Wednesday, January 04, 2012
My daughter gave birth yesterday!!!
She emailed me in the morning that she thought contractions starting. I drove over around 7:30 am, morning traffic not too bad, I was nervous driving on the freeway, she's about an hour away from me. She left five pages of instructions on how to care for her two year old.
At any rate, she had the baby at 1pm. Her comment, "that was so easy, I didn't even miss a meal!!!" She had lunch after the baby was born, and then when I visited at 6pm she was eating dinner, as happy as a clam.
Her husband stayed overnight in the hospital with her, but really it was not necessary.
It is really a big deal when your child has a child!!!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
An odd psychological event? Yesterday, when I really had given up, for some reason, I ate within my calorie range and didn't even know it.
What does that mean? You shouldn't try too hard. Prepare, prepare, prepare and then let go.
I think I have read something about this phenomenon. The guy who invented the sewing machine. He worked and worked and worked at trying to find a solution, and then one night he had a dream about warriors with spears that had a hole at the top, and realized the secret was a needle with a hole at the top to catch the thread underneath. (probably have the story incorrect, but you get the idea) When he let go, the solution came to him.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Not in mood to blog, but I read where Jack London was so disciplined he wrote 1000 words every day whether he wanted to or not.
Was thinking of quitting Spark, because I am just plain fed up. My weight has not changed in two years, so why am I kidding myself? That is how I feel: I feel like I am lying to myself about actually wanting to lose weight.
On the other hand, I actually like doing this blog every day; I like measuring my foods (cannot believe that has happened, but it has); I like walking; I almost like doing strength exercises with Coach Nicole. She is so sweet, so clear, so cute. I paid for some different exercise videos, and I do not care for the speech pattern of the gals doing them. Interesting how we can take to a like or dislike of a person we don't even know!!!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Now that I am religiously tracking, I can see why I only was tracking breakfast and lunch!!!
Yesterday's total came to 3000 calories. Ridiculous. It could be 500 over or 500 under, because I have no idea how accurate some of the entries are. It is really hard if you do not make the food yourself, measure it all, record it in sparks recipe maker, divide it into servings, then you really know the calories. But when eating out, or eating foods someone else makes, it is well nigh impossible. For example, I had macaroni salad that someone else had made. How do I know if it was made with high fat mayonnaise or low fat? Etc etc for all the foods except breakfast -- yesterday, I measured the museli and the milk, and I knew exactly how much I had.
And as far as the water goes, if you are going out with friends, you cannot drink that much water, because you have to go to the bathroom all the time. I was out hiking yesterday, so that part was good, but I could not risk a lot of water because there were no bathrooms.
I am still having trouble measuring in front of other people; I fear they will think I am obsessive. I easily could have measured the macaroni salad, actually, and taken just one fourth a cup to be polite. Hmmmm...
The good news is that I am tracking and I am walking. But not walking on a track!!!
Friday, December 30, 2011
I am pleased that I have tracked everything three days in a row, now. Usually, when I blow the dinner calories, I do not bother to even try to record them. See, it feels good to record when I do well. For example, nonfat milk, 90 calories, well, that sounds good. But 4 ounces german chocolate cake 500 calories does not sound good at all. I think cakes in general are about 150 calories an ounce. I am pleased I actually weighed the cake though. That is a start!!! ha ha
PS An ounce of cake is hardly anything.
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