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#41 cheshire_kitten

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:40 AM

I agree with purple skeleton. Also, your body can hold water for whatever other reason - if you're eating below maintenance, you ARE losing fat, even if the scale might not show it (yet). Give it some time and it will! :)


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:21 AM

I'll be posting from the browser right now, and it'll be a bit later for me, because Tapatalk is being a total bitch, and apparently I don't have enough posts to view anything .

So it's not that I'm not engaging anyone, it's that my phone is a c*nt and I can't wait to have the other one shipped!

All right, I managed to get this dumb app working again. Also, I lost 1.2lbs! Current weight is 116.6lbs!

Breakfast:

Premier Protein Shake: 160 cals
McCafe Medium Regular: 40 cals

Total: 200

Not the healthiest, but I was on the run since I had to wake up ludicrously early this morning.

Lunch:

My homemade fish: 369 cals
This awesome decaf Bob Marley tea I got from a food auction: 130 cals

Total: I can't math, so like 520ish?

With the exercise I've currently done, I'm sitting around 420 for calories. Because it's later in the afternoon already, this may be my last meal for the day, depending on if these painkillers kick in.
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#43 English_Rose

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:06 AM

Thank you everyone for being kind 

I had an unexpected guest drop by this morning and he brought breakfast burritos. I had one and now my day is at about 600 cal. I will have to switch day 6 with day 7. Today will be 600 and tomorrow will be 400.

Honestly I feel so much better with the PMS now that I've eaten a proper meal. 

I will keep powering through this as best I can.. I will try my best not to make substitutions like I did today because last time I failed for these reasons.

 

ABC really is such a hard thing to do when you spend time with other people.. I get that it's normal to have breakfast burritos and refusing today was extra hard. And would have looked really weird as I purposely am keeping little food in the house and he noticed this. 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:58 AM

Thank you everyone for being kind 

I had an unexpected guest drop by this morning and he brought breakfast burritos. I had one and now my day is at about 600 cal. I will have to switch day 6 with day 7. Today will be 600 and tomorrow will be 400.

Honestly I feel so much better with the PMS now that I've eaten a proper meal. 

I will keep powering through this as best I can.. I will try my best not to make substitutions like I did today because last time I failed for these reasons.

 

ABC really is such a hard thing to do when you spend time with other people.. I get that it's normal to have breakfast burritos and refusing today was extra hard. And would have looked really weird as I purposely am keeping little food in the house and he noticed this. 

 

When eating issues/dieting start impacting your social life, you need to focus on your relationships above all else - bollocks to losing weight

 

I started all this eating disorder crap in 1990 & pushing people away so I can focus on not eating is one of my biggest regrets

 

Eventually, folk will just stop inviting you to things & they assume it's because you hate them, when it's actually because you don't want to be 'forced' into a situation where you might have to eat like a normal person

 

It's super, super morbid, but if I keeled over one day in my flat, I'd be one of those 'the neighbours complained of a funny smell' lonely death people as I literally don't know anyone in my new town

 

I pushed away the one person I do know (used to invite me over for family meals, I kept giving excuses, they gave up) and it sucks

 

You should never feel bad about 'forced' eating situations with friends & family - life is very short & a nice ass & flat belly is nice, but not so much when you're spending Christmas Day alone for the 9th year in a row like Miss Havisham (it ain't fun)

 

*self pitying rant over, lol* 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:35 PM

When eating issues/dieting start impacting your social life, you need to focus on your relationships above all else - bollocks to losing weight

 

I started all this eating disorder crap in 1990 & pushing people away so I can focus on not eating is one of my biggest regrets

 

Eventually, folk will just stop inviting you to things & they assume it's because you hate them, when it's actually because you don't want to be 'forced' into a situation where you might have to eat like a normal person

 

It's super, super morbid, but if I keeled over one day in my flat, I'd be one of those 'the neighbours complained of a funny smell' lonely death people as I literally don't know anyone in my new town

 

I pushed away the one person I do know (used to invite me over for family meals, I kept giving excuses, they gave up) and it sucks

 

You should never feel bad about 'forced' eating situations with friends & family - life is very short & a nice ass & flat belly is nice, but not so much when you're spending Christmas Day alone for the 9th year in a row like Miss Havisham (it ain't fun)

 

*self pitying rant over, lol* 

Thank you :) I used to be really social in my 20's but now that I'm in my 30's I love quieter activities and I'm totally content on my own, but I hear you I am the biggest loner I know too.. although not due to eating, it's more because I mostly work from home and live alone and I've been forced to enjoy my own company..I'm such a hermit now it is ridiculous. Don't feel bad so many people these days have so many issues and lack empathy for those like us.

I personally noticed that the less contact I have with others, the less headaches there are. 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:23 PM

When eating issues/dieting start impacting your social life, you need to focus on your relationships above all else - bollocks to losing weight

 

 

SO TRUE!

No diet is worth to sacrifice your happiness which is also based on socializing...ABC is long enough to give you benefits even on half days successful or even if it will help with some restricting on some days that is good! Consistency over perfection! 


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 03:30 AM

Day 7 (swapped with day 6) 400 cal allowance 

 

Breakfast: 1 packet instant oatmeal 120 cal

tea with a splash of almond milk 

 

using my herbal magic tablets and I think they are helping with appetite control 

 

lots of walking and burned 400 cal 

 

Lunch: Baked potato (no toppings besides a little salt)  270 

 

works out to net 400 cal approx. 

 

Done for today.

 

Today was the first day I actually felt weak and shaky..I will only go over my calories if I start feeling faint ( my body is like clockwork, last time I did this, day 7 was rough, started out feeling shaky and ended up almost fainting) 


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:10 AM

You guys I lost 7 lbs in 4 days I am happy with for now and I am going to take a break from mpa due to personal issues.


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 09:52 AM

I lost track of what day I was on, so I'm just going to start on the Friday of the first week. I had a bit of a weird day yesterday, and my phone's being a total bitch.

Breakfast:

Banana: 132g
Blueberries: 70g

Total: 174 cals

Lunch:

Thai Express Basil Fried Rice With Chicken: 315 cals for 2/5 servings

Medium Regular Coffee: 40 cals

Total: 355 cals

Haven't walked or anything because my interview took a lot longer than I anticipated, which I'm taking as a good sign. However, the fact that I'm preferring part time rather than full is probably going to cost me.

Snack:

Coconut water: 60 cals
Medium Coffee Regular (Tim Hortons ): 105 cals

Total: 165

Total net calories right now after job and walks: like 182.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 07:20 PM

Oooookay so I messed up yesterday (day 4, 800 cal limit) so I guess I'm going to redo it today since I don't think I messed up toooo badly.

 

Yesterday I had a bagel with cream cheese and strawberries, a small serving of mac and cheese, and then spaghetti with a creamy pesto sauce and a few vegetables for a total of close to 800 exactly. However, I also ended up splitting a bottle of wine with my boyfriend which I reacted to extremely negatively due to an untimely flareup of an autoimmune disease and spent about an hour throwing up wine and spaghetti. Since it's really impossible to tell how many calories I actually absorbed, I'm just going to repeat day four today. I weighed this morning but I'm the exact same weight as yesterday. Saturday is my "official" weigh in day so I'll update lbs lost since starting the diet and bmi! 

 

Day 4

 

Toast and scrambled eggs - 500

Cereal and soy milk - 280

 

 

Total: 780/800

 

Yay! It's only 5 pm here right now but honestly I'll probably go to bed soon, it's been a stressful day. Also, I literally just found out while typing up this post, but RIP Ruth Bader Ginsberg  :(


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 06:06 AM

Day 8 800 cal

Up really early

Breakfast: breakfast burrito with eggs and spinach 300 cal 

tea with splash of almond milk and 1/2 tsp coconut sugar 20 cal

 

It feels like such a treat to have 500 calories left to play with. Going work my morning walk as soon as it gets light out. 

-400 cal from my walk today ( am sticking to net calories ) 

Leaving 900 cal 

had a psl leaving me around 700 cals to play with.. it is actually so exciting it's a little sad lol 

 

I will have some chicken noodle soup as I am totally soaked and shivering in front of my fireplace now. It did feel god to go for a long walk in the rain. leaving approx 400 calories for dinner/snacks 

 

Lunch: chicken noodle soup

 

Snack: popcorn 

 

done for today


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:47 AM

You guys I lost 7 lbs in 4 days I am happy with for now and I am going to take a break from mpa due to personal issues.

 

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:49 AM

I royally fucked up the last 1 1/2 days. I don't even know what happened. 

 

Maybe even double the calories is too low for my fat ass. 

 

I am thinking about restarting on Monday. Haven't decided yet. For now I am just mad at myself.



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Posted 19 September 2020 - 10:22 AM

I royally fucked up the last 1 1/2 days. I don't even know what happened. 

 

Maybe even double the calories is too low for my fat ass. 

 

I am thinking about restarting on Monday. Haven't decided yet. For now I am just mad at myself.

I did that once so far too. I just repeated that day. 


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 01:53 PM

Sorry for the random hiatus. My other phone has pretty much bricked itself. I have around 15% on it, and I had to revert back to my of very old, but extremely reliable phones. Problem is, I can't see dick all on it, and half of the apps don't work on it because its a little too old and doesn't process them as well. So, I'll update when I am able, and I'll see everyone in maybe three or four days! Love you all!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 02:24 PM

I royally fucked up the last 1 1/2 days. I don't even know what happened. 

 

Maybe even double the calories is too low for my fat ass. 

 

I am thinking about restarting on Monday. Haven't decided yet. For now I am just mad at myself.

 

You can do this!! Try not to be too hard on yourself. Even double the ABC is a very low amount of calories.


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 03:06 PM

Alright. Today is day 5 for me and I'm starting off the day with some black coffee! I'm going to a party tonight (a small party, covid numbers are still going strong here lol) and optimally I would fast until the party so that I have calories left for alcohol, buuuuut my boyfriend planned a double date for us so I'll definitely have to eat something. Basically I already know that I'm going to fail today, so I think I'm going to start going by net calories. I've been training for a half marathon so I usually burn a lot anyways, but with the wildfire smoke I've been stuck inside and haven't been burning nearly as much as I normally do. I feel like a total failure for not being able to stick to double a diet that I used to be able to do successfully when I was younger, but as long as I'm losing something I guess it doesn't really matter too much. 

 

Sorry for the rant haha, I'm feeling a little down since I've only lost a pound since starting and I feel like I've been starving lol. Anyways, my updated bmi is 19.5. I'll update again tomorrow :)


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:06 AM

Day 9 1000 calories 

This is getting easier for me. I had some rice with steamed vegetables in the morning and a subway veggie sub with no mayo/cheese 

lots of vanilla chai tea with almond milk (from tetley, I am surprised this is better than starbucks!) 

Walked a little 

 

And I finally noticed some weight loss. I am down 3 pounds. Maybe because my cycle started. 

 

Tomorrow is a fast day. I'm a bit worried about that as I have some errands and a work call to take. Hopefully I don't pass out. Fasting during your period is never good. 


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 03:33 AM

Day 9 1000 calories 

This is getting easier for me. I had some rice with steamed vegetables in the morning and a subway veggie sub with no mayo/cheese 

lots of vanilla chai tea with almond milk (from tetley, I am surprised this is better than starbucks!) 

Walked a little 

 

And I finally noticed some weight loss. I am down 3 pounds. Maybe because my cycle started. 

 

Tomorrow is a fast day. I'm a bit worried about that as I have some errands and a work call to take. Hopefully I don't pass out. Fasting during your period is never good. 

 

 

As with relationships, you shouldn't let all this stuff interfere with your job/life shit that you have to do

 

I would just fiddle around with the days & fast when you have absolutely nothing else to do - eg, a lazy Sunday or something

As long as you're at a decifict, you'll lose weight - normal people & the NHS sees 1000 cals a day as starvation - MFP won't even let you complete your diary if you're under 1200 that day

 

I still have cringe flashbacks to the time I got hauled into a meeting room by my normally super chill, BFF boss because I'd sent out a profit & loss analysis for a MAJOR project which I'd completely fucked up due to starvation induced brain fog - we had offices across the world & the CEO for Australia had rung him in a total rage in the middle of the night (here in the UK)

 

It all kinda led to a 'go to treatment or lose your job' scenario where my boss, me & HR had drawn up a kind of contract that required work to have 100% visibility of what was going on with the eating disorders unit & if I fucked up, I'd be let go.

 

Totally humiliating having to sit at your desk eating a sodding jacket potato in front of your boss, no toilet break for 1hr after & then boss ringing my shrink to say 'yep, today she had a jacket potato & kept it down' & the same thing happening where the shrink would say 'yep, she showed up for her appointment, here's her tasks for this week'

 

Life stuff & happiness comes first

 

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:36 AM

As with relationships, you shouldn't let all this stuff interfere with your job/life shit that you have to do

 

I would just fiddle around with the days & fast when you have absolutely nothing else to do - eg, a lazy Sunday or something

As long as you're at a decifict, you'll lose weight - normal people & the NHS sees 1000 cals a day as starvation - MFP won't even let you complete your diary if you're under 1200 that day

 

I still have cringe flashbacks to the time I got hauled into a meeting room by my normally super chill, BFF boss because I'd sent out a profit & loss analysis for a MAJOR project which I'd completely fucked up due to starvation induced brain fog - we had offices across the world & the CEO for Australia had rung him in a total rage in the middle of the night (here in the UK)

 

It all kinda led to a 'go to treatment or lose your job' scenario where my boss, me & HR had drawn up a kind of contract that required work to have 100% visibility of what was going on with the eating disorders unit & if I fucked up, I'd be let go.

 

Totally humiliating having to sit at your desk eating a sodding jacket potato in front of your boss, no toilet break for 1hr after & then boss ringing my shrink to say 'yep, today she had a jacket potato & kept it down' & the same thing happening where the shrink would say 'yep, she showed up for her appointment, here's her tasks for this week'

 

Life stuff & happiness comes first

 

xxx

 

 

Oh wow, I'm really sorry that that happened to you! I totally agree.  


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