Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I had a good time at a networking-type party last night. I kept myself away from the food table for the most part. Indulged in some pecans, fruit, and a few crackers with spinach dip, but no cookies, no soft dinner rolls, no seconds, and only one glass of wine.
So I'm counting it as a victory even though I went over my new lower calorie limit. I was starved all day waiting for dinner! 1200 is going to be hard.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I just did the big, bad reset of my SP goals and program.
I am tired of not succeeding by the numbers. I can talk all day about my NSVs but what I want is a Scale Victory, dammit.
My goal is to lose 15 pounds between now and March 2013. Yes, I am starting this new mindset and goal the week of Thanksgiving! I am BRAVE! I am possibly INSANE. (I am going to DisneyWorld and planning to walk, walk, walk my way through this holiday, so help me!)
Monday, November 12, 2012
My son is now on a high-fat, high-protein diet, to help him gain weight. He's under the care of an endocrinologist (he is way below the growth curve and this was recommended by our pediatrician). So in my kitchen, I now have, at their suggestion:
Regular ice cream
80/20 ground beef instead of 95/5
Whole milk yogurt
Regular peanut butter
White bread (Iron Kids)
...etc. They also mentioned, of course, lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables, but want us to try to help him gain .5 to 1 lb per month.
Of course I have still bought, for me and the rest of the family, our lower-fat and lower-sugar alternatives, and am trying like crazy to stick to what I know to be healthy for ME, but changing my mindset for him is definitely a challenge. I'm trying to give him larger portions, and serve from the table instead of from the stove, so he can help himself to seconds (and thirds!) -- tactics that are so backwards from every dieting article I've ever read, and from all the modern advice about how to prevent obesity in children.
He has always been the smallest one in his class, and in fact, there are kids 3 and 4 years younger who are the same size, or bigger, than him. So I'm really hoping a weight gain will strengthen his bones and muscles and help him to grow.
But it's pretty weird to have to think about calories both ways!
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