Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I've been gone for a bit but I haven't fallen completely off the wagon! Would you believe it if I told you I changed direction again??? I know, I can't make up my mind. Seriously, though, back in November last year, I made a promise to myself, and God, that I wouldn't diet anymore. Then I started gaining weight and got scared (as I predicted). So, I tried to start my own diet and called it healthy living. Then I tried mindful eating, then I tried weight watchers.
Then...I felt convicted that I was breaking my promise to God and myself. So I just did nothing for a bit. Sometimes I feel like I live my life between diets. Nuts! Anyway, I was led back to a way of eating that I've dabbled with in the past, but never fully embraced. I'm reading Thin Within and eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm satisfied. Today is day one. The book takes me through 30 days. After that I can get workbooks that last 12 weeks each. I'm taking this one day at a time. I am learning not to condemn myself but to observe and correct. "There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
Now if I can only learn to live this out.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
This is working, it really is. I'm pleased with my results so far and I'm going to continue doing what I'm doing. And, as I said in an earlier post, I wanted to remember what it was that I did last year to lose the weight. Well, I remembered. Something got me thinking and I remembered. Well, it was what I'm doing now. It works every time. The only downfall is the fact of, like I said, the fingernail peeling. It's caused me to quit in the past. So, this time round I am making sure to get enough calcium, protein and vitamin C, deficiencies of which typically cause fingernail peeling. I have been doing well with the calcium and C, as I'm taking supplements. However, the protein is good some days and a bit low on others. I am going to buy more Greek yogurt. I considered lactose free fat free milk, but I am so not a believer in fat free. I am supplementing with various oils to make sure I get enough fat. I just don't know, but I think more dairy could really help. Yesterday I got a skim milk latte and it was delicious! I'll have to do a little poking around the grocery store for ideas. I guess I know what I could do, but it's a matter of buying things I'll actually eat and not just put in the fridge and eventually throw away.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I'm down exactly two pounds from last week and I'm happy. I have changed my plan, and after much thought, prayer, talking, etc, I've decided that this is the plan for me. It's a version of something I've tried before, but tweaked to include things I need. I'll elaborate later when I've stuck to it for longer so that I have some time to back me up. I know I've been fickle so I want to wait before I give more information to prove to myself (and anyone who reads this) that I'm going to stick to this plan. I'm pleased with my results and am happy to continue on.
Monday, February 13, 2012
I have challenged myself to go 5 days with no sweets. I've done this before and I know I can do it again. I will continue to eat mindfully. At the end of last year I had this idea to slowly add new habits to my life in order to keep them as permanent changes. I like the idea and I'm going to go with it. After I go five days with no sweets, I'll evaluate and go from there. If no weekday sweets seems like a feasible habit, I'll keep it. Honestly, even though I'm eating mindfully, my ice cream habit is a bit over the top! I'm in the phase of looking at what makes me feel best, not just what tastes best, in order to make the right decision.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
With all the ups and downs I've had since getting involved seriously with spark people this time, I've managed to release a total of 1.2 pounds. It's been a little over a month and I've only lost a small amount, but honestly, I don't feel that urge to quit. I think I made too many changes. I seriously changed my mind three times in that one month. This blog has helped me to be realistic and see what I've been doing, not to judge, but to (as one book I've read puts it) identify and correct. I'm going to continue with mindful/intuitive eating, as I'm happy when I do that. But, starting Monday, I'm giving myself the challenge of 5 days with no sweets. It's not necessarily a permanent challenge, just 5 days to see how I do and to see if sugar really does affect my weight gain/loss. I still will eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full, but instead of desserts I can reach for a fruit or a fruit smoothie, or a piece of gum, or stevia sweetened yogurt, or something like that. Well, here's to a brand new week. It feels good to eat right.
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