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Thursday, April 29, 2010

emoticonWell Hi There~

Ok so I have been at this for a while..Started out at 306lbs. I am now 222lbs. emoticon

I have also hit the worst PLAT#$U (such a nasty word).That lasted for MONTHS..
I am steadily losing AGAIN emoticon
BUT here lately I have been hit with the WORST eating habits!
I wake up at the same time everyday.
I ALWAYS eat breakfast.I am fine all day UNTIL after 3:00.Then it hits me..I want emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFOOD!!
I try WATER emoticon
I try making myself busy..Even though I eat,my tummy will growl like I'm starving.
In the past if water or making myself busy didn't work I would allow myself a small snack..
However that doesn't work NOW!

I do have diabetes,and I read how many diabetics are hungry often..BUT this is crazy.
I am insulin dependent.So I know its best to eat small meals often,but nothing seems to make my hunger go away.
I could be FULL one minute,and an hour later I want another meal.

This is really starting to scare me.I do not want to sabotage MYSELF.This is very emotional for me emoticonI don't know what to do..And when some people say.."Just eat".
It makes me mad,because I'm trying to lose.
then others say,"its no big deal,just DON'T EAT". I feel like SCREAMING,because for me..Well for so MANY of us it is not that easy. emoticon

So any advice you may have I would GREATLY appreciate it. emoticon
For dinner tonight I'm eating some baked catfish,also corn on the cob..I'm hoping the fish will help me stay full..Or at least help me stay out of the fridge.
Thanks so much friends.

God Bless My Spark Family~Christina emoticon
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  • LEAKAY59
    Hi, Christina! I'm not diabetic, so I can't help much with that, but I do share the afternoon "Hungry Horrors" as my coworker calls them. The best thing I've found for me is to plan a nice big salad to go with whatever my lunch entree is (usually leftovers from dinner the night before), then not eat most of the salad during my half-hour lunch break. I take it back to my desk and use it for healthier "grazing" all afternoon. Don't know if this is feasible for you, but what the heck - we're just sharing what is working for us, right?

    Battle On, Warrior/Sister!
    4033 days ago
    There has been amazing advice given
    I just wanted to chime in and say you are amazingly encouraging.
    Sharing all the ups downs and flats of weight loss is what helps all of us get to where you are emoticon
    4035 days ago
    I need to pay more attention! Almost 100# gone! You've obviously done ALOT right!

    It looks like you got alot of great advise. I agree about talking with your Dr. Has this been going on for a while? I know I have days or possibly a week like this, but it usually goes away.

    Best of luck and let us know what worked!
    4035 days ago
    Before I caved in to eating that put me on a 4 month plateau, I chased salsa with carrots, the effort of getting enough salsa on a carrot piece to taste was so much work I think it was almost a negative calore snack. SP won't track it as cardio! It is tasty and filling. Don't know how it works with diabetes.
    4035 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3598327
    I know how hard it is to get through this battle - every day! I struggle too and haven't come up with anything yet that helps me. Some days are good and some are bad. Experiment and see what might work for you! Sorry I couldn't be any more help! Hugs!
    4035 days ago
    Christina, you obviously know a lot about nutrition and have made amazing progress. Now that you are at a lower weight could it be that your insulin/nutrition needs have changed? How about seeing your doctor and if possible, a dietician, to review you needs. Listen to your body...there might be something going on there. Best wishes to you! emoticon
    4035 days ago
  • DANGEL117
    I agree about the suagar free gum too, or maybe some sugar free hard candy! I am diabetic too; my dietician told me to have 9-10 Carb Choices a day- 15 carbs is in a carb choice, I get 2 carb choices a meal- 3 meals a day, 1 carb choice a snack- 3 snacks a day. it equals out to be 150 carbs a day. The trick for diabetics to stabalize thier sugar is to have 6 or more small meals! It also help your metabolisism run faster! What also helps me is to eat "fillers"- Veggies. I eat alot of Salad and California Blend Veggies, I eat a bag, sometimes more, of frozen California Blend Veggies a day!
    4035 days ago
    There is a product on the market that is for weightloss and diabetes management called PGX it keeps you feeling full longer... www.pgx.com You can get it just about any drugstore or health food store. Figured it was one piece of advice that you haven't heard so might as well add it...lol

    Love your SP name...I have an 8 year old son named Dakota emoticon

    Wishing you the best of success on your journey!
    4036 days ago
  • GINA7249
    have whole grains and plenty of fiberous foods like fiber one bars. there is cheap brand that has the same nutrition. way better then any granola bar. love for a snack in between meals. love bagel thins husband does too he bought 4 bags of them for 2-3 weeks for both of us. breakfeast i eat them. i make pizza with them as well. 100 cal with 8 fiber i think. if ur doing ww there is 1-2 points they have 3 flavors. water 30 min before a meal helps with it. dan my man has looks like 5 cups of veggies a big bowl the hugest salad dont know. he has lost 30 lbs in 2-3 months. hope to help u. love skinny cows they have pos and sandwhiches ice cream. all under 140 cals low fat as well. many flavors target sells them in there own brand too. love premeasured things.

    4036 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2010 9:18:29 PM
    Sis, for some reason at that hour, I cannot get enough to eat!!!! I now carry sugar free gum, or a Kashi TLC bar in my purse and they do help.
    4036 days ago
    I am struggling too so I can understand!!!! These are the things I have been noticing about my own program. When I start eating more processed foods...I don't stay full as long. The more "whole" the food is the longer I stay satisfied. I also notice when I am on the low side on protein..I get hungry. I also know when I don't work out everyday...even if just for 20 minutes...I am more susceptible to emotional eating. Drinking as much water as I can stand also helps. I know these are all things we have all heard before. I have to get back to basics...I am talking to myself here as much as you. emoticon We CAN DO THIS!!!
    4036 days ago
    +1 to the sugar free gum idea! That helps me a LOT. Also - how are you currently breaking up your food? I find that if I plan snacks it helps get me through. I know I will get to eat something again in 2-3 hrs so I can just wait until then.
    4036 days ago
  • LJRW170
    Hey! Sorry it's so tough! I understand your situation. I eat the 3 regular meals, and aim on a snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon. I've been finding that I'm getting hungry around 4:30, and I don't get home until 5:45 to make dinner. So I eat a tomato, or an apple; always something that's a little higher in fiber, and it usually helps me stay unhealthy-food-resistant until dinner, and it doesn't really mess up my calorie count, since they're all healthy.

    I hope it gets easier for you!
    4036 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6621136
    Have you tried chewing sugar-free gum? When I get hungry in the afternoon at work, I get myself some more water and a piece of gum. There's only like 5 calories in a piece of sugar-free gum, so it won't sabotage your calorie count.
    4036 days ago
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