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I am IN CONTROL

Thursday, January 23, 2014




emoticon I am in control, I am in control, I AM IN CONTROL, I whisper loudly in my head. Have you ever had those days where you have to chant a MANTRA I am in control to stay in control? emoticon It's one of those days when the smells of food are tempting, teasing your nose making you want to slip up on your diet. It's a battlefield of emoticon vs. emoticon Ohhhh, hubby's breakfast smells so good. I AM IN CONTROL !









Foods that work for hubby's diet don't work for me. It's not that he eats bad foods, in fact he eats healthy compared to society's standards. His foods simply don't agree with my body, due to food intolerance issues. They make me feel sick. emoticon REALLY SICK, to the point I loose a few days of living. When I eat like him, I pay the price for THREE DAYS. I made a dish with black beans, sweet corn, cilantro, and salsa the other day. I reacted to something in the ingredients. It wasn't bad food, it was the natural flavorings in the salsa. Natural flavorings = MSG. They mess me up big time. I was sick for three whole days. It sucks to react to food. It's so not worth giving in. I AM IN CONTROL.










I have high standards of what goes into my mouth. Slipping up isn't on the plan. It makes me go backwards on the scale. It's like opening up PANDORA'S BOX. Temptations creep out, emoticon demons tempt me, all of a sudden things go wildly out of control. I must quietly chant I am in control. emoticon I am in control.









emoticon I am in control. emoticon Green eggs and emoticon Ham, Sam I am, I am in control. Darn it. I can and will do it. I will not be LED A STRAY by temptations. I am in control.









Don't eat anything today you will regret tomorrow. Ha, if I screw up I pay for three days feeling sickly. I AM IN CONTROL. I won't pay again. I am in control. Yesterday was a success. Today the scale honors my win with a rapid release of weight. emoticon











Today I vow not to let the aroma of hubby's meals tempt me. I will stay strong. I will ignore the crunching of his foods. I have better meals planned for me. I AM IN CONTROL.









Today I will choose wisely what I put into my mouth. I am in control. I will eat to feel good, not to please my cravings.











Today I eat for my health. I eat for ME. I am in control.










I choose to eat to LIVE. I am in control. emoticon
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SLLYONS51 1/24/2014 9:20AM

  Good Mantra and so simple even I can remember it! I am in control of what goes in my mouth! I will practice this. emoticon emoticon blog

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TEXASFILLY 1/24/2014 8:43AM

    Yes! Mine is, "Yes, I can do this for today." That's as far down the road as I can see. It keeps that mushroom thinking (i.e., stinkin' thinkin') under wraps. Hahahaha~ Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm, dear heart, and how to love oneself. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/24/2014 7:53AM

    So good.

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/24/2014 7:43AM

    I'm truly sorry you get so sick from eating foods that don't work for your body. But I do commend you for accepting it as a fact of your life and moving forward.

Best of success to you!

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SUSANBEAMON 1/24/2014 1:11AM

  good inspirational pictures. I liked the kitchen eating one best.

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JANIEWWJD 1/23/2014 11:59PM

    I have eaten good today!!! I AM in control!!!!
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CLPURNELL 1/23/2014 11:54PM

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SYDLETZIII 1/23/2014 11:05PM

    Breakfast
4 large egg whites with 1 slice 2% milk cheese

Lunch
100 grams rinsed kidney beans mashed, heated and mixed with 2 ounces deer sausage and 2.4 Tablespoons mild salsa

Dinner
2.5 cups Chili macaroni with kidney beans and chopped onions

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/23/2014 10:56PM

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RICKI157 1/23/2014 10:39PM

    I did really good today except for at work. Before I was diabetic this friend of mine at work made Amaretto Cake in small loaf tins for Christmas gifts & I love that cake!!!!! There was some of it on a platter at work today and I ate a slice. It hit me almost immediately I could feel my blood glucose rising and I felt sick and off balanced the rest of the day. I knew I shouldn't eat it but I gave in. I won't do that again. Next time I see that cake at work I will think of it tasting nasty and remember how bad I felt after I ate it today.
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ANGELBELIEVER 1/23/2014 9:59PM

    Another well, thought out blog. You are doing great. Stay in control! emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/23/2014 9:52PM

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4RASCALS 1/23/2014 8:43PM

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DS9KIE 1/23/2014 6:52PM

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TOKIEMOON 1/23/2014 5:34PM

    I'm going to borrow "I AM IN CONTROL!" starting tonight, when my bottomless pit of a monster shows up!
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COLOR-BLUE 1/23/2014 4:45PM

    Yikes! I don't know how I would react with somebody in the home that ate differently than me! In fact, I can't imagine anybody else in my home, as I life alone! When I do go out to eat or to somebody's home, the smells don't bother me. I enjoy them, but I have no desire to eat, what I don't normally eat. I did that one time, as I age a trigger food, and didn't know it, and the next day, my physical body actually hurt and I was in pain. It wasn't just my stomach, but my whole body and I could bare walk. That was the first time I had ever deviated from my lifestyle change in 15 months, and my body literally revolted! I'm not planning on doing that again, unless it's another trigger food, but then I'll be prepared. I don't know all of my trigger foods, but I know what to do, to stop me from eating everything in site. The day that I did that, I wasn't prepared, as I didn't know.

You're doing GREAT and I have no doubt that you'll continue to do so! Just emoticon

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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2ABBYNORMAL 1/23/2014 4:40PM

    I AM IN CONTROL is the greatest MANTRA in my mind. It applies to so many things. I love this statement.
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WALLAHALLA 1/23/2014 3:51PM

    emoticon Smells are harder for me to resist. Makes my mouth water. Luckily, my friend made a huge bowl of fresh black bean fiesta salad, and homemade hot salsa, so I could pig out with the rest of the staff for goodie day, and be entirely guilt free. Healthy pickin's...had all that I wanted...and stayed within my ranges! emoticon

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QUEENIEBELLE 1/23/2014 3:19PM

    The aromas get to me, too. Worse than anything. We are strong!

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MARAGRAM 1/23/2014 2:45PM

    emoticon I'm with you on the food problems--have learned to not eat those things that cause me difficulties but it took years because some of the food I love is a problem for me. And, of course, it is not because it is not healthy, it just isn't healthy for me!

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ERIN1957 1/23/2014 2:33PM

    Thank you, great support, great thoughts and I hear you loud and clear on reactive foods. I do believe we get so clean in our good health practices, that when we run into chemicals it kicks our MS butts to the curb. Our bodies know what they need, not always our noses and eyes emoticon

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PGHP31CK 1/23/2014 2:32PM

    Awesome blog! We ARE in control of what we eat! Food = fuel. Thank you for sharing so openly.

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TTHINAGAINN 1/23/2014 2:23PM

    What a cute and inspirational blog! YOU CAN DO IT!! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/23/2014 2:05PM

    You can do it!

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123ELAINE456 1/23/2014 1:54PM

  Awesome!!! Love the Pictures and Quotes!!! Yes You Are In Control!!! Keep Sparking!!!

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ANDREWMOM 1/23/2014 1:25PM

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DSJB9999 1/23/2014 1:22PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing these ideas

Wish I'd read it earlier but I am 'now' IN CONTROL too!

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HOLOGRAM82 1/23/2014 1:06PM

    "I Don't care if you ate Charlie's Whole Goddamn Chocolate Factory. Do Not Give Up!" Lol, that has to be the greatest motivational picture in the world LMAO!

You are doing so well, you're amazing! You will not give up, you are in control.

Here's to telling temptations to Suck It! It's tough, but you'll be so proud of yourself after.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/23/2014 1:06PM

    My hubby and I eat different meals on many days. Not necessarily the same reason as you, but we do. It works for us but other people might thing it's strange!

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SHIMMERMAMA 1/23/2014 12:52PM

    Wow! That was inspiring! You are in control!!

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MIPCY1 1/23/2014 12:45PM

    I have the same problems. Maybe you could make some of his foods from scratch so you don't include something you can't have. (Like make your own salsa, maybe?) Not being able to eat what everyone else is eating sucks. You'll figure it out.

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GOING4GOAL2014 1/23/2014 12:43PM

    I love your blogs! They energize me and remind me that I am not the only one who struggles. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 1/23/2014 12:21PM

    Many food intolerances, as well as allergies, here also. Natural flavorings can also = SOY which brings on rapid tachycardia for me (which has progressed to a-fib a 3 times). It is key that I know what I am eating at all times!

Appreciate your inspirational blogs.

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SANDRALEET 1/23/2014 12:16PM

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GOOSIEMOON 1/23/2014 12:14PM

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1CRAZYDOG 1/23/2014 11:50AM

    That's my mantra: Food is fuel! And: Eat to live, don't live to eat!

SHOUT it if need be . . . no need to whisper! LOL

HUGS

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/23/2014 11:48AM

    Love your blog! You can do a girlfriend!
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CHRISHUNTLEY 1/23/2014 11:47AM

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CAROL494 1/23/2014 11:43AM

  emoticon My biggest meal of the day is breakfast--a smoothie made of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 6 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries (blueberries this morning) 1 tsp Stevia (natural sweetener), 2 Tbs ground flax seed, and two Tbs brown rice protein powder. I eat 6 oz of protein total split between lunch and dinner and lots of vegetables and 1/2 brown rice. I lost 7 pounds in two weeks on this plan and did not want to snack! I add tsp olive oil with vinegar for salads and some avocado.

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DSHONEYC 1/23/2014 11:31AM

    Yes you are in control! You are in the driver's seat! You are doing it "your way"!

With you all the way! Your way is my way! emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 1/23/2014 11:30AM

  emoticon Blog!!!! Fuel for thought. Hope it's ok, but I plan on using I am in control today, All day. Thanks so much for sharing and giving fuel for the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/23/2014 11:25AM

    Nice!

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