Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Depression sets in; things going very badly with my mother. Dealing with very old age is one of the hardest challenges a person has to face.
Got away to a movie last night, Jane Eyre, turned off the cell phone, and it was nice. Ate buttered popcorn, but then only had half my dinner, because was full from the p.c.!!!
Have not weighed myself yet. Was not able to record in food journal yesterday. Will try again today. I always used to love a new day, but now there is a dread wondering what my mother will be today? Herself or a witch? I do not know.
Monday, April 04, 2011
I just got a consistency award, but I have not been on Spark in a few days. Getting something from Spark motivated me to get back with the program. Whoever designed this Spark program is a genius!!!! I still really really hate the ads, and I would gladly pay for a Spark version with no ads.
I went out to lunch yesterday; the people I was with both ordered steaks and they felt stuffed and sick afterwards. I ordered a crab salad and I felt good afterwards!!! I also ordered Ice Tea instead of a sugary drink. I did not feel deprived at all. Maybe I am finally changing my habits. (I do not really like steak, though, so maybe this is not fair, and I LOVE crab)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Down another .5 lb. today. It is the no alcohol for Lent scenario!!! Amazing. Now, I do not want to get back into the wine/beer habit. What will I do on Easter? Drink gin fizzes with the relatives? How do I get out of that?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I have done quite well, eliminating alcohol for the last two weeks. Last night, I had prepared a really nice dinner that just called out for white wine. We sat in the dining room, as the sun went down over the ocean, it was beautiful. But I sipped twelve ounces, half a bottle, over the two hours!! I tracked it in our trusty food journal here, and that wine just put me over the top. Then because of the wine, I was craving chocolate, which further ruined my calorie count. On top of that, I could not sleep that well, because of the wine. So, it was a downward spiral, which could have been corrected by having only one glass!!! Why is it easier to have NO WINE than to have one glass????
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thanks to my Spark friends, I did the food journal all day yesterday, and have gotten to a good start this morning.
Last night for dinner, I put pasta on a plate, the amount I felt would be normal. Then I weighed it. Oh my!!! When I realized the calories in such a small amount, I felt sad, but I divided the pasta in half and that is what I ate. Oddly enough, when I measured it, the calories were different, much less. My conclusion is that weighing is much more accurate.
Now it probably makes no difference, but the very act of weighing, which takes a bit more effort than measuring, well, it firms up my commitment. So, I advise people to just try weighing foods for a week. And use grams. All those fractions with ounces are a pain!!!
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