Just got home from the gym and shopping two stores. Dh's is 79 today so we will be going out to eat tonight and he is trying to rest now. He has been working incredibly hard in the yard for days now. It looks beautiful and I'm glad he enjoys it but he pushes himself too much I think sometimes. Daisy woke us up early this am so we got off to the gym at an earlier time. I walked/jogged 1/2 mile (10 min), biked 20 min at 10 and used the arm bike. Dh was then ready to go (he made it a light day too) and so we left.
Cajun - I actually lose pretty fast with 1-1-1. You may be surprised. My problem is consistently sticking to this eating strategy. I keep forgetting to take my meds in the am!
Makes me mad because I'm defeating myself. But actually my bs although it was high, it wasn't too bad considering I didn't take my meds.
Wannabe - Yes you are right it is one serving (they are in the book) of each nutrient only each time you eat. Even snacks are proportioned the same except a serving of protein and grain (if you have grain) is only 1/2 what it is for a meal. Otherwise the same. I have lost 3.4# in the last 7 days already and I haven't even done it perfectly. Of course it's just old many times over recycled pounds so nothing to brag about but I'm glad they are gone and I HOPE they stay gone! I know it's up to me, but I'm doing it mainly for my diabetes anymore so I keep trying. My bs hasn't dropped much yet but I'm still hoping. I think it's beginning to drop. I notice it takes me longer to get it down now once I mess up and it gets high. It also gets higher each time I do that, so I have to stop messing up! I hope to do better today.
Lucinda - Glad your fam liked your BBQ sauce. It does feel good when they like ones cooking. I'm that way even with my dh. For a while there he didn't seem to like anything I cooked but I'm doing better now. I think I went overboard with the "diet" food. I've kinda found a middle ground now using more healthy fats and adding a little more sodium but hopefully not too much.
Wannabe/Cajun - I really like 1-1-1- and it is pretty flexible which I really seem to need. I have to keep a lot of veggies on hand that I can grab and eat easily. Sometimes (with veggies) I don't have enough or only ones that require cooking and for lunch I'm lazy about cooking just for me (dh does his own lunch). Sometimes I will eat leftover veggies, but not often as I don't like them then usually. So for me, the key is to keep all kinds of veggies on hand...I esp like salad stuff (lettuce, sweet onions plus other veggies to add), plus I also need some like radishes, carrots and celery to munch on for snacks. Sometimes I even have a smaller salad for a snack.
My main sugar weakness has been my mochas so now I'm making lighter mochas (less of mocha mix and adding Chocolate Stevia) and even trying to wean myself away from having them so often because I am having to lower my calories now and when I drink mochas I don't get my fruit and I could get more milk for less calories just drinking it alone. These are healthier carbs within limits and also I just miss it. So I'm constantly tweaking my eating and trying to do better. As long as I consistently do this I'm ok, it's those times when I'm not that really mess me up.
Sometimes I think my overeating times is at least partly emotional. I forget my priorities and start focusing on myself and the feeling of deprivation hits. That is stinkin' thinking and has to go!
Yes I heard that about IE too. I rarely use it because it does seem to have it's issues more than others. I upgraded my Firefox and I think I like the new one. I used to love Firefox but they kept upgrading it and the last ones I didn't like at all. But this one seems ok. I still use Chrome mostly though. I'm just used to it and have it set up like I want.
My food so far today - if I can I'll add more later.
cereal - carb
1/3 cup milk (just enough to cover as cereal kinda high in carbs) - protein
1 T pecans - fat
am snack (not perfectly on plan)
Had 3 samples at grocery store - 2 carb (whoops but they are so small!), protein and a veggie spread that may be also a fat.
when I got home: Lighter mocha - carb, protein and fat
ham sandwich (oh, another occasional pork I eat
) carb and protein
radishes - free
1 T pecans - fat