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Old 02-19-2021, 01:02 AM   #376  
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Thanks for the kind words! Congrats on your run of success especially with the headaches! This is kind of my mini blog. There was another person running their own thread- Sundove. I hope they are doing well!

587.... Ah yes, I have counted up. Time to face the bitter reality. I am adding days to my journey, unless being out in the cold weather miraculously burns a lot of extra calories. The scale tells me that isn't so.

7:25 pm- the exact time I went over calorie wise today.

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Old 02-19-2021, 11:39 AM   #377  
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Hello! Trying something new today with check-ins during the day. If things go as intended, I will update this post throughout the day.

Breakfast check-in: On track. Really wanted a fast food breakfast tallying at about 800 calories. I haven't had a fast food breakfast for months. It just sounded good today. I settled for my usual- a cup of coffee.

Lunch Edit: On track and have dinner planned out.

Snack Edit: Had two unplanned snacks. The first one, while not the greatest, still fit into my plan. The second, after my last workout, put me in danger of being over for the day. I need to adjust my dinner plan if I am to stay on track.

Dinner Edit: So not on track but sitting at calorie neutral. Hoping to make it through the evening.

Final Edit: Went over on calories at 9:25 pm. Should have gone to bed early.

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Old 02-20-2021, 02:01 PM   #378  
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Today is the one year anniversary of the start of this thread. I am pleased to say I am 11 pounds lower today. In addition, I am proud of myself for still showing up. It would be so easy to just drift away and to stop trying. This is especially true because I am in a difficult stretch right now.

Breakfast Check-in: On track. I still want a junky fast food breakfast. However, the 800 calories is simply too high and I will not be able to compensate for it later in the day So hooray, one good choice made!.

Lunch Edit: On track. I ate more than I intended for lunch. However, I still have plenty of calories for dinner. I don't have dinner planned properly though. I should take a look at that.

Dinner/Final Edit: Off track. Thought I made okay choices for dinner but didn't add correctly. So over at dinner time today.

A few posts ago I was wondering if you burn more calories walking in cold weather. Turns out you do, an average of 34% more. If true, it would have keep me in a calorie deficit for a few of the days I was over. The true-sayer ( the scale) says it is not true for me.

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Old 02-21-2021, 03:11 PM   #380  
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Thank you for the support. Part me must be keeping the faith because I have shown up again!

Breakfast Check-in: I had bigger breakfast than usual. I may have been better off getting the fast food I have been craving. The calories were almost the same.

Lunch Edit: On track. I have dinner planned out.

Dinner/Final Edit: On track. For today, on track means calorie neutral. I had been going over a lot on Sundays so I started aiming to stay calorie neutral or better. It doesn't affect the countdown; the countdown stays at the same number of days. Just a few hours until bedtime. Hoping I will not have to post an update.

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:27 PM   #381  
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Great news! I was able to get through the rest of the evening without eating more. I really, really wanted to but forced myself to have a cup of tea with a little fiber supplement added. Then I went straight to bed. So whew! I am going to do my best to make this a turning point.

Breakfast Check-in: On track.

Lunch/Dinner Edit: Did well for lunch. Still on track after dinner. Now to make it until bedtime.

Final Edit: Breathing a sigh of relief- Although it was tough, I made it through the day with a calorie deficit. I have a plan for tomorrow. Now, I just need to stick to it.

So, to my annoyance, I realized I have three unintentional hobbies- eating, thinking about eating and overeating. Blah! I would like better hobbies!

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Old 02-23-2021, 05:42 PM   #382  
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Breakfast/Lunch Check-in: On track. Went into the office today for the first time in almost a year. It was a quiet dust place. Got my fast food breakfast and went ice skating. Still on track calorie wise so having a good day.

Dinner/Final Edit: On track. Hoping to go to bed early to avoid overeating.

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Old 02-24-2021, 12:15 PM   #383  
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Breakfast Check-in: On track. I have an awful headache this morning.

Lunch Edit: On Track.

Dinner/Final Edit: Off track. One step back for me.

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Old 02-25-2021, 02:23 PM   #384  
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Breakfast/Lunch Check-in: On track. I am posting later because of an early conference call. I ate lunch early because of a poorly time conference call. It was set up by someone in a different time zone so cuts across the lunch hour.

Dinner Edit: Sitting at calorie neutral. Hoping it stays that way!

Final Edit: Today was not my day. Let's see what tomorrow brings.

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Old 02-26-2021, 11:21 AM   #385  
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Breakfast Check-in: On track. Now, to keep it that way, especially after dinner. Even though this week has been a mixed bag I have been over on calories as much as creating a calorie deficit, the swings to being over are not nearly as large as they use to be. In fact, if it truly does burn more calories being out in the cold, I could still be within my calorie limit. Either way, it is progress.

Lunch Edit: Doing great! Going ice skating in a few minutes and then the rec center. I have dinner all planned out. I have enough space for an evening snack. I want to plan it out so I don't go over.

Final Edit: On track. Went to bed early but now having trouble sleeping.

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Breakfast Check-in: On track. Literally ten minutes ago I had thought of what I wanted to write; now I can't think of what it was. Perhaps one part was that I've started a new habit. Previously, I would stay up late and use the computer in the kitchen. I would end up in this rut where I was tired but wouldn't go to bed. It is kind of an odd problem. The other piece of it was I would decide I was hungry in there and have a snack. These snacks were either pushing me over my calorie limit or further over my calorie limit. Either way, it was not good. My new habit is to bring my tablet up to bed at a reasonable bed time. Then when I get tired of reading and playing games, I go right to bed. Generally, I don't like electronics in the bedroom but this seems to be working. It has interrupted the late night snack cycle. I'm taking that as a huge win! It hasn't shown up on the scale yet and on many days I still drift over my calorie allowance. However, the calorie overage is much lower than it had been.

Lunch Edit: On track. I am resisting the urge to snack right now. If I do snack, it will be much more likely that I will go over for today.

Dinner/Final Edit: Stagnate- at calorie neutral. A bit disappointed, I was really working on having a deficit for today. The end of the month is upon us and I will likely have another gain. Currently, I am more focused on having more daily wins. When I succeed at that, the monthly wins will follow.

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Breakfast Check in: On track. However, I ate to soothe my injured ego this morning. My weight is up and am looking at a gain for the month. My old sins of gluttony are catching up and my new changes are not enough and haven't caught up yet. Going to work on a better plan today.

Lunch Edit: On track.

Dinner/Final Edit: Off track. All in all even though the scale is being uncooperative, my calorie count for last week was lower than the previous week. I just need to do it again. Stay tuned!

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Breakfast Check-in: On track. The damage report is in. I have gained three pounds this month. My weight is now about what is was at the beginning of October. Five months down the tubes. Time to dust myself off and to keep foraging ahead. Will power where are you?

Lunch Edit: On track.

Dinner/Final Edit: Full Stop. Calorie neutral today. I'll take it. I'm in good shape not to go over later. The last of the irresistible food is out of the house. I have a plan for the rest of the week.

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Breakfast Check-in: On track. Trying a mini fast today by eating a late lunch.

Lunch/Dinner/Final Edit: Didn't complete the mini fast. I got really hungry at mid morning so I had a snack. All in all, it was a good day and I am on track.

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Oh My, I Forgot to Post All Day Check-in: Very busy day that started early. Gosh, I really am just marking time. One day up followed by one day down. Am working on developing a new habit relaxing in the bedroom instead of relaxing in the kitchen. When I sit up late in the kitchen I am far more likely to snack and not go to bed even when I feel sleepy. When I sit up late in the bedroom, no snacking and I go right to sleep (much earlier) when I am tired.

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