Friday, January 30, 2015

Bit of a set back

I was doing so well, then the scale betrayed me!!
It jumped up THREE pounds!!

And then it had the gall to STAY up three pounds!  How rude!

But it did get me thinking about my food, my life, my eating and here is what I decided.

1.  I cannot eat a "low carb" tortilla or pita or flat-out for multiple days in a row.  My body just doesn't work well with them.  I can have them, just not once a day every day for over a week.
2.  Traveling causes my weight to fluctuate.   My father-in-law passed away so we were away from home for four days.  I had enough control over my food, but just traveling in a car, being sedentary, all the stuff that usually accompanies me when traveling usually causes the scale to go up.
3.  I must eat more vegetables.  I get lazy, especially in winter when very few veggies are "fresh".  I am not a fan of salads unless they are smothered in meat and cheese and BACON!  So eating a salad everyday isn't a good vegetable for me.  I need to ramp it up and get back to eating some greens, steamed broccoli and green beans, and stir-fry's full of zucchini and Bok Choy.  Anything to up my veggie intake.
4.  I need to get back to exercising regularly. I don't have to work out for 4 hours a night, but a 30-45 minute walk with the dog, or an hour at the gym moving around on the machines, or taking an aerobics class at the gym will keep my metabolism humming.  Move it or lose it right?

The scale has finally dropped back down 2 pounds, but I'm not yet back at the weight I was two weeks ago and that is weighing on me (pun intended).  

However I'm NOT going to freak out. 
I'm NOT going to start exercising like a fiend and killing my body beyond what it can take.
I'm NOT going to starve myself.  

I'm just going to keep on keeping on and remind myself that, yes I need to pay attention to my food and weight and do the work I know I need to do to lose weight, but that ultimately God decides when I will lose weight.

For today, I will do the work that I need to do to be healthy and give the rest to God.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Still here, still chugging along

Hey everyone, just wanted to check in and say I'm still working my program and following my food plan!

I just got back from my partners mothers house (MIL).  Her boyfriend of 18 years passed away so we went for a long weekend to attend the funeral.

MIL is admittedly addicted to sugar.  Everything she makes has brown or white sugar in it.  EVERYTHING.  I even found out she adds sugar to her deviled eggs!
So I brought some of my own food, cooked some myself, and some meals we ate out.  There was only one meal I ate that she cooked and I didn't like it so I only ate a little (flavored chicken brats cooked in beer, brown sugar, and onions-blech) then instead ate some leftover hamburger I had cooked.

My point is that I cannot, nay WILL not, be afraid to speak up for what I need. I cannot be afraid to find my own food if something is not right.  And I cannot take on others peoples feelings if they seem offended.  MIL knows all about my eating/food plan, so if she chooses to be offended, that is on her.  I, of course, am nice about it and to her, but following my food plan give me sanity and I am better equipped to handle her and the entire visit if I stick to it.
Hope you're able to stick to your plan today!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Wow, it's so hard to believe I haven't posted since April of 2013?! 
Guess I wanted to eat more than I wanted to blog INSTEAD OF EATING.

However I had a epiphany in November.  Something finally clicked for me.
After 16 years of fighting it, I finally have a food sponsor. 

Wow, sounds great right??  But what the heck does that mean?

It means I am accountable to another person for everything I eat. 
Every evening (or the next morning, depending on my schedule) I go to and report what I plan to eat that day, along with making any corrections to the previous day's food.
Then I can create a .pdf of the two days and I send it to my food sponsor.

It has been amazing.  I have lost 13lbs since 11/20.  That's right.  I lost weight over the holidays.
Unbelievable, but true!

I commit to blogging more each week and to telling you more about my life, all the ups and all the downs.

Is anyone still out there??