Saturday, August 13, 2011
Yes, I have been hungry all day. I have not been a light eater, I just think I had some food that could stimulate my apetite , like the grits. I needed more and then the 240 cal Popeyes buscuit did not help me. There is something to say about white over processed foods. I had Gina's summer tomato, corn avocado and crab salad today as well and two protein bars and I am dogged hungry. I have a smoothie for later on - it is chocolate and peanut butter. I used a powered peanut better www.bellplantation.com/ and it taste like a Resee's Peanut Cup.
My day was uneventful, it rained and I am so happy for that, as it is much needed. So, time of the stationary bike, being quiet has been good for me to day. I am not going to let my wants hurt me. I am going to drink some water, shut my mouth and go to bed. Blessings
Friday, August 12, 2011
Yup, I got my first cantaloupes out of the garden and boy do they smell sweet. I like a little chill on them, so I will cut tomorrow and if camera is near by, I will take and post a pic. Today, I made this wonderful salad www.skinnytaste.com/2011/08/summer-t
omatoes-corn-crab-and-avocado.html#more . It was so wonderful and I ate 2 servings according to her. I put less crab meat in it. I had enough, but I am cutting back on meat proteins. My snack tonight, is a dreamsickle smoothie and it is wonderful - a cup of o.j., protein powder, vanilla powder and ice - I am in heaven. Not a Spark calorie count or all WW points but I am full. No matter what, I have to eat until satisfied and not over. Have a great Saturday.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
If you have been following me, you know that there has been an up and down on my weight issues. Dang, I been hanging around the 230ís to 235, up and down, up and down!! Even though I once weighed 290 something, this was so not a good thing. So, on a recent road trip with my SIL, discussing weight, she mentioned how hard it was for her to do that, and after we got home, I called and said let's join Weight Watchers - I will admit that having Jennifer Hudson sing " It's A New Day", www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8tuTSi6Sck&
feature=related , this version is by the late Jazz Diva - Nina Simone. Hit you tube for more.
So, here I am making my move. Now my SIL has not joined, but a very good friend did. I am okay, and I pray that she will be ready when she is ready. Oh, and only on the 2nd day, my blood sugar is 114. Wow, I have not seen that in forever. Oh, the only other thing I need to share is that I failed to take my meds today, I just forgot to do so. Okay, won't do that again, but hey something is working.
Nonetheless, that is not what I am talking about - I fixed a total vegan meal last night for the family. I had hoped to have some for lunch, but guess what, there was none left. 2 of the adults ( my son and future dil) ate the meal for breakfast. All of it!! Well, my desire to introduce them to different foods was met, but I did not think they would eat it all. So instead, I made a watermelon salad with sliced onion, habanero pepper, just a little, vegan cheese and an Italian vinaigrette. It was delicious and filling. Now, they asking me what is for dinner tonight. Actually, I am having baked sweet potato, with lots of cinnamon and some honey, and the rest of the squash. There is nothing that holds their attention. One or twice a week, I plan to spring a new dish that I know they will enjoy. My son is a junk food vegetarian, apple/tree, apple/tree meaning that he is much like me. My hubs is a vegan, and the soon to be DIL, vacillates between types, which is something I know so well.
I am glad for my decision to go to WW. One day at a time is what I am doing, although I have planned out some of my meals for the rest of this week. Take care and thank you for reading my blog!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today, I attended my first weight watchers meeting and began the program. Funny thing about this, is that I did not make my calories on SparkPeople, and I had one point left over. How do I feel great. What will I do different tomorrow - nothing. It is one day at a time, cause I am tired of doing the weight loss thing. I intend to be in maintenace in 2012 - like March!!
I also road the recumbent bike and I did a hill climbing and I must have been a bit crazy, but I did it all. I sent out an e-mail to the team I lead and we are having a "Celebration of Life " initiative beginning Sep 10- Dec 31. This is the time for us to view food as fuel and not as a sport for that holiday season.
My granddaughter is stiting here requiring my attention, so I am going to go now. Have a good evening on purpose.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Yes, in spite of the fact that I have had some swollen feet, and an issue here, everywhere an issue - I feel good about me. One thing is that I bought a new top from Kmart; Now, this was not where I bought clothes, but this past summer, and yesterday, I have found some mighty fine pieces there and actually quite a few things - impressive. This is a black wrap top with no peek-a-boo boob hanging out, and it is slimming. I put it on because I did not try it on in the store and BAM, I was looking at me in the mirror and was totally fascinated - I have a black and white chiffon skirt - ankle length to wear and choice of shoes. Yes, I will take a picture to post tomorrow because it is what I am wearing to work.
Last week when I travelled with my s-i-l, she said she needed to lose 50 pounds, and because I am not one to discuss others too much, let's just say, it would be a great idea!! Nonetheless, I told her that I would join weight watchers with her and I also spoke to another friend, who also wanted to join. Well guess what, I am the only one who joined . I decided as we must decide to do this for me. I lost my first 25 pounds with WW, and then I had the accident, so the rest, i worked on my own. I go to my first meeting tomorrow. They ask for a beginning picture; I will do so tomorrow and measurements. So Tuesday is my first day under a plan. I liked WW, and since I love to cook, I feel like it is a good choice. I do have to figure out what to do. I also like attending the meetings - what I would like is to see weight watchers on line meetings. I have been maintaining and while that is good, I was also forestalling my progress. I knew given enough time, I could be in trouble and that would not be acceptable. Being injured and no exercise was a problem for me and actually, I was able to just fall back into lazy.
As I prepared for WW - I found this site www.skinnytaste.com/view/mosaic#!/ and she provides a lot of great recipes and ideas. There is a lot of help out there, but doing it and having the mind to do it is what makes this journey possible. The other part of this is that as much as I have said, I want to be healthy, I am not doing what is required. Much Much to do. I am gathering myself together - I believe that my resting this summer and ignoring stuff is to an end.
I used to spend a lot of time here on Sparkpeople and that is good, but I found that in doing that I was missing out on other things, so my lesson is balance, in all things. I have some things for church as well - I am having some trouble with stepping up to the plate, but I know once I move it will be well.
For the members of the teams I lead and am part of, please take some time to evaluate where you are. Shortly, before we know it, it will be the weight gaining season and I really want us as team members to not fall in to that trap. For me, I am going to with the assistance of WW plan out my foods in advance and ensure that I factor is goodies that right now I feel I need, but with me eliminating all processed foods, I may not.
My son has a subscription to next flicks and he gave me the opportunity to see the full film of
fatsickandnearlydead.com/ - that link will give you trailer. It was good to watch and see what happens with a person that commits to a process. The website for the community is jointhereboot.com/welcome-from-joe/ Dr. Joel Furham is the medicine behind Joe's journey. So enjoy these links, and think about how you want to end 2011 and begin 2012 - for me I want to be in onedrland and it is not just a want is a do. I am feeling DIVALICIOUS!!
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