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I'M ENCOURAGED; ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Friday, November 04, 2011

So I got a haircut yesterday and my stylist said I looked as if I've lost weight! ME? But my jeans and shirt were a bit baggy. So I got on the scale this morning and still had lost the 5 lbs I lost earlier and not gained it back. So I thought, there is hope for me yet in spite of not being vigilant in the diet department.

With the Sonoma DIet, when you learn to eat the healthy way with portion control and plate size, then you start making healthier choices at each meal. I am more aware of looking at the whole menu and making the best choice. Today I stopped at Hardee's to use the bathroom and decided to get a sandwich as it was lunch time. I looked over the menu carefully and selected the 1/4 lb thick cheese burger with added veggies and no onion and an unsweet tea to drink. Okay, that wasn't a bad choice. At least I had protein and veggies so I was happy with that.

That is what I liked about the Sonoma Diet before, the careful selection of what you ate. ANd if you eat enough, you won't be hungry. Last night I was home alone and the klondike bars were calling me from the freezer. However, I knew that I wasn't really hungry and if I ate one, it would be out of boredom and not hunger so I didn't eat one! That was a goodie.

Tonight we are going to dinner at the Yacht Club and I'm very familiar with their menu so I'll choose wisely. And I always have a salad with oil and vinegar anyway. So I guess I can say, I think I can do this. My new friend FORME55 has been reading the Sonoma Diet book so I have it next to my chair and I hope to start reading it more and applying the principles.

Can you belive that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away? INcredible. Looking forward to the weekend. Later.

  
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AKELAZ 11/4/2011 1:46PM

    Sounds like you're doing well and staying focused emoticon

I'm waiting for the Sonoma book from Amazon - then I'll possibly have some questions though I saw on the Team site that you're possibly too busy to deal with that sort of thing - totally understand that! I'll be delving into the Team boards soon and in the meantime will keep in touch.

Have a good weekend emoticon

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SOO BUSY AND NOT DIETING!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I guess I'm all talk and little action. But Im not giving up. I'm running from one appointment to another with not much time to prepare anything. Last night we went out to dinner and today it was pizza for lunch but this weekend I'm hoping to regroup and get back to Sonoma Diet Cooking.

I'm just grateful that my business has picked up and people want me! It's been dry for a few years. I guess people are just tired of looking at four walls in their homes and want to improve them. Lots of draperies! And I love draperies! I love fabric! I have such a fun job! Later.

  
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ANDI571 11/4/2011 9:38AM

    There is nothing wrong with eating out as I have said before. Just look at how you can eat what you want but lower the calories. Years ago pizza to me was a pan pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and extra cheese. Now is it a thin crust veggie lovers. We used to buy a large, and now we get a small. All foods can have there calories cut. Mustard instead of mayo. Stop by Subway instead of McDonald's. You can do it even being busy.

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LJCANNON 11/4/2011 9:19AM

    emoticonSome movement is better than no movement. No matter how small it is, every time you make a Good Choice you are making progress toward your Goals!!

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LATTELEE 11/3/2011 6:22PM

  Maybe when you have some time available you can make up bags of nutritious foods to grab when you are busy. Being prepared makes all the difference.

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FOOEY ON THE TOP TEN ANYTHING!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This morning my e-mail was greeted with Spark's Top Ten Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters! I started to read it and gave up after the second one. All over Spark there are rules and regulations and top ten this and that. I can't handle more than one thing at a time! I used to be a multi-tasker but I'm not as sharp a tack as I used to be. I can't pull rabbits out of my hat at any given second nor do I want to. I WANT TO SLOW DOWN!

This morning I have an appointment with a client and I'm not ready. I should be working on that and not this but I need to dump. After I finish my blog, I'm getting up from this computer, getting ready and getting organized to go and help this client with her decorating! I'm not going to do anything else but that. She is my focus and I'm sticking to it!

So I'm taking one day at a time in the diet arena as well. I'm focusing on today and making the right choices. I started off with shredded wheat "n bran cereal and half a banana with skim milk. That was a very good start as that cereal has 8 g of fiber and less than 1 gram of sugar. Couldn't be much better to fill me up. I think I'll plan to stop at Wendy's for lunch and get their grilled chicken salad. The half portion. Plenty of it and very satisfying and beats what I have at home in the fridge. And tonight we are out at the Yacht Club and at their mercy on whatever they serve. It usually includes salad of some sort so that is good.

So I"m not going to top ten anything. Too much effort. Just give me the top one thing. I can handle that. Later.

  
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ANDI571 11/2/2011 3:54PM

    Not only one day at a time, but sometimes just one moment at a time. I too have noticed that I can't multi-task as I once did. That could be the reason I almost burned the hamburgers yesterday. I decided to check on some laundry, and forgot they needed turned, lol.

Here's to just dealing with the moment.

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REDBUD1 11/2/2011 8:17AM

    I can appreciate one thing at a time; I'm no good at multi-tasking anymore either. It's getting harder to handle one thing at a time, so I go at it slowly. Enjoyed reading your Blog and good luck with your client. emoticon

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SUNNYDAZE9 11/1/2011 10:27PM

    One day at a time-one thing to remember.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/1/2011 9:24AM

    You rock!! Yup, one day-at-a-time, one step-at-a-time . . . that's how I have to do it too. when I do just one thing/day, it's not so overwhelming.



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LJCANNON 11/1/2011 9:18AM

    The Top One thing is usually the most important thing anyway, in my opinion!!
emoticonYour Plan for tackling one thing at a time today--starting with Breakfast--is a Great One!!

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HIDDEN SUGARS and Halloween Fun!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Do you read the labels on packaged products that you buy? I make an effort to read them and look for items with less than 7 grams of sugar in them. Note the cereal you buy and how many grams of sugar is in that cereal! Raisin bran is a good example. It seems like it would be a healthy choice but most raising brans have sugar encrusted raisins which spike up the sugar content dramatically.

When I lost weight on the Sonoma Diet, I got into the habit of really reading those labels. Sodium is another spike ingredient that can go off the charts in packaged products. Look for fiber of at least 7 grams to be included. Helps with what ails us!

We went to a Halloween party Saturday night and I dressed as a Queen, wearing a dress I had made out of drapery fabric. It was a lot snugger than it was the last time I wore it. It was so snug, I didn't want to eat or drink anything which was a good thing I guess. When we got in the car to come home, I had my husband unzip the thing. What a relief!

There was a scary dessert contest and I had made a chocolate fudge peanut butter cake and put "tombstones" on it using Pepperidge farm milano cookies. I won the prize of a bottle of wine! Thankfully, I didn't eat any as I couldn't take a chance of splitting the dress.

We bought some candy at the store yesterday and got the bag of toostsie rolls and DOTS. Stuff we don't particularly like so I won't be tempted. At least if I eat a tootsie roll, it takes a while and not that many calories in one tootsie roll. Lots of sugar though. We don't have many kids come to the door so we'll probably be left with most of it.

Have a great week!

  
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FORME551 10/31/2011 10:18AM

    I do that too...I buy Candy I hate so that I don't eat it. We don't get many trick or treaters though. Hubby is bad for buying bags of candy but I tell myself that is "his" food and i can't touch it.
I am all for reducing sugar, but I would love to be able to incorporate a square of dark chocolate in my diet down the road at some point. And of course the wine! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/31/2011 9:35AM

    One year I bought little Almond Joy bars since I don't like coconut. We get very rare trick or treaters here but I wanted to be prepared. I ate one and discovered I really loved them! I finished off the bag and bought more and of course ate those when Halloween was over. Now I just stock sugarless gum and bags of microwave popcorn. If I have any leftovers I can use them and not feel guilty about it!

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A HAPPY SATURDAY AHEAD!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Okay, we have season tickets to the FSU football games in Tallahassee. It's about a 2.5 hour drive and then watch the game and drive back. I enjoy going to the games and I've been to 3 home games and one in North Carolina this year. I was scheduled to go today but I've been so busy, I just wanted to stay home today. So hubby asked a friend and he said YES!!!!. They just left and I'm left to my own devices! Yea!!! A day alone to do whatever I want to do! It will probably have something to do with quilting and I need to catch up on some of those UFO's I've got. It's a cool October day, just great for throwing open the windows and airing out the house! Have a great day!

  
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TIRED49 10/31/2011 11:16PM

    Don't you just love a Home Alone day every once in awhile?

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13STRAWBERRIES 10/29/2011 10:15AM

  Enjoy!!

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IGOALOT 10/29/2011 9:02AM

    Sounds like you are going to have a great day today. Hope it is all you want it to be and more. Fantastic! emoticon

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NOW2DAY 10/29/2011 9:00AM

    Have a great day. If I opened a window I would get wet and cold.

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