Thursday, May 23, 2013
I read an article tonight about tough love. The article pointed out that though it took a pro to use tough love on another person, amatuers can use tough love on themselves. Then I read someone's blog entry, where she said she made an attitude change in response to some events that were coming up in her daughter's life. It was refreshing that she made the needed change ahead of time, and it really drummed home to me that something like that is not only necessary in me, but imminent.
I have been slowly putting on the weight since I dropped the Atkins plan now months ago. And to top it off, this week I had some bad health news complete with an upcoming procedure, and I really feel like knowing this I lost control of my eating. Dare I just say that I have had multitudinous carbs and fat this week. Eating till I'm full, as if stuffing myself would make the pain of my circumstance go away. Well, not only hasn't it worked, but a glance in the mirror tonight as I was putting on a shirt really brought home my dilemma. The attitude towards food is changing now. In fact, it changed about three hours ago.
I've made the decision to return to a higher protein and lower carb style of eating, but without most of the fat that was so present when I was eating Atkins style. Lean protein in fish and fowl, fruits and vegetables, some whole grains, nut and seeds in limited amounts, some low fat and nonfat dairy, and limited alcohol, which has also been on the increase lately. This is actually very close to what is recommended in the Mediterranean style of eating. I may spend some more time tracking my food on Spark, but keeping the carbs quite a bit lower than their recommended guidelines. I also pretty successfully initated a 10 minute per day walking program last week, and I plan to keep that going. Wish me well fellow Sparksters. I feel like it's about time for this. Thanks, Glenn