Thursday, August 12, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Well, I weighed this morning and still at 180. WHOO HOO! This is good news I think. I haven't gained any weight in 3 weeks! I choose to look at that as progress, not a plateau. I have also logged my food and points this week and I'm within range, going over into flex a couple of days. And this morning I walked 45 min.
I have come to the realization that my body hangs onto weight as long as it can until something happens to finally drop a pound or two. This is nothing new for me. This happens every single time I have ever tried to lose weight in the last 10 years or so. I do okay, I lose and then I get so frustrated because nothing comes off for weeks or months and then I give up and go back to eating. The last time after I lost 18 pounds I kept it off for a good year and then slowly gained it back, never reaching goal.
This time, thanks to Spark, I am not giving up. I don't care if it takes 2 years to get to goal. I will get there, no matter how slowly. I have to accept the idea that my lifestyle of eating out a lot and networking my business after hours and going to the yacht club for happy hour is not going to change. However, what I can change is the way I eat from day to day and adjust accordingly.
Yesterday I took my mother-in-law to the doctor to see the nurse about diabetic nutrition. She hasn't been diagnosed with diabetes but she is 91 with heart disease and while we were there, her blood sugar was 246. Earlier it had been 134. So now she has to keep a record for a week after meals to see what happens. It was interesting for me because I learned some things I didn't know. For instance, if you eat a handful of nuts, peanut, almonds, or pistachios with your meal, it will lower your blood sugar. But you have to eat them with the meal and only those type of nuts. But it can be any type, salted, unsalted, sugared, etc. So now she is going to get cans of nuts and me too.
I have been doing WW online and one of the reasons this will work for me is that I am my own policeman. When I have to weigh-in and not lose or gain a bit, and subject myself to being fussed at or told what to do, I don't like it. Now, if I don't enter a food or fudge on portions, I'm only lying to myself. Who am I kidding? I can lie to the instructor but I need to be honest with myself or else. So that is where I am at. My son and his wife and grandkids come next Friday. And I hope I show some progress by then. I will be diligent in my efforts this next week. I haven't been to the grocery store for 3 weeks and that is a real problem as we have a very empty refrigerator! I need to stock up this weekend! Later.