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Day 17 and it is a disaster - Please help me with my food intake!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 17 exercise wise was fine - other than my ankle is still killing me when I walk on the treadmill so I was only able to do 30 minutes. I really need to figure out a new shoe to wear.

Eating wise if you looked at my food tracker was a disaster and I need a lot of help. I have decided that the South Beach diet is too restricting for me right now. I don't feel full on it and I want bread the whole time.

So I am going to try the Spark Diet Meal Planner starting Monday, Jan. 26th. I would start before that, but I do not get to go shopping for food until Sunday, budget need to follow.

I am pleading with all the wonderful spark people out there to help me with my food and to get me to put the food down. I need to get online when I have an urge and just blog or message board everyone. I would have today, but my husband was working from home today. And we still have dial up so he was using the phone the whole day.

Again, everyone please help me. Like I said I have done well with the exercise, I have the energy and desire to continue that, but the food being resisted is not stopping in the pantry, but making into my mouth. Please help me!
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  • MOTHERBEAR4
    Start using the tracker. Explore all the stuff - then Look at the recipes at Spark People -some where. Pick your favorites to try & I understand that you can add them to your meal planner.

    Start making your list of favorites foods. Do you buy low fat string cheese, put it in your favorites, use mushrooms - fresh or canned.

    Do searches for your food. I search using "All words" South Beach and there are 65 items for South Beach. You can use your South Beach products - I am using my nutrisystem within the meal planner. You can add South Beach products

    There are Weight Watchers products also.

    Spark Teams (that do South Beach):

    Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)
    South Beach Phase 1
    EATING ON THE BEACH
    South Beach Plan

    One finally thought: Plan your meals for next week within your calorie count and print it out - post it on your fridge. That way you can SEE IT, DO IT & LIVE IT.

    Take a look at my Food log for all my days to inspire you. YOU CAN DO THIS!
    If I can do this you can. And I never know what my day is going to be like. I know what I would like it to be. Just read my blogs.

    Okay - you can kick my soapbox, LOL

    Exercise is my problem too!


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    4567 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2009 8:45:53 PM
  • MINDYHGP
    Here's what's worked for me so far...

    -I have 4 meals listed (breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper) and my nutrition goal is 1400-1800, so I try to keep each meal below 300, then I have a few hundred for snacks, popcorn, fruit, veggies...and occasionally treats.

    -I do not deny myself anything, I just check it first and determine if it's worth it for me to use up those calories. If there's a cookie for 100 cal, I may split it w/ someone and only use up 50 cal, but i still get that craving taken care of. Or if I'm at my max of calories, I just tell myself I can have it tomorrow if I'm more careful w/ my calories.

    -I AVOIDED trigger foods, which for me is pasta. It also wasn't necessarily worth it for me to use up 200 calories on only 1 cup of pasta. I need to make sure I can be full, if I get too hungry, I'll rebel and just eat everything in sight. At this point, I can eat pasta without going overboard, but it's still not something I like to eat much because those calories go too quickly with pasta.

    -I eat a TON of veggies, lots of stir fried stuff, add 1/2 chicken breast and maybe 1/2 cup of rice or something starchy, but then I can have cup after cup of those veggies...like 30 cal per cup for broccoli, 25 for green beans, etc. You can have 4 cups of veggies for what would be only 1 slice of bread. Experiment with different seasonings or fat free dressings so you don't get bored with it.

    Good luck and WAY TO GO on getting that exercise done! Exercise is my problem... :P
    4567 days ago
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