BUNNYSKI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUNNYSKI BUNNYSKI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315447 Chugging along here. <BR> Yesterday started out pretty glum. I know I'm not supposed to weigh myself daily but I can't help it. The scale said I was 1 pound heavier. I knew it was probably a fluke but I couldn't help feeling dejected and worried that I was still in the yo-yo cycle and not on a weight loss schedule. Good thing work was crazy busy yesterday. I quickly forgot about the weight increase and did what I have been learning to do all week with my food choices, almost too easily! I did... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:57:57 EST Slow eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4312197 I think what I've learned the most in the past couple days is what a huge difference it makes to eat slowly. Despite going out for both brunch and dinner yesterday for Father's Day and having fatty dim sum and Chinese food, I did pretty well with keeping within my calorie range. I attribute my accomplishment to eating very slowly and really tasting and enjoying my food, so that I gave my body a chance to signal that I am full, then stopped eating. It really helped me to gauge how much food I ... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:17:00 EST Nuts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4307782 Day 3 and I already slipped. Makes the saying "two steps forward and one step back" quite literal. <BR> I was doing fine all day with my food choices. Planned 3 healthy snacks for the day and stuck to them. A co-worker brought a Chinese cocktail bun (yum! one of my biggest weaknesses) for me and I had an easy time declining. Problem came when I got home from work. I bought a whole bunch of nuts to make nut butters for my father for Father's Day. Nuts are another big weakness for me. So while ... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:11:13 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4306020 It's only been two days since I started focusing on my food choices and it feels like it has been a long time. It's exhausting to think about everything I put into my mouth, but I think this is what I'm going to have to do to lose weight. Having said that, today has gone really well, so I'm really pleased with myself. <BR> I've been drinking A LOT of water. That has really made a difference in the way I feel--more refreshed--as well as helping me to avoid eating unnecessarily. I'm trying to b... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:14:14 EST Finally getting started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303132 I joined SparkPeople about a month ago but have been stuck in a rut and unable to make any improvements on my diet. The more I browsed the Spark pages, the more I ate. I read the message board about sneaking foods and instead of solving my problem, I increased the behavior. <BR> Finally, yesterday, after feeling bad seeing my weight on the scale, I decided to try tracking my foods again. I thought I was making a good decision choosing to have a vegetarian burrito for lunch as opposed to the c... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:43:05 EST