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Well I got what I really wanted for Christmas, which was to regain the progress I lost in November, and when I woke up this morning, there it was under the tree! Er, I mean, on the display of the scale.

295.7, down 4.2 lbs from last week, down 23.3 total since the start, average weight lost 0.2 lbs/week. Achieved via DailyBurn and discipline not only about what I eat, but when.

I found that I was eating up all of my 0-pt. snack foods for the day in the morning, leaving me hungry and resorting to other things by afternoon, which was eating all of my daily points. So I began setting designated "You can eat now" times, which boil down to Breakfast, 10:30, Lunch, 2:30, Dinner, and 9:00. I can drink all the water or light lemonade I want, and often that will do the job when I just "want something." But if I get actually hungry between those times (which I do), I tell myself, "Okay, you're hungry. You can have food in XX minutes, at the next eat time." Then, when eat time rolls around, I go for the 0-pt. snack. If that doesn't work, I have another 0-pt. snack, and if that still doesn't work, then I move up to something more robust.

The killers for me this week were a burger at Foster's Grille (20 points for the burger, another 10 points for the fries, making that one meal half of my daily allocation), and again some fries at Chick-Fil-A. (The chicken nuggets I had with the fries? Not so bad. It was the fries that did it.) So that's going to be my next goal, is weeding fries out of the equation. The enjoyment I get from them is just not worth the points bomb. Burgers were already something I only did once in a while anyway, so I don't really have to eliminate them so much as just stop letting them in. Or if I do, allocating points for them beforehand.

Anyway! Merry Christmas. :) Gonna be an interesting exercise managing points for today's activities. ;)

-The Gneech

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lowen_kind
Dec. 25th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
I have found keeping a sport/travel bottle filled with water and fresh squeezed lemon and/or lime juice and the rinds, with a little sugar, helps with the munchie cravings. Just keep sipping that all day and you'll find the munchies will go away. Very little calories and plenty of Vitamin C.

You can use the "Real XXX" instead of fresh squeezed. For a treat I'll use fresh squeezed orange juice, though you have to watch out on the variety as the rinds can get bitter.
sirfox
Dec. 25th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Conga-rats, and merry thingmas!

You'n somebody else could share a burger, as well. halve the points. Given absurd restaurant portions, that's not hard.

Is chewing gum an option? it can satisfy the oral/eating stimulation bit in your brain with a hint of calories at most, or none at all.
the_gneech
Dec. 25th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
Never been big on gum, other than a brief flirtation with the bubble variety in junior high. Facial hair makes that a much less appealing prospect these days.

-TG
usagiweaver
Dec. 25th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Chick-fil-a fries don't tempt me. Mostly due to their side salad with berry balsamic being so awesome.
pippinbear
Dec. 30th, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
The way I look at it is: if I'm feeling hungry, that means it's working. I'm using up more calories than I'm eating, this should be losing weight. After all, that's all dieting/weight-loss is: controlled starvation. If you didn't feel hungry it wouldn't be working :)

If you can attitude-adjust things such that hunger actually becomes a positive signal to you it may help :)
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