Thursday, January 19, 2012
I saw the television host Rachael Ray interview Jennifer Hudson, the recording artist and Oscar winner who has lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers and wears size 6.
I sat up on the edge of my seat when I heard Rachael ask her, "How do you feel when you see pictures of yourself way back then? When you watch clips from American Idol [when she was quite heavy] what kind of emotions do you have?"
Whew! Nothing like getting real on national TV!
Listen to this 30-year-old woman's answer:
"I love watching those old videos; I always loved who I was back then. I love how I am now this way, too. That was me then; this is me now. I'm different, I've changed, but I love myself both ways."
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
On a church sign:
DON'T GIVE UP!
MOSES WAS ONCE A BASKET CASE!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I have been tracking all my food, good and bad, for two months now. I almost always look at the totals and the "how am I doing in different categories" reports, but tonight I looked at the GRAPHS. Cool! So revealing!
I knew I was staying pretty well in calorie range, and that repeatedly I had too much color in the FATS section of the pie chart. But when I looked at the trend on my graphs ----WOWZIE! THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING WRONG, CLEAR AS DAY!!
There's my protein, okay, that's good, right where it should be, even toward the top of the range, where I like it. There's my carbs, good, pretty steady, right in range, toward the lower end where I like it. But the little dancey line for FATS is OUT OF the shaded space where it's supposed to stay, CONSISTENTLY too high. And there's my poor little fiber numbers, sagging down below its prescribed band, completely out of its colored space that shows acceptable range.
OKAY, I GET IT NOW!! ["Do I have to draw you a picture?" Apparently, YES! HA!]
I am not eating enough fiber. Every day. And I am eating foods too high in fat. Every day. It's a pattern. Looking at my numbers day after day, and looking at my pie charts even . . . I didn't see it. But the GRAPHS . . . Ahhhhh. Lovely. Can't miss the message. I love Spark graphs!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Strategies to try ----because I'm a lot hungrier lately.
Increase my percentage of protein.
Eat more beans.
Drink greater percentage of water in earlier part of day (I've had 12 cups consistently for 7 weeks, only missing goal on 2 separate days)
I'd like more suggestions!
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Your playing small does not serve the world . . . as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson, quoted on Flutter-By)L( blog 4/12/2010
Do not worry about what others are doing,... do what you need to do for yourself. Then others will admire you for:
1. knowing what you want.
2. having the strength to do what is right for you.
-from Nancy- blog 5/4/10
All binging is pre-meditated. It's a knee-jerk reaction to the fear that you can't handle the emotions surfacing. Been there, done that thousands of times.
- from KatMomma3 4/27/10 comment on Missy7Kids 4/26/10 blog
Typically, I've always shied away from being critiqued. What I wanted was validation; not to be systematically picked apart. Growth is showing!! . . . Examining yourself for the purpose of improvement is easy when you are seeking excellence. This is all so new to me! I'm redefining my sense of failure. It's not failure, to face where you are missing it. We need that revelation in order to get better. That and the resolve to practice consistently until everything lines up. - from JoyAtLast blog 4/2/10
Far too often we wait until we feel ready to pursue something but in truth you may not ever "feel" ready. Sometimes you've got to pursue your dream in the midst of your fears. Or as I like to say, "Do it, even if you have to do it scared".
- from PALOMARES05 blog 5/12/10
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
- Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - by Ambrose Redmoon, from 1HappySpirit signature
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
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