Sunday, February 20, 2011

OK...if this is what I would have to eat all the time, I would have NO PROBLEM with weight loss. But, unfortunately, most of the food I eat looks much more appetizing than this.

I have never understood my failure at maintaining a healthy weight. Heck, I can't maintain it, because I never reach it. I don't remember one time in my life when I was happy with my weight (except for one). At that time, I got there easily, with my doctor's help and with medication...REDUX...later, found to cause health problems and pulled from the pharmacy! How dumb was that? I should have realized it was too good to be true... And after I got off that medication, the weight came back.

I'm a reasonably bright woman...educated, hard-working...but I can't seem to make this work! The temporary good feeling caused by a plate of comfort food seems to be more important to me than the good feeling that comes from knowing that you're taking care of yourself...and you look pretty good!

I'm not giving up...I need to regroup...hoping that warmer weather will entice me to get back to walking and exercising.

And NO, I didn't eat that little bird in the picture. I'm only posing for this picture! (I said I was reasonably bright, right???)

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    Wow, this one really gave me hiccups. What a gross picture. I am so glad I don't eat animals. Brrrr. Yes, food looks way too good, however I found that it doesn't all taste that great after all. So here is what I will do.... I will weig how much I love a food in order to eat it. If I just want to eat it because it looks good, well then I should pass it up for something else that I love. How about making veggies and fruits 75% of what I have on my plate? That is doable. And I love them, am just too lazy sometimes to cut them up and bring them out. Since I have today off. I will spend some time planning my meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, when I will work 12 hour shifts. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    3719 days ago
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    P.S. That bird kebab looks gross. You're brave just taking a photo with it. Haha
    3735 days ago
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    Hi Diane. I can understand how you feel, because I've felt the same way my entire life. I've never once been satisfied with my appearance or my weight. The weight didn't pile on overnight. It takes time and dedication to lose weight.
    I would say the easier thing to do is to incorporate small changes into your diet and lifestyle. If you love comfort food (let's admit it, we all do), then substitute some of the ingredients. For example, homemade mac and cheese needs heavy cream. Instead of heavy cream, use soy cream. The flavor isn't any different and the taste is still delicious. :-)
    Let's say you want to walk more, instead of sitting down to eat lunch at your desk (I know planning period and lunch time is precious for teachers), go for a stroll around the classroom. Lock the door. If the students bother you, tell them to talk to you before or after school.
    Is there an indoor swimming pool in your neighborhood? That's a great way to exercise without freezing your buns off. You'll love it!
    If you want, I can send you some links with some really nice comfort food recipes that have been modified.
    If you need anything, feel free to message me. I'm here for you! emoticon
    3735 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/20/2011 12:05:36 PM
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