Monday, August 11, 2008
I love learning!
Felt really lousy yesterday and thought, "Oh, rats, I am really going to get sick, and I'll have to go to the doctor." (I hate going to the doctor...not doctors, just going there.)
So what did I do?
I comfort ate...like a child.
I read once that researchers discovered that when you put food in your mouth, you basically forget what is going on around you or in your head or in your body.
So it's a form of amnesia drug...but only when it's in your mouth and your chewing the food. It is a total, perfect distraction.
I can certainly attest to that yesterday.
Did I add 1 lb or 2 lbs? No, but I definitely wasn't in full Sparkpeople diet mode.
I am glad I learned this.
But, I'm even more glad that I feel good today.
(and I'm back on track and am enjoying every minute of it!)
It was worth it because I can empathize with people that are going through an illness or a bout of PMS or treatments of some order that their bodies feel miserable.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Thank you, dear dog with the one upright ear and one down!
Because of your being slipped food on the sly by my mom, I will have to hit the Boardwalk with your four paws every clear night until the winter storms start.
I used to think people that walked it were exercise fanatics or worse. I would drive by and think to myself, "My, don't they have anything BETTER to do with their lives?"
Oh, it's wonderful to be wrong, isn't it?
Walking on Boardwalk along Lake Superior in the evening is as good as it gets this side of heaven. The air is slightly moist and cool off the Lake with sky pastels changing as you walk. The boats are heading in for the night off the bay, and the Aerial bridge is backlight by the western sky. The mileage goes by so quickly and vistas change with each turn. You feel as you could go on forever.
And Contessa did us proud...a shakecan*, treats, and 'leave it's' got her into the swing of things before we were halfway through the course.
This couldn't be exercise, could it?
* For all you cat people, a shakecan is a empty pop can taped up with a few pennies in it. Give it rattle to discourage unwanted behavior. Then praise and treat.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Well, I've done it now! I've made it very public. And I am a little intimidated by my own audacity. I am going for a healthy 10 lb loss. This will mean more planning, more exercising, more creativity, etc.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thank the Lord, and good friends. It's been a difficult month in many respects, but I've learned that I can ride out storms without using food for my comfort. I am grateful to have the new tools in place in order to remain strong in hard times. Food needs to be our body and mind's ally not their enemy. If I had been eating sweets and high fat foods, I couldn't have the stamina and endured. I would not have been able to think clearly.
In the midst, I was able to lose 8 lbs, over 6 of which was body fat which means it was a healthy weight loss.
This next month, I joined the 10 lb a month challenge.
I'd like to lose it by upping my exercising and dropping the calorie count a bit or varying it. :)
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