Friday, January 21, 2011

Weight Loss and other People

If I tell somoeone about something being fattening I have to remember to let that person know I'm talking about myself and not him or her, otherwise that person takes the comment personally.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All By Myself

Some time in Decemeber I decided to stop seeing my nutritionist. Visiting her definitely helped  But I just couldn't justify spending the money. She is amazing but expensive. $90 for thirty minutes. I did need to see her. She reminded me about the tools we used the first time around to lose weight. And I did lose 15 pounds after going to see her this second time around. So far, I've managed to keep it off.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day challenge

For anybody trying to lose weight, there are enormous challenges when celebrating holidays. Thanksgiving is my biggest challenge. My brother and sister-in-law hosted a nice Thanksgiving dinner. And they were very smart in how they presented the food. There were several courses that could be eaten and counted against a meal plan.

The menu included soup, mashed potatoes, turkey, brussel sprouts and cole slaw. It was a vegetable soup with no pasta or potatos. I ate mostly white meat, a few brussel sprouts, a drop of cole slaw, and a small serving of mashed potatoes. But the absolute most considerate dishes were the appetizers. My sister-in-law put out a tray of raw vegetables and low-cal crunchy things with hummus. 

I was able to fill up on healthy, crunchy, raw vegetables.

Everything was easily counted against my diet and I was able to stick to my plan without feeling deprived.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beets are Red

I roasted beets yesterday. Sliced them up and included them as part of my dinner. They are both nutritious and delicious. And if you eat them, remember that certain things change color as a result of all the betanin.

1 pound

1 pound found its way back onto my body. I'm so disappointed. One day is all it took of not paying attention to my carbs and fats and one found pound is the result. Ack.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Party

Last night, my husband and I were at a party. I prepared by paying attention to the calories I consumed before the party.  I had a yogurt, a glass of V8 and a salad with no dressing. At the party I ate nuts and chips and 1 slice of pizza. I think I stayed within my calorie count but nutritionally, I didn't meet my individual counts for my starch, vegetables, fruits, dairy, proteins and fats.

I take that back. I most likely achieved my fat count and then some.

But today I am back on track with my eating. And all is right with the world. For now.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 18 - Eating for Comfort, Not

Today is one of those days where I would like to eat comfort foods. Unfortunately, my favorite comfort foods are very high in carbohydrates. Much discipline will be required on my part, to keep my hands from reaching for Pop Tarts or the great macaroni I made for dinner last night.

I'm craving comfort food in the same way I used to crave cigarettes. If I'm able to ignore one craving, technically, I should be able to ignore others. I just have to stick to my plan.