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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

It's been a couple weeks since I posted. Since then my mom ended up in the hospital where she is not doing great but my brother is here for a week from Alaska so I have a little break but next week will be me alone again.
I am still pretty excited about my exercise bike- for some reason the later it gets- like 9 or 10pm the easier it is for me.

It's been about 2 1/2 months and I have lost 30 pounds- I feel so much better walking around and today when I was in the hospital- I was able to fit in a chair with arms- granted it was a pretty big chair.
But now the food seems to be getting a little more complicated, I know I was on a honeymoon there with cravings and I am trying to figure out how to work on making this my permanent lifestyle. Going out to eat twice last week didn't really work for me. I do much better with 3 small meals a day and several snacks then with 500-600 calorie big meals. I just don't feel that I have gotten to eat enough that day. Of course before the meals were 1000 calories or more but frequency seems more important than quantity.

And THEN there is the whole sweet thing which is probably my worst craving- though comfort food is up there too. My son, thinking he was being nice, bought me a pint of some rich icecream on the weekend- he said " you can divide it into 4 portions like when you bought yourself one serving at shop and brought it home. " Well at first I had a stomach flu and didn't want to eat anything. Then Monday night I ate about 1/2 a cup, last night I ate the rest....So because it was after midnight I put it on my tracker for today which started me short today. Then today I resisted their burger king and giant whoopie pie. They left me a 1/6th of the whoopie pie which I ate.

So, I haven't really done anything too terrible and I know I have to figure out how to eat some treats for the long haul but it is so scary!!!!! I want this to be a permanent choice I made. I am enjoying cooking different things for my family that are more healthy. I hear people here and at my WWs meetings, indulging a little and they are ok and continue to lose weight but my history has always been all or nothing. And you know what, if anybody was telling me this story I would know what to say to them to encourage them.

Food, weight loss and gain is just so scary to me and I want to succeed and be healthy. Just writing about it is calming me down but how do people learn to do this long term and keep moving forward?
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LOSINIT52 3/7/2013 3:39PM

    Sorry your mother has been ill and I hope the stress doesn't cause you to munch. You have been incredibly successful . Stick with it! You are doing an amazing job.
I appreciated you stopping by and commenting on my blog today.
Hope you finish the day strong. I see on your status its spaghetti squash for supper. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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DIET_FRIEND 3/6/2013 11:42PM

    I have fallen off the wagon big time where my earring is concerned. Don't give up!

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TATTER3 3/6/2013 9:13PM

    Keep at it...good job!

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JOANIE69 3/6/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Like you and many others, I have the same problem with sweets. emoticon
I know that some people allow themselves a dessert treat once a week...like on Sundays. I am going to try that, but also try not to overdo it. I have found that the more days when I do not eat desserts or sweet treats, the more I dislike even the thought of them, and the cravings subside. Another good thing is not to have them in the house and just indulge that one time per week while eating out. Whatever you find works for you, I pray you will find a way. As for the awesome weight loss so far!
emoticon WOW! Good for you!!!! emoticon

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MCYNDYM 3/6/2013 6:37PM

    It's all part of give and take.... Are you willing to exercise double, if not triple, to enjoy something like ice cream?

When my company has a party, we all enjoy 1/4 the suggested serving size. Why? This allows us to enjoy the taste while in the present. However, after the party we go walk a mile (or more) for those cheats that we ate.

In our struggles, we find ourself. Don't lose faith!

Hugs Chica.

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