Doctors are frustrating, to say the least
I'm back from vacation and I'll be resuming the 100 days of weight loss soon but today I need to vent. I had a doctor's appointment today. After the slew of tests that ran the gamut, the diagnosis is that I'm fat and lazy. There's nothing wro... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 24
It has been longer than I thought since I did my last "day"! It seems each day blurs into the next and pretty soon "oh my gosh, it's been a few days" turns into 9 days. It seriously feels like only about 4. Part of it was lingering fatigue an... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Days 20, 21, 22, 23
I've been sick with some sort of summer flu and spent most of the day Thursday and Friday sleeping. I thought I was feeling better today but then I decided to go grocery shopping and that didn't go so well. The upside is that the nausea is mak... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 19
Today we are focusing on measuring serving sizes. After measuring for awhile I thought I could tell what the appropriate serving sizes looked like, and I probably did fine for awhile but then they started getting a little bigger and bigger. So... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 18
Today is about retraining my eating habits. They want me to start leaving small amounts of food on my plate each day to retrain myself from the "clean your plate" idea. I'm not going to do this as a rule because I am often very careful to only... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 17
Today is about the idea of wasting food. The key concept to internalize is that eating something to save it from being thrown away is still wasting it. Every time you eat food your body doesn't need, you are wasting it!
Many of us were ... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 16
Today is a carry over of the two bite concept with the emphasis on getting your emotional needs met with just two bites. Now, I am very skeptical of allowing myself to benefit emotionally from food at all, even just two bites. I've been using ... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 15
Today is about the first two bites. Have you ever noticed that the first two bites of anything taste the best? As you keep eating the flavor loses that little something that makes you go YUM!! It's true. The moral to that story is if you're ... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 14
Today is about eating breakfast every day. One of my earliest memories as a kid is my grandma emphasizing the importance of breakfast. I guess it stuck with me because I've never been a breakfast-skipper.
For those who need to get in th... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 13
Today is the "I forgot to eat" day. This rarely happens. When I'm extremely busy, I've put it off a bit but it was practically all I could think about so I definitely didn't forget. Today I am to write down the times of day when I plan to e... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 12
Thank you to those cheering me along! I usually lose interest on things like this after awhile but this is relatively painless so far. It also really helps posting it here knowing that people will notice if I don't do it.
Today, I am to w... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 11 and 12
I honestly forgot to do Day 11 yesterday. Boo! And I didn't read ahead to see that it's something I have to do throughout the day. So is Day 12. So I will do both today.
Day 11 says that from now on, I will eat for only two reasons:
1.... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 10
Today is basically about how to accept a compliment. The book directs me to use my response to affirm the complimenter by saying something like, "You can't imagine how much it means to hear you say that." It also wants me to solicit a complime... Read more
100 days of weight loss, Day 9
Today includes a quiz which I am supposed to provide answers to and then give to the supportive people in my life so that they know what I want. Here are the questions with my answers (these were multiple choice).
1. If you see me eating s... Read more
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100 days of weight loss, Days 7 and 8
Day 7 is all about telling myself "I can do it!" The book instructs me to put post-it notes everywhere that say "I can do it!" I'm not too sure about that but I suppose I could put up a few in key places like on the fridge and the bathroom mir... Read more