Day 78: it’s all happening

I lost ANOTHER pound, Man that Re-Feed really must have worked cause I’ve lost 6 pounds since Sunday. I feel great. Not fatigued. My body hurts a lil from standing on my feet for 5 hours at work today, but other than that, I feel good and healthy. I renewed my domains for another year, so you can always get to this blog via http://www.vickionline.com

What I ate today:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: Veggie Chili and Cornbread (340 cal)

Dinner: Sweet Earth the Curry tiger burrito (320 cal)

Snack: Snickerdoodle complete protein cookie (400 cal)

Total calories today: 1,440

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Day 77: Got my hair did

Today I slept till like 2:30 pm, then I cleaned out the freezer, then went grocery shopping at Wal-Mart, then went to my mom’s house to print out Test notes for my Economics final exam, then I went to get my hair done. It took 3-1/2 hours to get done. It’s cute, different colors than usual. I lost another pound, so since Sunday I have lost 5 pounds. Right now I’m drinking a rum & cranberry. I need to study for my Accounting final exam.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: Sweet Earth Big Breakfast burrito (290 cal)

Lunch: shrimp alfredo (480 cal)

Dinner: Chinese noodles and veggies in a cashew cream sauce (480 cal), cran-pineapple juice (100 cal), 5 fl ounces Malibu Rum (228 cal)

Total calories today (1578)

Day 76: back on track

Woke up today and my weight was back to my pre-Refeed weight. My last day of class was today, next week we have final exams. I went to lunch with my mom and ate so much. The tuna wrap was like a lettuce wrap. Light fare. Then I went to see Creed II at the movie theatre, it was good.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: rasin, date & walnut oatmeal (280 cal)

Lunch: 2 blackened shrimp tacos (670 cal), tuna taco (100 cal) vanilla margarita (200 cal), egg nog (230 cal)

Dinner: Kashi Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl (270 cal)

Total calories today: 1,750

Day 75: Keep Keeping on

Woke up today and I had lost another 2-1/2 pounds. I’m happy with that, at least I’m losing and not gaining, we’ll see if that keeps up and if the ReFeed worked.

Today I ate:

Breakfast: 2 packets of raisin, date & walnut oatmeal (280 cal)

Lunch: Tuna salad wrap (610 cal)

Dinner: Sweet Earth pad thai (280 cal), orange and cream vegan pop (80 cal), zucchini banana chocolate chip muffin (120 cal)

Snack: candy cane (40 cal)

Total calories: 1,410

Day 74: Back at it

I feel great. I’ve been back on the diet for 2 days now and I lost 1/2 a pound. I like the feeling of meeting my caloric goal. I didn’t like the cake as much as I used to. Which is surprising, I thought I would be craving it again but I’m not.

What I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Snack: nacho chips (150 cal)

Dinner: Malibu rum (114 cal), Crown Royal Apple (103 cal), Cran Pineapple juice (100 cal), Meatless Pepperoni Mac & Cheese (490 cal)

Total : 1,337

What I ate today:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: Big Sur Breakfast burrito (290 cal), Red beans and rice (420 cal)

Dinner: Enchilada Al Chipotle with black beans and rice (440 cal)

Total calories today: 1,530

Day 73 : Refeed weight Gain

Yesterday I went out to dinner with my mom and her friend. We went to 2 different places and I ate at both places. I also had leftover cake, so I ate all of that. So my calories were high again. So I basically had 2 refeed days and I gained 4 pounds. I’m back to the diet and calorie restriction today. Hopefully my body responds to those refeed days.

What I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: 1/2 slice of italian creme cake (160 cal)

Lunch: White bean and feta salad (470 cal)

Dinner: Cream cheese and salmon bagel from Blue Baker (426 cal), Hippie Chickpea Burger from Grub Burger (640 cal), $5 margarita (200 cal)

Snack: 1/2 slice of italian creme cake (160 cal), 1/2 slice of yellow cake with choice fudge frosting (146 cal)

Total calories (2,201)

Day 72: Eat Cake

Today I went a lil nuts. I felt like eating ALL the food I’ve ben craving for 2 months since I started my diet. I went to Jamba Juice and got an acai bowl. Then last night I was like “I want cake”, I didn’t even try hard to talk myself out of it, I just drove to the store and got several slices of cake. So yea my calories are extremely high today , I don’t plan on doing this regularly, but I felt a strong urge to eat what I want without restriction. I think it’s because I’ve been so good on this diet and yet I’m not losing weight anymore so I felt like “if I’m not losing more weight why not eat what I want”. Anyway, I got it out of my system so I am getting back on track.

Other reasons for eating this way today:

I could not stay asleep because I didn’t have enough of my medication that helps me sleep. So my body was out of sorts, I was so tired but could not fall asleep or stay asleep. But when I eat sweets, I crash, and it did exactly that. Eating the cake put me to sleep for an adequate amount of time.

Also, I need to shock my system so that I can start losing weight again, so eating this way today is almost like a refeed. It should shock my body into losing weight when I eat fewer calories again. A refeed is simply a deliberate period of higher calorie (carbohydrate) overfeeding during a caloric deficit, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days. When you have been restricting calories for a long time (over 2 months) and your morale is low, energy is low, weight loss rate is at about 1 pound per week or even lower, you should include a refeed day every two weeks or every 10 days. Leptin is the key hormone in satiety which makes refeed days an effective way to lose weight. When you are dieting, your leptin levels are typically lower, which can affect your energy, hunger level, immune system and mood. … A strategic refeed day can help you regulate your leptin levels and avoid a relapse. The only thing is that I wasn’t strategic about the amount of calories I ate on this refeed day. I just ate till I was satiated.

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: acai primo bowl from Jamba Juice (490 cal)

Dinner: Chinese Noodles & Veggies in a Cashew cream sauce (480 cal)

Snack: general tso’s tofu (330 cal), strawberry cake with buttercream frosting (385 cal), yellow cake with choice fudge frosting (291 cal) german chocolate cake (510 cal)

Total calories: 2,986

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