Thursday, October 27, 2011
WEll yesterday, I was so slammed with appointments and things happening that I didn't eat well. I went through the drive through at McDonald's for a $1.00 McChicken sandwich and unsweet tea and later on, an ice cream cone. What happened to my healthy plan? STRESS!!! And too much to do. I can't and won't complain about having too much business. In August, my business was deader than dirt. Soooo slow I wondered if it would ever pick up again. September was better and now October is slamming and it proves to be even busier in November. You just have to take it when it comes and keep up.
But I must say, I felt completely stressed yesterday and that is what leads me to food and to eat something not quite right. No time to prepare and at night, who wants to do that? I'd rather veg in front of the TV or mindlessly pass fabric through the sewing machine. Thinking about the weekend with the football game on Saturday, I'm wishing my husband could find someone to take with him. I know I would enjoy it but I have so much to do, I just want to stay home and regroup.
I am an interior decorator and people are wanting to redecorate and now. Coming up with ideas sometimes is a challenge. I have to sleep on it.
I had been doing so well on the Sonoma Diet and fell off somewhat. But I'm not giving up. I'm going to try and make each meal and each day count. Today is another frantic day and I'm booked up through next Tuesday and people waiting for appointments! And I don't have any employees and I don't plan on getting any. I'll just hunker down and press on.
By the way, I'm loving it in spite of the stress. I told a client yesterday that I'm having more fun now than I've ever had. Credit card is paid down to half what it was at the start of the year. And I'm enjoying the job. I don't sound like it but I am just venting. I want to be good and I'm not feeling like I'm good. There, that feels better. I'm off to to the kitchen to make some oatmeal that will tide me over for a while. Later.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I got up this morning to a 5 lb weight loss and trying to figure out how to update on my ticker. That will have to weight, or wait. I restarted SD on Tuesday and already lost 5 lbs. Now I know that we always have early on losses when we start any diet but this has given me encouragement to stick it out. Notice how happy I am running to my goal in my new ticker background! I need to chart the 5 lb loss before it comes back!
If you like to cook and you like veggies and are bored with steaming your broccoli and boiling your peas, you need the Sonoma Diet recipes! They turn veggies into works of art!
Unfortunately, hubby doesn't agree. Why do husbands expect us to get them something to eat when they come home from the football game hungry at 9:00 p.m? Why didn't he just stop and get a hamburger and fries on the way home? I offered the last of the minestrone soup to him which he ate and complained that he didn't really like it. So today, I will plan a nice meal for dinner, pork loin, steamed cabbage and sweet potato. All SD friendly to eat and I can fill up on cabbage which I like anyway.
I've had a mild cold since returning from my trip and I guess that has helped with getting back on the diet as I didn't feel like eating much anyway.
I have a new friend! Sandyleedick! If you read my blog today, please post so I can add you as a friend! I lost you somehow.
Hubby had to get up 3 times this week in the middle of the night for his job. He works for a local funeral home so you can figure it out. They need more help so I hope they can find someone else to do it. So I've been up since 5:00.
Later, got to get ready for church and find something for breakfast.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I'm starting day 5 and so far so good. I'm carrying the book around with me to refer to sections to relearn the guidelines. There are 2 Waves. Wave 1 consists of 10 days that are a little more restricted on certain veggies and fruits to get you jump started in your weight loss. The first time I did Sonoma, back in 2006, it was relatively new and I lost 10 lbs in the first 10 days! Then I gradually lost 8 more but it took me so long to do so that I eventually gave up and slowly put the weight back on. I think my slow weight loss is due to medications I was taking rather than not being consistent on a diet. That happend last year. I had lost 8 lbs but it took me 10 months to do so and no matter what I tried, it wouldn't budge. Than I get frustrated and bored and give up. This time, I AM NOT GIVING UP! I think I can do this and after last night with dinner out, I know I can do this! I am now off the medicaiton that had a side effect of weight gain.
We had a busy week and hubby worked until after 7:00 last night so we planned a late dinner out at the Yacht Club. Using the Sonoma Diet guidelines, I had a tossed salad with oil and vinegar. I ordered the pork loin with madeira wine sauce and asparagus and sweet potato. I probably should have scraped the sauce off but I was comfortable in the portion size of the pork and ate it and the asparagus. I took the sweet potato home with me. Sweet potatoes are allowed on SD but not until Wave 2 and only 1/2 cup which is about 1/2 of a big potato. I cook one and hubby and I share it which is plenty. I did have a glass of red wine which isn't allowed until Wave 2 but I just wanted it so I had it. And I'm not beating myself up over it.
As I was perusing the menu and making my choices, I remembered how easy it was to follow this plan as you use the 9" plate size and section off your portions. THere is no counting points or calories and I don't have to write it down if I don't want to. Those are things I hate to do. I don't have time to write it down. Would rather work on my clients needs or quilting or something else all together. This morning I had a slice of whole grain Arnold health nut toast with 2 T peanut butter for breakfast. Perfectly allowed and I love peanut butter. You can also eat pb as a snack but use 1 T. I'll have a glass of milk or soy milk later this morning if I need it. I'm a little under the weather with a cold and don't feel like eating anyway so this is good.
WEight loss is a journey and the journey is finding what works for yourself. This plan worked for me before and I intend to stick with it and make it work for me again! Down to 160! I tried WW but I'm too busy to learn the point system and I hate to write it down. I also hate meetings because my business and my clients take precedence over any other attempt at getting me to go somewhere. I tried Sparks version of counting calories. I hate to write it down. Absolutly hate doing it so why bother? Last year I considered joining Curves again but someone here on Spark advised me that if I didn't go last time, what makes me think I would go this time?
On of t he advantage of SD is the wonderful wealth of recipes available to me through the 2 cookbooks I have and the 2 diet books. I love to cook and I love the creative way that SD advises cooking veggies. I pull recipes out of magazines that look as if they fit the SD diet guidelines and we eat like kings! With plenty of veggies! My creative juices get flowing when I read recipes. Imagine that.
I'll also be looking for help and encouragement from my spark friends as I go on this journey. Have a great Saturday!
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