PATTYCAKE17   43,348
SparkPoints
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints
 
 
PATTYCAKE17's Recent Blog Entries

Freedom Sunday; the Strength training plan continues

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today I gave away a booklet of McDonald's coupons to a little girl at church who greeted me with the church bulletin. What a wonderful trade! My plan was to use a coupon to buy a fast food lunch and take it to the lake and eat there in the beautiful sunshine. The only problem was that the coupon for the 2/$3 Fillet of Fish sandwiches would have cost me over 2/3 of my daily WW points for the day. Sometimes I'm a fool for coupons and get lured into the overeating trap. I knew I couldn't eat just one fillet, and my mind was trying to devise all kinds of ways to eliminate one or both rolls and just have the fillets, sans the tartar sauce, of course. But I knew the temptation would be too great, once I was holding them in my hot little hands. It began to get really complicated in my mind. I know from the Bible that confusion is not of the Lord, so prior to church I stopped and briefly sought the Lord for wisdom on the matter. That's when the idea of a Wendy's salad came to mind. I remembered last spring how they had such a beautiful variety of delicious salads, and so I began to settle down and took the coupons with me to give to the first outstretched hand, or just leave them in the lobby for someone later on! That's when the little girl came running to meet me when I was being pushed up the wheelchair ramp. It was like God had it all planned out for me once I surrendered my will and my plans to Him. It was like a tremendous load was lifted from me. He truly did carry my burden today.I wanted to shout "FREE AT LAST! Thank God almighty, I'm free at last!"
And so , after church I stopped at Wendys and then found a lovely spot at lakeside and really enjoyed my Apple/Pecan salad, with the delicious vinaigrette dressing, blue cheese, and spicy pecans. It was just a dollar more than the fried fish food that would have destroyed my day, and my "JUST SAY NO" plan. And if that were not enough of a victory, I also passed up Wendy's little $1 key chain special that gets you a free small chocolate frosty. I put the frosty in the same category as my beloved emoticon Mcdonald's small vanilla cones, and my strength plan continues in full force.
Instead of Sunday being a day of destruction, it turned out to be a day of blessing, which is what the Lord's Day is supposed to be, and I am so grateful, and looking forward to my next weigh in.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEB42615 4/13/2014 8:26PM

    That Apple Pecan salad at Wendy's is fantastic. Glad things all came together for you today.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDRALEET 4/13/2014 5:04PM

    We can still eat Good food

Report Inappropriate Comment


Just Say No!! a Strength Training Plan

Friday, April 11, 2014

The title of this blog is my new mantra. Every time I say "No!" to a temptation I get stronger. I won't let those tempting snacks and comfort foods creep in. My new strength is in saying "No!" I still haven't had a McDonalds small vanilla cone in several weeks now although my life has been filled with doctor's appointments and other health issues that in the past warranted a stop at McD's after every such visit. I've come to realize that it is my inner child emoticon that is demanding her little goodie for being a good girl and going to the doctor. No more, kid. Like I said to the child the other day after an afternoon filled with CT scans and MRIs, sit down, shut up, and go to sleep! emoticon I then turned onto the expressway and continued home, as the adult in charge. We went home to a meal that was all planned out ahead of time, ready and waiting. It was delicious, filling and very satisfying. And it came in under my points range for the day. With my new take-charge behaviors, I lost 7 pounds last week, following a 2.2 loss from the week before that so inspired me to start my Just Say No Strength Training plan. emoticon Just for today, it's going great and I feel stronger every day. although I didn't plan it this way, I will have surgery coming up and I want to be in as good health, physically, mentally and spiritually that I can be. If saying "No" to a tempting snack will get me there, then so much the better and worth every missed cone!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NELLJONES 4/12/2014 8:21AM

    Just Saying No is actually a moment in time. Those moments accumulate into success.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNSET09 4/12/2014 5:14AM

  Everything in moderation and you are on your way! emoticon and emoticon ! emoticon on a 9 pound weigh lose emoticon Keep your eye on the prize! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LJCANNON 4/11/2014 8:56PM

    emoticon Sounds like a Great Plan!!! Congratulations on all you are Gaining!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKIMBRO 4/11/2014 7:44PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDRALEET 4/11/2014 7:41PM

    Yes one day at a time

Report Inappropriate Comment


Left fork, right fork, or no fork!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I have, by the grace of God, remained strong throughout the past week, and put that inner strength to good use by abstaining from the compulsive overeating that had begun to become the norm for me. I continued to stay focused on the next weigh in and how I wanted to feel when I finally stepped on the scale at my meeting on the following Wednesday morning. For those of you who actually own a scale and live with the little creature in your home, you can just hop on and off whenever. But for me, I've got to make it through the week, all 7 days, without so much as a whisper of how the wind is blowing. Was that little snack a detriment? or did some activity burn it off before it permanently took up residence on my body? So I get to Sunday night, which seems to be the limit of my endurance, 4 full days, and I suddenly can feel my resources weaken. There seems to be something about the 4 day span for me; when I get 4 days out from a restart, I lose my appetite and gain strength, but when I'm in it for the long haul, 4 days out seems to be a cross roads time of "take the left fork, or the right fork! emoticonSo this past week I've been picking up the right fork or no fork at all, and I think it's going to be good. Even though I've been on an anti-inflammatory steroidal medicine, I'm still very hopeful. Hoping to post good news in the next few days. emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NANCYPAT1 4/10/2014 7:17AM

    Sound like you are making great choices - you can make this happen

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYRH 4/9/2014 6:35AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KITT52 4/8/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IOWAGRAMMA 4/8/2014 2:48PM

    I love the analogy of the "left fork, right fork, and no fork" that you used. It is a great, Patty! I need that today and I'm going to go think about it a bit! Love it! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWMOON 4/8/2014 11:12AM

    Not sure if you're doing WW, etc. since you're weighing elsewhere once a week, but here is something that helped me back when I was on WW.

Instead of thinking of my WI day as "the" day, I picked another day of the week and changed my focus toward THAT day. I know, it might sound odd, but if you pick another day, it takes the pressure off WI and in doing so, it might actually help you stress less, and all of us compulsive eaters know that less stress is a good thing. So, if you're WI in Mondays, start your "diet week" on a different day, so you're not fed up by Sunday night.

And if your diet week doesn't end in synch with WI, you will be less prone to want to chuck it all right before your date with the iron monster.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEEXERCISER 4/8/2014 11:05AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDRALEET 4/8/2014 11:01AM

    In Gods eyes warts and all he loves us helps us

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISTYDAZE42 4/8/2014 11:01AM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


The Greatest Motivator

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Today I discovered that the greatest motivator for me was to lose 2.2 pounds at my weigh in. I've lost that and more in the past, but today was different.
It made my days of struggle last week all the more worth while, because I did so well on my good days that they made up for the few days that I wasn't at my best. Those two pounds were worth their weight in gold today, and for the future, I'm even more inspired to do really well on the days that I have it in me to succeed because I never know what's in store for me tomorrow!
I guess that's true of so many things, but today that understanding really hit me. I guess it's what Oprah calls the AHA! moment! It's a new insight into something I've always been aware of on some level, but the light bulb only went off today! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NANCYPAT1 4/2/2014 10:09PM

    What a great motivation

Report Inappropriate Comment
IOWAGRAMMA 4/2/2014 8:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDRALEET 4/2/2014 6:22PM

    My goal is to loss For me sometimes more others less put it evens out in the end

Report Inappropriate Comment


The end of the amazing saga of the crumb cake

Monday, March 24, 2014

IT'S OVER! emoticon emoticon I almost had a 100% victory but I caved last night and gave in to the awful powerful white powdery crumb! So I had a portion emoticon of the cake, a hefty strip and cut it into chunks, and then put the box back into the fridge. It called me during the night to try to get me to come back out to the kitchen and throw it away, but I KNEW THAT WAS THE emoticon trying to lure me back to the scene of the crime and the "piece de resistance. and I am SOOOOOOO WEAK at night. " I refused to fall for the scheme and put the demise of the cake off to the morning. Well, can you believe, the emoticon still tried to tempt me and tell me that I could have just one piece for breakfast?? Well, by this time my housekeeper aide had arrived and before she started her chores, I asked her for her help. She's also a WW so she understood when I handed her the grocery bag with the box of cake in it, and asked her to bury it in the garbage bag as deep as it would go, because I couldn't do it. She did so, bless her heart, and now, THE CAKE IS GONE. Via con dios, aufweiderseine, and adieu! And so ends the amazing saga of the crummy crumb cake, almost my nemesis, but now the victim of the garbage dump. emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NELLJONES 3/25/2014 7:14AM

    Personally I use the garbage disposal. It is so final! I have been known to fill water in the sink and just dump stuff in first. Once the pie or whatever hits the water, it's over. No coming back. And it just takes a second of will.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJ4HEALTH 3/24/2014 10:49PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYPAT1 3/24/2014 6:34PM

    YOU are more powerful than a stupid old crumb cake.

Report Inappropriate Comment
IOWAGRAMMA 3/24/2014 5:40PM

    AWESOME!!! You did great, Patty!! Great job and wonderful assistance from just the right person!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINOVER 3/24/2014 5:01PM

    Good for you! Hang in there!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KITT52 3/24/2014 2:37PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLASSYLADYMAY 3/24/2014 2:36PM

    Good for you !! That's why I don't have anything bad around. And I am not eating just to eat. We are all on this journey and we learn as we go !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BAMAJAM2 3/24/2014 1:54PM

  Oh that white powdery crumb cake is the best cake on earth! Just reading about it makes me want to run and retrieve it from the depths of that garbage can--!!!!
It is Satan's great weapon against me!----- Proud of you for your strength--(smile)

Report Inappropriate Comment
COOP9002 3/24/2014 10:49AM

    Nice job on showing self control.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDRALEET 3/24/2014 9:34AM

    Keep out of house your weakness Others are in same spot Next time buy baby carrots and tinny tomatoes to take as treats

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUNE1435 3/24/2014 9:32AM

    emoticon for having one serving, enjoying it and not going back for more! All in moderation is the key.

I also recruit others to help me dispose of foods that I can't resist when they are hanging around the house for too long.

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 Last Page