CALISUE1's SparkPeople Blog CALISUE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community February 20,2010 Not a great day ... had a migraine ... woke up hungry and scarfed down some cheeze-it crackers ... more than a serving. Then we had to take the grandkids to the school's bar-be-que fundraiser. Yeah, there's some low-cal, low-fat, low-sodium food. <BR> <BR> I need to have healthy fall-backs in the house that i can grab as needed. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 20:38:10 EST February 19, 2010 Last night, instead of eating a bagel or cookies, I chose a non-fat yogurt. Baby Steps. <BR> Today I did well. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:45:42 EST February 18, 2010 Hmmm, been a year since my last blog. I really do need to journal. <BR> <BR> Today I logged in what I ate ... holy crap, no wonder I gain weight ... and I thought today was a "light" eating day. Those absent minded nibbles really, really add up. <BR> <BR> What I will try tomorrow is to eat only at designated meals and snacks ... and log what i eat. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:21:15 EST Valentine's Day My husband has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. The eating plans and patterns that I have practiced here are helping with getting him back on track now. Might even get me back on track!!! Since I've started, I've lost 20 pounds and kept it off ... but haven't been following a program since September. Actually I'm good with not having gained the weight back. Now it's time to go lower!!! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 18:13:26 EST Still good ... After a big 3 weeks of a niece's wedding, my daughter's pre-wedding visit, and general disruption of my life, I haven't gained any weight. Not lost any ... but still where I was before the siege. Am fitting into Chico's size 3 pants ... this is good ... I want to be able to wear regular sizes ... in normal stores! Thu, 4 Sep 2008 09:12:28 EST 132/79/73 7/6/08 126/74/79 <BR> 7/5/08 122/71/78 and 149/91/62 Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:31:08 EST 129/80/79 Went to the parade in town and splurged on a brat stuffed with sauerkraut and wrapped in bacon ... then smoked for 2 hours. It was delish ... and not as bad for my diet as I would have thought. It rained a bit which was awesome ... and had the slow cooker pulled pork for dinner. As long as I'm prepared, I can eat right! Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:03:32 EST 127/79/83 127/79/83 - 6:45 - swish <BR> THIS IS WHAT ABSTINENCE IS TO ME <BR> 1) Freedom from obsession with food. <BR> 2) Freedom from compulsively overeating. <BR> 3) To eat moderately, feel satisfied, and then stop eating. <BR> 4) Not wanting food we don't need. <BR> 5) If we eat "forbidden foods," we no longer eat them compulsively or excessively. We don't have to deprive ourselves, but we limit our consumption to a healthy, yet satisfying amount. <BR> <BR> Went to a restaurant at lunch ... did OK... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 08:04:37 EST 108/69/80 Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:40:44 EST