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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2019, 10:09:38 am »
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Uh oh. It's been a while since we last spoke, my dear journal. I've been on a little bit of a mental hiatus from AN, but hopefully I can come back from it now.

Hi. So, I'm still alive which is a start. What I'm not is disciplined about eating. Hit another long depressive episode and I've been struggling through that for a while. Just not motivated to eat. Lately I've been having an average of one and a half meals per day, with maybe a snack in there. It's bad, but it's better than I was. Drinking has been decent. Some days I can drink 4 bottles, others I manage able 100mLs for the entire day. Its kind of a "back to square one" situation where I allowed myself to fall back into habits that would ultimately lead to my detriment,even if eating seems inconvenient.

So, here I am, fallen back on the tried and true method of keeping myself accountable in from of a supportive community who will happily yell at me if I don't do what I should. I will try to post in here an update at least once a week, hopefully once a day or two.

Love y'all, and I'll see you around ❤️❤️❤️

Hey hey hey!!!

Having one and a half meals a day is not bad! In some religions, it is considered to be intermittent fasting. I eat the most during breakfast, less during lunch, and even less for dinner (since you're about to sleep, your body would not metabolise as quickly, think it would get stored as fat instead of going towards where it is supposed to go). For an adult female, you should be aiming for 2000+ calories per day, but it depends on how active you are (since I quite like outdoor sports, I need to consume much more than that to make sure that I don't exhaust myself or pass out due to low blood sugar). Remember to eat lots of different fruit and veg to make sure that you have sufficient levels of key vitamins and minerals. Staying hydrated is key!!! I don't know how large your bottle is but the ideal is 3 2L of water (8 glasses) per day. :)
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2019, 08:43:42 pm »
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I ate three meals today! It was Erutepa's fault. I also drank a decent amount of water-like substances.

I'll try to keep a streak up of at least two meals per day. More if I get peer pressured like I was today haha

But yeah, today was alright. And I'll keep trying to pick myself up.

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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2019, 09:04:09 pm »
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I ate three meals today! It was Erutepa's fault. I also drank a decent amount of water-like substances.

I'll try to keep a streak up of at least two meals per day. More if I get peer pressured like I was today haha

But yeah, today was alright. And I'll keep trying to pick myself up.

Bye 👋 😘🖖🌐🤼‍♂️🎒🎻

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That's an excellent start!!! <3

I know the feels with trying to eat 2/day, with 3 if pressured haha. At least the pressure (gentle I'd hope) is directed towards improving your physical well-being ^-^

You've got this, Poet, I believe in you! :)

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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2019, 11:26:05 pm »
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I also drank a decent amount of water-like substances.

Water-like substances are my favourite! (except if they're not)
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Good work Poet! Try to keep it up just as I will continue to nagg you.  :P
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2019, 09:04:36 pm »
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I'll try to keep a streak up of at least two meals per day. More if I get peer pressured like I was today haha
Another 3 meal day!!!
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

There will be no more foods left if you keep going at this rate
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2019, 09:05:57 pm »
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Another 3 meal day!!!
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

There will be no more foods left if you keep going at this rate

that it was. 🍴🎂🥑🥙🍜💙
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2019, 06:44:19 pm »
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Another update:

Yesterday was a bit of a sad time. I did not leave my room till about 5pm and ate nothing but a handful of jellybeans in this time. Dinner was a small taco. I slept for about half of that day and did literally nothing. I wouldn't have eaten without pressure from Erutepa. Oops

Today was better. I had work so I made myself a burrito for lunch the night before. I had a plum at maybe 10:30 for 'breakfast' and ill be heading to a family dinner soon. So my average for the past few days is just above a 2!

Still a long way to go but there we are. Hope you're all well. 💙💙💙
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2019, 09:38:23 am »
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2019, 12:44:28 pm »
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Hey,  how are you going with this?
Hiiiii haha ohhh no.

Thanks for nudging me again. :)

To sum up the past couple of weeks, I have been eating two meals a day for the majority of the week; there's rarely been one-meal days. Most of those have been when I've worked (a 9-5 office grind) and forgotten food then been too anxious to leave for more than 15 minutes.

I know I've said this before, but I need to start eating breakfast. I'm just not motivated at all. The closest I've gotten to breakfast since my last entry has been forgetting I had dark chocolate on my bedside table and eating it gleefully at about 9 in the morning.

Today I will eat plenty, because I know for sure I'm spending the day with someone special who loves to feed me. So, still no breakfast, still consistently dehydrated, but keeping that average at a good 1.90.

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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2019, 08:18:56 pm »
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Today was the first time I've eaten 3 meals in weeks.

It's actually possible... Who would've thought?

I'm proud of myself, but it wouldn't have happened without Erutepa. Thanks for that, boo. 💙

I don't know how I'm going to go tomorrow. I don't think I'll get 3 in, or even 2, but I'll try to overcome it. I'll also try to drink at least 500mL of water. If I don't y'all can smack me.

Thanks frens 🎶💙
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2019, 08:37:59 pm »
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Today was the first time I've eaten 3 meals in weeks.

It's actually possible... Who would've thought?

I'm proud of myself, but it wouldn't have happened without Erutepa. Thanks for that, boo. 💙

I don't know how I'm going to go tomorrow. I don't think I'll get 3 in, or even 2, but I'll try to overcome it. I'll also try to drink at least 500mL of water. If I don't y'all can smack me.

Thanks frens 🎶💙
Well done!!!!! ;D

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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2019, 07:06:49 pm »
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I really, truly planned on waking up with enough time to eat this morning, I swear. It didn't happen. I also ran out the door without any snacks or my key fob to let me into the work building this morning RIP so I was scared I'd miss not only breakfast, but lunch as well.

Thankfully work provides free coffee. So I had that. And free candy. Which I had. Which is kind of breakfast? Even more thankfully, I asked the ladies in the office to take me out with them at lunch time and they did and I got Subway and I am eternally greatful for the office ladies. (did I mention this one time they full on got me cake because I didn't eat, they are actual angels)

And I also ate dinner. And throughout the day made sure to drink at least 500mL.

So,today was a good day. Don't know how tomorrow will go but we'll see. It is super motivating for me to re-realise that it IS possible to eat at least 3 full meals a day.

Thanks for the support people. I love you. 💙
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2019, 04:50:45 pm »
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Really glad it sounds as though you have supportive work colleagues!

Keep going. :)
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2019, 05:13:33 pm »
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Thanks, J41!  ;D

I think I'm going to start checking off each day and then giving a general summary of each week (to the best of my recollection). So here it goes:

Monday: Two meals ✨
Tuesday: Three meals 🎉
Wednesday: Three meals 🎉
Thursday: One meal 🐢
Friday: Three meals 🎉
Saturday: One meal 🐢
Sunday: Two meals ✨

Today: No meals because I'm a stupid bean... (edit:I had dinner)

So all in all I did a bit better this time round. I'm at one meal today and yesterday I was feeling terrible so I ate about one meal between the two, but the point is I'm trying haha. I've got cheese and crackers to snack on at work tomorrow as well as some curry in the fridge. I also bought muesli bars and stuff to monch for brekky if I forget so I'm aiming for 3 tomorrow, too.
I haven't had anything to drink today so I'm doing that now (yes you heard correctly, it's 5pm and I haven't dranked a thing) and slapping myself for it.

Anyway that's all thanks for coming to my TED talk, special thanks to Erutepa for doing his best to keep me on track 💙
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Re: I need to eat more.
« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2019, 03:37:36 pm »
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Sunday: 3 🎉
Monday: 3 🎉
Tuesday: 2 ✨
Thursday: 3 🎉
Friday: 3 🎉
Saturday: 1 🐢
Sunday: 2 ✨
Monday: 2 ✨
Today (Tuesday): 1 🐢

I still have time to improve my 🐢 of today so  I'll do my best haha. Might be a bit problematic depending on the circumstances of feeling nauseous every time I eat but I'll keep fighting it.

I also drank enough water to not die this week, so that's a big plus! Hope you're all keeping up and staying healthy. And hey, if you don't feel like eating a full meal, nibble on something like a carrot. You're doing great.

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