Good morning, Friends. I missed everyone this weekend. This is the first time I've had a chance to sit down and catch up. My Dad and step-Mom came to visit. We had a wonderful visit with them, but the weekend passed to quickly. This is the DDs' last week of school. Next weekend, my in-laws will be here for a visit and they'll be taking the girls home to Florida with them.
Confession time....I've not been doing well with weight loss and exercise. Last week, I was battling the urge to binge and I did not handle myself gracefully. My emotions have been on a roller coaster and I've been trying to stuff them down with food. I'm not really happy with my job and there are some unresolved issues with things that happened between me and Dad after my Mom passed. Today, I have a 5 pound gain as result of my binge. I'm so very aggravated and disappointed with myself. Hubby and I will begin walking again this afternoon and I have decided to start blogging again. I need to find an outlet for all of this crapola that is floating around in my brain.
Hope everyone has a great on-plan week.
05-19-2008, 08:58 AM
My plan today - well I was going to walk to workthis morning, but my furbaby - Teddy got sick yesterday and I have to take him to the vet at 10 today, so Imay not be goign to work - but still plan on going to walk tonight. As fas as meals go for today Im new to all this so I havent thought much past breakfast which will be oatmeal! and coffee :carrot:
05-19-2008, 09:37 AM
Hi! Beverly, I'm sorry you've been struggling. Overall though, you're doing great and you're still an inspiration. Rhonda, I'm sorry you're having a rough time. I remember how it was when my mom passed, there's nothing to say but I'm sorry. Your weight loss is also an inspiration to me. And Mom, welcome!
I feel I'm back on track. Saturday was rough, but Sunday something clicked and I stayed on plan. I went to the store with my married daughter and we stocked up on fruits/veggies, lentils, and all sorts of healthy stuff.
Lots of water, and I brought some baby carrots and a peach with me to work to snack on.
Have a great day! And as usual, I'm so grateful to everyone here for the inspiration.
05-19-2008, 09:55 AM
Hi everyone! I am getting myself back on track today. I didn't have the best weekend, but it could have been a lot worse.
Beverlyjoy--Thanks for getting us started! I had struggled last night too. I ate a crappy dinner. Fresh start today!
Rhonda--So glad you had a nice visit! I am sorry to hear you are struggling, but sounds like you have a good plan to get things under control again.
theycallmemom--Welcome! Hope your furbaby is ok!! I always feel so helpless when one of mine is sick, they can't tell us what's wrong.
avi--Isn't it great when it all just clicks! Great job!
Hi to everyone else! Check in and let us know how you are doing!
05-19-2008, 10:12 AM
B: oatmeal breakfast bars, coffee with milk
S: lowfat cheese and tomato juice
L: leftover stir fry
S: latte, celery with natural peanut butter
D: chef salad
S: fudgesicle or sugar free jello with cool whip free
sigh, I was weak last night and had one of DS's klondike bars. Made me sick to my stomach, which was well-deserved. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Today will be a clean day.
Rhonda and Beverly, sorry you are both having a tough time. Hang in there chicks! Avi will lead the way back to sanity!
Hi mom, you are just getting started, I know, but I found that planning is key to success! Hope you come up with a good livable plan for you.
Have a great Monday chicks!
05-19-2008, 02:46 PM
Well, I totally blew my plan today - I had to have my dog put down :( I am devastated, my daughter and I took him out to a friends farm and buried him, and on the way home I had a double scoop ice cream. I cant beleive my dog is gone
05-19-2008, 03:37 PM
schmoodle--Sounds like we are all getting back on track today!
theycallmemom--I am so very sorry for your loss.
05-19-2008, 05:01 PM
My plan...always eat breakfast...I managed this morning, even though I was running late. Funny how that early meal keeps me satisfied and not racing to the evil vending machine or overeating at lunch.
I hate normal breakfast foods...this morning I had smoked salmon, prunes, and some green olives as well as orange juice. I'm finding that variety and "high flavor" (hence the olives) is working well.
05-19-2008, 06:04 PM
so sorry for your loss Mom.xxx
05-20-2008, 07:13 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday I stayed on my plan - I am so grateful. :) After several days of struggling and over eating I am SO glad to have had a good healthy day. I logged my food - but, aside from my usual counting calories, yesterday I also counted fats, saturated fats, cholesterol, and carbs. It helped me to get back on track. I think I'll need to do that for the next couple of weeks - just to help me stay on track (I hope).
- I will work on confirmations today.
- Go to fabric story to get cloth, rope or ribbons to put on my dresses so that I can tie them in the back and wear them this summer for working :)
lots of water
breakfast - cheese wrap, apple sauce
lunch - egg white salad open face on toast, brocolli
snack - yogurt, fruit
dinner - pancake, turkey sausage, sf syrup
snack - cereal, fruit, skim milk, flax
Rhonda - I am so sorry you have been struggling. :hug: It is so true - emotions and feelings can impact a program. I think your idea of blogging and journalling these feelings will help. Do the best you can. I know you can have a healthy day!
Pandora - I love your breakfast! Yes, anything that's on your plan is a great food for breakfast. So glad you could stay away from the vending machine! :carrot:
Theycallmemom - so, so sorry about your doggie. :hug:Just do the best you can. I know you are feeling so sad.
Schmoodle - darn those Klondike bars!! :dizzy: I am so glad you planned for a good healthy day. :) You CAN do this, friend.
MJ5 - aren't you glad that the weekend is over and you can have a fresh start. Sounds like it could have been worse - actually, that's a victory. :)Hope you had a great day.
Avi - I am so, so happy that it went so well over the weekend. :) It IS such a terrific feeling when it all kinda comes together. That's wonderful!! :DThanks for your vote of confidence.
I hope everyone has a good on plan day! :D:)
05-20-2008, 07:54 AM
Good morning, Friends.
Renee - welcome to the accountability thread. I'm really sorry about your dog. That's a tough one.
Pandora - I agree...breakfast is a key requirement for me to stay on-plan.
My morning date with the scales was horrible today! I'm really hoping that a lot of my gain is water because I'm seeing a number that I never thought I'd see again. Yesterday, I wasn't 100% committed to staying on-plan. I didn't exercise and there was just too much of the junk food still in the house. Last night, I setup the crockpot and my steelcut oats are ready for me. As soon as I finish posting here, I'll open a spreadsheet and track my calories for the day. Also, I will setup the crockpot with something for dinner tonight. Cooking and the cleanup will be super easy and Hubby and I should have no valid reason to skip our walk.
This weight gain has scared me and I now know that I can't play around anymore. I have to get serious about staying on-plan and improving my health.
Wow...this thread has gotten very quiet lately. Purple, Ginger, Momma, Rakel....how are you? I hope you're doing well with your plan.
05-20-2008, 08:20 AM
Good Morning - today is going to be a good day! Till I get to work and want to eat everything in sight! working at a cafe and dieting is hard!!!! So Im gonna eat my oatmeal, cause it fills me up and carry a water with me all morning! And for lunch it will be 2 big lettuce leaves stuffed with a slice of ham, tomato and mustard - yummy! and some fruit! not sure about dinner yet, maybe leftovers. Oh and for sure I will come home and play with Marley and maybe see if I can start teaching him how to walk on the leash (Teddy would never go for a long walk - he was a fuu fuu dog)
05-20-2008, 10:43 AM
Yesterday I was back on-plan!
B: oatmeal breakfast bars, coffee with milk
S: tomato juice, lowfat swiss cheese
L: refried bean soup, salad
S: latte, celery with peanut butter
D: citrus and soy mahi-mahi, 3 bean salad, green salad
S: Greek yogurt with agave nectar and slivered almonds
so sorry about your puppy mom!
pandora, I agree breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. That's quite an unusual breakfast you had!
You will do well today Rhonda, I just know it! You've got a plan. It HAS been very quiet around here lately. Where is everyone?
So glad the kids finished those evil ice cream treats last night Beverly. No more temptations there.
How are things going mj?
05-20-2008, 11:14 AM
Good Morning everyone! Hope you are having a nice day!
Pandora--Good for you for making sure you get breakfast even though you were running late! I used to struggle w/ eating breakfast everyday, now it has become part of my routine.
Beverlyjoy--Absolutely! I never thought if it that way, it really was a victory, the 'old me' would have eaten so much more!
Rhonda--I am sorry to hear about your gain, but glad that it has re-sparked your committment. I know you CAN do it!
theycallmemom--Sounds like you have a great plan for today! Your lunch sounds really good, I may have to try that!
Schmoodle--I'm doing better, thanks for asking. My stress level at work has lowered--not that there is less to do, in fact there is more, but at least the stress level is lower! I ate well yesterday and am doing well so far today.
I stopped being so diligent w/ my stickers and rewards, but NO more! I re-started that yesterday.
K, gotta bury myself in some work, but I'll be back later!
05-21-2008, 06:13 AM
Hi Chickies - I stayed under 1500 calories yesterday - I am grateful. That's two good days in a row. :) Feels good after a weekend of being off of my plan. It is helping to write out all the food values along with the calories - really makes me think about it.
lots of water
breakfast -kashi waffle, pnb, watermelon
lunch - egg white and lite cheese omlette, carrots
snack - yogurt, strawberries
dinner - lentil soup, salad
snack - cereal, flax, fruit, skim milk
MJ5- Good for you - glad you are getting out your stickers!!! :D Great idea
Rhonda - it's great that you made your oatmeal and did a crockpot supper ahead. :D I hope you were able to get your walk in with DH. You CAN do this.
Theycallmemom - I hope you had a good day. :)I know it's hard with Teddy gone.:hug:
Schmoodle - YAY - for your OP day. :D It feels goods - wonderful. Good plan.
Gosh where are the the accountability folks - hope all is well!
Have a GREAT on plan day! Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself like you would treat a good friend.
05-21-2008, 08:29 AM
Morning chickies, here's today:
B: peanut butter on nutri-grain waffle, coffee with milk, cottage cheese
S: tomato juice, lowfat swiss cheese
L: refried bean soup, salad
S: latte, celery with laughing cow cheese
D: leftover mahi mahi, 3 bean salad, green salad, brown rice
S: Greek yogurt with frozen strawberries
Ate some unplanned stuff last night. Had to throw out the graham crackers, couldn't handle having them around. I ate a few last night along with a piece of dark chocolate.
05-21-2008, 08:50 AM
Good Morning! I have that "I got a good workout at the gym last night" sore feeling in my arms/shoulders. It feels great! I MUST keep at it!
Have a great day!
05-21-2008, 09:24 AM
Good morning, Chickies. Its just business as normal in my world today. 8 hours of work, followed by a walk with Hubby, then some American Idol....Go David Cook!
Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.
05-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Insane work week right now, with far too many kid activities, eating out, etc. I've gained a pound back. :stress: Hopefully tomorrow will be more sane.
You all take care!
05-21-2008, 09:00 PM
Hi everyone, it's me doing my whole, once-a-week. if I'm lucky post. I'm healthy, (but my ear still hurts once in a while). Of course, I'm off plan workout wise and have been for awhile. While my eating is normally good, I've had a binge here and there. I have to go a weigh in tomorrow at the Dr.'s office and I just know how disappointed she is going to be about it. I feel like all my hard work is going down the drain...but I am stronger this time around and I am going to beat this thing. Right now my focus is on the kids birthday, our trip away, managing my weight while visiting my grandparents, and then trying to get back on track when I get back home.
Anyhow, a huge hello to all of you and a big I miss you. I hope to be a more active poster when I get back. I've noticed when I post, I eat better and exercise more, irregardless of how sick I've been.
05-22-2008, 07:12 AM
Hi Chickies....I stayed on my plan yesterday. I am grateful.
Today is storytelling, some garden work and some office work.
Lots of water
log food and food values
breakfast - kashi waffle, pnb, watermelon
lunch - cottaee cheese and 1/2 banana, crackers, brocolli
snack - cheese on wrap
dinner - grilled lite cheese, tomato soup, carrots
snack - cereal, flax, milk, fruit
Have a GREAT day!
05-22-2008, 09:07 AM
Alright...today might actually be a sane day, and I'm determined to get back on track!
Breakfast--1C of pumpkin flax cereal with raisins, 1.25C skim milk, hot tea
Snack--1 Laughing Cow lt cheese on multigrain flatbread cracker
Lunch--chicken with a dab of lt mayo and dill relish, All-Bran crackers, iced tea
Have done a 15 minute mini-workout with exercise ball and weights.
It's going to happen!
05-22-2008, 09:30 AM
Good Morning! I didn't go to the gym last night, but I took my dogs for a nice long walk. We all had a great time! I feel so much better today, I think I needed to change up my routine just a bit (plus I was feeling guilty about not getting the dogs out for a walk b/c we have been so busy!) I think part of my 'funk' was the fact that my mom is going to finish cleaning out her storage unit and we are going to get some more items that were in my parent's house. Just kinda stirs up the whole missing my dad stuff all over again. Plus, Memorial Day was a big deal for him and that's right around the corner.
Just by realizing that that's what is going on makes me feel SO much better about life in general. It's not knowing what was wrong that was really getting to me!
Have a great on plan day!
05-22-2008, 11:39 AM
Good morning, Chickies. Today is one of my headachey days, so I slept in and got a late start on my workday. I have tons of stuff to get finished because tomorrow starts my very long weekend. I don't have to work again until Wednesday. This is the weekend that the in-laws come visit and take the girls home with them. I have so much to do and I'm feeling a tad bit stressed. I keep telling myself that everything doesn't have to be picture perfect. God knows, their house isn't! Some clutter is okay with a household of 2 adults, 2 children, three 3 furbabies, one featherbaby and 2 tiny rodent babies, right?
The scales still aren't smiling for me yet. I had to change my hormone therapy and my ankles and feet are swollen. I'm also experiencing intense cravings for salt (which I never crave) and breads. I'll probably have to do some more tweaking of the hormones to correct these side effects. Being a menopausal woman is so much fun!(Hmmmmm.....maybe the hormones and the swelling caused today's headache?)
Ginger - I'm so happy to hear from you! I agree, I do better when I post here daily.
Mathpuppy - How are you? I miss you.
Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.
05-22-2008, 12:07 PM
good morning everyone! this is day 4 for me. I have stayed within my calorie range all 3 days, had 3 meals and 2 snacks - sometimes 3, my fitday pie chart looks GREAT, i've cut out the diet mt. dew, and i have had whole grains, a variety of fruit colors and have also found that keeping those low cal frozen 'diet' meals on hand are awesome for when I don't feel like cooking. That has always in the past been an issue for me, staying on plan when I don't wanna cook. (i've always done low carb before) Now I can just grab one of those meals and pop it in the microwave and still know exactly what I put in my mouth. I do keep it to 1 of those meals a day though due to sodium content)
Things I'm working on:
getting to bed by 1 am (I work til 10 pm get home about 10:30)
getting up in the morning by 10 (next week by 9:30 so I can start adding in a half hour walk
getting in more and more water (up to 60 oz on day 3)
by next week I will have a scale to measure food and ear buds for my ipod (since my ex husband left the last 3 pair out and the cats chewed them up!)
Things I'm looking forward to:
Monday is Memorial Day so I shall have the day off and be able to hang with friends. We'll probably grill out and I will STAY. ON. TRACK. by bringing myself a chicken breast to grill and eating the fresh veggies, skipping the chips and having a dab of the potato salad.
Cleaning my sty of a house. A clean house makes me feel relaxed. Plus, I can cook more with clean pots and pans! Though I'm using the Foreman grill a lot. I typically clean the house once a week, Saturday mornings but I slacked the last 2 weeks. It's not a pretty picture.
An interesting observation:
When I am 'dieting' or 'eating healthy' the rest of my world sort of... gets organized. Everything comes into its place and I stick better to a routine. Which, if anyone knows anything about bipolar, is a good thing. When everything around me is a disaster, I'm typically a disaster as well and thats when my healthy lifestyle goes right out the window. It's all interconnected.
thats my addition of thoughts and goals :) Have a happy, healthy day everyone!