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Make Some Changes...


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To Get Something You Never Had, You Have To Do Something You Never Did...I received an e-mail from a friend the other day & that statement jumped out at me & said GET BUSY...I have not tracked my food for almost 2 weeks, not because I've been binging or doing anything crazy...but it is just that I know that what I ate or what I'm planning to eat will take me "over" the food ranges that I track...I need to use the SP valuable tools if I am really serious about reaching my goals & getting healthy. Certainly over the course of months, I have found myself "comforting" my self with not just foods...too often TRIGGER foods & that just sends me on my merry way...down crazy street again. I still have my Mom 24/7 & am still waiting for the call, so yes...my stress is still very much with me. I talked with my daughter, JM over the weekend & she once told me... "Mom, if you got flat tire, would you just jump out & slash the other three? So wise at such a young age. To comfort myself with food or to live dangerously by comforting myself with trigger foods is slashing the other tires. I have decided & told my husband (since he now does the shopping...I can't get out unless I have a sitter or female friend with Mom) to stop buying my trigger foods, ice cream, cheese & crackers & pudding & graham crackers. I need to get out of that groove Please don't tell me to keep carrot & celery sticks all cut up & ready to go...haha I'm not "that kinda girl." I did not reach this weight eating those scrumptious little snacks...but I am open to suggestions. Yesterday morning, because my husband does not teach early, I got up at 8 & walked up & down my street (there are only 9 houses on each side) & I figured that if Mom got up & there was some kind of bathroom situation, he could call me on my cell phone & I could be home quickly...there is no way that I can walk AROUND the entire block but hey, it is a start. I didn't count how many times up & down the street it took but I figured that 20-25 min. was at least a mile...seemed like a good way to track it since I forgot my pedometer. I didn't sleep well & Mom was up way early but Thank You, Lord...she went back to bed. I have had my breakfast & will track it in a minute. My trusty water bottle is at arm's length. Not sure what but I'm going to try & get in some kind of exercise...maybe I'll get Mom involved. I'm not sure if SHE is getting worse or I'm getting WORSE at this caregiving madness...there are days that I feel like less tolerant to continue handling this 24/7 scene. I went to a family & friends support group yesterday & that always helps. Also had a sitter for Mom for 4 hrs. & I did some shopping & went out to dinner with my Hospice friends...I've come to the conclusion that being on my laptop is my lifeline to the outside world whether it is SparkPeople, Facebook or just e-mail...it keeps me sane...but & I DO mean a big BUTTTTTT...it also involves me SITTING on my Big Butt, so I need to "track" that amt. of time also... ANYway, I am rambling. I hope that everyone is having a good week. Take care & as always, thanks for listening...I will close with my opening statement...To Get Something You Never Had, You Have To Do Something You Never Did...

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/1/2012 2:40PM

    Well done with the walking. I found myself walking on the spot last night to get my 10,000 steps in, inspired by my new FitBit. I felt a bit silly but I worked up a little sweat, and it all counts. Maybe this will work for you, at least in the short term.
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PURPLELVR7 11/28/2012 7:13AM

    love the statement - emoticon emoticon

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BEWELL48 11/28/2012 6:43AM

    You are certainly in a challenging time ....this too shall pass but meanwhile keep
sparkin'........just writing things down can often times help .....you have the support....sending emoticon

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TATTER3 11/28/2012 6:22AM

    Busy times for you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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RONALANA 11/27/2012 8:06PM

    You have a lot on your plate right now with your role as caregiver. That makes it even more important that you find some way to take care of yourself. It sounds like you are making some positive steps - just need to get some control on the food issue.

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LKWQUILTER 11/27/2012 7:49PM

    YOu are making a good start. (((HUGS)))

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TRESSWANN 11/27/2012 7:07PM

    Hang in there. You can do it. I so relate to the tracking. And the PC also is my connection to the "world". Lucky I get out to work but for interaction it's thePC and you are right, takes away from exercise.
Well, if not carrots and celery, other fruit? Protein?

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STITCH4EVER 11/27/2012 5:41PM

    FIRST OF ALL, USE YOUR TRACKER AND BE TOTALLY HONEST. YOU CAN KEEP IT PRIVATE SO NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE IT. LOG EVERY SINGLE BITE YOU TAKE AND ALL THAT YOU DRINK. IF YOU HAVE COFFEE WITH MILK AND SUGAR, LOG IT. WE FORGET ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT. I WAS NOT A VEGGIES PERSON EITHER. SO SOMEONE SUGGESTED I TRY BUYING A CONTAINER OF PLAIN YOGURT AND MIXING SOME RANCH DRESSING MIX WITH IT. I LOVED IT AND THOSE VEGGIES WENT RIGHT DOWN. BUT! I FOUND I LIKE THEM ROASTED MUCH BETTER. I MAKE A HUGE PAN OF ROASTED VEGETABLES LIKE CARROTS, CELERY, ONIONS, PARSNIPS, SQUASH AND SWEET POTATOES - AND I MEAN A HUGE COOKE SHEET! THERE IS A NATURAL SWEETNESS IN THEM. I EAT A WHOLE PLATE FULL AND THERE IS STILL SOME LEFT TO NUKE THE NEXT DAY.
NOW I AM GETTING ADVENTUROUS AND TRYING NEW THINGS. FUNNY THING IS, I LIKE SOME VEGGIES RAW BUT NOT COOKED AND OTHERS COOKED BUT NOT RAW. TRY IT.
ERIN

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KASEYCOFF 11/27/2012 3:39PM

    The only advice I can think of:

1) break the eating habit - don't get "healthy" foods to nosh on all day, find a way to develop the habit of non-eating (I know, easier said than done, but if you can train yourself to the habit, then you don't have to worry about portions and control and moderation and stuff - right?)

2) hang in there: this too shall pass...
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CAKEMAKERMOM 11/27/2012 11:19AM

    I'm glad you have an outlet in times like you're having. Just 10 years ago, we wouldn't have had this kind of opportunity to connect with each other.

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MIATIA1 11/27/2012 11:00AM

    Love the quote for it goes with my other favorite "You can't just wish for change you have to make it" emoticon

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