Saturday, September 17, 2011
P is for pear and peas, pineapple and pumpkin, pomegranite. Q is for kumquat. Oh, at least kimquat has a q in it. Can't think of any Q starters. I'll be glad when this fruit and veggie alphabet is finished but it has been interesting. Spark says to eat fresh veggies, which I did last night at the Yacht Club. Also don't forget dried fruits, prunes! There's another P! ANd top your cereal with berries! PLUMS! Lots of p's out there.
I could not sleep last night. I had met with the doc who said I was fat and I met with my friend Cassandra, the professional organizer who is helping me get organized. I had a lot of organization things going around in my head last night and the visual of all that clutter was keeping me awake. So, I got up, pulled the empty box next to me that I'm filling with trash, and sorted magazines. I got a binder with clear dividers and tore quilt patterns out of magazines that I wanted to keep and put them in the clear dividers. Now I can't wait to finish sorting the magazines and have one binder of patterns that I might use in the future. Can't believe that I am that interested in getting organized! Been talking about it for years.
Anyway, at midnight, the tylenol pm finally kicked in and I was able to go back to bed and sleep.
Something is happening to my body and I hope it continues. All of a sudden I am not that hungry. I am actually aware of being full and I stop eating. Hubby is as we speak puttering around the kitchen coming up with breakfast. And I'm reducing the portion size in my head before it even gets to the plate, knowing that I don't want to feel stuffed. I felt a bit stuffed after dinner last night and I didn't like it. For years and years I took a medication at night for depression. It helped me to sleep I guess because I always did and I usually took an afternoon nap as well. One of the side effects of it was weight gain which I slowly did over ten years. New Doc took me off that med in April and I suffered immensely for a month trying to adjust to the new med. He said that most of his patients taking Pristiq, which is my new med, lost weight. Well nothing has happened in the weight loss department but I am wondering if finally, the old med has left my system and it took that long, 5 months? And the scale seems to be slowly moving downward, although I'm not posting anything until it looks permanent. I'm too up and down.
Today we go to the FSU/Oklahoma game and I will be doing plenty of walking. And tomorrow, we have to go grocery shopping as we are out of most everything and the fridge is void of fresh fruit and veggies. So with this lack of hunger in mind, I am definitely going to be planning some healthy meals for the week! I will weigh in and record my weight in a weeks time! Promise!
Friday, September 16, 2011
This morning I had a consult with the sleep doctor on the test that I had taken in July and flunked. First words out of his mouth were, you have the same problem I have, overweight! If you would lose weight it might help you sleep. I was a little insulted. Okay, yes I am overweight but I don't consider myself fat. Hey, I guess I am. He prescribed a CPAP machine for me even though I only stopped breathing twice in an hour and kicked my legs 99 times. Wasn't sure that Tricare would pay for it but we will give it a shot.
So I'm thinking now, I do need to lose weight, that is no secret. I have not been hungry lately. All of a sudden like. Wonder why that is? It's really a wierd feeling but something I'm becoming very conscious of. That is part of the Weigh Down Workshop premise, eat when you are hungry and don't eat when you are not. Makes sense. Last night I only at half my dinner and no snacking. If I can keep that up I might lose. I did step on the scale this morning and showed a 2 lb loss but I dont' track those things as I expect it to go back up. But maybe I should look at that in another fashion. 2 lbs lost, continue on a healthier track and maybe it will continue.
Americans are bad when it comes to having a diagnosis from a doctor to lose weight. If you have health problems that are related to being overweight, doesn't it make sense that it ought to spur you on to lose? Seems like a no brainer to me but it isn't that simple. I'm not a diabetic but it seems like many with that illness have a really hard time losing weight when they know it would help them to lose. I'm going back to see this guy in November. I'd like to be thinner and I can do it. Walking with my friend Pat and climbing the steps at the FSU stadium have firmed me up some. Maybe burning a few calories as well. I'm going to give it a shot and pay full attention to what goes in my mouth. I will ask myself if I am hungry and really want it or am I just eating to fill a void somewhere else. Later.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I was busy today so late in posting this. N is for nectarine but I prefer tangerines and oranges. Which reminds me, O is for orange. Might as well do that one as well. 2 in one shot. This will be short today as I said, I got busy with work thank goodness and now I'm going to go and figure out what to do with the chicken in the crockpot. Later.
Dinner update~! Today I had 3 thawed huge chicken breasts so I put them in the crockpot to cook all day. When I came home, after a wonderful massage, I decided to cook chicken pot pie. Something funny is happening to me. All of a sudden, I'm not hungry. I didn't even feel like eating much and only ate half my portion. Wonder why? Been walking with my friend Pat. Massage therapist said I felt skinnier! Progress I guess!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
M is for melon. Ther are all kinds of melons but my favorite is canteloupe. Right now we have a shriveled watermelon in the fridge. Needs to be thrown out. I looked in the food section of today's paper and found 2 kinds of M grapes, muscadine and midnight beauty black grapes. Seems we stick to red and green grapes but I ought to get adventurous and try something new!
My phone is starting to ring with appointments! Thank goodness because it has been deader than dirt around here. And I do want some decorating appointments! I've got two today so I'll be off soon. Since I joined the organized life team, I've noticed how many piles I create daily. If I don't pick up after myself, no wonder it is a mess! Later.
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