Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Today I was asked, "How do you handle hunger? Lately I have been so hungry even though I'm eating 3 meals plus snacks a day and getting all of my calories in! What are good low calorie snacks that will fill you up and keep you full for a while? That's my biggest weakness. I get hungry and then I overeat to try to fill myself up."
I keep low-fat, no-fat yogurts in my fridge at all times. I try to eat slowly and savor like it was ice cream.
And in this weather I discovered I like cooked celery, go figure! And I like to cook it in thinned-out salsa. Yummy, filling, and very few calories - loads of fiber! Add any other low-cal veggies, so many go great with salsa!
I also will eat earlier if I get really hungry. Then I find I am not hungry at regular meal-time so I just let it pass me by. The worst thing I can do is to try to ignore my hunger. As you stated, then I go completely uncontrolled when I sit down to eat. So I try to appease my hunger. Those 100 calorie snacks help a lot but remember to drink plenty of water when you eat them. It will make you feel a lot fuller. I drink hot water often for my sinuses and that helps me too.
I eat my cereal dry and will eat that with "a spoonful of cereal, a drink of water" and repeat until the cereal is gone. Between the cereal and all that water my belly gets really full and I am no longer hungry. And it helps me to drink enough water for the day too!
I hope something will help you through the holidays. But remember, the only thing anyone can expect of you is that you do your best. You aren't going to fail yourself as long as you really do try. And always, always forgive yourself if you have a slip-up.
We are going to get through this, we will do it together!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today's title comes from Paul Harvey with his famous, "page two"
I started this journey on Mar 27 and decided that no matter how much or how little I lost it would be forever. My main goal is still to reach a weight I will be able to maintain. I am just thrilled that my first goal was 15 lbs ago! and I am still going!!
I had to reach the point where nothing looks as sweet to me as losing this weight once and forever. Hence each pound lost is gone forever. Every temptation reaches the same decision - is this worth my not reaching my goals? So far it is always, "nope."
I still have a pair of red shorts hanging up and I tried them on again yesterday! I cannot close them but I could get them on! And when I held the waist closed they looked so much better than any forbidden treat! They are the new size 6 and I will be in them next spring! Bring on Summer 2009, I am going to be ready!
When I started SP it was to lose 45 lbs and I gave myself a year to do it. Well, back in July SP wanted me to eat more than I was comfortable with so I changed my goals to lose 1-2 lbs a week and started dropping them 2 per week on average. The more I lost the more I wanted to walk (Cardio) and it becomes a vicious circle, lol, with me being the winner who is losing.
As an added thought, I started moisturizing to help my body to reduce the outer shell (sounds so much nicer than flab) and I am using Oil of Olay Firming Cream from Wal-marts. While I cannot say it is firming me up, it is revitalizing my skin so it will be able to reduce a little easier. And it is making looking in the mirror nicer too!
Have a spectacular day!
Love & Hugs,
P.S. I made it - down 60 lbs now!!
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