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planning ahead

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Having bloodwork done today, fasting, so I know I'll be really hungry. I'm taking nuts and a banana with me so I won't be tempted to have a high cal breakfast out. Got to think around the compulsive creature within. At first I thought I'd go to the health food store and cafe next door to the lab and get something to eat, BUT...I'll be hungry and therefore vulnerable to buying/eating more than I need. :-) I like my take-it-along solution!

Next day: Success! I ate my banana and nuts, didn't stop for breakfast, didn't come home famished and ready to eat anything in the house. Great plan! BTW, bloodwork was nothing serious, just routine.


My recipe

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Whew! I just spent a good while figuring out how to calculate the nutrition info on my dinner and how to enter it as a recipe to save. I did it! My recipe is my own creamy leek soup without potatoes. No, I don't have an aversion to potatoes; I just like it this way. It's thick with vegetables--leeks, celery, & onion--and is basically vegetarian and non-dairy. I do use light butter, but could substitute something like SmartBalance. Whenever I read the book Thornyhold by Mary Stewart, I want leek soup. I'm sure the English version in the book was made with real cream and all the goodies. But I think my version is really good and guilt-free.

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BLESSEDGMP 10/6/2011 11:54AM

    Did you put it on sparks so I can get it? It sounds yummy. I usually can't do creamy soups because I can't do dairy this one sounds perfect. I love soups but the canned kind have so much sodium that I shouldn't eat them. When you make it yourself you can control the sodium.

Pat AKA Blessedgmp

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new thinking

Monday, October 03, 2011

Yesterday, I went to two events where food was served. I made good choices, had moderate portions, substituted fruit for a dessert, chose to eat dessert at the second event, went over my calorie range. BUT - the good news is: I did not eat compulsively, I chose not to eat a few things that didn't fit my goals, I did choose to eat dessert,'s the best part...I realize I don't have to feel guilty if I choose to eat more once in awhile! I am not a bad person if I eat more, I don't have to feel ashamed, I can simply enjoy the choice I made for that day to eat more than usual. It's OK! It doesn't mean I'm a failure or that I should just give up. I can just smile, remembering a pleasant day, and resume my program today, choosing foods on the low end of my calorie range. "I am me, and I am OK." Virginia Satir



Thursday, September 29, 2011

I raised my daily calorie count slightly to take my vitamins & supplements into account. I'm wondering if I'm not getting enough of something; my energy level hasn't been as good as I'd like. I'll try the few extra calories this week and see how I feel. I'm so pleased that I've stuck with the plan!

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SABLENESS 10/4/2011 6:37PM

    My own comment: I am feeling better after adding a few extra calories. Too few is not good. Dear me; whenever have I been concerned about getting too few calories??? emoticon

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1st 10!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



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