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!!!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I was away from Spark because of my trip to Calistoga, and now I find it hard to get back to it. I lost weight when I was sick for two weeks, but I see myself returning to my eating patterns. It is so simple to lose weight: eat less calories, that it!!!
So hard to do. So utterly hard. Especially when eating with other people.
I have lost my motivation. I need to keep thinking about my knees, and how happy they would be if I lost ten pounds. Somehow, it just all seems like so much damn work to do it!!!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I am becoming addicted to Spark! I think it is a healthy addiction. I just read their article on osteoarthritis. Now, "I know all that stuff", but I need continual reminders as motivation. The big three help prevent it: weight, exercise, and diet.
I already have arthritis. Getting up in the morning is hard, I know if I could lose even five pounds I would feel better. Why is it so hard to lose even one pound a week when I have been so religious about entering foods in the tracker?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Well, I see the point of the points. It is almost 8pm, I only had 19, so I thought I would post a blog. I thought I already had, wow, so easy to forget. I am getting regular with tracking my food. And then doing the end of the day analysis. If I am low on certain vitamins, then I take a vitamin. I wonder why I always am under on protein?
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