I just wrote on our WHAM thread (Weekend Healthy Accountability and Mini-challenge thread some things I attempting and experimenting with.....
also a plug for Wendi's page --- goes right along with the blog topic ....
My main boss just popped in --- he said you "you look good --- look like your feeling good --- after all the heart stuff". I digress but thought it went right along with change
I digress again -- couldn't help it -- in case you didn't go to the WHAM thread for some of my change experiments/tips here what I wrote there ..... LOL
Yesterday I took time to cut up 4 bell peppers
Portion out baby carrots, snap peas, peppers
boiled 4 eggs (that I must say turned out very well) I did it Martha's way (Martha Stewart) --- put eggs in cool water --- covered eggs over with water -- about 1" over top -- brought to boil --- removed from heat and left covered for 12 minutes --- chilled under running water --- a trick I use is to slightly crack eggs -- and go under shell with a spoon upside-down and it just peels the shell off -- not mess -- no tears
brought 1 egg and low sodium bread to work -- funny thing -- I've found that if I bring breakfast with me -- I'm more interested in eating -- probably because I'm awake a little longer.
2nd thing I've found --- if I eat breakfast at my desk .... I don't think of having a morning snack as often ??? not sure why but I've noticed this......
practiced on a pear and an apple -- cutting and putting in baggie -- used some lemon juice.
for my results -- I will probably bring them whole to work -- I keep a knife in my desk in a pencil box --- this might be helpful to take for car trip or on the run -- apple fared pretty well -- pear turned a little more.
tonight plan to get to the store for some frozen lunches --- plan to alternate those with a sandwich through out the week -- but it helps with variety.
Change --- I've been working on weight loss change MOST of my life. I remember in gaining weight in 4th grade -- like to pant sizes (waist not length) -- I felt huge and continued to feel huge throughout high school. I was bigger than most students but when I see pictures I realize I wasn't HUGE.
I continually sought diets and suggestions and tried everything but it didn't work as I intended.
After school I worked at JC Penny's -- I went on a diet and lost 118 pounds --- labwork and so forth I looked healthy -- but I made very few changes in diet -- weight loss was achieved with compulsive exercise -- at one point walking 8 miles a day around a walking track (2 hours and 10 minutes was my usually time). Then when I lost some weight I went to the gym and worked out 2 hours on M-W-F and usally on the weekends too. Tuesday and Thursday was my light day of an hour each day.
After the regaining of that weight -- I stayed at about 288 for just about most of my adult life. Then I gained up to 338 and that's when I started CHANGING again. Wanting to change -- -working to change. I rejoined my TOPS chapter
TOPS is great for me -- less expensive than some of the other weight loss groups --- it gives me face-2-face support and weekly accountability with weight. My ticker reflects my TOPS weigh-ins -- I only change it with those weights. I weigh at home only for challenges that don't work with my Thursday night weight ins.
Changing continued -- I continued to change (some of this is definitely not new to most of you) for a couple years and lost 75 pounds. Got sick and gained 25-30 pounds back. I've now CHANGED that and I'm almost lost all the regained weight.
CHANGED -- again my mind feels changed -- I feel like I can, I will achieve my weight loss goal -- my healthy related goals of continuing to reduce medications.
I am CHANGING:
I'm exploring new ways of doing things.
Experimenting with packing lunch with a variety of fresh veggies and fruits
I'm also experimenting with change to my workouts -- varying the time on certain days.
CHANGED -- no issue getting in my 10+ water goal --- no diet pop (or any pop) for 1 month 1 day now.
I'm very interested in comments about additional lunch packing and food travel tips....... blog comment ---- sparkmail ---- page comment ---- goodie -- I think you get what I mean :)
HUGZ to my SparkFamily --- you all are biggest change I've made in my life -- you've helped me continue to explore change --- embrace change -- and continue changing when without you --- I'm afraid of the changes that might have happened.
So as I always say....
"Be good to my friend"
"Together we can do (change) the things we could never do (change) alone"