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Old 12-06-2017, 12:02 PM   #21
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I forced myself to eat more yesterday and I lost a pound!
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I forced myself to eat more yesterday and I lost a pound!
Except for short term water weight, there is a lag time of more than a day between eating and effect. To lose a pound of body mass you need a calorie deficit of 3500, which is usually accrued across a few days. My weight yesterday was a pound higher than 2 days earlier, so I ignored it; it is just a fluctuation that isn't body mass. I only ate about 3000 calories total on the two days, so I could not have eaten 3500 excess calories. In fact I am quite certain I ate less than I burned and the drop will show up within a few days.
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I ate healthy yesterday in the sense that I ate mostly fruit, veggies, and lean proteins. But I was still completely out of control. I still felt like I had to keep eating even when I wasnít hungry. I logged my calories as well as my weight watcher points and while my points were in range my calories were well over 2000. So I donít understand how WW will work. I think switching fruits to zero points doesnít make sense bc they are still calorie dense. Iím going to continue to do both for awhile. I just donít know how to stop this insatiable need to eat without stopping depakote. I really donít want to, Iím starting to even out. But should I trade mental health for diabetes?

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Fruits are zero points? I just looked back a few days at my log and I go over 300 calories of fruit fairly often.
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I've been tracking carbs and calories and coming in at 30 carbs a day and between 1200 and 1500 calories a day. I'll weigh tomorrow to see where I'm at.
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Another day near goal. Mixed in some junk food again. I had a single Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake today. 200 empty calories of bliss. I really need to eat more balanced meals though.
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Well I finished the bag of chocolates, sugar free ones. I will not be buying them ever again! That was 800 calories!
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oh, I feel awful.
all of that sugar free candy gave me horrendous gas and explosive diarrhea....
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I still weigh 177. I ate 2500 calories today. I did not intend to do this, but I drank two yogurt smoothies. I found the Greek Gods Greek Yougert a dollar off from its regular price. Out of the different yougerts I have looked at and and ate, IMHO this is the best whole milk yougert that I have come across. It has an outrageous amount of milk fat with the least amount of additives. So I broke down and had my second yogurt. I could have skipped the slices of banana bread, but I decided to eat them anyways. It is soo good with butter.

I have been having good results with the Nutribullet. It handles frozen fruit with no problem. However, the ice thins the yogurt smoothie. So I will defrost the fruit before using it. I am still straining that tub of regular whole milk yogurt before use. For a bit more than a cup of yogurt, I get at least a couple tablespoons of whey at the bottom of the bowl within about 18 hours. I may try for 24 hours to see what happens.

PS I should be having more money for groceries soon, so I will be eating better. I do want some recommendations for the dinners they have at Trader Joeís. I want to try one of them.
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My scale still read 183, a pound over the lowest I have seen (which was 4 days ago) but well within the normal day to day bounce range. Losing weight the slower, healthier way can be agonizing. 184 was the lowest weight I saw before upping my calories and I have been at 182/183 and not seen 184 since upping calories, so I think it is trending down but have to give it more time. the calorie calculator I use estimates that eating 1453 calories a day would result in the loss of 1 pound per week if I were totally sedentary. I am not, but I don't think that I have been getting enough exercise to be "lightly active" either. I need to change that and start getting some regular exercise. The estimate for a 2 pound loss is 953, which is about what I averaged during my unhealthy stretch, but I averaged losing more weight than that so I am getting more exercise than "sedentary". I probably walk up and down the stairs at home enough times a day to qualify as more than sedentary. Anyway, my point is that since the math worked at the low level it should work eating at this level also. I am just really impatient.
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I now weigh 178. I guess it is going back and forth in a holding pattern which is good news...so far. I strained about 1 to 1 1;2 cups of the inexpensive yogurt, which is not the more expensive Greek Gods Greek yogurt, and by this morning, I found a quarter cup of whey at the bottom of the bowl. If I would strain it for a full 24 hours, I am sure there would be more. So for now, I am going to use the inexpensive whole milk yogurt. However, I will also be adding a few tablespoons full of the tastey Greek Gods yogurt just before I make a smoothie. I can save money this way and still end up with a tastey result. My goal is to consume over 2100 calories today.
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