No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
In shock at how fast this week went. I have just started doing my "real" practicum at the hospital (havn't been doing much hands on until this point, mostly just talking to patients, etc), and I must say, I like it a lot more than I even thought I would. Stress is a big theme through it all, though. Stress to get all my assignments handed in and all my readings done, stress about getting decent grades, stress about doing things I've only ever read about how to do. It really hit me…Continue
Hello Everyone! I'm new here. I've thought about blogging before as a way to hold myself accountable but never made it happen. Until now.
I am a first time mom and am so lucky to be able to stay at home and take care of my sweet girl. She's nine months old and I finally feel like we've got a good routine down and I am feeling fairly confident (most days) with this whole mom thing. I want to teach my daughter healthy eating habits and how important it is to be active. I…Continue
Hi ladies! It has been a month since my last post and I'm sad to say that I haven't got my act together nor have I stepped on the scale. All of my blood work came back negative which although is a huge relief, no auto immune disease! It is super frustrating not to have a diagnosis and the doctors look at me like I'm nuts. Ruling out all of that brings me back to my original theory of Fluoroquinolone toxicity which I truly believe I am suffering with. I feel very defeated as my doctors…Continue
This is the first post in my series of ’100% in 1%’ by which I mean 100% of the key messages in 1% the time to read. I devour books, particularly the self-improvement variety, and create summaries for myself to reference. Speaking with an expert in the wellness community, I was encouraged to share these summaries with people who have the interest but…Continue
My mentor Roy Nelson (www.thenelsoncenter.com) says that if we keep on doing what we’ve always been doing, we will keep on getting what we’ve always been getting. When I started his program, I was desperate and did whatever I needed to do to lose the weight, keep it off and get the feelings out. I soon found out that just as the food and weight was a symptom of a deeper issue, I had other things I was using to prop up the ego which needed to be…Continue
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I am reading a book called Food Rules by Michael Pollan. Boils down to : Eat Food, not too much mostly plants. I am enjoying it so far. Fast read. Funny this week I am also eating a lot of homemade black bean curry soup look I am already following all the rules!!!! yay me!
I feel like whenever I am doing well I sabotage myself. From thanksgiving on I ate like an idiot. Yesterday I had pie for breakfast and fast food twice. I normally try to avoid fast food like the plague because its my weakness. I normally pack a snack and all that but I feel like since thanksgiving I just feel out of control, fell off the wagon. I have a 10 mile run to do today. I will do it but I don't want to. I hope this all does not show up to punish me too horribly on the scale I really…Continue
This post is about food. I am a foodie. I love food.
I cannot eat the same thing every day.
As much as I like salad and grilled chicken (and I love grilled chicken). I cannot have it everyday.
I love different things in food. I love all South East Asian Food.
Pasta. French food. Yes Ma'am.
I also love Pakistan food. Not the one you get at the restaurants but home cooked food with loads of fresh vegetables and chicken.
I also love bread.
This is what lunch might look like at my house on a good day. (for my children 3 & 6) Apple Cars, Rice Cake with nutella and cheese stick. I like it when lunch is fun!Continue
I've been frustrated by my urge to eat. Frustrated I am doing normal eating and not losing, frustrated because I still eat when I'm not hungry, frustrated because I have so much doubt in my ability to make progress. Frustrated because I can't get to the bottom of my emotions and therefore can't reframe them and ease them.
As I was voicing my thoughts someone asked this question:
Why would anyone not want to pay exquisite attention to…
Why does food planning seem so hard? My tactic until now is to go to the grocery store, throw a bunch of things we like into the cart, do a mental check to see if we have enough "meals" and get the hell outta the store. But this week we have run out of food. I mean, I still have that can of chicken soup or cereal that I could eat but I have a husband and a toddler, too, so that just won't be enough.
SOOOO...I am going to take the reins on this because obviously my husband isn't…Continue
WHAT??? That's what I said when I read that. I am part of a Food and Feelings group on Yahoo and Karen Koenig runs the group. Today this is the wisdom she wanted to impart. Here is exactly what she said:
We all go through what therapist and author Thomas Moore calls "dark nights of the soul." In fact that is the title of his book about how to use the ordeals in our lives to grow, change and flourish. As soon as I finish it, I will blog a review of…
Yesterday I jumped on the scale just to get a sneak peak & I was a whole pound lighter than I am today on my official WI day! I lost 1.5 this week but if my WI was yesterday it would have been 2.5! It annoys me & I was tempted to just write yesterday's weight down, but I have to be honest & go with what the scale says today. I did well yesterday, I drank tons of water and made great choices at a picnic! What would you record as your WI weight if you were me? I peek at the…Continue
So, what was suppose to be my week 2 of marathon training ended up being a week of no training. But I'm honestly okay with this. Last week my whole schedule got flipped upside down and everything changed and that was just too much for me all at once. I started my new position at work, so I was working days instead of swing I was going to bed earlier and getting up earlier, my days off changed around so I'm working m-f instead of Sat through Tues. So yeah lots of changes and then on top of…Continue
Well, I'm staring down the barrel of another Monday, and it's filling me with dread.
Last week was rough, and for no particular reason. Maybe it was just hard going back to a full week after Thanksgiving. I don't know. But I found myself sitting at my desk feeling tired and grumpy and just wanting to eat junk food. I wasn't very productive at work nor was I very disciplined at home as far as eating healthy, doing my physical therapy exercises, getting to bed early, and keeping my…Continue
I must say that I really haven't even had 2 minutes to myself in 16 days now...Literally!!!!
GOALS FOR NOVEMBER...
1. FOOD Choices - back to basics on low carb -- This has been hard for me this past month and I have no idea why...so I'm hoping by going back to basics I can figure it all out again
----------- NOT Good AT ALL this month...I had the intention of getting back to it every morning but my good intentions always seem to fall by the wayside...I…
Well today was definalty not a slow start to my week. I have all 6 boys back today and boy are they ready to go. I think someone gave them some coffee. I am finally getting to sit down they are coloring some turkeys while I start writing out my meals for the day. U cam excited to hit the gym tonight just to see another enviorment. I am thankful though that my diet somewhat works with my husbands I have to tweek a few things and take a little less fat in mine to make it work but hey what's a…Continue
You never really think of dieting as a way to save money, but it could kind of work out like that, couldn't it? Certainly if you fall in the habit of going out to eat on your lunch break and decide instead to bring healthier options from home, that would help your bottom line. And the more you make from scratch, generally speaking, the less expensive your meals are.
If you're like me, you've only recently become aware of the concept of "food deserts." These are locations, plenty right…Continue
I decided that I'd try blogging about my weight loss journey. I haven't been very successful doing it on my own so I figured if others are blogging about it what have I got to lose? Wait, I have a lot to lose right, that's why I'm here.
I am hoping that by publicly sharing my journey I will be more accountable and have the support that I need to be successful. I have a good support system, not great but good. My fiancee is supportive although is not involved in my healthy…Continue
Well, my vacation overseas flew by, and I'm happy to say that I had a lovely time. I didn't overeat and didn't gain any weight. I didn't restrict myself really -- I had dessert a few times, had a Belgian waffle twice in Belgium, and ordered what I wanted in restaurants (though I did stay with whatever vegetarian offering there was). We walked a lot -- 9+ miles on some of the days -- and I really made an effort to eat only when hungry, and stop eating when full, but not overfull. Being…Continue