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Eating Good but Not Right

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm happy to say that I've lost 8 lbs this month and I've been happy with my lifestlye changes. I enjoy eating more fruits and veggies. Still,
I'm struggling to increase my calories without eating junk. So, I just want to talk thru it here.

My daily diet since SP does seem straight from a book. I'm eating chicken, salads, fruits, whole grain carbs on most occassions. A benefit has been having the right foods to cook. I have also eaten out and had some wings and bbq beef brisket with the fixins too.

Obviously missing from my pre-Sparked self is B-E-E-R, BE-E-R, BEE-R, BEER! And that's been almost torture. Add the few chips or the burger that taste better with A COLD ONE, and I see my previous calorie intake tallying higher.

A benefit, has been eating on a schedule and utilizing my body's ability and need to metabolize. Sometimes its a spark of energy and sometimes I'm yawning for the next 30 minutes.

My BMI says I burn just above 2300 in a day. My daily intake has been well below. In the spirit of losing weight, I'm not taking in enough calories. In the spirit of eating healthier, I am eating more than I ever have....and its the right things.
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    I agree with MamaSalllySocks!

    If a beer makes you happy, and if you can limit yourself to one portion of any food, then you can eat/drink it if you track it.

    Like pasta - there is nothing wrong with pasta, it is yummy with fresh tomatoes and a slice or 2 of swiss cheese!

    Don't limit yourself too much or deprivation sets in. This is a lifestyle change and I can't imagine you going without a beer for the rest of your life. Better to learn how to work it into your daily meal plans.

    ss team leader
    4474 days ago
    Congrats on your success...you are doing well...

    I too am seeming not to get enough calories...so I'm working on that...

    Keep up the good work Ron...
    4476 days ago
    Don't bum yourself out about having a beer! I drink beer myself! I love it.
    I also still eat Pizza Hut pizza, too and have still lost 30 pounds!
    So you CAN do this.

    ~mama~ SparkCharlotte
    4487 days ago
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