Thursday, February 03, 2011
(The point is ..... do NOT go to the supermarket when you're tired, upset, hungry, angry or anything other than on track and motivated!) .... Please read and enjoy. This was written on reflection of one of those 'been-there-done-that-got-the-tee-shirt' moments:
Tomatoes and onions and carrots and yams,
Oysters and artichokes, mussels and clams,
Salmon and spinach and lemons and lime,
Rosemary, pumpkin seeds, sprigs of fresh thyme,
Mature half-fat cheddar, rye crackers and, best-of-all,
Plenty of butters that lower cholesterol,
Low-fat Greek yoghurt and buffalo steaks,
Organic bananas and sugar-free cakes,
How lovely to shop and find all that is healthy,
Thereís everything here Ė and not just for the wealthy,
Iím planning my meals for the week Ė lots of fish;
Did I mention? Iíve got a new man Ė what a dish!
Fish fingers and chips, all fried deeply in oil,
Potatoes and peas Ė turned to mush as they boil,
Camembert (deep-fried) and Ė have I said chips?
And crisps and roast peanuts and crackers and dips,
And chocolate and chocolate and chocolate and sweets,
And puddings and cream cakes and all sorts of treats,
And packets of soups and tinned this and tinned that,
Well, who the hell cares if Iím going to get fat?
He left me, the weasel, went off with some tart,
So why should I bother with food for my heart?
Itís already broken. Iím not in the mood
To think about healthy, low-calorie food!
The moral, if there is one is, ladies, youíve guessed!
Please donít do the shopping when feeling depressed.
Itís bad for the heart and not good for the figure
And worse Ė ALL your problems will only get BIGGER!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yes, you may well laugh, but this is a typical example of what I believe to be the root cause of obesity today - lack of knowledge/education. I also believe there's no excuse any more. People don't read? But it's all over the news and radio. You cannot escape education today, and yet people still refuse to learn.
But that's not really what I want to talk about this morning. Today, I DO feel sorry for the people who are trying their very best and still get it wrong. Well, we all make mistakes - some of them more serious than others. I was amused by the question I was asked yesterday afternoon - How much wheat is there in a banana? The question was innocent and the adult quite sincerely trying to learn.
I was less amused by the conversation in the bakery - another 'aunty' who was obviously attempting to make the right choice but getting it horribly wrong and had she given it a little thought, should have KNOWN that what she was saying did not make sense:
Child: Can I have something, please, Aunty?
Aunty: Yes. What would you like?
Child: One of these. (points to doughnut)
Aunty: Well, I'm not going to buy you a doughnut because it's full of sugar. Look, you can have a slice of this lovely carrot cake instead!!!!!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh yes - because carrot is vegetable so it must be the healthy option??? *cue author screaming*
Is it little wonder the world is overweight?
Lots of applause to everyone here who is trying very hard to rectify that situation! *cueing applause*
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm not feeling quite so 'centered' today, so I'm attempting to inject a little more positivity into my day. I've spent a few minutes considering the following:
I've been doing very well the last week or so, but can feel myself crumbling a little under outside pressure. I wrote down these questions:
How much weight do I want to lose this week?
What will happen if I reach my goal?
What WON'T happen if I reach my goal?
What will happen if I don't reach my goal?
What WON'T happen if I don't reach my goal?
I use these questions a lot. They look confusing at first, but if you take a few minutes over a cuppa to write down your own answers you'll hopefully see why.
I've already got a clearer idea in my head as to what I'm going to do today. I hope this might help you, too!
Before you reach for that biscuit tin, reach for a pen and write down your own answers. Then have a great day! X
Thursday, October 29, 2009
They're back. I hate them. It's the wrong time of the month and they've regrouped overnight, planned their assault and are preparing for a five-pronged attack. I can already just about see them - looming on the horizon. What to do, what to do! At least, I suppose, being on a plateau has some advantages???? I've been stuck here for a week and it's lonely and infuriating and exasperating - but from this vantage point I can see the dangers of those gnomes clearly, so surely I should be able to plan my defense? I've started with fruit for breakfast - a kiwi, a banana and a nectarine. They should kill a few gnomes? Then I'm at work for the next couple of hours and I can't eat there, so I'm well hidden from danger. After that, though - the battle is on and anyone could win. Blimey, I've really got to win this fight or they'll be back tomorrow. Today is the day. I WILL defeat them. Gnomes? Watch out!!! I'm planning and I'm scheming and I'm going to stay one step ahead of you. What's more, I'm going to do my damnedest to step off this plateau and once that happens, you simply haven't a hope. You're doomed, gone, de-gnomed, banished, vanquished ......
Saturday, October 24, 2009
You can say things to yourself over and over and over - but NOTHING is quite so powerful as actually writing it down. With that in mind, I thought I'd share this little exercise that I like to do sometimes daily, sometimes once a week, sometimes only when I'm feeling low:
Complete the following (and it's no good just 'thinking about it'. Get a pen and WRITE!!!):
How did you feel this morning?
How do you want to feel this evening?
What are you going to do to make that happen?
Name one thing you're proud of that you did today:
Think of someone close to you. Think of something lovely you're going to say to them next time you see them.
Name 3 things you're going to do tomorrow that are going to make you feel pleased with yourself.
SMILE (even if you're sitting in a room on your own!). A smile on the outside travels inwards.
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