WORKNPROGRESS12's SparkPeople Blog WORKNPROGRESS12's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community reasons or excuses for eating In a crowd of people all standing around eating and drinking on an unusually hot day.... <BR> This was the scene that had me craving food yesterday. It was so warm and I was uncomfortable. Wanting for something fun to do, some one fascinating to talk to and here I was being as boring as ever. I was no help. I was not fascinating. I was just hot and cranky. <BR> I found something non gluten that I could eat.... and I did. <BR> It was high in protein! That's a lovely excuse... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 09:20:13 EST Little Things Today has been a day to get little things done. Ya know those things that don't make a big difference to the rest of the world but still need to be done. <BR> I want to get more done but am pleased to have some things off of my 'to do' list which was getting overwhelming. <BR> When I get overwhelmed, I get stressed and I eat and not sensible things...I eat anything in sight. <BR> Not a good thing. <BR> So here is to the little things! May we keep them little! <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:35:56 EST A new light I've been looking at food in a different light as of the past few days. I look at it and think, " is this something that will be a healer and a value to my body? " This has helped me put a few things down and walk away. <BR> This isn't easy for me. <BR> Besides being the poison of my body it is also my addiction. Unlike most addictions which people can go cold turkey from, I have to use my 'addiction' in moderation. As most addicts, I want to think I can control the lust for... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:23:30 EST Poison/cure/ grey area Food in many forms is my poison. It is the enemy of my body when it includes wheat, rye, barley or hot peppers. <BR> Some foods are the cure for the damage these poisons have caused. <BR> I'm still trying to figure out which 'cures' are appropriate for this body as it heals. I wish I had an indicator light to tell me what is okay and what isn't. <BR> <BR> A big part of my problems is the 'grey' areas in between the 'poison' and the 'cure' items. they are the items that I use a... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:25:46 EST Friends I need to work on catching myself doing the negative thoughts and turn it around to a positive as I would for a friend. I am typically very encouraging to my friends. I am making an effort to be a friend to myself. <BR> This is new to me. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:15:10 EST Solar powered human? I wish I was solar powered today. It is a beautiful day outside. Lots of sunshine. <BR> and I feel like my battery is low on energy. What is wrong with me? Why am I so weary? <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:09:19 EST Support I'm glad that I've been so wonderfully active lately and at the same time I see that I need to in cooperate more veggies in my day. The sweet cravings have been winning out too much lately. <BR> I will work toward getting this under control....but I can't do it alone. Support in this effort is imperative. It is one of the best ways for me to see the hand of God active in my life. Tue, 28 May 2013 09:46:25 EST Fighting the urge to sit still today Curling up with a book feels like the calling of the day. <BR> <BR> But first I am going to check some things off of the to -do list! So that I'm not beating myself up. Mon, 20 May 2013 10:51:51 EST Grateful Today is a celebration in many churches for Pentecost. I'm so very grateful that the Lord sent the Holy Spirit to guide us. <em>48</em> Sun, 19 May 2013 14:35:25 EST Wanted: likeable vegetables I have never had a fondness for vegetables. I don't know if they will ever achieve the stature of something as important in my life as ...well, chocolate but I'm trying to give them a fighting chance. <BR> The butternut squash soup I had today was tasty, filling and comforting on a chilly day. And the fresh lettuce for a crunchy salad was a good way to fill up tonight despite the excessive salad dressing that I accidentally poured on it. <BR> The beans and green beans that were snuc... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:45:45 EST The Celiac that Could I feel like the Little Engine that Could. I have to play a running pep rally in my brain. I think I can. I think I can. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had another gluten eating nightmare last night. It was scarey. I hope I stop with the eating nightmares soon. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:34:25 EST Time to rethink this mess! I'm not happy with myself!! Not at all. I've gotten off track. Horribly! <BR> What changed? Well, the doctor put me on medicine for my roseacea that required me to eat before taking it. That was an excuse to eat and it couldn't be a milk product or yogurt. That sounds like an exuse for something I don't need, like refined sugar/carbs. <BR> My knee started bothering me, so I stopped using my stepper machine and that wasn't good. <BR> Now I have to figure out how to fight again... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:09:27 EST Side Effect or Side Benefit Although it has been a short period of time, I think my fingernails are stronger since I've been eating healthier! This is an unexpected surprise! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 19:05:26 EST Thinking vs. Doing I read something today that really, really struck home for me. It said something to this effect, we can spend lots of time thinking about exercise and physical activity and still not do it. We need to DO IT!!! <BR> I can't write any more now, I have to go outside and get active. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:39:00 EST Closet Pearls Needed How does a person clean out a closet when you aren't sure what might fit in the future? I need some pearls of wisdom on this. <BR> I try things on and look in the mirror to see how they look. I don't like the way ANY of them look on me. So I want to pitch them and the mirror! But, alas, it is not there fault, it is mine. What's a woman to do?? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Ideas are <em>235</em> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:12:15 EST Drinking Water: the good and the bad Ok, we know drinking water is very healthy, cleansing and revitalizing. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> But, the down side is how much toilet paper and flushing is necessary. <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> I wonder if the toilet paper industry is pushing this trend. Hmmmmm! <em>38</em> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:10:01 EST