100 lb. Club - What I'm noticing...
08-14-2003, 02:27 PM
1. Food, healthy, lowfat food REALLY tastes great when you are not stuffed from munching all day. When I am hungry it tastes so good.
2. If I don't eat the junk, I don't want the junk.
What have you noticed??
08-14-2003, 02:40 PM
You know what im starting to get that too...i appreciate my food a LOT more!! :D
08-14-2003, 02:48 PM
A few things I've noticed....french fries actually smell better than they taste, most desserts look better than they taste, a large glass of soda water with a wedge of lime is much more refreshing on a hot day than a can of Coke and for the first time in many summers I don't feel self-conscious about wearing shorts! ;)
08-14-2003, 02:57 PM
You said it ladies. All fast food smells far better than it ever tasted and since I gave up soft drinks, I can't go anywhere without my water bottle. And yeast has turned into my enemy, I've been totally yeast free for 3 weeks and I can even walk through a bakery now and turn up my nose at everything, the smell just reminds me how bloated and sick I would feel if I ate it.
08-14-2003, 04:55 PM
when i eat fruit, i don't crave sweets!
and i'm sure there are a few more... but i have to go back to work now
08-15-2003, 12:15 AM
I sleep a lot better when I'm not sleeping on a stuffed tummy.
08-15-2003, 12:31 AM
I've noticed that if I don't drink enough water now, I feel like complete CRAP.
I've noticed how much better I sleep if I exercise.
I've noticed that, hey, omg, there WILL be food in the house tomorrow!!!!
08-15-2003, 12:45 AM
Good thread, I totaly notice that the more hungry I let myself become the more I love my food - healthy food. Also not to over eat at meal times as it makes me feel bloated and tired. I also notice that if I miss my exercise my mood is down the whole day. Exercise is so good for the spirit as well as the waist line.
08-15-2003, 07:50 AM
On the flip side, I've noticed that if I let myself get so hungry - absolutely starving - that I tend to overeat like there's no tomorrow. I have a blood sugar thing. So, I get hungry before I eat (that's a major part of the plan I'm on now), but not TOO hungry.
08-15-2003, 07:39 PM
I noticed the same thing yesterday, Sandi!
In our office, when there's a celebration, we usually order pizza. However, there's a great lebanese mom & pop place down the street with super healthy stuff. So, about a month ago when we were planning for this celebration, I suggested we get the food from there again. Everyone agreed. So, yesterday I ate crap almost all day and when the food came, yeah it was pretty good. But last time I we got food from there I LOVED it and thought it was amazing. Instead, I felt like I ate lard all morning... which I essentially had. :)
08-16-2003, 05:02 AM
of all the harsh ways i tried to lose weight all the things i've given up and gone without in my quest for the perfect body the one thing i still really really crave is chocolate!!! you gotta remember i havn't touched a drop of chocolate this YEAR! thats like 8 months. and i still have the urges. sometimes when i go back to my parents house there sat there munching on some really lovely chocolate and the smell drives me wild. its almost to much to bear.
08-16-2003, 08:07 AM
I was really worried about "the chocolate situation" when I started losing weight again in 2001. For some reason, it just wasn't a big deal this time. I was able to get my sweet tooth satisfied pretty consistently as I was losing weight. Indeed, I had so much "chocolate this" and "chocolate that" that I kind-of burned out on chocolate.
What I really ended up suffering over was "the Doritos situation". :)
08-16-2003, 05:01 PM
:dizzy: Things I am noticing after 2 weeks of dieting:
It's not as hard as I thought it would be!
I really like fruit and vegetables
I feel great after eating a satisfying low fat healthy meal
My skin feels clearer and I don't feel so sluggish
I feel better in myself
It's alot easier when you've got a good source of support
Being in control of my eating feels goooooood!:smug:
:D Here's to the next few weeks !