Monday, March 7, 2011

Emotions and eating - HELP!

So, I was dating a solid guy who I thought had potential as a life partner.  No longer dating said guy.  Sad because I really like(d) him and just tired of trying to find love and being disappointed again and again. 
So, I eat to soothe my sadness.  I sleep to avoid thinking about it. 
Eating and sleeping do not help my weight-loss journey.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ENCOURAGING Words for our journey !

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Saint Francis de Sales

Never, never, never quit.
Winston Churchill

The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin Mays

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thought for the day

This was today's entry in my Thought for the Day Calendar. I found it amusing and timely. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've copied here the email I sent Margo B-cubed this morning after her data crunch. I once saw a personal philosopy stated as "The number one sin is f-r-e-t-t-i-n-g." In thanks for all she's doing for us, let us chorus our MARGO LOVE!

Oh, Margo B-cubed, we've all had data disappear to Normal Human Negligence.

Do not fret, dear lady, we're all your friends.

The great value for me is not the money at all; I have no expectation of collecting anything. I just appreciate so much your creating a place where I could have company in my quest.

Your number-crunching and attention is such a gift to us that a bobble here or there is insignificant, truly. It's just a game. :-)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Top 5

Hey! Hey! Good work, Heather! What fun, new leaders. Of course, it was just the pressure getting to me. I'll be back! And I'll quit going out socializing (read: eating) on Sunday nights! My next trick: brush and floss my teeth at 5 pm, to be sure nothing goes into the mouth after that. Pitiful, really, but it works!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cafeteria at new job

The Orchard, here at Roll Global, serves healthy food, the correct portions, and has posted for every item, the calorie, fat and sodium content.  The food is cheap and prepared to order.
No reason why this should not be a tool in my success.  Eating an egg white, veggie omelet as I type.
I need to scratch my way into the TOP 5!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Bowl buffet blues! I GAINED weight this week! But as we've all learned with weight loss, ya' gotta' get right back on the horse that threw ya'. (OMG, I sound like Sarah Palin!) Since by some miracle I am still in first place, I will re-focus by declaring to myself and anyone interested, my most effective tactics, all of which are endorsed by sanity in the form of Dr. Weil, Dr. Oz, Prof. Walter Willett of Harvard, Michael Pollan, etc.

1. Eat a light breakfast, a moderate lunch and no dinner. Just a 50-calorie "clean" snack in mid-afternoon and early evening.

2. As Michael Pollan's superb book "In Defense of Food" says, Eat f-o-o-d, not processed s-t-u-f-f. If my great-grandmother wouldn't recognize it, I no longer sabotage myself by dragging it home. Unlike Grandma, I throw out the sugar and all flour, even whole wheat, which is so processed it spikes the Glycemic Load. Across the 5-million-year history of primates, our bodies developed to metabolize nuts, berries, beans, greens, unprocessed grains, fruit, lean meat rarely, and frequent fish. Since humans always had to live by water, fish has always been primary. Grilled, of course, or baked!

3. A mouthful or two of any food may be all I really need/want right now. If I sit down with a small bowl of low-sugar granola, yogurt and fruit, I don't have to eat it all, I can save the other part for my afternoon snack. Portion control!

4. It's easier to do what I'm doing because I don't have to cook for anyone else and be around their tempting food. I salute every one of you who runs a family and works in addition to taking care of yourself. Bless you, ladies, for doing the most important job in the human species---mothering!