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    yep, agreed, short term, cause if you don't sleep, it ain't gonna happen (fat loss I mean)

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    I am bored? My hours got doubled at the start of the year, but the things that I am supposed to be doing have not been given to me yet. The woman who is going to teach me what I need to know to do it, has been going through radiation treatments, and then her mom passed away this weekend, so she is pre-occupied. Once we got the exhibit display done, a week and a half ago, then I got caught up on my work last week, now I am twiddling my thumbs.

    So, what I think is going to work well for me is to eat 2 meals and 2 snacks on the 3 days I work "long days" and just do the 3 meals on the day that is short and on my days off. Because when I walk in the door from work I want to eat something. So if I have half of what would have been my lunch ready to eat, then that solves that problem.

    I also figured something out last night. I like to eat. I enjoy food, and I don't want to skip eating. Now I am not going to eat if I am totally not hungry. But I am still not very good at catching when I am hungry. What happens most often right now, if I don't eat I don't get hungry, until I start to feel like crap. Kind of nauseous, a bit light headed almost headachy, my back aches a bit, definitely past regular hunger. I fear this means I am still working on sugar instead of my fat stores. Although I haven't let myself get to this point in a while, because well I like to eat. So if I think I should be hungry, I will probably eat something.

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    Learning to listen to the body is hard. I have been learning what empty but not hungry feels like. Empty means I will be hungry soon and should be thinking about something to eat. So when the meal is ready, I am at that empty/hungry stage. I was thinking about this very thing yesterday. I was like, "I feel empty as in not full, but I am not really hungry". I know when I go too long in hunger though, I am the witch of Kansas. lol
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    I've been struggling in part because I like the sensation of eating. I like to feel pleasantly full. With EMF, I'm not hungry, but there's not a whole lot of volume and I never feel really full. Now that I'm aware............ I figured out I can eat 1/4 cup of raw sunflower seeds. A few more carbs than I would like, and probably just an okay fat profile, but a lot of food (better than 10 little nuts) that mentally makes me feel good (I get to eat more than 10 little bites). I'm also drinking a ton of tea. I feel like how I think a person quitting smoking does - I need the oral fixation (and, it helps get me that full feeling with enough liquid. At some point I need to get over this...but one thing at a time!!!).

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    tea is probably a good replacement for junky carbs. I drink a lot! I have a mug of matcha/HWC/butter that is 14oz, then my smoothie, which is another 18oz, then I drink a 50oz bottle with a mix of teas, then I drink a 12oz mug of tea with coconut milk/HWC mixed at lunch. Then a liter bottle of water, then once I get home from work I go to hot teas, usually 2 or 3 12oz mugs-with or without HWC depending on my macros. (on my days off I usually don't finish the liter of water.)

    I eat a big salad at dinner and that satisfies my need for quantity. I weigh the greens and 3oz of mixed greens is a lot, I could probably bump it up to 4oz and still come under my macros. I like it because it takes time to eat as well. I switched to putting sunflower seeds on it from nuts or pumpkin seeds because they have the best profile.

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    At my one meal where I eat my primary veggies, I'm pretty happy. Maybe I need to move my veggies to lunch - that's where I most notice that I don't have a lot of "volume".

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    Lunch is the meal where I will overeat because I am in a work avoidance mode. On the days that I am not at work, I need to increase the volume, or at least the time it take to consume, which is why I do at least one cup of hot tea then.

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    So yesterday was a weird day. I ate my mini-meal at 2:30, then when I got home at 4:30 I did a bit more. Then I went to a lecture at 6:30 and got home about 8:15, so I was a bit hungry but not enough for the dinner I had planned, so I nibbled a bit. I still put it into the tracker before I ate, so I came in under my macros no problem. I am getting better at this. I really think that going back and looking at my macros when I was successful before and seeing I was basically hitting them without trying gave me the confidence to relax a bit.

    So sleep last night was lousy. DH was snoring like a chain saw, and I had some hot flashes. So I was up 7 times, none for a terribly long time, but when I am only in bed for a little over 8 hours (8:10), it is hard to get 8 hours of sleep if I wake up that many times. So actual sleep time was 6:48 with an 84% efficiency. That is still better than what I was doing before LCHF, but I guess I was getting spoiled.

    I am taking tomorrow off so I will work a whole day today instead of a half. That will make DS happy as it means we won't make it to rifle practice. And that way I can help her get the mailing out on time. She has to take her toddler in for a CAT scan this morning (he has a slight deformity of his spine and will at some point have to have it operated on, he is 2 next month), so she won't even get to work until noon, it would not be helpful if I left at 1.

    So Stats:
    Calories 1698
    Carbs 31g (30g)
    Net Carbs 25g (20g)
    Fat 150g (140g)
    Protein 71g (75g)

    It continues to be a strange thing to me that I can go over on all my macros and still come under the calories. It surprises me that the rounding is that far off.

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    Sounds like a crappy night and a busy day. At least your son benefits from misse rifle practice. Is he on a shooting team? ROTC? I am sure you have said, I just have a crappy memory. Good luck today and better luck tonight quieting the chainsaw.
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    Wooo hoo look at you listening to your body and coming in under your macros! Well DONE! Sorry about the sleep though. That stinks. Maybe DH needs a sleep whacha-call-it.
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