Saturday, December 17, 2011
I can limit my breakfast calories.
I can limit my lunch calories.
But I go hog wild at dinner.
And if I have wine with dinner, then all bets are off.
I am feeling sorry for myself because I have developed some sort of hand arthritis or tendonitis. My hands are very important to me, well, to all of us, but I use my hands in so many ways, making jewelry, cooking, gardening, sewing I do not just sit around watching tv, where you don't have to use your hands. Even turning the page of a book has become difficult at times. Now, I am afraid to continue with my weight lifting Spark strength program. I think this has contributed to my going hog wild at dinner time. There is nothing better than feeling sorry for yourself to get you to eat!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
I love the magazine, Fine Cooking. It is expensive, because it has no ads except for cooking related ads. I hate reading Gourmet and finding ads for deodorant and cars! Every recipe has the nutritional information included. I just made something new from the latest issue and I am very excited about it. It is a chicken soup. Soups are the absolute best thing for people wanting to control calories. And of course, now in winter, it tastes just great.
Here is a conundrum. I have to cook in the morning when I have energy. Otherwise, we go out to dinner. Last night was to a Chinese restaurant supposedly to save calories. Ha!! The sesame beef was delicious, but little chunks of beef were ---horrors----deep fried!!! Then the eggplant with basil, shrimp and chicken was also delicious, but I am sure the tasty sauce was loaded with oil.
The dinner I am making now I originally had planned to have last night, and not go out to eat. But I was too tired to cook.
However, if I do this in the morning, then how do I fit my walking in?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I moved my measuring cups and measuring spoons to an area in the kitchen very close to where I eat. (I have my regular baking ones in a separate place to use.) My Spark ones are special, just for my Spark measurings and I have 3 of each size. This way there is no excuse not to measure because the cup is dirty. I almost have it to a habit, where it feels funny not to measure.
I was very excited when I saw myself measuring without having to think about it, sort of like brushing my teeth.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I appreciate everyone's comments on my down day. I still feel down, though, maybe a little break would be good. I will check in every day though, it shows the power of habit!!! I always do the wheel spin, the trivia quiz, and the blog. This morning, I second guessed myself. I would think it was one answer, and then choose another, and the second one was wrong!!! I got 43%. But that is because I was not focussed at all. Shows the power of the mind, because lately I get 80-90%. OH well, that is all okay.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I feel ready to quit Spark, because last night I went to a Christmas party and there is no way I can track the food consumed. I did eat it rather mindfully, and I know I had too much, but really, I don't think it will make a difference to my weight. I have been recording and recording and nothing really changes.
However, I know this is just a down moment that will pass. Luckily I have the Spark habit totally integrated into my lifestyle, so I will continue with it.
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