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Yes, Still alive and Kicking


Friday, February 11, 2011

I haven't wrote a blog for awhile now. I just had nothing particularly interesting to say. Have I lost any weight? Yes and No. I lose then I gain, so I just don't post until I have something exciting to show.

My weight is a roller coaster. I lost 4lbs last week, but then I have gained back 2. I really have to get back on track, but find it hard since the little voice in my head says I am hungry, EAT, so stupid me, I listen.

I check in every day, spin the wheel, use my nutrition tracker, read other member's blogs, comment and try to be uplifting and encouraging. That is what SP is all about, encouraging others when they need it. I have some great friends here, and they do encourage me, a lot, and I do listen to each and every one of you. I have all the symptoms I had when I first joined SP, but I have realized the reason I was successful, was because I was on a pill CHAMPIX. A pill I took to quit smoking and which blocks cravings. So the cravings for cigarettes and food were not there and things just went along smoothly. I told myself, this is easy, the lbs were just melting off me, but boy was I wrong, now that I have no pills to rely on. The cravings are back tenfold and not easy to ignore.

Some days are okay, I get by with keeping within my calorie range, exercise and do everything I am supposed to do, then the next day, it feels like I haven't eaten in days and days and I am sooooo hungry. What's up with that. I honestly don't remember that happening before. Which puts me right back to square 1.

Well that is all I have to say. I may not be doing as great as everyone else, but just remember I will always be there for each and everyone you with encouragement and a helping hand.

Take care everyone. Yes I am still alive, just not kicking it up as much as I should, lol. Not going to quit, just going to try and do better.
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AGASSIFAN 2/11/2011 7:56PM

    We are glad you are still here...don't be so hard on yourself...I hope you were successful in quitting smoking....as far as the days you feel like you could eat everything in the fridge and still want more...Me TOO!!! We all have those days!

I will offer you my solution to those days....starving? Go to the freezer and take out some frozen spinach....Green Giant makes 9 oz boxes of veggies and the spinach is only 60 calories for the whole box....nuke it for 5 minutes and make yourself eat that...now this isn't what WE are looking for, is it? But that is what I make myself do...

My other saving snack for those days is roasted carrots...get a big bag of baby carrots, plop them in a bowl, coat with a TBSP of olive oil, sprinkle with some cinnamon and/or ginger, spread out on a sheet pan and bake at 400 for about 45 minutes (stirring them every 15 minutes...they are done when they start looking a little shriveled. These are almost as good as candy to me now...

The same thing can be done with broccoli or cauliflower, except you sprinkle them with a little garlic powder and bake for 15-25 minutes....the broccoli is done when it gets a little brown or even darker is how I like it...I really love roasted chunks of butternut squash...just about any veg tastes even better this method and is very low calorie....keep some baggies in the fridge with these snacks...this is just stuff that works for me...when I have them I can't feel like I am starved, denying myself, etc....it makes me realize that I am just trying to undermine my diet and stay flabby...and after eating some, I AM sated AND I feel good about myself....

Sorry about the repeat sermon on the veg...I'm just saying that we all have to work towards changing our old habits...check out hungrygirl.com for some excellent swap recipes that are quick and easy to make...her cereal snack recipe is really good...

Peace & love!

DebbyO

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