Tummy Upset

I feel sick to my stomach and I have pelvic/uterus pain again and I just feel tired and gods awful.  I’ll post about my not-so-terrible Thanksgiving tomorrow.  For now, I just want to say that I fucking love my earplugs and I should not have eaten that pie.  Either that or I’m hungry and haven’t eaten enough today.   It’s easier to track calories from prepackaged foods.

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    • Because I have an unhealthy obsession with concrete things like numbers, even though calories are educated estimates on how an individual may absorb energy from a given food item and one should focus more on being healthy vs eating within a certain calorie range because an ideal weight will be easier to acquire if you have better eating habits and a healthy lifestyle? Or is it the slowly maddening pit of despair that comes with not-quite fully into recovery from EDNOS/OSFED and the OCD like compulsion that seems to always be paired up with Autism happened to be number and pattern related for me?
      Honestly, I hate calorie counting. I hate that I can’t seem to let go of the numbers and I would rather eat half a pie and nothing else if it meant staying below my numbers than have a salad or an actual meal before the pie so I don’t feel as sick. I think I’m being ridiculous about it.
      BTW, what do you mean tracking portions? Is that like the 3 proteins, 2 veggie, 1 fruit thing?

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      • Basically I just count the number of servings I eat. I “should” also keep track of the sizes of those servings, and I used to, but I’ve gotten lazy there. But yes, doing it that way you can count out the proteins, veggies, fruits, carbs, and fats that way too. I just go by the highest content the food item has using this method. So if it’s a high fat protein I count it as 1 portion of fat and 1 portion of protein. Which means I the rest of the day I need to aim for lean meat – which is my main source of protein. It’s not that I’m not good with numbers, it’s just that I’m struggling to make sure that food remains joyful in my life. I’m already tracking a ridiculous amount of stuff in my life everyday. It’s bad enough that I write down everything I eat. I refuse to add calories to that mess because if I do that I will feel compelled to attach a goal to it of some kind. In my case, to not lose more weight thanks to my meds. I probably ought to, but it will just add pressure and frustration to the act of eating.

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      • I’ve been trying really hard to listen to my body and throw out numbers and portions and all that. “Intuitive Eating” I think it’s called. It’s very hard, especially for those of us who like tracking and predictability and structure and having ‘end game’ mindsets when it comes to concrete stuff like numbers. So I totally get why you wouldn’t want to count calories or anything like that. I think I will give your method a try. It seems like that would be a good way to make sure I’m getting enough protein. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

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