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Overcoming discouragement and sadness and forgiving myself

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

October was a sad time for me. I lost my seventeen and a half year old bichon. I also found out that I need a surgical revision of my total knee. Of course there were and still are tears over my dog Hoovie. I miss him so much, and I am not happy that I am having this surgery. I will not be able to lose weight or even exercise for quite a while. I do know that this is life and there are going to be better days ahead. I think this kind of attitude can spill into my everyday life. I used to think that weight loss was all or none. I constantly beat myself up over my weight, and if I went off my " diet" it was over. I know now that the best way to lose weight is to love myself, then forgive myself, for how my body looks and what I have done to it and my knee by my weight gain. I now treat weight loss as a lifestyle, not as a diet. Sometimes I allow myself to have a treat. If I slip up, I don't blame myself and I get back to eating healthy. So far I have been able to lose thirty pounds and my weight is now below 200. I had created a mental roadblock that I would never get below 200 pounds again. Funny how those mental roadblocks can be broken down by being positive, forgiving, and telling yourself "I can," then doing it.

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MEADSBAY 11/2/2010 4:12PM

    I am so sorry about your losing Hoovie, Kris, and the bad news about your knee. You are so right- this is life- all ups and downs.
LOVE your positive but realistic and loving thoughts, my friend!


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Watching my parents eat and Centurions diet habits

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have been visiting my parents for the last six days near Hilton Head, SC. Watching how they handle food has been an eye opener for me. If they want to have a glass of wine they will take some nuts and crackers and put them in a small ramekin. I have always had the packages out and just kept eating them until it was all gone. I am going to start putting a portion in a ramekin and when I have finished it, just stop. The second thing they do is they only eat until satiated. I have always ate past the point of feeling satiated and felt stuffed. I now realize that I don't have to go back for seconds. Also if I have a big meal midday, I don't need a big meal for dinner. We went to a low country boil. For dinner we had fruit, vegetable and yogurt. I am going apply these at home. I have been reading the blue zone. It is about the common characteristics of centurions. They eat little to no meat and lots of legumes and rice. When you eat less meat but more legumes and rice the weight is supposed to melt off. I am going to add more beans and legumes to my diet.