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Click Moments (thanks to BURRITAELITA)

Friday, July 08, 2011

I have always described how I made many important or momentous decisions or how my mind worked, I have used the term “clicked”. I could give you many examples, but suffice it to say I have just had another “click” thanks to BURRITAELITA's post. I read her post and could not respond immediately. I knew when my mind “clicked” for ETL and how strange that event was, but I needed to think about how after I had done well to begin with, I had lost my momentum and was no longer on a roll with the weight loss. I was still eating vegan or mostly with only a few slips. But I wasn’t getting the same results and just saying that a stall or plateau was normal wasn’t good enough. Although I am not terribly over weight, I am not where a doctor, Dr. Fuhrman, or I want to be.

Finally, my little brain “clicked”. I went back in my blog to the time I began ETL and read my own notes. I was posting most days with my weight and my meals. Somehow, I got away from that habit and most surely got away from the detailed accounting for my actions. Obviously journaling works. So, I plan to begin listing my daily meals, my weight and changes and general notes of my days and life.

This is truly an amazing, caring and supportive group of people. Thank you.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SEEKINGMYPATH 7/9/2011 11:16AM

    I love those "aha" moments. Sounds like you are a person with perseverance. Your blog reminded me how important journaling is. It's not my favorite thing to do but I think it may help me on my weight loss journey. Thanks for sharing!

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LORENVER 7/9/2011 9:42AM

    This is a great blog and "click." Isn't it amazing how from our past posts we can learn more about what works for us. Blog on!


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BURRITAELITA 7/8/2011 5:40PM

    I'm glad that you came to the realization through reviewing your own blogs! Isn't that amazing? I hope this works for you.

I can also tell that you are a highly motivated person regarding your health. Good for you! emoticon

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    Journaling does work. I hope it does the trick for you.

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Lost Time Being Off Track

Friday, July 08, 2011

I have been so scattered and rattled lately. My weight jumped up a couple of pounds and I am having to RE-LOSE those which is frustrating. I was away from home yesterday and ate off plan. By the time I returned back home last night, I was back on track and my evening meal was ETL perfect. I have lost one of those two pounds, but still have one to go. One whole week of "scale" progress lost. So, I have a hard week ahead of me to get in as much exercise and stay on target with my meals as possible to make up for lost time.

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    I know the feeling. Easy to gain, hard to lose.

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ERINCD 7/8/2011 10:48AM

    We all experience set-backs. The key is to just get back on track and keep going - which it sounds like you're doing.

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Interesting Observation

Friday, July 01, 2011

My normal meals run something like this.

Breakfast: fruit, or Brussels sprouts and fruit, or oats with flax and fruit
Lunch: big salad with beans
Snack: fruit or celery & hummus
Dinner: cooked greens with onions, mushrooms, garlic, salad, vegetable

That makes my heaviest and highest sugar meals breakfast and lunch. My dinner lately has been lighter and that has been working for me. Yesterday, I had fruit for breakfast, a salad without beans for lunch and then my beans with the cooked greens, salad and another vegetable for dinner. Point being that my heavy meal was dinner last night. And my weight jumped up .4 this morning. My body did not have time to digest and process that heavy meal by the time I stepped on the scale this morning. Moral of this story is that my heavier and higher sugar meals need to be morning and noon and give my body time to “go lighter”. Does that make any sense?

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    I always say that each person has to make their own plan and if it works for you then do it. I might add that plus or minus 4 pounds is normal weight fluctuation as fluid moves in and out of cells so I would not worry too much about your gain. You are doing great!

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ERPARA 7/1/2011 10:55AM

    Makes sense to me! I'm starting to see the value in big breakfasts :)

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Wednesday’s Musings

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I bought a cantaloupe at the farmers’ market yesterday and cut it this morning for breakfast. It was huge, larger than I expected or wanted as my husband is not much of a fruit eater, but it was so sweet. I will be having lots of melon for the next few days.

I had begun to get discouraged from lack of losing recently until I was being a bit sloppy with my food. The weekly Church luncheon, lunch out with my hiking group ladies, a handful of nuts here and there, more starchy foods and too much wine all combined to make the scale just bobble up and down a few ounces. I cleaned up my diet and now the scale is moving in the right direction.

Now, I need to go do something productive.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    I love cantaloupe and had some today.

Good for you for cleaning up your diet. I need to do the same.

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Deconstructed Smoothie

Friday, June 24, 2011

Deconstructed Smoothie

I thought I had a good idea. I was mistaken. This morning, instead of a green smoothie, I thought I would create a deconstructed smoothie. I put a bed of kale in the bottom of a bowl. Pureed one half of a frozen banana, half a cup of raspberries and a tablespoon of flax and poured that over the kale. It turned out to be just a kale salad with a sweet dressing and I don’t like sweet. Bad idea for me, but for any of you who love sweets and don’t like the greens, try it. Or if you love sweet salad dressings, try that and thin out the topping to suit your taste.

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F.SILVI 6/25/2011 12:01AM

    looks good!

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    It sounds good to me except for a little too much dressing. LOL.

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