Friday, September 16, 2011
It is 8:30, and I don't dare start in on spark. Before i know it, it will be 10:30 and I have tons of stuff to do today!!
Still, I am not skipping it today, just won't be able to do my point trolling!!! ha ha
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I was out of town for a few days, and eating my old way, not recording the calories, wow, it felt weird. I am so glad to be back. I don't dare weigh myself though.
I have become very fond of the Spark "trivia" questions. They are hard, and so far, I have only be able to get 50%. At first, I just guessed, did not even think, and I only got about 30% correct.Once more, what amazes me about Spark is the thoughtfulness that seems to have gone into their little devices. Has anyone else done the trivia questions?
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wow, it is 9:15 and I am still in my jammies. I usually wake up really early, and even go on my walk by 7:30 am, but yesterday I had a big family party and the house is a mess. I have done these family parties my whole life, but now, I see the effects of aging. It is getting harder and harder for me to do them. It is not the physical work of it, but the confusion of all the people arriving, remembering what to serve when, all the babble. This scares me; I hope I am not getting early onset Alzheimers.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Get this: Last night I was eating dinner with a friend and afterwards we were going to a talk given by a bird photographer. I brought a healthy chile to share, and she made cornbread and salad. It was all very Spark friendly. But, because I was going "out", I was worried I would get hungry, so I ate more than I needed!!!
I have done this before. When I know I am going to be in a place where there might not be food, I eat more because I have such a fear of being hungry.
The crazy thing about last night is that the group that hosted the photographer always has refreshments, so there was no need to do this.
I have never been deprived of food!!! (although my mom was, in the Depression, I wonder if her stories affected me this way?)
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Well, I basically took two days off Spark; one was planned, the other not planned.
I did not record foods yesterday; it is important to get back in the habit today. So, my plan for today is to do the food journal carefully. On reflection, the reason I did not record is that I had a very full day, my daughter, son in law and grandson came over and I ate little bits and pieces of things, so figuring out how much would have been really hard. Then for dinner I ate out at a Thai restaurant, and it is impossible to know the calories, but I do know that I over-ate.
Facts: it is easiest to record foods when
1. They are served in definite amounts, like one cup, half cup
2. They are not eaten in restaurants!!!
3. They are simple, not combinations of foods.
Can't always have this situation so I guess it is best just to estimate. I probably had over 2500 calories yesterday.
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