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  • So today is day one of back on track. Even though the move is not finished and there is a lot on my plate I know there will never be a "good" time. I need to suck it up, get back on track and just "deal" with life in a non-food manner. TODAY I am going to go for a DD. I am aiming for 700 calories. I want to get to the 500 mark, but not the first day. So far this morning my body is sending hunger signals but I am suspecting that they are false as they dissipate after a short while. I am going to make sure I am well hydrated today as well with ACV water, herbal teas and I might even try and make some mojito water. I also need to get back to regularly taking my meds.. I have been so off for the past week or so.
    Karin


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    • Actually Karin, I think the signals that come and then dissipate are the true signals of hunger, at least for me. I will get a little nudge of tummy growl and then it will go away. Then a bit later comes a larger nudge and then it will go away. For me the false hunger pangs are called out by the fact that I am standing in front of the pantry door looking for quick carbs, and this action is rarely preceded by tummy grumble, but usually just the thought that I am hungry-so more of a brain fart.
      Chris
      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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      • It seems my hunger signals are usually more thought based rather than physically based, which is why the wait. Although, I have had a couple of light hunger signals so I have had little somethings. I am also posting in the notes part of MFP.
        Karin


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        • started off strong.. fell apart in the middle and ended the day strong. On another good note, I have had 3 HUGE travel cups full of ACV water. With the move and such.. we have eaten out SO MUCH I feel like a swollen mess. My right knee and ankle hurt when I do not have them propped up.

          I would consider today a downish day.. but I am sure I am way over 700 calories. I did not track calories but I noted the food in the notes section of MFP. The rest of the night will be ACV water and perhaps some of the mint-lemon infused water I made earlier. Tomorrow will be better. I need to get back to the positive habits I used to have such as:
          pre-tracking
          carbs <50 (for now at least)

          I have been having a little dairy and can we just say its gas-o-rific?? So, dairy needs to hit the road except on special occasions when I treat myself to ice cream. I also need to remember ice cream is a treat and not an entitlement.

          I have been doing well on cutting back the AS. I do have a coke zero from time to time though. The good news is it does not feel like an addiction like when I was drinking diet coke. I am not sure of the difference but one I can not stay away from and one I can drink moderately.

          I also need to remember my moms influence with food is not always the best and need to be stronger in that department as well.
          Karin


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          • Sounds like you are getting a good handle on it, especially with what you have been going through lately. That right there is progress.
            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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            • I don't know if it would work, but perhaps you and mom can plan a dinner menu for the week? I thought I remembered how happy she was when she ate at your house during LCFH days? Maybe some of those meals would make you both happy. And/or, freezer to crockpot meals are a life safer in my house
              -- Ruth

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              • Ruth.. we have been talking about this a lot. However, I have to remember I am the structured one here. If I don't make it happen it wont happen. To be honest.. its a bit exhausting. However, if its what I have to do then okdokay!! Ruth, you are right though.. she is happy when I am planning the meals and cooking.
                Karin


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                • It is a pain. DH is great at execution, but I totally have to do the planning. It's a pain...but usually worth it during the week.

                  It CAN be exhausting. I have a ton of freezer meals pinned...I can give you links to some really quick ones!

                  Also, you might have a list of 15 minute dinners, for THOSE nights.
                  -- Ruth

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                  • great ideas and yes I would love those links!!
                    Karin


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                    • for me I plan for 4 or 5 nights and then allow the others to be left overs. If there are no leftovers then that is the night I pull out the eggs, throw in some veggies, and add a salad. For me, as I am absolutely horrible with organizational things, my planning is like beef with asparagus, chicken thighs with mushrooms, fish with spinach, etc. Always with a salad, then I look for the exact recipe online that afternoon when I decide which I feel like. I just make sure I have a well stocked pantry, and that the main ingredients are in the house. I hate shopping after work.
                      Chris
                      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                      • I try and make simple meals like you are mentioning. Eggs and bacon are good go-to's.

                        Yesterday I did better I think although I fell into a bag of pretzel mm's and had some skittles. Now the good news is it gave me one heck of a belly ache (thats also the bad news) but I think I am sugared out at this point. I have been drinking flavor infused water lately and enjoying it. I think its helping with the whole flushing aspect.

                        I am looking to make today even better. No sugar at all today, no wheat, no dairy. One day at a time.
                        Karin


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                        • ok.. here is a start

                          1) FOOD
                          Follow Paleo rules
                          50-64 carb gram limit per day,
                          2000+ calories on non fast days, 500-700 on fast days (to start)
                          2 fast days/week max
                          No food after 7pm (sleep)
                          Take supplements +meds
                          Drink 50oz water min. No more than 3 diet sodas per week (to start)

                          2) DATA
                          Weigh and Measure 1x/week (Sundays) Track in journal or MFP.
                          Track food every evening (check food rumble strips)

                          3) EXERCISE
                          Arms, pilates ABC’s and incorporate the treadmill

                          4) SLEEP
                          7 hrs minimum
                          In Bed by 9 (Summer)
                          Dark Quiet Room
                          TV/computer/book off by 10pm (summer)

                          5) BINGES
                          If a binge happens, journal about it, let it go, get back to Paleo eating ASAP
                          Goal - fewer than 4 binges / month
                          Allowing myself a serving of ice cream 1-2 times a month is not binging. Binging is out of control eating behavior.

                          6) SYSTEMS
                          Type out, print and post systems.
                          Reread and evaluate systems 1x/week on Sun.
                          Karin


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                          • those look familiar. I think it looks doable. As for the sugar, or whatever you do that is off plan, as #5 says...journal it/track it, let it go, get back on plan ASAP!

                            Here with ya.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • tracking pretty well today. Its 3pm and I am feeling hungry. I drank a little coffee and the hunger persisted so I had some leftover pork steak. I want salty, I want sweet (and then I remember OD-ing on sugar and feeling ill). I am kind of in a scrouging mood as dinner is not for a while.

                              We got another truckload done today, I got the front yard of moms mowed and as I started to finish the rain started to come. So.. unpacking in the house although, its mostly laundry items. This move is taking FOREVER.. I hate moving.
                              Karin


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                              • question/concern:

                                Ok.. I have entered my food for today and even pre-entered dinner and pm snack. Here are my results:

                                Calories 1507
                                Carb 64
                                Fat 100
                                protein 92

                                This looks like a moderate day and not an UD, yes? I feel like I have been off track for so long, I am learning this all over again.
                                Karin


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