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Monday, July 09, 2018

I'm still here.

I haven't blogged in 6 days and I haven't tracked in 2 days, but I am still here and mindful.

This weekend has been crazy. We did a German Club festival Friday, a huge family party Saturday, and a family trip to Governor's Island on Sunday - not that these activities specifically mean anything. They do, however, symbolize a major issue with my weight loss: tracking.

We are out and about and faced with the unpredictable (at times) when it comes to food. For me that means breakfast was good and planned, lunch was good and mostly planned, and dinner was delayed more than anticipated and I arrived to it starving. I think this led me to overeat at dinner and snack afterwards as though I was making up for lost time. I know that doesn't make much sense explained as is, but it's as though my brain and body are overcompensating for the hunger I felt earlier.

So, what do I do from here? Well, for starters, I need to pack snacks. I have been afraid of snacking in this past week because I have consistently been overeating when snacking. There is a balance I need to strike with snacking that I am still working towards. There is also a trust I need to have in my choice when they aren't trackable. When I am eating out or without measurement, I still need to trust my eye and keep my portions reasonable in a way that I am currently not doing.

I am still here. And I am still trying.
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    Yes, you are doing very well.. life is all about learning...
    and remember
    hunger is not an emergency...
    but I know what you mean...
    when I wait too long to eat a meal... my emotions expect me to graze/nibble/snack through the rest of the day.
    So I am trying to learn to check if hunger is physical/body hunger or if the hunger is emotional hunger which does not need to be fed nutrition/food.
    hugs, Audra
    628 days ago
    I usually have an apple for my morning and afternoon snack. Easy, portable and seems to do the trick for me. Sometimes, I'll have a "protein" bar, but most are to much like a candy bar so I try and avoid those unless I'm in a pinch. I did make some power balls that make nice quick snacks. I made them about the size of a large marble and wrapped each of them in saran and put them in the freezer. If you want to give them a try, I used 1/2 cup flax meal, 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, 1/4 cup chopped chocolate chips, 1/4 cup chopped craisins, 1/4 cup chopped nuts, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup chia seeds and 1/2 cup honey to hold it all together... then make little balls. Basically, just add whatever ingredients you like or have on hand. Every batch I make is a little different.

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    628 days ago
    1st....never give up!! 2nd...i made it through the 4th of July by packing my own bag of healthy choices so I wouldn't eat the stuff bad for me. It really helps
    628 days ago
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