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DOING ALL RIGHT! DAY 179

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I got through yesterday unscathed. We had a meeting at 5:30 where a whole bunch of spanish food was served, rice beans, salad, and many other things. I stayed away from it but did have a few plantain and yuca chips. They were dangerously good. Then out to dinner with the Salvation Army to honor the board president who was stepping down. I had grilled mahi mahi, veg, and rice pilaf. The rice wasn't really good so I didn't eat it but I had half the fish and veg and brought the rest home. it was good and I wasn't stuffed. Today I am speaking at a luncheon so I'm at their mercy, whatever they serve. I haven't really prepared a speech so I'll be winging it. I think I am going to talk about sheets and custom bedding.

This afternoon I have a nice appointment with a prior client that should be fun. So a busy day ahead. Later.

  
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MARSHASTAR 6/23/2010 8:41AM

    Best wishes today. Looks like you are doing okay, in spite of all the temptations.
That's the best way to live. . . moderation.

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RELLARALF 6/23/2010 8:19AM

    emoticonMy hat is off to you on not going overboard. I love your statement: "learn to be calm and you will always be happy." I try "serenity amidst the chaos." Need to incorporated your use of "learn." Thank you and I am sure your luncheon speech will be great.

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A MOMENT ON THE LIPS...DAY 178

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips! Today's weekly spark had an article about climbing out of a downward spiral. The first step was to update your status so I changed my goal to 170 instead of 160. Maybe that will be more easy to reach for me. Get there and then reassess. A great article it was!

I am happy to report that I had a great day yesterday. Nothing passed my lips that wasn't something I shouldn't eat! Yay. I even had emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
fruits and vegetables! I ate less than 1000 calories and was perfectly happy. In the evening, I had 1/2 cup of grapes and I drank all my water which is never a problem for me.
Today, is my second day and I am planning to keep it up. Tonight is an eating out night and I don't have any clue what it will be. At least it is a dinner so I know it will be some sort of healthy balanced meal. So I'll make sure I will eat plenty of fruits and veggie servings today so I won't be hungry when I go out. I hope I can report another perfect day tomorrow.

I'm planning to spend time in my office today so maybe I can get a few things organized. That would be something. Have a great day! Later.

  
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MARSHASTAR 6/22/2010 11:38AM

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KASEYCOFF 6/22/2010 11:36AM

    Attagirl, Carol, you can do this! As for changing your goal: when I set mine, at first I set it for the 'whole' amount. It proved to be kind of daunting, as the ticker never seemed to move. So I broke it up into smaller units, and that has worked much better for me. I know that it's still a total of over 100 pounds, but dividing it up made it seem more doable, at least psychologically. I've almost completed two units, and at least now it looks as tho the ticker has moved, so... onward and upward! :-D

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ILUVTOTAT 6/22/2010 11:14AM

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When I go to dinner, I look up the restaurant's web site before I leave. That way I can look at the nutrition information and pick what fits best with what I need to eat.



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LJCANNON 6/22/2010 10:35AM

    You are making REAL Progress. When I am going out for Dinner, I often eat an Apple or a small bowl of Grapefruit Slices just before we leave or even in the car on the way to the restaurant. It helps take the edge off my appetite and helps me resist the bread or chips that gets brought to the table before the meal.

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A FRESH START AGAIN! DAY 177

Monday, June 21, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

My loyal readers must get tired of hearing me starting over again. How boring can I be, so positive and then not sticking to it. I was looking through the book shelf yesterday and found Dean Ornish's Book, EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS from 1987. I didn't even know I had it. Must have come from my mother-in-law when she moved. Anyway, I pulled it out and will start looking it over. I'm always looking for new ideas.

Right now, I am going to concentrate on getting my fruit and veggie intake up. Yesterday we went to Denny's for lunch with my son, his wife, granddaughter and new grandson, Grammie and my hubby. I thought I would get breakfast but when I looked over the menu, they had some new sizzling dishes filled with peppers, onion, tomato, mushroom, potato, sausage and 2 fried eggs. I ordered that and requested they use a minimum amount of butter. They don't have olive oil. I think everyone was embarrassed at the table but I did enjoy my meal. There was only 1 small sausage and I ate that, all the veggies and a few potatoes. Brought the 2 eggs home and ended up throwing them out this morning and brought most of the potatoes homes. In spite of the fact there was butter used, I enjoyed the dish and all those veggies. And we had lots of veggies for dinner too. So I was back on track after such a wild saturday.

Today I have asparagus that must be cooked and corn on the cob. And I took out hamburger patties so that is dinner. I'm going to roast the asparagus as there is quite a bit of it and have it for lunch too.

Today is also doctor day where my mother-in-law and I visit our shrink and pick up our prescriptions for meds. I ran out of one pill last week and it was one for a small amount of thyroid boost. I may try to not go back on it as I don't think it does much. But I'll have a prescripton on hand if I need it. Not going through what I went through in January. My mother-in-law is really having health problems. Retaining fluid is a big concern as she has conjestive heart failure and the fluid builds up and she has trouble breathing. Hubby had 2 full afternoons last week taking her to 2 different doctors. This is my week, shrink and haircut. We go to the same hairdresser to make it easy.

We all enjoyed the baby at lunch yesterday. He is so funny. After he ate, he just cooed and laughed and smiled. Then we handed him around the table and he laughed and danced. I wish I could see my other new grandson in North Carolina. He's cute too in a different sort of way. I had so much fun with my granddaughter last week taking her to Art Camp and Build-a-Bear. And she loved it too. Wish me luck on my journey. I told my husband NO KLONDIKE BARS or ICE CREAM in this house! None, Nada, no way. Later!

  
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SGKAYLOR 6/21/2010 4:41PM

    Don't worry about starting over, as long as you keep starting again & don't give up completely then you're still on track. emoticon

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LJCANNON 6/21/2010 10:21AM

    I LOVE Build-A-Bear!! It is so much fun. I made at White Tiger at the one in Las Vegas. When you squeeze one Paw he roars,and when you squeeze the other Paw he Meows like a kitten. emoticon
emoticonI always 'Special Order' at Restaurants, and I feel like everyone~including the Waitresses~are proud of me for the Choices I make. There IS one person in my Life who will make remarks about what I order but I know that it is motivated by frustration & jealousy on her part.
Keep on Starting Over as often as you need to. Truth be told, I think we ALL are "starting over" with every choice we make every day. It is all ONE JOURNEY, it just takes a LOT of good decisions.
I will send you some fruit & veggies to make today easier.

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KASEYCOFF 6/21/2010 10:07AM

    I think I 'started over' about two dozen times to quit smoking before I finally succeeded - and that was ten years ago. So don't worry about 'starting over': just focus and follow the system, find out if it works for you. If it doesn't you can always go back to the drawing board, but you won't know what works and what doesn't until you give it a go. emoticon

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STATCHMO 6/21/2010 9:37AM

    Good for you! Don't let others' "embarrassment" keep you from eating the way you want! (I 'special' order at restaurants all the time!).

Ice cream is your nemesis? Cookies are mine!!!

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GOOD DAY/BAD DAY. DAY 176

Sunday, June 20, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Me on a diet is turning into a ridiculous fiasco. One day is good and one day is bad. Last night was bad and at this rate, nothing will come off. I have to commit to 7 days of being good to even get back on track regularly. My son has lost 14 lbs in one month with weight watchers. I might go there and try that. But I'm liking the idea of counting more fruits and veggies with dash. Trouble is when we go out, there is not as good a control. And we are out a lot. We went to my sister's last night and the meal was healthy. But about 5 glasses of wine weren't and then we went out for ice cream and I picked the sundae with the most calories. What was I thinking? I wasn't. Sis was having family challenges and we all sat around and shared and laughed so that was a good evening.

Anyway, We are having lunch with our son and his family at Denny's. Don't know what to expect. Thought about the grand slam but we'll see. Anyway, I'm not giving up. Just need a kick.

  
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KASEYCOFF 6/20/2010 2:57PM

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MARSHASTAR 6/20/2010 2:04PM

    It's easy to see why your weight loss has slowed, or stopped, but you are living your life and having a good time making pleasant memories with loved ones. To me that's the important part of life. You are aware of what you are eating - that's a plus.
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LJCANNON 6/20/2010 2:02PM

    We go out to eat at LEAsT once a day, sometimes twice. You have to be vigilant but it is possible to stay on track. Don't be afraid to ask questions about how the food was prepared or for changes in the ingredients. The majority of places are happy to accommodate you. The few that don't we just don't go to very often.
Remember too, that this is not a 'Diet'. It is truly a Lifestyle Change. After awhile it will become second nature to choose fruits and veggies, and to be more active.
emoticonHang in there, we can do this together.

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REJ7777 6/20/2010 1:12PM

    It's very hard to control our weight when we eat out a lot. It takes tremendous discipline. I don't eat out nearly as often as I used to. Eating out with friends was one of my favorite activities - make that my very favorite activity. So much of my pleasure came from activities that centered around food. It's easy to understand how I became obese. It was the result of my chosen lifestyle. I am changing that. Some of my friends don't understand why I'm not as available "for lunch" as I used to be. It's not easy, but what was a habitual practice (eating out) has become an occasional treat. I've found I enjoy hiking, and it's really helping me to change my lifestyle. Nobody could "nag" me into losing weight either. It had to come from me, when I was ready. A little heart attack helped. Wish it was easier!

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JENNY888 6/20/2010 11:53AM

    You can do it at Denny's. It is a constant battle isn't it. I lost the battle last night at Red Lobster . . . too many cheesy biscuits which are so good. Today's another day though.

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BASKING IN THE JOY! DAY 175

Saturday, June 19, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!



Above is the view of the Destin East Pass from a condo window on the 6th floor. I have more beach pics but where? Hubby and I are planning to go to the beach today. We had a few tarballs last week but it seems the oil is not coming ashore just yet. If you looked at a map of Florida, we live in the Panhandle and that area takes a curve north so with the winds coming from the West, the oil would skim us. At least that is what we hope for. On the bad sad, it would head directly to the Appalachicola Oyster Beds, ruining that industry. It is a sad sad situation.

This has inspired us to make the effort to go to the beach. We live here in Paradise and rarely visit our beautiful beaches. Because we can go anytime we want to, we don't. But this year is different. We want to enjoy them while we still have them. We have no plans for the day but to do whatever we want. What a beautiful gift!

My only goal is to eat more fruit and vegetables. I didn't do as well as I wanted to yesterday because I was out during lunch and had to succumb to a McDonald's Hot and Spicy Sandwich. They were giving away samples of their new berry smoothies so I had a mixed berry one. It was delicious. I hope it was just fruit and not much else. Hubby is making us some french toast so I am going to go and slice up some strawberries to put on top instead of syrup. Later.

Breakfast Update. Hubby was going to use up the white bread for the french toast but I requested he use Arnold Health Nut for me instead. He had a puny piece of white bread and one heel with real cold maple syrup. I had 2 slices of Arnold Health Nut dusted with 1 tsp powdered sugar (maybe less) and covered with one cup of sliced strawberries. A respectable 397 calories which included 1 egg and a little milk. Which breakfast would you prefer? And I'm on my third glass of water. So far so good! Think I'll clean out the refrigerator and make my shopping list. Tomorrow!

  
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KASEYCOFF 6/19/2010 11:44AM

    I've always thought Arnold breads are the tastiest of the packaged ones - and I bet the French toast was delish! Enjoy the beach, hon - slap on the sunblock and get your walking in. :-)

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JUST_TRI_IT 6/19/2010 9:22AM

    How nice to have a leisure of NOTHING TO DO!!! Yeah :) Good luck on today's goal. emoticon emoticon

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