•January 24, 2015 • 1 Comment
I thought going back to work would help me get back onto a regular eating plan and help with my weight loss diet. Ha, I tell you…HA! Last Monday was my first day back and someone had brought treats and was offering them first thing in the morning. Sigh! I had brought carb and calorie approved soups for lunch and Angie made Mexican lasagna. She specifically asked me to try it. So, to please her (and myself) I had a small piece and some salad, and we know that anything eaten with salad has less calories, right?
But it didn’t stop there. There was cake. BIRTHDAY CAKE! You can’t turn down birthday cake or the birthday person will feel bad, right? Sigh, I know I’m making it up but I did have a small piece to celebrate Caroline’s birthday, and it was very, very nice.
I did get lots of hugs and lots of exercise. My classroom is at the end of the hall from my office, the staff room and halfway past the kitchen. So back and forth all day. I wasn’t wearing my pedometer so I have no idea how many steps I did but it was good and I was exhausted that first night. I had survived and knew I could handle work with very little problem. I also could see how there would be no ever-eating. I do not like eating while working or in front of students. It’s rude if it’s not lunch or…
Reflecting on the week that just went by, I see three ways I could lose weight: 1) stick to the plan, 2) wear my pedometer and 3) journal everything I eat. Work will help me lose weight. By telling you all this I will be on track again and eventually see great results, again. I can do this, again.
Thanks for listening. ;D Diane
•January 12, 2015 • 1 Comment
My not guilt puppy!
Yes, I just had seafood lasagna for breakfast. It was glorious. It did defy the “white food diet” rules, though. The pasta was white, the sauce was white, in fact, most of the seafood was white, too. It had scallops, lobster and shrimp(pink). I had spent an hour trying to decide what I was hungry for and I know if I don’t eat something I really want I’ll go eat a bunch of other things and go back and eat what I wanted in the first place. So I had a small piece of leftover seafood lasagna. The guilt is off because I’m telling you and I wrote it in my food journal. It had about 350 calories. So now I will be very careful with the rest of my day’s calories.
Yes, I go back and forth between diet styles as it suits me. One of the reason a lot of diets fail is that they make the dieter feel very restricted, deprived and eventually rebellious. I don’t think Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig would approve of lasagna for breakfast but both of those programs say you do have to eat a bit of your favourite foods so you don’t feel deprived. It was all about the portion size and knowing what I would do with it. I ate it and wrote it down. In my food journal there’s a space for what you’re feeling as you eat. I felt luxurious. It’s not a traditional emotion but it made me feel very good. I think I feel a little righteous, too, because this way I’m not wasting food. I did the weekly clean the expired stuff from the fridge scan and leftovers are now helping break things down in the septic. Sigh. I hate wasting food.
Now that I’ve written a blog entry, eaten, done the dishes, I am going for a walk so my righteousness and good feeling continue. How does a huge salad with chicken sound for supper? Sounds good to me.
Thanks for listening. ;D Diane
•January 9, 2015 • 3 Comments
I saw my doctor Wednesday and she gave me the “post holiday look of shame”. I had gained weight. She didn’t say anything except it had affected my blood pressure which would look a lot better if I lost some holiday weight. My blood pressure has been fantastic for a couple of years so I was shocked but also ashamed. I’ve been using my post surgery lying-about and the holiday season as excuses for eating more and exercising less. Sure, there are candies, cookies, nuts and ? still on the coffee table almost within arm’s reach and my knee is killing me now that the old pain from my shoulder is gone. These do not mean I should eat and not walk. Yes, I am shoulding on myself. I think I deserve it.
Times Colonist Nov. 13, 2014
A Facebook Friend posted that she was worried about her husband with “border-line diabetes that only need 2 pills a day” and was getting a 22 reading. She wondered what she/we could do help him understand how important it was to control his diabetes. And, it is diabetes if you have to take pills to keep your blood sugar levels down. I know, I lied to myself (and my family) for a few years, too. I made a couple of comments and she thanked me and I felt so glad that I had taken that advice myself before I gave it to someone else.
So, I’m back to my food journal, my no white food diet, and being honest with myself and all of you. I don’t need any shame. I’m a normal (in a dysfunctional world), strong (emotionally), smart (in a Jeopardy kind of way) woman and I will do this.
Thanks for listing. ;D Diane
•December 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment
So, since I’ve started so many books, and one of my goals in life is to have a fictional/poetry book I wrote published (not counting the Intro to Macintosh and Intro to Microsoft Works manuals from my earlier career) before I die. I thought this little banner was nice for all of us.
In the past I have not been successful in carrying out my resolutions for more than a month and last year I made NO resolutions and worked out well for me. Why mess with success? So bless every one of you, your families, friends and lives. may 2015 meet and beat all your expectations and offer you more success and happiness than you could ever dream of….
Thanks so much for listening to me over the years and for your support of my battle with weight, pain and writing my blog. ;D Diane
•December 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Merry Everything to everyone near and far! May your holidays be decorated with much enjoyment and
your hearts filled with love, laughter and magic!
Okay, now for the real bread and butter. Yep, it’s the time for real butter, bacon and Christmas oranges. Have fun and enjoy all things (food and alcohol) in moderation and as much love and giving as you can handle! May your gravy be lump free and there be no allergies to your steamed pudding with brandy sauce! Enjoy a third cup of coffee with Bailey’s but don’t drive.
Peace be with you all and thanks for listening. ;D Diane