This seems to a running issue for me...not getting enough calories. I can learn so much and change so much in my daily diet, yet I still can't seem to hold on to the idea of eating more to lose more. I slowly resort back to old ways...the life time of watching my mom not eat and thinking that was the way to go. I am ALWAYS grateful for this forum...you all so kindly remind me of what I need to do...even thou in the back of my head I wonder if I was eating enough...I need other voices to tell me so...
Ok...so I did the after dinner weigh in...I like to see where I top out at after dinner and then before I go to bed i will check...I actually only gained 1lb 8z which is much less than previous days...and I ate more...not enough...but more. I think I am going to take a piece of the brightly covered construction paper and make a HUGE sign and hang it on the fridge..."You must eat to lose"...Or "eat till it hurts" or something like that...actually the Eat till it hurts would work for my son too, since he is trying to gain weight.
BTW: This morning the boy ( going to be 21 on Monday) says to me he woke up this morning and his stomach was making noise and hurt. Apparently this doesn't normally happen in the morning. I asked him if he was sick to his stomach and he said 'no' but it hurt. So I told him to eat anyway...he eats and of course he is nervous about his stomach but he eats and when finished he said it didn't hurt anymore. I kinda looked at him with my mouth opened and blinked...hoping he might get it...he didn't...so I said to him...Nick, that was your body telling you to feed it...it didn't mean you were sick..it meant it was time to eat...that is the sign you pay attention to and feed, not assume you are sick or it is not good to eat because you will get sick, just EAT. I have to wonder if all this time he has been thinking that the normal hunger pains meant something else. (sigh) Sometimes I want to Gibb's smack him. I told him it was good this had happened and that it took 4 weeks of him eating breakfast for his body to start expecting food.