Thursday, August 16, 2012
I am re-training myself right now, as regards sugar items. Whenever I have a desire for candy or something sugary, I say to myself, "training, training". I am training myself to not respond to these cues. I am not eliminating sugar entirely. It is okay if it is in a cornmeal muffin that I am having with a chile dinner. I had a chai latte with sugar for breakfast this morning; that is okay. I think it is when a person gets extreme and tries to go off sugar entirely, that there is a backlash in the psyche. But the heavy duty candy, cookies, cakes, pies are off the radar screen right now. However, I have frozen apricot pie filling that I plan to use. But I am going to do it as a reward after I have re-trained myself for a month. We will see if this works.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I have had two good days since my vacation blow-out. Not only did I walk two miles, but I ate moderately. I tried something new: lemon juice as dressing on salad. Will try to make this a habit.
Plan: M,W,F - do strength training
Tu, Thur -- do walking
Sat, Sun ---do exercise ball
Hmm. wonder if this will work....sounds too rigid......
Food plan: no extra sugar/lemon juice as dressing/yogurt and blueberries for snack
try to get into the minimal salad dressing habit
Monday, August 13, 2012
Just got back from a wonderful trip to Oregon, but it was as if a voice inside me said,
"you are on vacation, so you can just go hog wild". Not only do I feel mad at myself for eating three cookies instead of just one at the bed and breakfast place 3 days in a row, for buying 3 big slabs of chocolate at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory instead of one, having a dessert every night that I didn't even enjoy that much. To top it off, I also over-did it on spending money and left quite a bit in cute little shops in Oregon.
What bothers me is being so out of control both with eating and spending money. I think there is a connection.
Now it is Monday Morning and I can start over. I think I will set a goal just for today and come back to this blog to see how I am doing.
There are many different ways to set goals. I wonder if some are more effective than others.
Goal: Just for today, do not spend over $20 in grocery store.
Just for today, only sugar item to consume is one Tablespoon of jam in yogurt.
Another way to set a goal: Leave credit cards at home and put $20 in purse and make it impossible to spend more than that at the store. (This is scary.)
For the food limits, I could throw out the cookies that I know are in the cupboard. Another waste of money. Very expensive gourmet cookies (so I hate to toss them), bought at a cute little shop.
I will get back to this blog today.
Friday, August 03, 2012
This is funny. I was going to take some time off tracking, and I found I couldn't do it!!! Even though I slacked off on measuring, I still felt compelled to track my foods, even though I know it is not really accurate. So, I know I will get back to measuring again. I am eating way too much now. I bought some Italian hazelnut chocolate chips that were "on sale" at a gourmet grocery store. I do not think I need to explain what is happening with those little gems.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I just wrote a blog and pressed a button and presto it was gone.
I actually was going to close down the computer and forgot I want to do the blog every day. Then I saw an email that someone had commented on my blog. So, click, that reminded me. So, yes, thank you spark friends, it is true, that you cannot do any of this alone. Amazing how much other people do help.
Plan: Mon/Wed/Fri upper body workout exercise bands - 10 minutes 3x a day
Thur/Fri -- lower body - exercise ball -- same timing
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