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A Tad Hungry

Friday, May 29, 2020

I think this too shall pass, but in all honesty, as I am ultra strict with documenting ww points to lose my Covid6 or was it 7 or 8 weightgain, I find that hunger is often there to some degree if I am stressed because emotion and hunger can be intertwined for me. If it's mild I need to learn to be at peace with it. I am really good about getting lots of variety and servings of vegetables, some fruit, healthy fats, lean proteins and some healthy carbs. I exercise daily. I avoid table sugar. It used to be adding a little more lean protein or healthy fat helped. Now that I am documenting closely though, I see there is only so much I can add. Weightloss only seems to happen bottom to mid ww range for me, but a lot of days it's quite an effort to even stay at the top of the range and not go over.

I also find I need at least a 14 hour window from dinner to breakfast to lose and maintain that loss. So, I go to bed mildly hungry. I don't go to bed famished. If the hunger is more than mild, I drink bone broth. In the morning though, I don't wake up that hungry, so that's a plus!

I remind myself this points level is not forever. Once I lose the Covid gain and the rest of the weight I wanted to lose to be normal range, I can up the points for maintenance. Also, from history, I know my body often adjusts to a the lower recommended intake. I also remind myself for me tracking needs to be forever if I want to stay on track.

I guess I wrote this blogpost so one day, my slender self can look back and remember it wasn't easy and I better track those points if I don't want to go through this again! To be clear I am getting the required amount of calories, this is not about restricting or dieting. It's about a healthy lifestyle.
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  • SPICY23
    Sending you support and encouragement.

    Peace and Care
    37 days ago
    40 days ago
    Your blog title made me smile. "A tad hungry" is, for me, a super-polite way to put how I often feel when I'm about to go on a rampage.

    You are right! This too shall pass. I've been very stressed about our changed world and have found it hard to stay positive and on track. I do hope the stress and uncertainty subsides and that we can all find peace and reach our goals. Hang in there, my dear. You are doing your best under difficult circumstances, and all will be well.

    40 days ago
    Joe and I started back in the mid- range of our points about 9 days ago and we're not hungry anymore avoiding most carbs except lots of veggies. The first 5 days were killer though. Keep going!!!!
    41 days ago
    What really stands out for me is that you don't wake up hungry. That always amazes me. I'm absolutely "starving," but then I wait or go to bed or distract myself and my "intense" hunger goes away! Huh?!!?!
    So, yeah, when we can remember or succeed in ignoring it, WIN-WIN!
    Go for it!
    41 days ago
    The others have said it all and there's nothing left for me to say.

    Stay safe. Be well. Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend! emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
    I agree with Meeadsbay... dieting always made me fatter. Now I just eat a lot less and walk more... - 45lb. emoticon
    41 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    41 days ago
    Sorry, I don’t know you that well but I think I am older than you so indulge me when I say that,sadly, I have dieted my way up to nearly 200 lbs over the last 25 years with WW, DASH, Atkins, low-carb, etc, etc, etc.
    My advice?
    Eat as little as you can, as healthy as you can, WITHOUT being hungry and exercise enough to stay strong and flexible and enjoy your life as it is.
    Sent with love.
    41 days ago
    Definitely remember this isn't forever . You have a good strategy of drinking the bone broth. That helps me, too.

    My tracking really does help me stay on track, too.

    Hang in there. It'll be worth while.

    41 days ago
    Things will get better---Pretty sure of it----Yep----it will and things will come together once again---bye bye to virus and the pounds that came along with it. Bye-Bye!
    41 days ago
    41 days ago
    It does sound kind of complicated! I haven't really gained any weight but I'm not losing any either. I hope we can resume some kind of normalcy one of these days. Be good to yourself! I'm glad you are paying attention and working on your weight loss.
    41 days ago
    it's hard but definitely worth it!
    41 days ago
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