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Got a cushion pound again

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I didn't expect to be writing that so soon! But today I weighted in at 109 so down 1.5 from the big Italian splurge. I bet there was a ton of salt in the Italian food that tasted so very good! But I will continue to eat right the rest of this week as we are invited out with friends on Friday night.

You know, I was thinking about this and the old Sallie would have said, oh well no sense dieting until after Friday since you are going out to eat and will most likely gain weight....I was always putting off dieting until "the right time". Of course we all know that waiting for "the right time" doesn't do anything but add more weight plus that attitude doesn't help you change your overall eating habits. The real key for me is understanding that there is a new "normal" eating for me that might seem like "dieting' to the rest of the world but I eat wonderful foods I enjoy.....fresh whole foods. Nothing processed, no sugar, no bad fats. It really is remarkable how once you get that stuff out of system that you just don't crave it at all.

I watched an interesting Dr. Oz yesterday where he had a guess exposing the food industry regarding all the sugar, salt and bad fats in processed foods for the key reason to addict people so that they buy more and more. I was amazed to understand more about the intentions of the processed food companies. It breaks my heart as I know that awful feeling of not being able to stop eating crap and craving more and more. I remember it so well. Eating a whole Pepperidge farm cake or a 6 pack of Sarah Lee cupcakes and still wanting more since you didn't give your body real food. I am lucky I guess living in Mexico as there aren't as many of the packaged crap food I like. It doesn't even entice me at all. So lucky not to have those temptations.

Hope all my sparks buddies have a terrific day!
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    Right on Sallie about the food industries! And great news about your weight loss!
    1706 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    It is sad, isn't it.
    And worst of all you want to share this information with all but don't want to be overbearing so you try to lead by example. It is a tough road but one that leads to so many wonderful results.
    Congratulations on your new approach, it is certainly working for you!
    1706 days ago
    I saw the same program here in New Zealand and yes , it is fantastic not be a slave to the sugar monster any more.
    1706 days ago
    emoticon dearest Sallie, because I think you have really and truly found a strong, effective, and very healthy way to enjoy food while staying wonderfully slim! It takes a good deal of hard, repeated effort to concoct exactly the right mix of foods and techniques that underlie such a successful strategy, but you're a success story...and best of all, one who keeps on SUCCEEDING! emoticon Enjoy that delicious dinner with your friends on Friday night!

    I didn't see that particular Dr. Oz show, but if you want to read a book that echoes the same findings and drives them home with yet more research, take a look at Dr. David Kessler's "The End of Overeating." What an eye-opener for those of us who used to be baffled by our addiction to those processed, packaged foods (raising my hand HIGH there :)! How the food industry has made an exact science out of making a bull's-eye appeal to our taste buds - he details ALL the nitty gritty in that book. And it really is a real racket!

    But we can buck the tide, and posts like yours inspire us all the more - thanks!!
    1706 days ago
  • LIS193
    Glad you are down again!
    Don't get me started on the "Food industry" and the rest of them...
    1706 days ago
    I saw that episode too. Salt and sugar in processed food = food crack! It is just as addictive. AND totally unhealthy as well. **SIGH**

    The more you start reading labels the more you understand how important it is to really eat fresh foods, not processed.

    Thanks for this blog.
    1707 days ago
    Congrats on the cushion!

    I have been reading and thinking a lot lately about all the processed food that I eat. I really want to try to get away from some of them. I've been trying to eat more veggies lately - which for me is a miracle! I always act like a small child and turn up my nose at them, but I'm actually starting to like a few new HEALTHY things!
    1707 days ago
    Oh! And congrats on the cushion pound!
    1707 days ago
    I've been meaning to ask you...does your husband eat what you eat? Does he cook for himself? How does that work?

    I don't eat a lot of "crap" but I still find I eat a lot of packaged foods such as canned beans, soups, cheese, crackers, etc. I need to find ways to wean these out of my diet.
    1707 days ago
    "still wanting more since you didn't give your body real food"

    Well said!

    1707 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    OMG, just had a flashback when I had a rendezvous with a bag of Oreos!
    1707 days ago
    Great job, Sallie!! You are just doing great. Love that you have that cushion pound. Someday I hope to have one, too!

    You are absolutely right about there being no good time to diet. I used to do that same thing. Especially around the holidays I'd just say it couldn't be done, when in fact when you eat right between events and do the best you can at events it isn't that hard! And when you add good exercise/activity to the mix it makes it even more possible. You've come a long way in committing to the healthy lifestyle, no matter what!

    Hope you are feeling as good as this upbeat blog reads!! Take care, Marsha
    1707 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder about how the industry addicts us to junk. I read an article that used Doritos as an example. It talked about how they are crunchy and cheesy then turn into a sauce in your mouth and simply make you want more. It talked about the research that is done to produce these products and even to steer us to them in the store. Great job on living the healthy lifestyle and not putting off getting back on track!!!
    1707 days ago
    It is a shame that food companies don't care about anything but the almighty profit. I know they have to make money but some just get greedy and they pack food with bad things that make you want more. The trick is to stop and maybe some day they will get the message that we are not going to take it any more.

    You are so positive and give me hope that I too can get rid of all that bad stuff. Have a great day and keep up the good work.

    " hands across spark people....season of hope."
    1707 days ago
    What great insight about yourself, that was me too, and the "industry." I can totally believe the additives in processed food. Very rarely do I even crave "junk." (I say that now knowing I'm going to have a cupcake later for my daughter's 18th birthday!) emoticon I'll admit that I do get that same "empty" feeling and have to eat something more nutritional.

    Thanks so much for this blog! It really hit home with me! Enjoy your day!
    1707 days ago
    I love reading your blogs, Sallie!
    1707 days ago
    You''re right about the salt. Take it from an Italian. I've ordered an antipasto salad, as a main course, thought I was being good and weighed four pounds more in the morning. The good news is that it goes away with a day or two of normal (very low for me) salt intake.
    1707 days ago
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