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Friday, December 05, 2008

Cheese is a treat... Cheese is a treat... Cheese is not a way of life. Okay, I needed to get that off my chest.

As much as I thought I had prepared for the "holidays", I realized last night, no way did I prepare. I have been slightly less than motivated to exercise or eat 'the program' since getting back from my Thanksgiving trip to visit family. I went to a wine tasting last night and ate more than I had told myself to before hand (and yes, I did eat a healthy snack before I left). I have been craving Christmas cookies and have plans to do some baking). I have several parties to attend. I also have several Birthdays to celebrate this month. It is finally hitting me just how unprepared I am for the constant onslaught of temptation.

I am now going to put this in words and hold myself accountable: I WILL exercise EVERYDAY in the morning! I will reward myself for good behavior by sticking to the food program and allowing extras only after I have worked them into the plan. I will eat a mix of 5 fruits and veggies everyday--or, NO "extras". I will love myself more than food. I will vent on here before I eat that chocolate bar. I will treat myself to non-food special stuff (like a pedicure or a massage) when I have been super good. Again, I will love myself more than food!

  
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MISSONIONS 12/9/2008 5:17PM

    Cheese is not a way of life??!! You're kidding right? I don't want to hear that...mmmm...camembert in the fridge....
I'll take that on board.

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TREASUREDANGEL 12/6/2008 7:55PM

  YOU GO GIRL! YOU NEED TO ,OVE YOURSELF MORE THAN FOOD! WE ALL DO AND WE ALL SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME STRUGGLE! OKAY YOU OVER DID IT! DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP OVER IT! IT DOESN'T DO ANY GOOD BUT MAKE YOU EAT MORE!

YOU CAN DO IT! YES, YOU NEED TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE NOT FOOD. HAVE YOU EXERCISED TODAY? IF YOU HAVEN'T IT'S OKAY BUT YOU NEED TO TOMORROW THEN. EVEN IF IT'S JUST 15 MINS.

YOU ARE WORTH LOVING MORE THAN THE FOOD! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU CAN BECOME EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTY AND LOVE COMES FROM THE HEART! YOU HAVE BOTH!

KEEP UP THE ENCOURAGING WORDS TO YOURSELF! YOU CAN DO IT!

TINA

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/5/2008 4:28PM

    Cheese is protein. If you don't ahve meat or eggs with a meal you can substitute it f with cheese. At least I do. 1 oz. of cheese is my source of protein. I ahve to have protein 5 times a day. hang in there you can do it.

(unless you sense it's making you gain weight)
Hugs
Debbie

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ADAPTABLE_ELLEN 12/5/2008 10:59AM

    LOL! Cheese is a treat for me too. It can also be a trigger along with wine. Fortunately my gyn asked me to stop drinking all alcohol to cut my breast cancer risk. When I was 12 I watched my mother die of breast cancer at the age of 44 and I don't want to put my family through that. So I turned down all of the alcohol offers at Thanksgiving and had a great time. I love wine, but it loosens my inhibitions and I binge on food. Sounds like it may do that to you too, so there's another choice to consider. I too have been wondering how I'm going to deal with the Christmas cookies. I plan to bake some spritz cookies for my grandson. They are small and loaded with sugar and butter. Do I really want him eating that stuff? Would my time be better spent making him something healthier? I think I'm having an epiphany here. Instead of cookies, I'm going to focus on whole grain breads. It would be better for my neighbors too. Your blog has helped me. Thanks so much!!!
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ELFITZPA inspired me to blog and spread some joy

Thursday, December 04, 2008

She made a goal to make someone smile at least once a day. I had decided, before I even read hers, to make a similar goal. I decided to blog about it to challenge others to do something similar. My goal is to say Hello to 5 people a day. I started yesterday and am amazed how wonderful I can feel by doing that simple thing. I seemed to really make someone else's day the way they "lit up" from my simple greeting (I was just passing them in the grocery store isle).

So how about you? Feeling inspired? How will you spread some simple joy to others?

  
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SIMPLEABUNDANCE 12/4/2008 8:31PM

    I know I was very happy to see your comment, it gave me a little extra motivational boost for the end of my day. Thank you!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/4/2008 5:03PM

    I hope I have already spread soem joy to others jsut by being me. emoticon emoticon emoticon i love makin people smile and laugh. It burns calories.

Thanks so much for stopping by my page. You made me smile today with your kind loving words. Hugs. It's people like you that make a difference in this world.

Debbie

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conflicted-go to the doctor or not?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today is day 7. They say viruses last between 7 to 10 days. This puts me at the day before Thanksgiving. I am praying that I am truly OVER IT by then. I am supposed to be going to Michigan to visit family. I can't go if I am going to infect everyone else. I am feeling a bit better today, but may take a trip to the doctor tomorrow to be on the safe side. I really hate to pay for a trip to the doc if I am going to be over this by day 10. Not sure what to do?

  


what will tomorrow bring?

Friday, November 21, 2008

I have been progressively sicker everyday this week. Just when I think I am getting better, a new symptom appears. I am bound and determined to have a good weekend though. I am really hoping/praying that my health is restored once and for all. My voice is starting to sound normal, my body aches are subsiding, and I think my intestines are clean.

I started to get obsessed with staying on the program, but my BF set me straight. He told me to lay-off and just get better. I tried to lay-off today. I didn't worry about what I should or should not eat and I still ended up within my calories and under for my sodium. I didn't exactly eat right (who wants vegetables when they're sick?) but I did eat okay. This taught me a valuable lesson---I can choose better portions than I thought, and it really is okay to give yourself a break.

  


(updated)not feeling well

Monday, November 17, 2008

I woke up in a dancing mood. But how things can change on a dime. Now I have a sore throat and I am insanely tired. I still did my strength training. Not sure I'll get all my cardio in. Hopefully, I'll be feeling better tomorrow.

It's now 4:50pm. Oh, I got my cardio in alright. I have been going up and down 2 flights of stairs cleaning up vomit from the 2 kids I was watching today. They managed to lose their lunch 6 times on 3 different levels of my home. I had to change bedding, wash a couch cover and clean-up the floors (both carpet and hard). I felt so bad for them. The almost 2 year old kept crying and then screaming every time it happened to her. I think it really scares little kids to be so out of control of their bodies.

Welp, I have already called in sick for tomorrow so I can sleep in. Tomorrow has to be a better day.

  
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OKPARROTTHEAD 11/17/2008 11:53PM

    Taking care of sick children is the hardest workout ever. I really hope you feel better tomorrow. Once when i was driving to new orleans, my daughter was about one and it was in the middle of the night so i let her out of her car seat to sleep on my chest because she was being fussy, she had her back on my chest and was just laying there so angelic while she slept. Suddenly she sat upright, turned around and faced me and then vomited all over my face and my mouth was open. We pulled over somewhere in Louisianna and i stripped down naked on the side of some road in the middle of nowhere and left all my stuff on the side of the road. Just thought i would share that so you might get a laugh and feel a little better. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow
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FLUBBERS 11/17/2008 2:31PM

    Sounds like how I felt yesterday. I think I have a cold. I know we are all here to push each other and lose weight. But listen to your body. And get some rest.
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