Monday, November 09, 2009
I have just read a couple of food trackers, I perk up, when I hear, I am not losing, or I have gained. If I have access to their trackers, to search out the possible problem. I do.
And I have to say, I believe it's SODIUM. Most weight gains for no reason, when we know we are following the plan, is water gain. Ok well, what is water gain? It means we are carrying a bit more water than needed, especially around weigh in time. And I know the main reason for water gain is excessive salt. Don't get me wrong, we do need salt, a little, not a lot. We all have nutritional guides that tells us when it becomes excessive. I follow mine diligently, I believe in 7 months, I have gone over the guide 2 times. One was Chinese food. I opt not to have that anymore, while I am on plan. I love Chinese food. But in moderation like once every other year! lol I know they don't use MSG anymore, but they do salt their food extremely for flavor. And I know to be careful with Turkey, it too has more salt than necessary. So never have more than needed of the good ol fowl, on the upcoming Turkey day.
But, anyway, whenever I see the red flag, "I have gained, or Chinese food". I am on it. Super Sleuth of the old salt granule, I am.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I am on my 6th day renewal, with my eating clean, since my 3 day fiasco. I feel good, that I could go back to it. That wouldn't have happened with any other plan I have tried to follow, most all those failed. I just feel more confident, in the fact, I can pick up and move on with this. Thank goodness for Sparkpeople.
I did walk 2 miles yesterday with a friend, wish I could do it everyday, but she and the path we chose is not available everyday (It's 5 miles to her house) It's pretty cool though, it's made just for people to walk on. It didn't take us very long to walk it, because we kept each other company by talking. Other than that, it would have been an Ipod.
I want to thank all of my spark friends, for taking the time to encourage. It really helped and I was able to resume my clean eating, I guess it's those danged Holidays, I best be prepared for! lol I think I will be fine here on out. I think my greatest fear, is after goal, I have to do the maintenance, I have a feeling that will be way harder, than losing the weight.
Monday, November 02, 2009
I didn't think I would be saying this. But I am not as tough as I thought I could be. I was almost sure of making it through the holidays, and not miss a beat. But I did not do so good this past Holiday. I strayed away from my plan for a good 3 days, and I am heartbroken.
I wanted to show I could endure, I would survive. I was so wrong.
As you all know, I have been fighting cravings, and have been going through some financial stress, these past few months.
Well everything is good, the finances came through, the cravings I fought. So, what happened? Why did I succumb to faltering and not following my plan for 3 days? Was it the letdown? Maybe the tailspin? I am not sure. It's funny, how everything started working out, but I was suddenly vulnerable, for attack. Why??
Well, I am back on plan. But feel very low, because, I was supposed to be perfect, not sub-ject to those cravings, and falling away from my journey. But I have to tell myself I am not perfect, but I also tell myself, this is just a small cog in the wheel, crook in the road. And to
pick myself back up, and continue the journey. I have 16 days to get it back on track, before
I weigh in, I have 16 days to lose maybe 1 lb. I don't look to lose any, maybe gain. Because when you are on a clean eating path, and you stray away from it, a little bit of time, it shows. Because it throws your body into, Whatttttt...... happened??? This isn't the food we need??
It's almost like it has a mind of its own. So you don't want to mess with it, its like a well oiled machine, doing without the oil, for a couple of days. I am not kidding here. All the signs of eating unclean, is there.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I recently had a conversation with my oldest son. He had told me, if I come up to Spokane for the Holidays, I can go to the ski lodge with them, and watch them ski. I told him, Watch?? I plan to put on a pair myself. He was floored, I have not gone skiing, for years. So imagine his surprise, to my reaction. I told him I lost enough weight, to feel very confident, in taking on the slopes! Good luck to you all with this winter, I think it is going to be a whole lot different for those of us, that want to make it so.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I just made some homemade soup in the crockpot, my own ingredients, and no added salt. And whole wheat pasta, that I added to my individual serving. And oh my goodness, I had a huge amount to eat, by the ingredients I measured out for lunch. I had 8 oz of chicken, 1 cup each of cauliflower, and broccoli, and 1 serving of whole wheat pasta, no yolks. And some broth off the cooked chicken, and veges. And I couldn't find a bowl big enough to accomodate, so had to divide it up to two servings, This was huge, I tell ya HUGE!! But oh so good, so have to know, I cannot eat that much, even tho I thought I could. lol. So future need to cut back on servings. Not that long ago, I could eat this all day long. But not today, I guess
I don't need to eat as much as I think, a serving is. But it was delish. Gotta love homemade (know your ingredients) soup!! And of course I added garlic, and all the herbs. YUMMO!! lol. I ate half, the other half is dinnertime. And I still have 150 cal left for the day. Wow.
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