Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fed up

This weekend I just lost it with my weight loss.  I won't go into details but I just feel like I have to try one way or another.  I think something snapped in my brain because I just decided it was OK to feel hungry all of the time.  My hope is that after a month of feeling hungry all of the time perhaps my stomach will shrink and then hopefully it will get easier.
Here is what I am doing:

protein bar (Jay Robb Brand-about 200 calories)

I try not to but if I am starving I eat a 100 calorie snack pack of almonds and green tea (Twinings Jasmine green tea is my new obsession)

20 minutes before lunch I take a fiber supplement called Glucomannan-it fills you up
protein bar (Jay Robb again)
Small vegetable salad (maybe about 100 calories)

same options as the morning

Again, if I am overly hungry I take Glucomannan 20 minutes before I eat.  The meal consists of whatever I make for my husband.  Usually, a protein source, veggies, potatoes, and maybe some dark chocolate or berries for dessert.

I try not to eat after dinner.  In order to get past my hunger I drink a lot of green and ginger tea.  If the hunger gets bad I allow myself to have protein.  Protein doesn't raise your blood sugar but does raise metabolism at night.  Basically, all I am trying to do is eat as little as I can while keeping my blood sugar stable.  Not sure how long this will last since it is quite strict but so far I have been doing well with it.  Wish me luck.


  1. Good luck! I'm seeing some great positives with this plan: a) dinner is varied, i.e., you're not trying to eat the same thing day after day after day. It's good to have that variety in some form or fashion. And b) you have plans in place for if you are "snacky", if you aren't, and a correlating plan in place for if you're feeling really hungry before dinner.

    Related to the stomach shrinking thing, back when I lost my weight I started off with one of those pre-packaged meal plans (initials N.S.). No, it's not awesome (processed to heck and back) but it did teach me about portion control, gave me controlled snacks of about 100 calories, and it allowed my brain a rest and my stomach some time to adjust. So I definitely think you're on a good track.

    See how it goes, and look at your options over time.

  2. Amanda, thank you so much for your support. My husband doesn't really like this plan (i've wanted to do this in the past and he wasn't thrilled) but I feel I have to do this for me. Like you and your pre-packaged meals, the only way I have ever lost weight is doing a pre-portioned thing. I can't think about food right now. I need autopilot to succeed. I can see ways to change this up over time but for right now I need to just turn my brain off. Thanks for your support, it means so much to me!!
    300lbs dragon