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Back from first vacation and getting ready for next one

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Enjoyed keeping up with Insanity and time with my extended family. Of course there were some disagreements between the siblings but all in all the kids (cousins) really had a great time and that made the vacation. My parents have 19 grand kids and apart from the oldest one all the others were there.

Went kayaking and walking and made grape juice as well.

My food was way off track and it's just something I need to focus on in the future. However, I did not binge although I was close several times hence the eating the wrong foods. My tummy is still upset from the unhealthy foods eaten and the trick is to get back on track quickly.

Next week I plan to have a treat a day and not to feel guilty about the one treat and turn it into a binge.

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Weekend without a binge

Saturday, August 11, 2012

First weekend in a long time without a binge. Yey me. Did overeat but instead of having 6 muffins had 2 at a time...

Enjoyed my food this weekend. I do need to learn portion control but baby steps. First got to control the binging and bad relationship with food.

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JIBBIE49 8/12/2012 10:46AM


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JIBBIE49 8/12/2012 10:46AM


Go to ROGER GOULD M.D. and check out his site. We have a Team here for Shrink Yourself.

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LILAC_LANE 8/12/2012 7:42AM

    Way to go!! Weekends can be so hard. You can be VERY proud of yourself.
I struggle more on the weekends when everyone is home.
More people = more stress.
You are so right about baby steps. Remember that baby steps add up!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
(LBF team)

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KAYTEETOO 8/12/2012 4:23AM

    emoticon good for you!

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Weekend looming ahead

Friday, August 10, 2012

I have a problem with the weekends.

A bit of background. We are a traditional Jewish family and we observe our Sabbath. We eat 2 huge meals Friday night and Saturday morning. Before synagogue we have cakes/cookies etc. After the synagogue in the morning we come home and eat cakes and ice cream and later on have a healthy but heavy lunch with dessert and wine/liqueur. We then eat supper around 6 and sleep for at least 2 hours in between.

Typical supper: Challa, Chicken soup (my kids would throw me out if I didn't make it) real chicken, veg, water no additives.
Chicken, veg of some sort, rice or potatoes
dessert: involves coconut cream, or vegan cookies/cakes (we don't eat meat and dairy at the same meal).
I don't have the rice/potatoes and double up on the veg.

Breakfast: cakes/cookies/yogurt and berries

Kiddush: (Blessing on wine and the Sabbath.) Liqueur, ice cream, fruit, ice coffee and chocolate

Lunch: Challa (I try to stick to 1 slice) salads (tcp, lettuce, avocado, quinoa etc), chicken, wild rice/couscous

Supper: tuna, cheeses, yogurt, salad smoked salmon and challa/rice crackers.

My attitude at the weekend is always WTH. I already had one cookie might as well have 10. I know it's wrong and believe me I am working on that attitude.

This weekend I have decided to treat myself at each of my meals ( a fruit for dessert at supper such as my kids favorite apple sauce, doesn't mean chocolate and halva to follow) with a planned treat and lose the attitude.

Part of my issue is that the weekend is a stressful time together with the family. How many times have you been with teens that aren't allowed to go anywhere near electrical/batteried gadgets for 24 hours? My hubby is good and entertains the 13 year old. I like to read (a real book as can't touch gadgets) and eat...

I am making home made ice cream and prob. oat choc chip cookies (my kids favorite) so will have a small cup of ice cream and a few cookies. Apple sauce tonight and fruit salad tomorrow. Now I am actually looking forward to the weekend.

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SERIOUSLIM 8/10/2012 1:28AM

    Sounds like thinking about and planning the week-end is helping you already, good for you.

Your usual Shabbat menu looks like what my childhood Rabbi was refering to when he was saying that the true miracle of Shabbat was that we survived so much food.It is a lot of carbs, and a lot for you to prepare.

In any case, Shabbat Shalom, and food shalom ;-)


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Lose the negative voice

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

For 45 years I have made sure I compliment other people and look for the good in them. Yes I do get mad and rant and rave about someones misdeed but I always look for the good.
For the same 45 years I have always looked at the bad in me. I can never stick to my plans. I'm guilty that my kids are ADHD because I overworked. I'm guilty because I was too busy trying to have another child to notice the ones I had needed me. I don't devote enough time to my hubby and my hobbies etc.

Here's a good one what's the point of losing weight it only finds me with a few more of its friends within the year. Or another good one is great so I lost weight, have nothing to wear and no money for a new wardrobe and I still don't fit into the tight sports clothes.

The negative voice comes along with the child in me saying. It's not fair:
Why am I the only one that can't eat 5 desserts and not pack an once?
Why can't I have any more kids?
Why can't I have more money. I work so hard etc...

My wake up call came last year when I lost my job. I told my hubby that I was going to not jump right back in where I was. I was fortunate enough to find a freelance project for 3 months that has been extended to a year. It included 4 days work, flexi time and I went from working 50 hours a week (at least) to 35. What a difference it made to my life.

Of course this followed two weeks of unemployment and depression and negative, negative thoughts.

I have a Mum who is not that old (70) and now I get to see her and spend time with her once a week. I get to sort out my fruit and veg from the CSA box and make batches of granola, roasted pumpkin (or other veg). Bag and box my veggies so my teens can make themselves healthy salads (before they finish off the peanut butter chips/chocolate chips). This has given time for me.

I am trying to focus on one day at a time. If I do eat 5 desserts (yes I did last Friday), I forgive myself. I said at work that I'm at my fattest and fittest ever. Now I know that there are a lot of temptations and why them not me thoughts keep popping up but how does that help us towards our goals?

So be like me tell that negative voice you don't want to know. Or as my kids say when I tell them to do something "Whatever"...

Have a fit day.

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JUDI_CUTIE 8/9/2012 11:12AM

    I really like what you wrote. There is a lesson in here for all of us!

Good luck with this approach. I am glad you got this opportunity to make big changes!

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ALIHIKES 8/8/2012 11:31AM

    I also am struggling to be more positive toward myself as well as others. It is so easy to be hypercritical to every fault or misstep. We all make mistakes and just need to move on and keep improving. Thanks for sharing your blog!

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BROADBRUSH 8/8/2012 7:23AM

    well you have had TWISTED SISTER on your shoulder front and center as we all have. i have commented on 'ms. nasty alter ego' several times at my blogs. she is the embodiment of self doubt, fear, and just plain base negativity.
you need to learn how to manage her because she will never be completely erased.
she was born of our upbringing, our core beliefs (which can be changed ), our education and how all of this impacted our view of our world.
it is a complicated culmination of BEING HUMAN.
don't beat yourself up, answer all of her comments/torments with positive ACTION. one change a day will help keep her in abeyance.
good luck - let us know how we can help - we are here BB

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KAYTEETOO 8/8/2012 4:08AM

    It's true, we are always our own worst critics, even when we would never dream of being so negative to someone else!

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Focus on what you can eat

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Confession, I love fruit and veg. Never liked processed foods. I don't eat them because I'm hungry but just for self punishment...even if most times it happens as part of mindless eating.

Today for lunch I had roasted pumpkin in my salad. (including skin). I roasted it by cutting in half and putting cinnamon sticks in each half. Turned it over added water to my pan and put in oven at 175c for 40 minutes. Till it was soft to the touch. It's so yummy.

My salad was broccoli sprouts, cucumber, 3 oz from a can of tuna, pumpkin + skin, and grapes. It was so yummy. My co-workers who ordered in can't figure out why I haven't lost weight yet...since I'm always eating healthy food.

I intend to continue eating healthy.

Going to cinema with kids tonight. I plan to eat a salad and drink water and herbal tea and not my usual ice latte...

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LOSER05 7/31/2012 10:36AM

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AJB121299 7/31/2012 7:30AM

    good job

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