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red meat and carbs for TTOTM

Postby mary_in_adelaide » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:59 pm

I have always craved red meat a couple of days before TTOTM...sometimes I swear that if a cow walked past me (unlikely on the city streets) I'd throw a rope round it's neck, drag it home and stick it on a spit in my back yard and have a 3-day feast. The strange thing is I don't really like red meat that much and don't eat a lot of it at any other time. I guess it's my body telling me I need to replenish my iron :?

The other thing I crave at this time is carbs. Even if my memory was erased and there were no calendars available I would know that TTOM is about 2 days away 'cos I would start dreaming about pasta. Seriously. I've no idea what lesson my body is trying to teach me with this one. :?

So today hasn't been such a good day food-wise...I've overdone it on the calories due to a higher than usual carb consumption...but at least I've made healthier choices than I would have in the past. Before making this decision to lose weight in a sensible way I would have had a day or three of meat pies, spaghetti carbonara and whoppers with cheese. Now it's rice crackers, grilled low fat chevapcici and similar kinds of things. More of both than I should have but I'm pleased that I'm learning to make better choices...I'll work on controlling the portions once I'm confident I'm not going to completely blow out on greasy, fatty stuff.

I hate TTOTM
Cheers, Mary

If I could find a ticker for measurements it would say I'm on the way from a waist measurement of 134cm to one of 70cm (currently at 129cm)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:04 pm

hey mary definately know where you are coming from. i also get the urge to have sweet things and i know my monthlies are a day or two away!

the good thing is that even though you are having more of the carbs and meat at that time of each month, you are making your choices more healthy. what a great achievement- small change but it makes a world of difference. i also believe that if your body is craving something then it needs it. so i think that time each month you need that extra cabs and meat etc.

so enjoy :)
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Postby Simmy » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:37 pm

TTOTM is always hard. I also get really emotional if im dieting. Ill cry over stupid thing Me: "I reeeeaally want some chocolate" Chris: "So have some" Me: "But I caaaaaaaaant". Its so hard at that time to show your mind who's boss when it just wants to make you feel better. And I still believe chocolate severeley lessons PMS.
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Postby SarahC » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:46 pm

I have heard that can happen... meat cravings for the anticipated iron loss, and carbs for comfort and easing the stress!

Ahhhh monthies I remember those :roll: Haven't seen mine in five months now... but still reckon I get the PMS symptoms every so often. PMS sucks :(

You can actually have a teeeeny bit extra to eat at TTOTM because your metabolism is a little higher. Just have to try and restrain yourself even though it is almighty difficult!
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Postby Lolly » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:02 pm

I hear ya loud and clear Mary

At TTOTM I just wanna eat and eat and eat - pms sux the big one :evil:

Mine is coming up - I can feel it and just know it is going to be awful - and I really really really want to eat Maccas - the fact that it would probably give me bad heartburn, make me feel like crap etc is irrelevant - it is calling me very loudly - and it is only 4 blocks from my house :shock:

It even says to me "Loooooolllyyyyyyyyyyy if you walk down it wont be as baaaaaaaaaaaaad" Year right as if eating a McOz meal AND a choccie sundae (with diet coke of course lol) is gonna be cured by a walk :roll:
Every day I am getting thinner and thinner.....


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Postby mary_in_adelaide » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:16 am

Lolly wrote: It even says to me "Loooooolllyyyyyyyyyyy if you walk down it wont be as baaaaaaaaaaaaad" Year right as if eating a McOz meal AND a choccie sundae (with diet coke of course lol) is gonna be cured by a walk :roll:


Oh that made me laugh so much Lolly...I'm glad I'm not the only one who hears those kind of voices :lol:
Cheers, Mary

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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:36 pm

I don't crave anything in particular at TTOM, just get super duper hungry the week before! Like I never feel full, or I do and 10 minutes later my tummy is rumbling!!!

And Sarah, isn't it great about the metabolism working faster at TTOM :D 9% faster, woohoo!! I forget when exactly it is though.
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Postby SarahC » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:41 am

I had a figure of 600kJ in my head, but not sure where I heard that. It could be around right 8)
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