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Aha's to Move Me Forward

Sunday, May 26, 2013

So I am still struggling with the 190's. I keep gaining and losing the same 5 lbs. So, it's time to break out of this cycle and MOVE ON!

I've been seeking and finding some "aha's." Here's the first one:
Negative Calorie Foods..."Negative calories because they burn more calories during digestion than they have in them." I found this on Pinterest. I'm trying the theory out today.

I made a nice negative calorie breakfast. The only ingredient in my breakfast that was not negative calories was the two egg whites. I felt like I needed some protein to go with it. So, here's my red-white-and-blue breakfast...a whole apple, 1/3 cup raspberries, 1/3 cup blueberries, 2 egg whites...162 calories...and only 34 of them are NOT negative calorie...from the egg whites. Looks delicious, right?


It was! One meal down...two to go. We'll see how it goes. Yesterday, I went to the grocery and bought several of the negative calories foods that I like...apple, blueberries, cantaloupe, carrots, oranges, pineapples, radishes, raspberries, and strawberries. So, now I have them available. Step one. And it worked...I had a good breakfast.

I want to make these:


...except I have white chocolate to use instead of dark chocolate. I think the calorie counts on them will be...63 calories. Pretty cool. I think I will try that later today.

Another aha for me...I did a personality test online. I found a free one online based on the Meyers-Briggs test. www.humanmetrics.com/cgi
-win/jtypes2.asp
It then gives you your personality type...of the 16 possibilities...and then tells you the best jobs for you and key traits with your personality type. Very cool. It helps me to understand myself...and work WITH that instead of against it. Since I have been having the majority of my eating problems due to emotions...I understand that now. My personality is extremely "fact based"...the emotion based side of me is my weakness. Aha.

To deal with this, as the week has gone one, when I experience a thought of "I feel (insert negative emotion here)" I have been stopping it in it's tracks by switching over from the emotional mind and back into the rational mind. I have found the best/easiest way to do this is to count in my mind backwards from 100. It works. I usually only get into the 70's or 80's before I feel the switch and the dissipation of the negative emotion. Yay!

Tomorrow, I am meeting up with a couple of spark friends in Indiana. I'm looking forward to it! I met Diane (LOPEYP) last year. She comes to Indiana annually for the Indy 500 with her husband. I have never met Merle (SHEENADEE) before. We are meeting up in Metamora, Indiana. I have not been there before. So, new experiences are on the horizon.

Also, while at the grocery yesterday, I purchased multi-vitamins. So, now I have started taking a multi on a daily basis. I think this is a good/positive move. The other night, I had a severe Charlie Horse in my right calf when I was sleeping. Eeek. Owww.

At work, and at home, I have started setting a one-hour alarm to remind me to get up and move (about 200 steps) when I am doing a sedentary activity. I think this is another good, positive move for my weight.

I'm really ready to get back out of these 190's and make progress again. I'm hopeful that some of these/all of these insights will make a difference and get me going.

Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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