Friday, December 19, 2014
Thanks as always for the excellent and helpful "feedback" (you should pardon the expression: but at least it's calorie-free) on yesterday's blog.
I know it's bleak to contemplate perpetual hunger: but for me that's gotta be put in context. I was perpetually hungry at 230 pounds when I was basically eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted: a sad truth. No amount of food would "EVER" be enough food, at some level. And so: might as well be perpetually hungry and slim(mish), right? As I search for my lowest achievable and then sustainable weight.
Nevertheless, after reading Spark community response I tried upping protein a bit last evening by preparing myself a Melba Dessert Omelette with my supper soup: used a full cup of egg white, a little Splenda and frozen peach slices: and then garnished with low sugar twice the fruit raspberry jam. Mmmmmmmm: delicious!! A BIG whack of protein. And low calories too . . And yup, I think I felt less hungry.
This morning I went for oatmeal with raisins and pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Greek yogourt for breakfast: again upping the protein. Spinach salad with many bright veggies and 8 (!) large shrimp plus some chopped fruit all ready for lunch . . .
Yesterday when I went to my hairdresser after work, he took one look at my outfit and announced (outrageously), "You look hot! Enough to turn a gay boy straight!!" (OK then, I recognize that not all Sparkies operate in my cultural milieu . . . but he's known me for at least 25 years and he's been married to his adoring husband for the past 8 or more and he's one of my very favourite people: and this is proudly diverse Canada!) He absolutely made my day! And yup, it was that perennial size 6 black leather pencil skirt, this time with opaque black tights, moderate black stiletto pumps, little black boiled wool jacket with leather trim, severe French cuffed white shirt and black/white polka dot silk scarf . . . , Fun.
Weight is steady. No chocolates or cookies consumed at the office yesterday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
How Canadian! And a nice antidote to Crassmass, don't you think??
Not sure which are my favourites but -- those huskies are particularly appealing!!
And oh yeah, there is a website selling stuff too -- but no need to go there!!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Office is full of "treats" brought in by appreciative clients and service providers such as our terrific IT guy.
And I am grateful. For the kind thoughts.
But for the calories? Not so much.
Ate a peanut butter cookie today, standing up no less.
And tracked it. And I'm well within calorie range. Which is not the point. (A smallish cookie. And nope, it was not worth the calories, it was not. Kinda rancid tasting?? Bleech. Probably about 60 calories.)
I DID NOT eat any chocolates. Good job. Give myself credit. AND I did not eat any MORE cookies. Although they were pretty much all I could think about all day.
Saying NO CHOICE to that darn cookie and meaning it would have been much less torture. ("But, you said OK to that peanut butter cookie. So, how about a chocolate chip? How about a sugar cookie? How about one of those chocolate caramels?? A chocolate crème?Huh? Huh? Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh???????")
Absolutely endless, that voice in my head will not shut up, once I've succumbed to temptation one time.
Remember this tomorrow, WATERMELLEN, and stick to your NO CHOICE guns!!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
No recipe, just one of those "what I have on hand" soups.
And today it was celery, garlic, onion, carrot, broth, fresh ginger, chicken breasts, a large can of pumpkin, brown rice, canned tomatoes (diced and Marzano style), some raisins and chick peas and lots of spice: chili pepper, cardamom, cumin, coriander, turmeric. Plus some pumpkin pie spice!! And then I stirred in some light peanut butter towards the end. It's a gorgeous deep deep orange. Will serve with fresh chopped cilantro this week.
It's been a long while since I ventured into this part of the world with a soup and I think it's because my skin and hair have been so dry that I've been slathering on that "argan oil from Morocco" stuff. Nice actually and seems to be helping a bit too. Plus: it made me think about the soup!! (Also delicious with a few slivers of dried apricots or figs, but I didn't have these -- or maybe some pomegranate arils on top, would look very festive with the cilantro!!)
Weight down -- that pesky half pound and another half pound -- BUT there's still the annoying discrepancy between my weight at the Y on the balance beam scale (lower yet) and my weight on my digital scale at home (slower to budge). Oh well.
I'm trying not to focus on "a number" but rather more genuinely to work through the Beck determination over months to come as to what actually is "lowest achievable" versus "lowest sustainable" weight. Didn't do that last time: and when I'd hit "lowest achievable" and couldn't sustain it, stopped weighing at all. Not happening round two. Weighing every day: the good, the bad and the ugly. NO CHOICE!!
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