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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Why do people think it is their place to make comments on other people's weight? Seriously, people have no filter.

I've been told too many times within the past month, month and a half, things like "are you feeling ok? You've really been losing a lot of weight." or "are you sick? No? Are you sure?" or "how much weight are you going to keep losing?" or "Wow, you've lost a TON of weight, no seriously, a TON!" Um, thanks. Or "come on, eat! Don't you ever eat anymore?"

This stuff mostly comes from people who I dont see very often, so while I can see from their point of view I was big and next time they see me, I'm smaller, but jeesh.

So frustrating.

Add to that, I'm only 6ish pounds away from my goal weight and seriously struggling with my eating right now. So, while some random person can make a flip comment thinking I'm sick, I struggle to keep going. Its all very disheartening. If I get to my goal weight, will people think I'm on my deathbed? (Sidenote: both my goal weight and my current weight fall very much within a healthy BMI)

Thanks for listening. Er, reading.

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NELLIEC 11/24/2013 5:26PM

    I suspect it is more from concern since possibly they knew someone who suddenly lost weight and then died. However, if you reassure them that the weight you have lost is on purpose, then they will feel relieved. For the ones that don't feel relieved and want to bug you to eat more, they most likely don't like the idea that some people can lose excess weight and perhaps feel guilty about their own weight.

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COOP9002 11/24/2013 3:28PM

    Sorry for the misunderstandings that your facing. Congrats on being at a healthy BMI.

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LOVELESMILLS 11/24/2013 3:19PM

  Freezing rain here!

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Great Combination and a Solution

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

So, I was sitting here thinking I have to eat something light for dinner because I kind of went heavy on the calories earlier today. Solution: an egg, two egg whites and three tablespoons of salsa. All for less than 150 calories and only 5 grams of fat. And I still have a smidgen of wiggle room if I want a snack later.

Solves the immediate issue of needing something light for dinner but also gives me a de.lic.ious option for breakfast. I'm loving this salsa I bought and I just told my husband I need to find something to eat it with other than chips. So, yeah!

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BRADMILL2922 10/28/2013 12:33AM

    That sounds really good! May have to give that a shot myself!

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JOURNEY1986 10/27/2013 4:27PM

    I love salsa on top of a hamburger patty! When I want to go low carb and not eat a bun, I eat the hamburger patty and top it with salsa eat it with a fork. So yummy!

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NELLIEC 10/23/2013 3:57PM

    I used to have salsa with my eggs until they quit making the extra mild. The regular mild is too spicy for me, so now I use Italian style diced tomatoes instead.

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AVANELL 10/23/2013 8:13AM

    It's also good on baked potatoes in place of butter or margarine! emoticon emoticon

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My Downfall is in the House

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ok, confession time. I read so often about people who struggle with having certain snacks (ie chips, chocolate, etc) in their house. For many, it's better to just not have it at all than to keep staring at a package and having it torture you. I never felt that attracted to a food. Don't get me wrong, I eat things I shouldn't but a bag of chips can go stale in my house. I have three Hershey's bars in the fridge from the summer when we did s'mores that I have no idea what to do with. I could only sympathize with this struggle. UNTIL TODAY.

We found out that a bakery somewhat nearby is a branch of the local bakery we had close by growing up. They make these cookies. Oh these cookies! They are probably as long as your middle finger and twice as wide. Dipped one end in different colored white chocolate with sprinkles. As a kid, I loved these. As an adult, I found out I STILL love these. (Side note: my mom is in town and we went to this bakery together. She bought what seemed like one of everything.) I must have eaten 10 or more of these cookies. I have no idea even how to track it. It was crazy. I allowed myself two of them. Then, I justified eating another one. Then I think I had two more. After dinner, I felt like the Cookie Monster. Nom nom nom nom........

On the plus side, I feel sick from all that sugar. I don't even want to look at the rest of them. Another plus, the cinnamon rolls, cinnamon bread and coffee cakes don't interest me. I think I got it out of my system. Tomorrow is a new day.

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JOURNEY1986 10/17/2013 9:40PM

    I would trade my right arm for a chocolate chip cookie after reading your blog. Ok, maybe my left arm since I'm a righty. Man - those sound good! Or maybe a cinnamon bun. I love cinnamon buns!!!! Fresh made cinnamon buns, heated up in the microwave - sinfully delicious!

Ok, I'm going to stop being a partner in crime and be supportive now, hehehe. Good for you for recognizing that it's a challenging food for you to walk away from! I know some bakeries make you buy things in packages - are you able to purchase just 1 cookie? I'm a fan of things in moderation - it's a lifestyle change not a "diet." One cookie every now and again isn't awful - if you can buy just 1 cookie at a time you won't have to worry about eating too many. Or maybe there is a healthy recipe that can be used for a homemade variation?

My body gets the same way with me when I eat too much of something not so great for me - I love that our bodies do that! Mine didn't use to, so I take it as a good and healthy sign that our bodies can recognize what's not good for us now.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/15/2013 11:26PM

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AVANELL 10/15/2013 11:17PM

    Don't look back.....keep going forward! emoticon

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ALISONCHRISTIAN 10/15/2013 11:05PM

    I guess we all have something that we have difficulty resisting. My danger foods are salt and vinegar chips, chocolate and gummy candy. I just can't have them in the house or I WILL eat them....all at once. Now you know where you are tempted and you can decide when to eat them and when to leave them in the bakery.


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JENNIFIER615 10/15/2013 11:00PM

    I am this way with Lemon Filled anything (donuts, pie, bars) I love that oozy gooey lemon gel filling. It haunts and taunts me......I am fine with any sweet I can watch my kids eat pizza, chips, etc but somebody brings a box of donuts to work and there is a lemon one in there and IT IS ON.....let the torture begin!!

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PJ2222 10/15/2013 10:57PM

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MADEIT3 10/15/2013 10:55PM

    Tomorrow is indeed a new day. Now you know what to stay away from!!

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A *small* Rant

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

So, there are these family members that we see fairly often in a week. We get together for dinner, or they come to our house. Sometimes we visit just because. You get the idea.

I get so very bothered when comments are made about what I choose to eat or not eat.

So, tonight we went out to eat. I looked up the menu online before we went so I knew what I was going to get. Buffalo chicken wrap (no cheese, no onions, ranch on the side). The chicken was a fritter type but I knew all day I was going to have that and I planned for it. I had no problems about what I ate. (Well, except for the fries, I planned to not have any but I had a handful but whatever I'm not going to get hung up on that). After we ate, I made a random comment about how full I was. This started a conversation about how if that made me full, then I'm probably just used to not eating enough in general...blah blah blah.

Thing is it's not the first time these people have talked about this to me. What they don't get is that since being on SparkPeople, I've learned so much about what healthy portions are. I can eyeball something fairly well when trying to figure what a serving is. If I'm not sure I usually just skip it or just have very little. I'm happy having food on my plate and not going back for a second or third helping.

They brought doughnuts over last weekend. Ugh. This does not even tempt me. Especially after what happened. When I heard they were coming over with doughnuts I said to my husband something like oh great now I have to hear about not eating them. To be polite (and I know I shouldn't have) I ate a half a glazed. I couldn't believe how awful-sweet that thing was. It gave me a headache all day.

I'm just sick of the comments. Because I am eating better and they are not. I can stop and they go back for more. They buy bakery sweets to snack on I don't buy that stuff.

Sorry, don't even know why I bothered blogging about this. I know we all run into this. Just feeling fed up at the moment.

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JOURNEY1986 10/6/2013 8:25PM

    I think it's worse this time of year - all of the homey and comfy things are coming out now that the cold is settling in, and anyone caving in to those delicious but usually unhealthy comforts want company to feel better about themselves.

I had the Aunt I live with tell me, "It's not good to starve yourself, eat something!" just because I said I had eaten a snack before coming home and wasn't hungry for dinner. I always eat - but because she knows that I'm eating healither and working out her mind immediately jumped to the fact that I must be starving myself because I didn't want dinner, rather than listening when I said that I had eaten something pretty filling about an hour prior and wasn't hungry. I also get it at work when I don't want something and get the peer pressure to eat it. I just get annoyed and firmly tell them, "I don't want it, please stop asking, unless you really want me to be miserable and choke down something I don't want just because you want me to." I'm not very polite about it anymore, depending on who it is. In my opinion, no one should have to explain themselves. No is No - whether you are saying no because you are watching what you eat, don't like the food, are allergic, or really want the food but are trying to eat healthier - no is no!!! ugh! It annoys me big time.

Have you thought about putting out a healthy snack too so you (and they) can have another option out there? I love making something that people think is bad for you and turns out it's good for you and delicious. Sometimes it's like something clicks for people - like, "ohhhh! THAT'S why you said no to the doughnuts, that other thing is delicious!" My favorites are brushetta and those Stacy's cinnamon sugar pita chips with a fruity yogurt dip. Both are super easy and delicious to make, and the brushetta goes well with wine and the chips and dip go well with coffee. Spark would also have tons of good snack recipe's that you could look into. When I do it the company doesn't get offended - if anything they seemed grateful to not have to deal with the pressure of bringing food that the person they are visiting doesn't like or want.

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DREAMSEEKER9 10/6/2013 8:10AM

    I get it, sometimes family and friends push unhealthy food onto us and don't realize that they are hurting us more than they are helping us. I don't know if it's a subconscious sabotage move on their part, or they just don't want to feel alone in their eating habits. I think your choices sounded very reasonable in dealing with the issues as they came up, and I can understand your frustration! emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/3/2013 3:00PM

    It does help to write or talk about something that bothers you. And you do have a right to be sick and tired of their comments!

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AVANELL 10/3/2013 8:33AM

    Don't listen to the naysayers; you know what is good for you and are making healthy choices to follow the plan that you have for your life. Learn to be comfortable in your own skin, with the decisions that you are making, and the things that they say to you or about you will bounce off of you like a ball off a wall. You're doing emoticon . Just walk in love towards your friends and family and they will see the difference in you very quickly! Love covers a multitude of sins!


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KLDJSURVEY 10/2/2013 10:01PM

    you are right

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Back on Track

Monday, September 30, 2013

So, after this weekend I feel like I've got my head back in the game. From a previous blog or two I talked about struggles I've been having. I think I'm finally past that. Took about a whole month to get out of this somewhat-of-a-plateau. Not trying to complain or be like "wahh, poor me" I realize some people plateau for a LONG time.

I refocused my eating efforts. I think I may have not been eating enough calories since I added the Jillian Michaels workouts to my routine. I just never thought to readjust my calories in or alternate the other workouts I do or jee, even take a day off. *hits self in forehead*

I sat down yesterday and planned the next 5 dinners, went to the store and got everything i need. I think this is a much more cost effective way to go. I always went to the store with a list, but I would always just throw more stuff in the cart thinking I could use it for something. Which, I would, eventually, but it always seemed like I'm struggling to find what's for dinner. So we will see how this week goes.

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NELLIEC 9/30/2013 3:51PM

    It sounds like a great way to get back on course!

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AVANELL 9/30/2013 7:55AM

    Glad you are back on course. Plan your work and then work your plan; that goes for meals as well. emoticon emoticon

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