should just leave them alone. I've been eating nuts, too. Yes, they're not bad for me, but they sure are a lot of calories!

I like your portion controlled packaging idea!
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I'm feeling nauseated. I really hope I'm not sick for the party tomorrow. Hubby will be really disappointed if i am
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I'm feeling nauseated. I really hope I'm not sick for the party tomorrow. Hubby will be really disappointed if i am
I hope it passes quickly so that you can enjoy the party. Feel better!
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I'm feeling nauseated. I really hope I'm not sick for the party tomorrow. Hubby will be really disappointed if i am
I hope this passes soon. I experienced similar before a party not so long ago, The party was fine (apart from one mean person (two actually, and they were people who ''should'' have at least been civil) who I tried to ignore)

Feel better soon, its going to be fun

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Feeling pretty good today although I jacked up my neck somehow while I was sleeping last night. I went ahead and worked out pretty hard anyway. My muscles are in that weak and twitchy post exertion state, but it feels good because I did not make formal exercise a priority for the last three days or so. I zoomed around the house working and played a lot with my kids, but it isn't quite intense enough.

I've gained a few pounds over the last few months. I found myself stepping on the scale too much and becoming disappointed. I decided to put it away for a while and just focus on doing what I know leads to a more optimal state for me. I'll know what's up by looking in the mirror. I don't need the scale.

Afternoon snacking is my challenge area I'm trying to tackle. My children have a rest time in the afternoon and I find that I most often reach for junk food at that time of day. I eat pretty great otherwise. I know I can tackle this habit. I've been paying attention to my patterns for a few weeks and have a few strategies of how to tackle all of the sneaky ways my mind will try to convince itself do stick to the usual plan. I recognize that for me at least there is a difference between how I eat when I am alone and when I am with others. It shouldn't matter whether or not that nobody's watching and I need to get to the root of that. I remember behaving like this as a child. I'm trying to rewind my mind to figure out what secret indulgence means to me and/or what it is trying to cover up. Good times! I figured admitting to it here is a solid first step.
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Hi fern. A lot of my overeating of starchy snacks happens when I'm alone in the evening (hubby is in his office or asleep in bed). Sometimes if I have baked some dessert, I eat more than a serving during the day, when hubby is at work. When he's with me (awake) I'm pretty good. Actually, he's pretty good when I'm with him, too. He obviously eats plenty I'm not aware of. More than what I give him for breakfast or in his lunch bag.

I didn't do any formal exercise today, but did exercise a lot running around all over town doing errands. I made a point to not drive from spot to spot, but to park in one place and walk some distances to other stores, and then back. Then when I was home I had lots of unloading to do, and must have gone up and down the stairs to the second level 25 times. So I'm OK with today's physical activity. Tomorrow I'll try to do a little dancing, but I have my afternoon therapy and then French class in the evening. As usual, I've left the French studies to the last minute. I can get away with that now, since it's all review, but later down the line I will suffer consequences.

I ate overnight oats with lowered sugar OJ and coffee for breakfast, a little tuna salad with tomatoes (no bread) for lunch, and had reduced fat Wheat Thins as a snack. Tonight I'll make Belgian Endives wrapped with a deli roasted ham slice in a low fat Swiss cheese sauce, along with some sugar snap peas and cauliflower. If I get hungry after that, I'll have one slice low carb/low cal toast with cinnamon and Truvia, and maybe some cantaloupe cubes. I did make a 6-inch lowered fat chocolate cheesecake sweetened with Swerve (to be 6 servings), but I won't have any until tomorrow. It needs to chill.
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went shopping tonight, got some healthy snack foods like hummus and carrots, radishes (but I cook those with my meat), bananas...some gluten free bread to go with my almond butter...

also, finally worked out properly again tonight. walked for 30minutes on the treadmill and did chest presses and lat pulldowns for some weight training. It does seem that the weight training is the most effective way of losing weight for me. I had taken a break for probably over a week now and had gained a pound in that time. So, gotta keep up the exercise for sure...so I can eat what I want!

Since it's been awhile, I hope I can sleep tonight. The first time I did weights again after a looooong time, I couldn't sleep until 6am!! I guess we'll see!
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Never posted here, but here it goes...

Since stopping my rexulti, I've pretty much stopped eating. I eat only once or twice a day. For example, two days ago, I ate 2 eggo waffles for breakfast @ 4am and then had a small amount of pasta with red sauce @ 3pm. It was like 1/3 of a standard bowl of pasta. Then yesterday, I ate 2 eggs for breakfast and half a grilled cheese for lunch.

I was never an overeater and have never been overweight, but I guess I'm just eating a lot less. I don't know why. Prior to this, I'd eat breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, and an early afternoon snack. (Yeah, no dinner. Never ate that because I'd get horrible reflux.) Now it's like... I hardly eat. Just not hungry or interested in food anymore, I guess. In fact, eating is more of a hassle than anything else, and I can't be bothered to do it.

I don't even want to weigh myself. I managed to pull my weight up to 110 at some point, but I'm sure it's back down again from not eating. But I'm also not that tall... I'm somewhere between 5'4" and 5'5". Still, I've always had problems with eating because of reflux and IBS... and gaining weight back is hard unless I want to get severe reflux pain and the shits.

I *was* prescribed protonix for reflux at one point after having an endoscopy, but after hearing about Zantac causing cancer in people, I didn't want to touch it anymore. Then again, my aunt has the same problem as me where there is an irritation of the stomach spinchter from reflux and she needed surgery to fix it. I hope that doesn't happen to me. But I find that if I just eat less and eat healthier, I don't have to worry about reflux so much. I would normally eat like 1200-1400 cals a day on average, but nowadays, it's more like... 500 or less.
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