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    Janelle

    I am on a diet and I am so over it. Now it is more a diet/cleaning up my eating. I have been dealing with an illness for about two years and not able to work out like I used to. I used to run about 8 miles a day and lift weights as well as eat clean, however with that much working out I obviously could eat almost anything i wanted when I felt inclined to cheat.

    I am finally starting to be able to work out again and in doing so am cleaning up my eating. I didn’t gain a ton of weight but enough that I want to lose some and get back to running as I love it.

    I need some motivation here because I swear I could shove an entire pizza down right now. Mmmmm….pizza in Homer Simpson voice.

    I have been doing fairly well so far, I did have some pasta the other night so I wouldn’t end up murdering anyone, but I do need to do even better and work out more (finding time).

    HELP!

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    Copa
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    I used to hate calorie counting with a passion. I recently joined up on MyFitnessPal after many years of avoiding it to join in on a clean eating challenge at my gym. This time, I’ve started paying attention to my macros and it’s actually helping me hate calorie-counting less. When I’m more mindful of hitting my macros (40% protein, 30% carbs, 30% fat), I’m not hungry between meals even while eating at a deficit. When I plan accordingly, I can treat mahself. It’s only been a few weeks, but it’s working.

    I think part of it is finding a “diet” that works for you. I’ve done Whole 30 before and really liked it because foods were either compliant or not. There was no calorie-counting. I’m not perfect at it by any means, but counting my macros is working pretty well for me right now because I’m satiated and no foods are really off limits to me (except for purposes of my gym challenge, anything “highly processed” is considered a cheat). I think IIFYM will be my new eating plan of choice.

    As far as motivation is concerned, I mean… you just gotta find that within you, I guess. I’m finding it through my gym’s community/our clean eating challenge — it keeps me accountable and I tell them every time I cheat. Starting to see the number on the scale tick down helps, too. I don’t have a ton of weight to lose, but it’s super encouraging knowing I could hit my first weight loss goal within the next few weeks. If you’re on MFP, let me know and I’ll add you.

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    Janelle

    I have my Fitbit because I need to obsessively track my HR. I used to used Daily Burn to track calories, workouts, etc. but now I am using the Fitbit app. Calorie tracking helps me a lot!! I also got a food scale so I can have better comprehension about the size my portions should be.

    I guess I need the motivation to not shove this pizza in my face because I want carbs. Also cause pizza is awesome!! I am truly hitting that day of pain. I know it’ll pass but right now it hurting.

    I have a friend from HS who we post daily workout songs on each other’s FB pages. It is for each of us to have a good motivational, workout song. That has been a really fun help. We also are Fitbit friends so we talk crap when the other isn’t getting off their butt.

    But seriously if I saw handsome man with a pizza walking down the street right now i would tackle him for the pizza and tell him to leave me alone. hahahahah

    #695896 Reply
    Copa
    Copa
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    I had pizza on Friday and still lost weight this week. If you want pizza, have pizza. Just don’t go overboard.

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    Janelle

    @copa I am saving my splurge for a family event on Saturday because it is going to be a big italian family meal and I would much rather have that.

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    K

    Yup, you can definitely eat pizza and lose weight. I’m obsessed with pizza, but I’m on WW and I work it into my plans. I’ll eat a light lunch and then have pizza that night.

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    Janelle

    To be clear yesterday I wanted an ENTIRE pizza not a slice . Haha. Was having some carb withdrawals.

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    TheHizzy

    Macros is where it’s at. Gotta get carbs in for energy for working out. but yes—-moderation 🙂

    #696050 Reply
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    K

    I feel you – I usually have two slices (fairly big slices, since I buy by the slice and not a whole pie) with toppings. Are you doing a low-carb diet? I tried the keto diet for a couple of weeks about 2 years ago, but it gave me stomach/bathroom issues so I gave up. It worked for my boyfriend though.

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    Janelle

    Ya @thehizzy I had hit my max for carbs yesterday. Since I was eating poorly I obviously am going to have some cravings. Today is a much easier day so far and my energy picked up a lot. I am counting the days until my Saturday splurge. All that italian food. Mmmm…

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    TheHizzy

    Carb quota met by 9 am = awful day. Boo! Glad today is better.

    #696077 Reply
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    Janelle

    Ya it was a difficult morning. Haha. I lost my entire Quickbooks file. Well not lost but it became corrupted andI worked through the night to fix it all. I was eating to stay awake. Using toothpicks to keep my eyes open. It had to be redone in time for financials for a meeting. I’ve never worked so fast.

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