Friday, June 13, 2014
Having a daughter who has anorexia, I am hypersensitive when faced with a new nutritional concept. I tend to research and consult the experts before trying anything new. Here is one I will pass along......
As I am an emotional binge-eater, I am very attached to my after-dinner stress eating routine. I have tried many things to change this behavior with no success. A recent piece of advice from an eating disorder expert seems to be making a difference. Don't change when you eat, change what you eat. Apparently, studies have shown that if you eat protein (nuts, cheese etc) during those emotional eating times, it cuts into the cycle of binge eating and significantly eliminates the cravings that keep you eating. I have replaced the chips etc with salted cashews. I have noticed that, more often than not, I feel satisfied enough to not continue eating after 1-2 oz of nuts. If I am still craving a sweet thing after that, I have tried a protein bar (The Zone bars do the trick for me )
I would be interested to know if this has worked for anyone else..........
Friday, June 06, 2014
Endorphins are a beautiful thing! These are the little critters that start pumping through your blood vessels every time you exercise vigorously. I like to call them "brain candy". They lift your mood and give you a sense of well-being. Having suffered from anxiety and depression for years, I have started to pay more attention to how much better I feel after even just 20 minutes of aerobic exercise. My whole day seems to go better.
However, being human, I make excuses as to why I don't have the time to exercise. Actually, I can always find at least 20 minutes in my day for exercise. I can walk out my door or find a low impact aerobics video on YouTube. My new motto? Exercise done for any amount of time regularly blesses your body
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It just occurred to me this morning, that my food tracking was a little "off". In other words, I was not being completely honest with myself about all those additional bites and extra helpings that were sneaking into my mouth. I have been estimating my portions, mostly because eating disorders run in my family (or rather gallop!) and I am trying to avoid the traps that presents. So, I have gone back a few days and reentered some items and....WOW! No wonder it seems that my scale is stuck on one number.
Time for adjustment to my honesty. It is rather sad that I am lying to myself. We can be our own worst enemy at times....
Monday, May 12, 2014
Hi all! Back to SparkPeople after a year long hiatus. I have been through this cycle before; making a new start, eventually being faced with some crisis in my life and then giving up on trying to have a healthy lifestyle, starting again...etc.
What will be different this time? My perfectionism. It has always been there...standing in my way, judging me, discouraging me.
The truth? Life is not perfect, I am not perfect, but my Father in heaven is perfect and He is all about second (and third, fourth....) chances. It is time that I stop being harder on myself than God is. Hence, a new day, a new challenge and a new, imperfect me...one day at a time
Monday, July 29, 2013
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Where is my cell phone?
On the dining table
At work :)
Long, red naturally (in need of a touchup), thick, wavy
Sadly, gone for the past 12 years.
Going strong at 88!
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night?
Not sure, but strange.
Iced tea with lots of lemon
What room are you in?
Sewing, reading, jewelry-mking....too many to list!
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
In a teeny, tiny house with a beautiful garden
Where were you last night?
Reading before bed
Something that you aren't?
Blueberry with cinnamon streusel on top.
Wish list item?
My daughter to be healed of her anorexia
Last thing you did?
Updated My Trackers
What are you wearing?
White cotton shorts and a blue cotton top
Pandora, a SH Tabby cat who is afraid of everything and Alba, a SH pure white kitty with blue eyes who is stone deaf.
Miss them back in NY, but making new ones in Ohio :)
Lots of people
Lots and lots of water!
A VW wagon named Walter
Something you're not wearing?
Your favorite store?
Your favorite color?
When is the last time you cried?
Five people who email me regularly?
Favorite place to eat?
Any place with my HH.
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
In Freeville, NY
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