Saturday, August 18, 2012
Peanut butter on five-grain bread. Apple. Carrots.
Cottage cheese and nutritional yeast with ww crackers. Green beans. Peaches.
Eggs and oats. Made with sauteed chopped onion. Raspberries.
Tomato soup and hard cheese. Crackers or toast. Banana.
Chicken, marinara sauce, ww pasta. Broccoli. Salad.
Grass-fed beef, onion, and green pepper. Tomato sauce. Roasted potatoes. Apples with cinnamon.
Hummus and cheese or cottage cheese in pita bread. Artichokes. Nectarines.
Tuna, potato salad, carrots. Orange.
I'm here and working. Looking for non-food sources of joy. Steve was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, spread to the liver, on May 19, 2012.
Keeping it real. Those sources of joy are there.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
One year ago today I found SparkPeople. Thanks to inspiration from my brother, my sister, and my brother-in-law, I searched for an easy app on our smart phone. SparkPeople's was it.
First I thought, I'll just track what I'm doing, and see. I won't necessarily make any changes.
After one day tracking I could see that I was eating way too much fat, sodium, calories. I learned so much from weighing and measuring. I learned I had no idea what a serving size was.
And I learned to look for food that I liked, not that I was "supposed" to eat, because it was healthy. Sure, I eat spinach and flaxseed now, but I do because I like them. Because I feel so much better throughout the day when I have food that gives me real nutrition.
I learned to look at my feelings, instead of stuff them. That wasn't pleasant. But it has been very rewarding.
I learned as I got thinner and more athletic, that it is good to just be me. I can be the very best Me there is. I don't have to be someone else who is thinner, more athletic. Someone in a magazine, or a stranger on the street.
I learned that I do notice other people's weight. I can't help it. But mostly now, I think, "maybe they are with SparkPeople too..."
I haven't posted blogs in a long time, but I am on the site every day, learning and tracking.
I've lost 32 pounds from a year ago and I'm 3 pounds away from goal. The last time I was this weight was in 1985. And I have never been fitter, even when I ran track in high school.
My two most challenging situations are traveling away from home, and eating with a group of friends. I still have much to learn, and much to practice.
Thank you, SparkPeople, for this site, and for the energy and enthusiasm you bring to the world. You are truly changing our lives for the better.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Visiting in Texas. Not always easy to choose the place. H
As a guest, did the best I could, and tracked everything.
I used the resources of SparkPeople to search for nutrient-rich foods.
A challenge in our marketing country!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Excellent talapia, great wild rice, delicious summer squash and carrots. All things I could fit into the day's allowance.
About halfway through the large portions, I got the message, I could stop. I had eaten enough. It was a good feeling.
I stopped, and was able to take home the rest of that good food, to eat later tomorrow, or later.
Thanks, SparkPeople, for making this possible.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
I knew it would be challenging. But I didn't have the sense to look up some of the foods I'd be tempted with. I found falafel in pita, with lettuce. and I found water. and coffee. More water at that point would have been better, instead I ordered
deep fried cheese curds. 759 calories in one serving.
I ate 2/3 of the order at 2:30 pm and I didn't eat more after that.
no supper even. I walked a lot at the fair, and took another 25 min walk in the evening. It was easy to get in my 8 glasses of water! I didn't feel hunger til after 9 pm, and that was only fleeting.
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