Today is the first day of 'Spring' in terms of Stage 4 Lifestyle
My breakfast was interesting and had a good balance. Lunch was ok too. Afternoon snack was a bit intense in calories, but with my new Stage 4 persona, I simply ate until my mind and body were satisfied and now at 3:30 in the afternoon, I think t... Read more
Again with the Restaurant eating!
My husband and I deliberately went to try the fried chicken sandwich at a local restaurant. We shared it. I had half with coffee and cream. He had half, plus fries and a cup of soup. I did eat about 6 fries. Seems I have the hang of this.
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Jan 13th My 'food consumption' accomplishments
Some things that are working for me lately:
1. Sesame Bagel sandwich from a bagel shop: I turn the bagel upside down and remove the bottom bun, leaving lettuce on top and keeping my fingers clean as I eat the rest of it. When I finished the t... Read more
Making good choices, food and fitness
I think I'm on a roll.
Food: I've been able to enjoy my meals and eat consciously, stopping when I've had enough. I've chosen lower fat, protein rich, and many whole foods, veggies and fruit.
Fitness: I've been consistent for 12 days ... Read more
Eating satisfying food
This morning started out making waffles and scrambled eggs for my family. I thought I didn't Want to eat these, because it wasn't my plan. But my grandchildren love them when they come for the weekend.
My plan was something whole grain, low f... Read more
My plan worked!
I had 2 slices whole wheat French toast with butter, syrup, walnuts and 1/2 banana for breakfast: plan food you love!
I ate at an ice cream/cafe for lunch: according to plan: 1/2 of a toasted, not grilled, chicken sandwich. Loved it. No ice... Read more
Cravings are a good thing!
I crave veggie/garden burgers. Today I deliberately went to the store to buy some frozen ones that I can have on-hand. It was delicious on a half french bun, yes with cheese and sauerkraut (I just learned about putting that on a burger). It was ... Read more
Compulsive eating, not hunger.
Two things get in my way: compulsive eating when I'm not hungry and not enough activity. I'm soon going to solve the last one, but the first one still gets me.
Sometimes, I can be hungry for quite a while before eating and I'll feel great, co... Read more
This year I must view my current weight as my starting weight that I cannot see on the scale ever again. It's a mind game, too. I had a weight in mind before I started SparkPeople that I never wanted to go past. It got dangerously close and that... Read more
From this side of the mountain (holidays)
January is wet and cold, but I did get in a short walk this morning. I want to keep that going daily this month, no matter how short the walk might be.
I've done well figuring out a good breakfast and I know I need to eat 2/3 of my calories b... Read more
End of the year challenge results
I joined a challenge to lose five pounds by December 31st. I have two days left and my guess is that I will lose 2 pounds this month. Of course, I'm pleased. It's not about the challenge.
I'm pleased because I've improved my thinking. I've... Read more
Wednesday, after yesterday's restaurant experience
Today is a really good day. I'm home most of today enjoying my choice of activities: primarily piano and leisurely doing very few chores.
Yesterday I ate lunch with friends at the Cheesecake Factory. This is the first time I've been there, so... Read more
Lift-OffBrain is gaining strength
My Lift-OffBrain took the helm at lunch. One tortilla, just right. And another demonstration was the half apple. Less than one ounce of cheese, again the portion correct. I also had sautéd onion and scrambled egg in my tortilla.... Read more
Overeating? Could be. (sorry this is an absurd blog.)
Well, this feels like a funny story. I overate my oatmeal this morning. Enjoyed every bite. I only made 1/4 cup (dry) which is half of a serving on the package. I added 1 Tablespoon of low fat Neufchatel cream cheese and a WHOLE banana!! (Plus, ... Read more
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Reading comments on my blogs
Believe me, I read each comment on my blogs and look to see if anyone has made a comment on my Sparkpage. The comments are very much appreciated, because the SP community is part of my journey to a healthier me. I have lost weight before, but th... Read more