No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
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
I feel like one of the reasons I have failed so many times in the past with weight loss is because...
I didn't keep a good food journal.…Continue
The reason she asked is because I have lost weight since my last appointment two weeks ago! I am going into week 31 and have lost a couple of pounds overall. She is a little concerned and may want to check on the kid but I am sure it's all diet change. My belly is growing! Not the problem I thought I would be having.
My response to her was "Not really...I don't think..." Of course when I really thought about it we ate out ALL the time and ate a lot of…Continue
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Written by Biggest Loser contestant Amy Parham, 10 Lessons From a Former Fat Girl, talks about her struggles with food and her journey toward finding a healthy relationship with food and exercise. If you were a fan of the Biggest Loser at the time, which I was, you may remember that Amy and her…
This weekend was all about getting stuff done. It was time to get Ethel ready for summer, shop for groceries and prep healthy food for the week. Somewhere in there I had hiking plans.
Saturday we cleaned out, re-stocked and fixed Ethel, our pop-up camper. It took eight hours but the kitchen is restocked, we made a new shower curtain holder, cleaned the…
I took an unplanned vacation from Weight Watchers and BTL last week. It really is not a shock because I always have what I call the half marathon hangover. The symptoms are as follows: tired, believe I deserve whatever I want to eat after the run (which is sorta true) but I continue to eat whatever I want for days. Then there is the vicious cycle of guilt, tired, apathy, guilty, eat, and finally after about a full week I give myself a BIG kick in the pants. Before I tell you…Continue
More food photo journalling....
On a saucer not a plate.... Steamed chicken, parboiled rice and green beans.
I have decided to photograph some of my food when its a healthy choice…Continue
I completed a 10 mile run this morning. It was fairly warm at 48 degrees. The first half was not bad but the second half had quite a few hills. I am tired but I am so glad I got it done. It has not been a perfect weekend with eating but I have not gone too crazy and of course the little voice in my head kept saying "You are going to do 10 miles it will be okay." Now today it is saying, "You ran 10 miles you deserve it." I have to go to a baby shower in a little while and I have already…Continue
I know I'm blessed to be a stay at home mom so I have the time to cook breakfast for myself. It's little things like this that make me think "I can do this!"