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Always needing to learn and discover

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I used to say that I am a "volume eater".....I am the one with the clean plate. At the end of the work day, I make an enormous salad and enjoy every bit of it. Then I keep going....all healthy and planned foods, throughout the evening. But I didn't recognize until after a bout of probable unrelated food poisoning, when my system was a little more sensitive and painful, that my evening eating habits were actually bordering on binging, even if my portions and selections were all healthy. I just kept going and did not pay attention to the actual pain in my stomach. Why was I doing that? Not hunger. A reward after the stress of the day? A little self-love? What an epiphany!



I'm doing it!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I get it, finally, after maybe 50 years of dieting....lifestyle change.....oooohhhhh......now I see what they mean by diet and exercise. Went to the mountains, ate like crazy for a couple of days and couldn't really track, but all healthy, all within my comfort zone. Portion control; tried a couple of things that gave me great pleasure and didn't feel guilty at all. No way to really track but I felt safe with my choices. Did some walking so I stayed relatively active. And then, most important, got home and did not lose it, did not binge because I had already destroyed myself.
So Monday morning, back to the day-to-day plan and schedule with a structure to follow. No harm done and lots of good times to remember!!



What am I Grateful For?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My kids are happily married, have great jobs and new houses.
I have a job that pays well, gives me satisfaction and makes me feel appreciated, sometimes.
I am healthy and my body is able to move well.
I have been married for 41 years.
My husband takes care of me.
I have a nice house that I own.



Success at the conference

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Managed ok! Stayed active.....grabbing opportunities to walk in between sessions. Never got up to get seconds at any buffet. Ordered well at restaurants....lighter stuff, making room for a few things that made dining out fun. Even got to the gym one night. Tracked everything. And when I went a little beyond my calories, I knew it was ok because I could get back to my routine when I got home.
So that's how you maintain within a changed lifestyle! Don't know about the next time, but this time I stayed on top!



Afraid of losing control

Saturday, June 14, 2014

I'm worried. Going on a 4 day conference trip. I won't have my toggle to be able to synch activity. I will keep tracking nutrition and try to track activity the old-fashioned way, but I am so dependent on my tracker that it makes me anxious. I won't have my go-to meals, although I will take some foods to provide healthy snacks.
I feel like I can't be one of those people who gives permission to be a little loose....which is what everyone says you do in maintaining weight in a new lifestyle. I am not going to weigh myself before because I know that, whatever happens, when I get back I am going to concentrate on getting back to being in control.
That's it.....what is scaring me is losing control. But there are things I can control.....I have to look for those. Gotta' focus. 4 days. That's not so long. I can do this.



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