No more excuses!!! What can I control - ME - of course!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I have been trying to stay on track with my eating and exercising over the past couple of weeks - while life has been very hectic. I weighed in this morning and I have lost .5 kg this week - back on track......

Life will always get in the way and it is important to separate the things that we cannot control from the ones that we can. The only person I can control is ME!!!!!

I cannot control the current situation - however I can make decisions about what I am eating and drinking and exercising - spending time at the hospital is no excuse for not taking care of myself!!

The food stocked at the canteen in the hospital is a selection of pies and sausage rolls which are microwave heated - sandwiches on white bread, filo pastries, cakes, biscuits, danish pastries, potato crisps, sweets, and chocolate bars, canned soft drinks, bottled water, caffeine enhanced drinks and a selection of hot chocolate, coffees and teas.

Since I am gluten intolerant - there is nothing available which meets my needs, so rather than complain, I have had to become more proactive and take my own foods, fruit and nuts to snack on as well as a bottle of water- since we never know how long we will be there.

I make sure we have a protein breakfast before we leave, to keep the hunger pangs at bay. At lunch time, I walk to the local mall and get a salad.

I made a large pot of Beef and Vegetable Soup on the weekend as well as a crockpot Chicken Casserole which I have frozen in meal sized portions, so that if we get home late, it is easy to heat up and have something filling, warming and nutritious.

Normally, in a past life, we would just stop for take-away on the way home, but we are now making better choices.

I am determined not to fall back into emotional eating - it would be so easy to just binge on coffee and chocolate bars since they are so accessible - but I am so proud that I have learned to make better choices and we are following through.

The secret is to plan, plan, PLAN!!! No more excuses!!!! I can do this!!!!

I am sorry that I haven't gotten around to thanking you all individually for your support - I really appreciate it.
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    emoticon Planning is key! Sounds like you have a game plan! emoticon
    3027 days ago
    You are making the best possible choices while in a difficult situation and it's working. Congratulations on the weight loss. Isn't it terrible that they are serving stuff like that in a hospital? LOL.
    3028 days ago
    You are making the best possible choices while in a difficult situation and it's working. Congratulations on the weight loss. Isn't it terrible that they are serving stuff like that in a hospital? LOL.
    3028 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Good for you!! It is terrible that hospitals stock such awful, unhealthy food-you would think that would be the last place to do that!
    Hang in there and keep focused! emoticon emoticon
    3029 days ago
    That is a winning attitude!
    3030 days ago
  • GETUP8
    I admire your determination and how you've adjusted to your situation and are able to keep on track!
    3030 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Planning is the key when life attempts to throw you a curve.
    Keep up the great work!

    3030 days ago
    emoticon About he 5kg. emoticon .You are doing amazingly
    well considering the stress you are under. Keep it up. emoticon W'll all be here for you.
    3030 days ago
    You are right, you are the only person who can do this. Great for resisting the temptation of takeaway. It does get easier now as time goes by. Have you got a food thermus so that you can warm up the soup and take with you?
    3030 days ago
    I think you are doing great. emoticon
    3031 days ago
    YOU are making great choices. But the HOSPITAL! What are they thinking? I notice our local hospital food choices, even for patients, looks like they are after more business, not offering healthy choices. "Your heart surgery was successful Mr. Jones, now eat up your hamburger and fries." You, however, are doing great! emoticon
    3031 days ago
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  • no profile photo CD6576689
    Thank you for reminding me that while I cannot control what is going on around me, that I can control ME. You are doing such a great job planning and following through, you are doing a great job!
    3031 days ago
    You are right, YOU are the only person you can control, and you have to be strong and healthy to deal with what you and your family are going through. Sounds like you have it all under control. Planning ahead for those things is so vital! Good For YOU!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3031 days ago
    I'm impressed with how you're handling the situation, since, as you mentioned, it would be very easy to cave in and get the food that's so readily available. Good job, and thank you for setting such a good example!
    3031 days ago
  • JOSEY98
    Every thing you do adds up! Yay for making great choices! I'm so proud. You've got some great ideas! emoticon
    3031 days ago
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