Avocado Toast - A favorite breakfast
Just about a year ago, while visiting my son's family in California, I saw my daughter-in-law eat an interesting breakfast.
She sliced up an avocado and put it on whole wheat toast. Then she squeezed a half of a lemon onto the avocado, and... Read more
A Maintenance Frame of Mind
Something has changed -- for the better.
I am no longer in a fight between would I WANT to do and what I SHOULD do.
It is no longer the scale against me, or the tempting food against me.
In times past, when I would have indulge... Read more
Greek Cucumber Salad
I love Greek tzitziki sauce, so when I saw this recipe online for a Greek cucumber salad, I knew I would love it too.
GREEK CUCUMBER SALAD
1 cup Greek nonfat plain yogurt - place in a mixing bowl
ADD the following to the yogurt an... Read more
Delicious Turmeric Lemonade
This morning my DH and I had breakfast at a new place that offers lots of interesting and healthful choices for breakfast and lunch.
I saw turmeric lemonade on the menu and ordered it - having just recently heard about the health benefits of t... Read more
When can I stop tracking my food?
I always knew the tracker was a great tool. And I used it for the entire time I was losing weight.
It was only afterward that I stopped tracking.
This is what I told myself:
I have been tracking so regularly that I now know the cal... Read more
Tracking: the best tool
Tracking is the best tool there is for getting back to where I should be.
Recording every bite that goes into my mouth eliminates all possible forms of self-deception.
I can't forget what I ate earlier.
I can't underestimate the number ... Read more
Here is my truth
Here is my truth:
I need to make a conscious effort to keep up my new eating habits, otherwise the old habits come back, and the old habits lead to weight gain.
So it is up to me as to WHEN I make that effort.
Will it be AFTER I h... Read more
Busy, Full Days
Life has been full and busy these days, and I love it.
I signed up for a memoir-writing seminar, and have spent a considerable amount of time writing down events from my childhood. It was an excellent exercise, and it cleared away some u... Read more
Out of Irons
I have wind in my sails again. Thank goodness. This was a summer that I mostly spent 'in irons' as they say. I made no progress with my weight loss - and just hung around the same high number on the scale --stalled.
Now, though, the win... Read more
Telling Myself No Again
Sometimes on a Sunday morning my husband will stop off on his way home from church to get a muffin for me -- a bran muffin, my favorite.
I have most likely already decided on a breakfast with more protein and less sugar - but somehow when h... Read more
Summer Coolers to Drink
Drinking water is a real staple with me. And especially in summertime, I drink a lot more.
Sometimes, it is fun to add some flavoring to the water, without adding a bunch of calories.
I have often made a pitcher of lemon water -- just wa... Read more
Home from a holiday
During these past 3 weeks, my husband and I went with another couple friend of ours on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (pronounced, I have now learned, "Budapesht).
Then we flew to Barcelona for three days before returning home again... Read more
A week of triggers
During this past week I encountered just about all my old triggers when it came to food.
And today, at the end of that week, I am happy to say that none of them caused me to overeat.
First off, during the week, I was physically feeling un... Read more
Understanding Maintenance for me
YO-YO DIETING: taking action when the scale gets to an unacceptable point way beyond the desired weight. Then returning to the old eating habits until it happens again.
In the days before joining SP, I believed that the hardest part of... Read more
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Reminding myself of a lesson learned
I've been a member of SP for several years. And I've learned a thing or two about myself during that time.
Avoidance behaviors are so easy to pull off:
Don't step on the scale.
Don't keep track of everything that goes into my mouth.... Read more