Saving My Life

Anything I post on here about PCOS or any other condition, is general information or information I've accumulated in my experience having PCOS or other conditions. I'm not a doctor, so nothing I say should EVER take place of a real diagnosis from your doctor. My eating plan described on this blog is one I've made for myself and I'm constantly changing it according to my body's needs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Messed Up Lastnight

Ok, so I won't be writing in night snacks before I have them. That was a big no-no. I got off the computer and had my organic plain low-fat yogurt with blueberries and I even added some of that low-fat, low sugar bear naked granola (vanilla crunch) to make it more filling. I only added like a few tablespoons. I ate that...made my peppermint tea and began to sip on that. I got hungry again. I waited 20 minutes to see if it would go away, but it didn't. I really should have just went to bed but I still had things I needed to do. Well, I ended up back at the fridge to eat some of the leftover noodles. (sigh) Oh, and I had the leftover salad with it. Eeek! I was pretty perturbed with myself, but I started thinking. I did not have a huge breakfast. Breakfast is what sets you up for the day. Dr. Oz says to eat like a king for breakfast b/c it will make you eat substantially less if you eat big at the beginning of the day. So, I'm going to try it. Like I said in the beginning...this plan will be molded and tweeked over time to fit me. Before last night, I had actually managed to not eat late at night for several nights. I wish I could remember what I ate those days. It very well could be a mental thing for me too, I've considered. I've told myself that I'm going to cut out eating tons of carbs at night and it's almost as if I rebelled. It's sick....I know. That darn rebellious inner child...(sigh) she and I are gonna have to have a long talk. Oh, and I did not lose any weight and I didn't gain any weight.


  1. I've learned over the years that people can't really tell you what plan to use and what to eat. You learn over time what you're tendencies are by watching yourself. Consider yourself Jane Goodall observing the apes. You take notes of the diet and habits and sequence of events and pretty soon you think you know the beast. Well, us dieters are the same way. I learned I use sugar as a substitute for meals since I was a child. I didn't want to stop and eat a meal or go back home, so I'd have a candy bar or something sweet and then be perked up again. It doesn't work in your 40s (I could get away with it in my 20s and 30s and still be very skinny). Once you learn your issues, you can customize for you. I'd suggest giving the good old glass of water test a try just to be sure if it's really hunger. I have problems with stomach acid and when it's active, it causes gnawing feelings. I take a Tums and a glass of water and realize I'm not actually hungry. It was just acid. You're in the first step--noting these things. You're on the right track.

  2. My breakfast has morphed.
    I put in a calorie cap.
    When I get hungry I drink a diet coke.
    Believe it or not it really helps. It's all fizzy and it fills your stomach. I get to bed around 11. I used to get to bed around 1 or 2.
    Dinner is still my biggest meal. But breakfast, over time has creeped up. Probably because I am eating less at dinner.
    It will transform as you go. The most important tool I had was the calorie cap. No more calories after a certain point. at 262 it was 1800. I am at 181 now, and it is 1500. Once I hit 170 it will be 1400 and then 160 it will be 1300. Thats where i stop. I'll stay there till I hit 138. Bump it up to 1500 to 1600 till I hit goal which is 132. I want to settle into regular eating. I will have a few higher calorie days per month. Another good tool I used was splurge days. I had about two per month. It really helped me put off eating extra. I would say, well...I will have that on my splurge day..and boy did i lol.
    At least you ate healthy. I like that you are blogging daily and being honest. It's a good sign.
    Keep up the good work.