Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I beg you to look at the farce our government has made over many, many years of the military medical system. Unless the military person is an officer they get very short changed in that system.
Why do we need a Wounded Warrier program when those folks should be receiving the best medical and mental professional care and services that this country has?
Now, project that into what they are trying to do to the entire country.
Fifteen hundred pages and still growing. Well, they passed it and they (nor we) know what's in it.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Since I started my body/mind transition in February of 2009 I have eaten less than six eggs, except when in food I have no control over making (not often), and I have had probably consumed less than a 1/4 pound of butter.
These were my choices because I had very high cholesterol and believed I needed to attack that problem head on and without compromise. I still avoid eggs, butter, and other saturated fats to this day. (My cholesterol has gotten down to the bottom of the high range with most of the number being from the HDL.)
Besides the cholesterol/sat fat avoidance I pretty much eat what I want as long as I eat balanced and within the ranges of all my nutritional elements. This has allowed me to be able to really learn how to have a healthy relationship with food, one that I believe will last forever. No more gaining and losing the same FIFTY pounds.
So, today I am making a concession to all this. I am turning 62 on October 9th and I want to have something special. Something from my old life.
I decided I was going to make a carrot cake with all real ingredients.
I pulled a carrot from my garden that weighed 15 ounces!!!!! I tasted it and it was still sweet. I used unprocessed sugar and real eggs along with all the other ingredients.
Monday I will make the frosting from low fat cream cheese but with real butter.
This my friends is my birthday cake. It won't throw me over the edge and back to be a FatCat because I know how to remain a NotFatCat. And, of course, I will be handing out slices to everyone I know so that I don't eat more than a couple.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Today I left about seven teams, four of which I was the leader or co-leader.
I think that some SP join teams just to join teams and don't really want to interact with these teams.
While I don't just join teams to join, I am guilty of not interacting with some of my teams. So, I cut them loose. No need to hold on.
Just like my weight and bad eating/exercising habits. I cut those loose and didn't hold on.
Sometimes self analyzing and change is a good thing.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My relationship with food, weight, and the emotional connection between them is something that has taken up my entire life. Until now!
I have been able to reach through all this static to get to a point where I believe I have it pretty much under control. I've lost the weight I needed to lose. I feel good about my body (well, most of it anyway, just so long as I don't look too closely). I know how to look at food and make the right decision about whether it goes past my lips, or not.
I am still relyng on my Spark Food Tracker, so am I really being honest with myself about how far I have come and how secure I really am in my new healthy identity? I say yes. I say I use the food tracker as a tool just like I use EXCEL to track my miles walked and my daily blood pressure. It is a tool. It allows me to go back and see what works and what doesn't and how I can continue to make positive improvements in my life.
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