Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I've reset my diet goals and am starting over. It is just too frustrating to see the yo-yo graphs of my weight so I just decided to get rid of the past year's data. Besides, I'm right back where I was a year ago and that really depresses me. My anniversary date was on March 11th and I get so mad at myself because last summer I was within 5 pounds of my goal weight. Then school started and I gained all the weight that I had lost right back. So now I have 15 pounds to lose again and I'm trying again. I just have to look forward and stop dwelling on last summer. I can do this, right? I did it before, I can do it again!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
I am so frustrated. I'm an emotional eater and so in times of stress, I go straight for the food. I'll do really well for a few days and then blow it in one day. My weight keeps changing from about 152 to 150 and I'll never get any lower if I keep up this bingeful eating pattern.
I'm also really frustrated to know that just last August I had pretty much reached my goal weight of 140 lbs. I was there and I gained it all back! Now I'm stuck. I have no motivation to exercise or eat right. Actually, Friday was my binge day and I've eaten within my calorie range yesterday and today. I just have to keep going.
I guess I'm mostly stressed because of my son, D, who we're now seeing a therapist for help for his issues due to his autism. We were only seeing a psychiatrist until we could find someone who specializes in therapy for kids on the autistm spectrum. We've just found out from this new therapist that the medication he's been taking may be causing a lot of problems with regards to his executive functions. So what he's been taking to level out his anger outbursts may be doing more harm than good. That is what we need to discuss with the psychiatrist next appointment.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Imagine a Woman
Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.
A woman who honors her experiences and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.
Imagine a woman who believes she is good.
A woman who trusts and respects herself.
Who listens to her needs and desires, and meets them with tenderness and grace.
Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past's influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.
Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and to her wisest voice.
Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs her own spirituality and allows it to inform her daily life.
Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a woman who honors the face of the Goddess in her changing face.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life.
Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine yourself as this woman.
Copyright 1995 Patricia Lynn Reilly
Friday, March 31, 2006
Whether you limit the number of carbohydrates you eat, or eat the full FDA recommended daily servings (6-11), you will want to aim for most to all of your servings to come from whole wheat and other complex carbs. Switching over to whole wheat is easier than you think. You may even eat some of them already!
Bran or shredded wheat cereals
100% whole grain bread, bagels, or pita pockets
Whole wheat pasta
Friday, March 31, 2006
Besides being packed full of nutrients, fruits and vegetables can also be quite filling. They may even ward off any empty calorie snacking that might follow! Don’t be discouraged by the recommended 5 servings a day. The guide below shows that one serving is less than what you might think.
One serving equals:
1 medium piece of fruit
½ cup fruit or vegetables (raw, cooked, canned, or frozen)
1 cup of leafy salad greens
¼ cup of dried fruit
¾ cup or 6 oz. of 100% juice
½ cup cooked peas or beans (from canned or dried)
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