"You long to exert your influence precisely because you can. ....This is the moment where your most sincere expectations become real... experience yourself making it happen" - Ralph Marston
"If you want it here it is, come and get it.
Mak... Read more
Travelgrrl posted a great blog with observations of what thin people do.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=2624075
It got me thinking I have started to do some of those things at feas... Read more
Okay, maybe it's more food for thought, but several quotes, blogs and other things have been rolling around in my brain.
VANDAL was kind enough to share The Moderation Myth Blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individuRead more
Keeping our objective in sight can be difficult at times when we are stressed. even reviewing our objectives sometimes will not remove the stress and get us back on track. My stress yesterday was pain. You cannot think straight. It is not an ... Read more
It is all about choices.
What motivated me today was the Daily Blog post Can Pride Make a Difference in Your Life?
www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=can_pride _make_a_difference_in_your_lif e
Whether we make go... Read more
So what did I learn from this week of leaving food on my plate?
Even though I had to force myself to stop and leave that last bite, it taught me that food can be left on the plate and there will be no repercussions from it. (It also gave me t... Read more
With the holidays here there is so much extra to do and there are so many distractions, it is easy to make excuses to fall off the wagon. However, this is exactly the when we need to stand firm in our commitment to ourselves and stick with our p... Read more
There are so many messages out there.
Some spur me into action...
"eating an apple before breakfast, lunch and dinner resulted in 14 pounds lost over a 12-week period" (guess what I had before lunch.)
Some administer guilt....
"remem... Read more
But first an update on leaving food on my plate. Actually I'm doing quite well with it... but I find myself plotting what to leave before I plate my meal. (Uh, that's not the point.)
Discoveries made are:
- I still have issues about wastin... Read more
Sandwiches with a veggie and a fruit usually are my choice for lunch.
For the bread:
* 100% whole wheat bread
* 100% whole wheat pitas
* sourdough rye
* Arnold's whole wheat deli thins (if I watch my carbs I'll ... Read more
Not being a perky morning person, having only a few options to select from helps.
* Greek 0% yogurt (or 0% cottage cheese) with walnuts and fruit, 100% whole wheat english or toast.
* Scrambled egg sandwich with spinach and morning sta... Read more
I have a few selections for breakfast, lunch and snacks to choose from which I'll address later.
Here's my dinner and exercise plans for the week:
Sun - Turkey Tetrazzini
Mon - Tuna Melts, tomato soup, salad
Tues - Meatl... Read more
For me that is where it all started, as a kid hearing the Maxwell House slogan and parents insisting that we finish our meal.
"Extra food will always go to waste,
either in the trash or in my body." BDL page 83
Dr. Beck's experimen... Read more
Ah but how they try to suck me in....
First Seduction Attempt- Thanksgiving Meal.
It is the aroma, then the visual presentation of the tempting feast. Staying true to my priorities held fast, There was no deprivation, no excessive consu... Read more