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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today my tracking really opened my eyes to the fact that I had no clue how much food I was eating. I woke up hungry and went to IHOP for breakfast telling myself I would just eat less the rest of the day. I did get egg beaters instead of real eggs and only ate half of them and only ate 2 or 3 bites of hash browns. That said I did go home and walk 2.5miles in my neighborhood which has some really good size hills. Of course I was hungry when I got home and ate a snak. Next came a nap. Don't know what happened to me I NEVER NEVER take naps. I just feel asleep on the couch. It was time to cook dinner for the family. It was salad, sauté chicken in olive oil spray, mac and cheese made without butter or milk and only 1/4 the cheese, mashed potatoes and cornbread. That said I knew I was in trouble so ate my salad before the rest of the meal was done. Than I rationalized to myself well if I just eat 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese I will at least not have pigged out. By this time I wanted to cry. Thinking oh well today is a bust I might as well eat the cornbread too. After all this I decided I would at least track what I ate. I did measure everything I ate so tracking was easy. I used the high end of everything because I was going to be honest with myself if it killed me. Imagine my surprise when I was totally on plan. On other diets I would not have tracked what I ate because I didn't want to know how bad I failed. Thank GOD I decided to be honest with myself and keep my goals in front of me or else I would have just given up again. Yes I could have made much better choices for weight loss, but the point is I DID NOT QUIT. That's a first for me after eating like that.

  


hunger strikes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Had a busy morning and did not eat as much as usual. Really did not feel hungry at all but than I had to sit for 3 hours waiting for an appointment and was starving. Started to go to fast food restaurant than remembered that I just went shopping yesterday so had plenty of food at home, that could be prepared quickly. Drank 2 glasses of water and cooked my dinner. Yea God for helping me through the temptation and Yea Spark for helping me to be ready for these little emergencies

  
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GRANDMASHUNGRY 11/13/2012 10:13PM

    Congratulations for passing the fast food restaurant up today!

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accountability

Monday, November 12, 2012

I just walked 30minutes on a treadmill. Doesn't sound like much I know but I HATE walking on a treadmill. I usually quit after just a few minutes but not today. It was still boring but I feel great that i kept it up and that I did the full time. The articles I am reading are really helping me to stay focused on the long haul not just losing a lot of weight fast. I am also starting to enjoy the small victories and not beat my self up if I eat more than I should.

  


week 2 of the 28day start

Monday, November 12, 2012

Have been doing well with staying on my plan most days.I have been studing up on carb intake and realize I am eating more carbs than MY body needs. So have decided to concentrate more on limiting fast acting carbs and processed food and sugary products. Really proud of myself for limiting my diet cola to one a day. Really increased my water intake.

  


/reaffirm my focus

Monday, November 05, 2012

There are so many reasons for me to affirm my focus but just a few of them are.
1. I want to live life to the fullest, to see my grandchildren grow and know that I have the energy to play with them.
2. I can not get my breath doing the simplest things, my joint hurt and i just don't have the energy that I usually have. I know that the weight is a big part of that. So getting Healthy and Fit is the big one for me.

  


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