Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I actually am a rather sloppy person. I do not coil up the hose after I use it. I leave the washcloth all crunched up instead of neatly squeezing it out and spreading it on the rack so it will dry. Awhile back, I decided to change these habits. It is all about slowing down. (I have a natural tendency to do everything fast. My mom and daughter do too) So, what I did was, when I was about to just leave a mess, I would say to myself, "re-training, re-training" sort of like the GPS says, "re-routing"
It still is an effort sometimes, not to go back to my old sloppy ways. I will catch myself regressing.
Okay, so I know it works, this mental awareness. My new plan is to say, "140 pounds"; that is what I WANT the scale to read. I am not setting a date for this. And I am thinking it would be better NOT TO WEIGH myself for awhile.
I will report back on how and IF this works.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I am not a happy camper right now. I feel like it is impossible to lose any weight. Maybe this is my natural weight, and I should just forget about it all.
It is really hard not to see any progress. However, if I look at my calorie intake, why should I be surprised???? Duh.....
Everyone is different, and a system that works for one person does not work for another. The important thing is to change habits, I know that, habits that cause a person to gain weight. In my case, snacking on little candies at odd times, and drinking up to 3 glasses of wine at dinner. Changing just these two habits may show a weight drop. But what if it doesn't? I would have deprived myself and have had no results. Hmmmm.... these are just random thoughts.......
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Another grey, cold, wet morning, and I am very unmotivated. I put on my Coach Nicole strength workout after doing the trivia quiz and being reminded about how important strength training is. But I quit after 3 minutes.
My weight was stable for two years and I joined Spark to lose ten pounds, and now, instead, I gained three pounds (on the cruise) and I just cannot get it off. It is seeming like cruise was not worth it, if this is the result.
I know for a fact I am eating in a more healthful way. I know that. But I am still discouraged that the 3 pounds will not come off.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For the last ten years or so, I have had an uncomfortable dry mouth--I even wake up in the middle of the night with it, dying with the drying!!
I find myself obnoxious to be always chewing gum (sugarless) which does help. Today I went to a website to find out if there was anything else I could do about it. The first recommendation was the gum because it stimulates saliva, but get this, Spark people, they recommend and I quote:
Sip water or other sugar-free juices frequently. It is particularly important to drink often while eating. This will aid chewing and swallowing and may enhance the taste of your food. You can carry a water bottle, like bicycle riders do, during the day and keep a glass of water at your bedside at night. Also, use a humidifier to increase the moisture content of the air in your room.
Stimulate the flow of your saliva
By eating foods which require mastication
By chewing sugarless gum
By using, if possible, acid-tasting, sugarless (diabetic-type) candies..
By “sucking” a cherry or olive pit; or the rind of a lemon or lime.
Avoid or decrease your intake of spicy, salty or very acidic foods.
Do not smoke
Avoid or decrease your intake of alcohol
Avoid or decrease your intake of caffeine-containing drinks and foods.
Chew your food slowly and thoroughly, and sip water with it before swallowing.
ALL OF THESE SUGGESTIONS ARE WHAT SPARK HAS BEEN TELLING US TO DO TO CONTROL OUR WEIGHT!!!!
Monday, August 20, 2012
I did take the Blue Moon beer to my brother's birthday party, and it was a huge hit!!! I did not realize it is some special beer people like, and one person even said, "have you ever tried it with a slice of orange?" (I think that is what he said)
Taste is a funny thing. It did not taste as good the second time I tried it.
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