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Winter woes and donuts

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My husband seems to think it's funny to bring home donuts when he knows I rarely eat them EXCEPT in winter! DARN. I've blown my diet, but I'm just going to pick myself up and dust myself off. I'm totally done beating myself up.

I think I spend too much time trying to "improve" myself rather than accept myself. I'm just going to repeat what Louise Hay says (You can heal your life).

I'm going to look in the mirror and repeat the words she recommends. "I am at peace with my own feelings. I am safe where I am. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself."

That shall be my mantra.

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CLARINETGAL 12/16/2008 7:44PM

    I feel your pain!

I have a weakness for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I readily admit they are so sweet, but one flavor is soo good. I also have a weakness for chocolate which has been attacking me this week. I just need to come to the realization that this is a two step forward and one step back process. It doesn't matter if I take one step back once in a while as long as I keep taking the two steps forward.

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Eating in the moment

Friday, December 05, 2008

This is my fourth day here. So far so good, I've managed to drink my waters and stay within the calorie range, give or take a few hundred calories.
My daughter had just finished reading A New Earth and she said something that has worked for me in the past few days.
I normally gulp my food down it tastes so good to me that I over eat. So instead I did what she suggested. I ate in the moment. I had a subway turkey sandwich the other day and decided to savor every bite in the moment. I was able to EAT LESS than usual using this method. I also did it with two cookies (I usually get more than two trust me) and by savoring each bite and staying in the moment, I was able to keep from binging.
Has anyone else tried this method? I agree you can't do it ALL the time, but I'm just curious how this might work for some of you :)

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KARBIE18 12/5/2008 9:08PM

    I always make an effort to eat mindfully. It all depends on my state of mind before I begin eating. If I am scattered and stressed, I'm not as successful. But more and more often, I take my time and try to really enjoy what I'm eating. It's MUCH more satisfying that way. Keep up the good work, welcome!


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weighing in

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I'd always heard that you should weigh in once a week. but I've decided to do it everyday because it will keep me accountable everyday. So far I'm sure I've lost a bunch of water weight, I managed to drink 8 glasses of water two days in a row and stay within my 1550 max calorie limit.
i think eating the cream of wheat helps. It has kept me from being too hungry until lunch time.
I may get another turkey sandwich at subway, not sure yet. we'll see. emoticon


made my first day

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I made it on my first day of my diet. I didn't binge or anything, but it was hard.

at least I made it AND drank my water. My question now I suppose is when to I have to weigh in? should I do it every day? or once a week?


about my book

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

For those of you who noticed my book. The title is Gypsy Wisdom- a simple guide to card readings, spells and potions." It's all about my experiences with my grandmother who was the village psychic and tarot reader in a small hamlet in southern Spain.
It is NOT a best seller, but does okay in the UK, and Australia emoticon So it's way cool.

But I'm not here to sell books. I really need to lose the weight, my cholesterol is sky high, my joints in my feet hurt and my stomach is a Dun-lap (it now sits on my lap as I type this). AFter the wonderful journalist and political commentator Tim Russert died this summer, I started getting scared. I really need to do something about this weight, and hoping I will finally find the support and motivation here.

love to all. Cristina