Monday, April 22, 2013
At a restaurant yesterday I noticed a woman bingeing on sugar-free syrup. She was eating spoonful after spoonful of the sweet stuff until the bottle was empty. The woman was obese and I felt so sorry and sad for her. Was she trying to control her weight or maybe lose weight and the sugar-free syrup seemed safe ? That craving for bingeing on sweets had such a hold on her . Why do we binge on sweets? why not lettuce? why not green beans? something about the sweetness of foods temporarily fills an emptiness in some of us. I want to work on filling that emptiness with something healthy, something fun, something good for me that I really enjoy. I don't know what that is yet, but I am determined to keep trying to stay on a healthy path and lead a healthy life.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
It's been a rough 3 months for my Dad. A lot of back and forth before finally making a decision, which I hope will stick. He doesn't like his current living situation and decided to sell his house and move in with us. House sold in 10 days. Auction scheduled for this month and has to be out of his house end of this month. So much to do in a short time. I'm eating way too much.....using food for emotional reasons. Need to really get this back under control.
Anyone have positive experiences to share about a parent moving in with them? Dad is generally very nice and kind, but he has dementia and that can get on my nerves after a while. We told him he could live with us as long as he was able to take care of himself (get out of bed, eat, shower, etc). I really want this to work. He does have the option of affording assisted living and/or a nursing home, but I don't want him to have to move into a home until it's totally necessary. How do I cope with this all without using food? Thanks!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I've been stuck in a rut for months now. Almost at my goal, but making no progress. I want to get into the 140-145 range, but keep wavering between 148 and 154. I really think my goal is realistic, but my eating behaviors have not been consistantly good. I'll eat healthy and exercise for a week or so , but then some emotional thing will throw me off track and I'll binge for days. Worries about my Dad and Brother have got me overeating currently. I can not be any help to them if I am not taking care of myself. Need to get back on plan ASAP...meaning right now with the very next bite I take. My eating plan is healthy and I just need to do it. My steps to get back on track are:
1. journal what I'm eating every day, even if it's not so good
2. get back into the habit of spending a little time each day on Spark
3. get in some form of exercise and relaxation every day
4. think positive, be in the moment, I can handle whatever comes my way
Monday, January 30, 2012
Went to the doctor today and found out my A1C test score from last week is 5.8
That's really good...yeah!!!! Blood pressure and cholesterol were good, too. Doctor said just keep doing whatever I've been doing......walking, eating sensibly.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Retirement can be really boring without some plans and goals. Here's what I want to try to work on:
1. lose about 15 more pounds
2. find some good volunteer positions that fit my skills and interests
3. improve my knowledge of French, German and Spanish
4. work on Algebra skills (I like Algebra....seems like doing puzzles)
5. connect socially with more people in our area
6. find a spiritual home .... a church where I will fit in
7. continue knitting...learn some new skills....knit for charity
8. read for pleasure
That seems like a lot of goals, but it will help to have this list to look at and work on, especially when I feel depressed, bored and lonely. Making progress with something is encouraging and meaningful.
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