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Starting a Streak!

Monday, July 02, 2007

OK, my goal for the week is to stay within my calorie range and to not have alcohol until Friday night. My reward will be a phone download. I feel good about this. I think it will help me get back on track for a long(er) time. I'm quite competitive and can channel that for good!


Taking Control Once Again

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Just for today, I will eat within my calorie range.

Just for today I will have at least 3 fruits and 7 vegetables.

Just for today I will refrain from bingeing, whether on healthy foods or unhealthy ones.

Just for today........

Yesterday I ate nearly 5000 calories. In ONE DAY!!! Oh. My. God. And I've been over my range every day for the past 3 days or so. NOw surprisingly I am up 5 pounds this morning. So, as of today it is OVER! The madness must stop, LOL! I WILL have a better day today!


Suddenly Struggling

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I've been doing pretty well with the emotional eating for quite some time now. Then our A/C quit Saturday morning. We live in Houston, Texas, so this is a big deal. As I write (Tuesday afternoon) I'm waiting on the repair guy to come with the part that wasn't on the truck Saturday (of course!) and couldn't be ordered until Monday (naturally!). Up until last night we were still making very good choices for dinner: salad, rotisserie chicken, etc. Last night I heard myself suggest pizza. DH asks if I mean the South Beach one in the freezer. I hear myself say "no, a REAL pizza". He's stressed b/c he's taking a 3 credit hour graduate course this week and has a TON of homework every night, last night in a stuffy house, so he agrees, which he probably wouldn't have any other time. So, we get take out pizza from a local Italian restaurant. I did not choose the 8", I went 12", with every meat known to man. I ate half of it (it was really good!), and put the rest in the fridge, supposedly for dinner tonight. This morning I decided to have a phase 1 SBD day, and made a healthy omelet. Ate a healthy lunch Then my daughter's teacher brought me a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I realize I didn't have to drink it. Or that I didn't have to drink all of it, since it was a venti. Of course, I drank it all while my own student were at recess. Then when I got home I ate some Cheez Its, then some peanuts. Now it's over 85 in my house, the end of our 4 hour window for the repair call is approaching, and I just want to EAT! DH just called and asked me to call the company and see where we are on the list of repairs, which is no big deal, I was going to do that anyway after I posted. Oh, AND I'm PMS-ing!

My question is, why is this such a hurdle for me? I know I obviously need to toss the leftover pizza NOW and plan a healthy dinner. I'd love some pan-seared salmon, but I NOT cooking until the A/C is working!

Can someone help me understand why I've allowed this to derail my healthy habits? I know it's just a glitch, and they happen. That's why I'm confused!

The above is copied froma post I made on the Emotional Eating board. Our A/C is fixed (YAY!), but I did eat the rest of the pizza for dinner. It's over and I can't un-do it. I have, however, planned tomorrow's menu, which is a healthy one. And mark my words, there will be pan-seared salmon for dinner! Unless the mahi mahi looks better..........


South Beach Success!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

We will be transitioning to phase 2 beginning tomorrow. I have lost 10 pounds as of this morning and DH has lost 7. We are very happy with the results so far and with the way we feel. We are also excited to have a carb with out eggplant, mushroom, and chicken dinner tomorrow! He will opt for rice (can't get him jazzed about brown so it will be the parboiled variety) and I plan to make some barley for myself. We are also planning to have some wine with dinner. I've already put the food into the tracker and I'll still be within my calorie range. It almost seems too good to be true!

I love Sparkpeople!!


Daily Quote

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


That's all I can say about that right now!


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