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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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  • RAYLINSTEPHENS
    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.

    Hugs,
    Linda
    cla
    ss team leader
    4474 days ago
  • MSMAKEOVER
    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
  • MAMASALLYSOCKS
    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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