Sunday, August 19, 2012
I likely watch way too much TV. As I live alone, I tend to have it on just for background noise most of the time. Working on getting used to the quiet that is the "empty nest" since both my kids are successfully launched into the world. I used to love watching the Food Network. Decided that I didn't really need to see cupcakes being made or other goodies. So now I watch History shows, some of the reality stuff like Storage Wars. Like Paranormal Witness. I have Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition right now. This week the guy lost 142 pounds in 90 days. WOW... I wonder if these people on the show are able to sustain the weight loss they achieve doing what Chris Powell recommends. This guy does work, which at least makes it seem more like a real life scenario. I always thought the Biggest Loser wasn't realistic... they spent so much time on the ranch, sequestered and totally focused on the diet and exercise. How is that like anything a normal person has to deal with? Can you really make LIFE changes under those circumstances? Maybe some can. Guess it is all very individual.
In my weak moments, I even change the channel if a commercial comes of for something that is a trigger food for me. Why risk a craving trigger?
Do you ever feel like you are running a gauntlet when you drive down a commercial street in your town where all the restaurants, donut shops, and fast food joints are located? Triggers, triggers everywhere! Getting easier every day and getting familiar with the nutritional information on all those websites so I can make better choices. Love McDonald's Banana Nut Blueberry Oatmeal and their yogurt parfait, for instance. Grilled chicken at Chikfila. Strawberry-almond salad with grilled chicken at Wendy's (yeah! they use mixed greens not just iceberg!) I can make better choices even if I am on the go and need something quick.