Saturday, February 07, 2009
I'm doing not too badly, really, but not as well as I feel I should or could.
I know this is because my leg is bothering me. I am not exercising much for fear of making it worse. It's a bit better today because I kept off of it yesterday pretty much. I may do the same today. Not being online as much either.
So, yes, I'm frustrated. I could be losing a bit faster. But I'm working on my eating and doing better with my attitude about what I eat, I think. So, progress even if the scale ends up not shifting this week. For that, I am thankful.
Much to be thankful for, indeed.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Mindful eating is a kind of love for myself, and it's something that I have to keep practicing every day.
Goals for Febuary:
Focusing more on Paul McKenna's 4 Golden Rules:
1. Eat when I am hungry.
2. Eat what I want.
3. Eat mindfully.
4. Stop when I am full.
This entails learning to tell when I am full, and avoiding emotional eating. I think I'm getting a hair better at this, most days, but it's one of my most difficult areas, and I have to continue to focus on this.
I'm also trying to put the guided hypnosis cd on more before bed. I'm better at that but need to work on it.
Being in charge of Nutrition of the Vivacious Valentines team, means focusing more on my own intake of fruits and veggies. I'm doing well with this, actually. I've gone far beyond the five recommended years ago. I'm hitting 9-10 servings most days. Considering that a baby zucchini only has three calories, that's not so bad on the diet. I can fill up on veggies and still stay well within the perimeters of the calorie range that I wish to keep.
I think it also helps me with a kind of mindful eating. I'm visualizing how nutritious that swiss chard was that I had for supper. It just looked so healthy to eat and it was so delicious! If you had told me twenty years ago that I would rhapsodize about swiss chard, I would have thought you were nuts!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
This is a very true statement. I really enjoy the quotes I have found by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, thus far.
Today I have been thirsty and have already gotten my 8 glasses of water in, so I may end up squeezing in an extra one or two.
I need to work on detecting my hunger, as per Paul McKenna. I should journal this. I did work on this earlier today... but I still managed to do this mindless eating of dried peaches during a chat - something that I haven't done for quite a while. At the moment I am overfull, for the first time in at least a couple of weeks.
I should pat myself on the back, though, since that one pound block of bittersweet chocolate is sitting just as close to me as the bag of peaches, and is much more tempting!
While I am still within my caloric perimeters for the day, (surprise!), that is only because of the low calories in the main course that I cooked, which was a splendid chicken veggie soup full of peppers and zucchini, celery, onions, garlic and tomatoes. Not much chicken at all, really... and that all stripped of any fat that might have thought of being involved in broth making today. I need to not eat while on the computer. It's just an awkward time chat wise, and I need to move the time I am serving dinner.
I do really need to write down any changes in my goals for this month.
I'm still hoping to lose 6 lbs this month. I actually did manage to lose the 6 lbs last month by the end of the month, but I could not document it. Then I went up another half pound so I don't know. I'm trying to not be too rigid about weighing in, since mine is fluctuating so much. Also, Paul McKenna discourages this, and I am trying to implement many of his ideas. They are very helpful.
I need to drink my 8 glasses of water a day. I had a few days where this was a problem last month and I need to make sure that I get them in early.
I need to push my exercising and walking, but I am having foot problems at the moment so doing ten minutes is about all I can stand, and that is not constant today. I do have shoes that should be making this easier, but the ligament has to heal a bit more. This has been a major barrier for me, preventing me from walking as much as I need to. It's been quite painful for a long time and has become gradually more painful since I started exercising more again on the first of the year. Probably because I have been barefooted instead of wearing supportive shoes.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Opening new doors, indeed!
Still working on doing things in a different way, and changing my habits. It's an ongoing process, this changing... and sometimes it's surprising.
Mostly, though, it's just going at it one day at a time - or one hour at a time, sometimes!
I keep plugging away!
The hardest thing is not eating at the computer during my usual chat time, which usually coincides with supper time, and the boys are not really up to changing that time.
Not that I should be eating so much on schedule... and that is something else I have to change. I am also working on eating what I want, when I want it, in very small servings, after checking how hungry I am, and rechecking afterwords for at least 20 minutes before getting seconds if I am still hungry.
I've been craving more veggies. I've been eating lots of them, too! 10-12 servings a day! And so I am filling up on bulky lower calorie foods, as well, which cuts my calorie intake most days. Squash! Yum! I had zucchini four times, one day. I love it!
I had spaghetti squash and a juicy, lean steak for breakfast and still managed to stay around 300 calories.
Tonight I made a lovely low fat soup thick with veggies. Isn't hot soup great when it's cold outside? We've had temps down to 30 degrees at night, here on the edge of the desert. It even snowed and hailed and had ice up around LA a couple of nights ago! Brr... Of course that's nothing compared to the horrible weather in most of the rest of the country. My friend in Baltimore was talking about her stepfather snowshovelling the driveway and the snow was over her head!
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