Around this time, I often start to feel tired. I had a really quick lunch but was completely disgusted by it. Didn’t feel like eating at all.
It was really disgusting. I’m trying to refrain from drinking coffee. Man, I want my bed so bad right now but it’s 1:30 and I don’t get off of work until 6 pm. :(
I think, overall, I’m more tired than hungry all the time.
How to keep a food journal:
- Find an actual journal. A simple notebook or a bound, lined journal.
- In the beginning of the journal, write some inspirations like your goals, what foods you want to focus on eating, etc.
- Remember to write breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, if not that, if you don’t have 3 structured meals, write the times you have the meals.
- Include beverages (They have calories too!!!) Write down your water intake too. You might want to double check/keep on eye on how much water you’re drinking later on in your health journey.
- Keeping an accurate food journal means writing down everything that you consume, including samples and tastes while you are cooking, etc.Crazy… but it helps
- Keeping portion sizes on record is important so you can accurately record the number calories you are taking in.
- Jot down the time you start eating and the time you stop. It will help you see if you are eating too fast. Writing times also helps you see if you’re eating too often or not enough. Eating too often can be a sign that your are not eating balanced meals. Eating about every 4 hours is ideal eating.
- Record where you eat, who you’re eating with can help you understand influencing factors in your food choices or how much you’re eating in general.
- Rate your hunger level before each meal. Use a simple 1 to 5 scale. this scale will help you see whether you often eat when you’re not very hungry (our of habit or emotion) or if you’re getting overly-hungry too often.
- If you think you eat in response to stress or emotions, a good idea is to make a note of your feelings in your food journal.. Write them down before and after your meal. Doing this will help you understand what emotions cause you to eat and what effects certain foods have on those emotions. You may wish to make a note of the specific situation that caused the emotional eating, such as “Argument today with boss” or “Missed deadline at school.” When you understand what leads you to emotional eating, you can work towards planning alternative coping strategies for the next time the same situation arises.
Some of this is paraphrased from about.com. I’m about to put this into use! :)
Above is my current weight. 154.5.
I think I should go grocery shopping tomorrow. I need to eat clean and stay clean and start working out.
I’m so tired of feeling dissatisfied, so tired of feeling ashamed of myself, so tired of feeling gross, so tired of being bigger than, I’m just tired of that.
This summer, I’mna work it out. I’m scared though because last summer I tried with all my might to be slim and healthy and I NEVER achieved anything close to my goal. I only got to about 145, and I’ve seen that number many times before.
I’ll try again. I can’t give up on myself.
Gosh, I need to get back on this blog and back on a diet. I’m getting so freaking out of control, out of shape, overweight, I feel disgusting. I need to get on a cleanse or something.
Does anyone have any tips on how to get started on a healthy eating plan? I would follow my own but I need fresh, innovative ideas.
I don’t drink soda. AND I don’t eat chicken, beef or pork. And I won’t eat those things… so please don’t suggest that I do. (Thanks) I partake in fish, once in a while.
I know that I could just Google but I’d like to reach out to the tumblr fitness community!
So…let me know???
Hungry for Change documentary notes:
- Foods that say “fat free” often have a lot of sodium and carbohydrates.
- Partially hydrogenated fats are horribly bad for you! Try chia seeds, flax seeds, wild caught salmon, avocado as a replacement for bad fats.
- High fructose syrup is not good for you! It’s horribly bad for you. White sugar, of course, is not good for you.
- Fructose is highly addictive. High fructose ruins your body.
- It’s in salad dressings, bread, pasta sauces, cereals, pizza sauces, check the stuff in the stores.
- Breads and fluffy carbohydrates are converted into sugars as soon as they enter your body. Bread, muffin, cornbread, all have a high glycemic index.
- If you’re looking to reduce sugar, you have to cut out fatty starches: Pancake, waffles, cereals, pasta sauces, etc.
- Sugar is converted right into fat. Fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does.
- Sugar is a drug. Just like alcohol.
- Good detox foods? Chia, flax seeds, celery, parsley,
- Diets don’t work because they’re temporary. Do you want to be healthy temporarily? No.
- "There was a study done at UCLA once that said 90% to 95% of the people who go on a diet will not only gain that weight back, they will add more weight because they’re so happy to be eating again that they don’t eat intelligently. "
- Every time you force yourself to lose weight, your body is going to hold fat to protect your from a perceived feminine.
- How do you start a diet without feeling deprived? The very second you tell your brain you’re on diet, is the moment you’ll slip.
- Don’t think, "I want that but I CAN’T have it, think I CAN have it but I don’t want it.
- Keep the focusing on adding. Do not turn it into a diet.
- Add in the good stuff. Add in the cucumbers, the apples, the fruits, the nuts, the seeds, the good stuff!
- Try organic stuff. $75 bucks a month for clean foods.
- Change your focus from diet to the real reasons why your body wants to be fat.
- Do you feel like life is passing you by?
- Do you wake up immediately aware of your body?
- Lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of exercise.
- Our health is under attack because of all the chemicals and synthetic flavoring. We need better living through nature and natural laws! Not chemistry.
- As long as you’re taking in more toxins than you’re eliminating, your body is not going to let you eliminate fat.
- because burning the fat will just put more toxins into your body. The body only wants to heal.
- Clean yourself out. Detoxify: green vegetables, broccoli, gelatinous plant foods, chia seeds, aloe Vera, blend that in drinks so that they can absorb the bile and crap and get rid of it. (Check whole foods)
- Also parsley and cilantro. Parsley cleanses your entire blood system. Cilantro binds with heavy metals to clean out the mercury in your system. Mercury is very toxic. It’s a nuerotoxin.
- Drink water, sunlight, vegetables, gelatinous stuff.
- most people are overfed but under nourished.
- Juicing is easy to absorb. Try it!
- Reject refined sugars, refined fats, junky type foods, all the wheat, the breads, the man made foods. replace it with high water content, easy to digest juice. the body will say I am on board and begin to shine!
- All these people when to juicing and a vegetable based diet. People lost tons of weight, became cancer free and felt great.
- side effects, lose weight, eyes white, make your skin glow,
- People look for healthy looking people to be with… fact proven. And eating clean, makes you look, clean, sexy, and good.
- Juicing and avoiding fried foods and barbecued foods.
- Eat superfoods: Chlorella, Spirulina, Fresh juice from vegetables and fruits, you skin will turn around completely.
- Juice fresh produce!
- The skin is a true symbol of our health. If you can drive the nutrients through that it shows in your skin, you know that you’ve hit the high in the diet.
- Skin, hair, and nails will immediately look better.
- Olive oil, olives, cucumbers, radishes, hemp seeds, aloe vera, coconut products, yogurt, Kimchi, sauerkraut, all of these are great food.
- It’s not just what you’re eating, it’s what eating you. What’s going on in your life that’s causing you to hold on to weight?
- Obesity is a solution to a lot of people who have suffered with many traumatic experiences. Too much pressure in your life? Abuse when you were a child?
- If you’re upset, don’t eat. Think about why you’re upset. Don’t fill a void that can’t be filled with food.
- Sleep deprivation, dehydration, mental and emotion depression can make your body respond as it tries to solve the stressers in your life. Your body tries to protect you. Don’t hate your body… it’s trying to protect you. Cortisol stress hormone levels can effect your metabolism.
- The best way to digest stress hormones is sleep. If under stress, try sleeping more. Sleep, sleep, sleep, as long as you need to and whenever you can.
- Exercise also increases feel good hormones that you’ve gone to sugar for. It’s as good as anti depressants. It’s biochemical! It will decrease pain and stress.
- Visualization is very important. You have to see yourself there. It’s a language you can use to talk to you subconscious. Tell yourself you can! You can reach your goal. You can! Visualization and symbols are the best way to help you reach the way you want to look.
- See yourself there. You subconscious will understand. It will work with you.
- "Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life." Anthony Robbins.
- Don’t beat yourself up. You wouldn’t allow anyone to talk down to you so don’t do it to yourself.
- Something miraculous happens when you take care of yourself! You realize you are gentle and precious! And you shine! And you allow others to do the same! You’re able to love!
- We find our safety in love so when you don’t have it, that becomes a stresser in our lives. It’s hardwired into us that love = safety.
- Loving yourself is key to all of it. You’re not worthless. Your life counts. You are good enough. Someone does love you!
- Louise Hayes: I accept myself unconditionally right now! Wait for the messages to arise… the critical voice within you.. and that’s OK. But about day 28, you begin to believe it!
- "I am a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity". Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
- When you start to tell yourself you are worth it, you’re inner esteem will get better and you will become stronger!! Mentally and physically!This is hardcore science!
- You can improve your life!
- Where does my food come from? What are the ingredients? What is my intention with this food?
- coffee with cream and Splenda
- 1 waffle
I watched this documentary about eating aspartame and sugar and starches and I feel so disgustingly sick for eating all the bullshit food taht I eat.I’ve been slightly overweight and pudgy for so long and I keep asking myself when I’m going to change. I don’t know what it’s going to take to truly get myself under control and ACTUALLY lose weight. It’s getting really pathetic.
10 Survival Tips for hypersensitive people
1) Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep (less than 7 hours, for most people) is well known to produce irritability, moodiness, and decreased concentration and productivity in the average person. Given our already ramped-up senses, I’m convinced that lack of sleep can make a highly sensitive life almost unbearable. Getting enough sleep soothes your senses and will help you cope with an already overwhelming world.
2) Eat healthy foods regularly throughout the day
Aron points out that extreme hunger can be disruptive to an HSP’s mood or concentration. Keep your edgy nerves happy by maintaining a steady blood sugar level through regular healthy well-balanced meals and snacks. I also take fish oil (omega-3) supplements daily as the brain loves these, lots of studies support their beneficial cognitive and emotional effects.
3) Wear noise-reducing headphones
A boyfriend introduced Peltor ear protecting headphones (usually used by construction workers, not pre-med students) to me when I was 19 and studying for exams. No matter where I am in the world I have had a pair with me ever since. HSPs are highly sensitive to noise, especially the kind we can’t control, and my beloved headphones give me control over my personal peace in what’s all too often a noisy intrusive world.
4) Plan in decompression time
HSPs don’t do well with an overly packed schedule or too much time in noisy, crowded or high pressure environments. If you know you’re going to spend a few hours in a challenging environment - such as a concert, a parade, or a crowded mall at Christmas time - know that you’re likely to be frazzled after and will need to decompress somewhere quiet and relaxing, on your own if possible.
5) Have at least one quiet room or space to retreat to in your home
If you live with others, create a quiet safe place you can retreat to when you need to get away from people and noise. This could be a bedroom, a study, or even just a candlelit bath (or shower if that’s all you have!). I’ve found it often helps to listen to quiet relaxing music as well, this can even drown out more jarring external noise when you need it to.
6) Give yourself time and space to get things done
I mentioned above that HSPs don’t do well with a packed schedule. I’ve managed to structure my work life so that I work afternoon/evening shifts the days I’m at the medical clinic. This way I’m able to get out of bed without an alarm, eat a calm unrushed breakfast and putter around before getting down to business. The calm this gives me carries through my whole day. Another strategy for those who work in the morning might be getting up extra early (after 8 hours sleep, of course) to enjoy the quiet before the rest of the household wakes up.
7) Limit caffeine
HSPs are sensitive to caffeine - I usually can’t even handle the traces of caffeine found in decaf coffee. If you’re a coffee drinker (or dark chocolate junkie) and identify with the HSP trait description, giving up the joe might be a big step towards feeling more collected and calm.
8) Keep the lights down low
I’ve never liked bright lights and learning about HSP helped me understand why. Minimizing light stimulation goes a long way: I only put on low lights in the evening, and prefer to shop in certain local grocery stores which have gentle mood lighting, avoiding the garishly lit, crowded “big box” stores whenever I can.
9) Get things done in off hours
To avoid crowds and the associated noise and stimulation, I’ve learned to live my life outside of the average person’s schedule. I grocery shop late in the evenings, run errands during the week whenever I can, go to movies on weeknights, and go out for my walks before the rest of the world hits the jogging path. An added bonus: by avoiding the crowds I usually get things done faster , and almost always get a parking spot!
10) Surround yourself with beauty and nature
Since we HSPs are so sensitive and deeply affected by our surroundings, envelop yourself with beauty and calm whenever possible. I’ve decorated my home simply in a way that’s very pleasing to my eye, with minimal clutter and chaos. I also spend as much time as I can walking in nature, enjoying the quiet and its naturally healing and calming beauty.
- 2 boiled eggs
- peanut butter sandwhich
- Spinach salad
- light balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 gala apple
- 1 mango
- "Chicken" sandwich
- Angel food smoothie,
- lemon iced tea
estimate: 1234 cals so far
I fucked up.
I’ll be better tomorrow.
Today I’m craving fettuccine alfredo with shrimp and a Coca Cola.
I’m craving pasta so freaking bad. That and bread.
A black bean burger. Oooo with fries.
But I won’t.