hmmm- this morning "feedbackers" did the same in a thread I belong to, quoted what I said but did not indicate it as a quote and added nothing...?
Anyway...great ideas to share. I also have so many bad habits it will be hard to address them all.
Too big portions at dinner - All I can do is try to mange a decent portion of protein, then add lots of veggies/salad, and hope it fills me.
Eating dinner too quickly! I tend to INHALE
and will try to learn to take a breath once in a while, lol. That means put my fork down, maybe fold my hands in lap, ask DH or son how their day was. And maybe a big glass of water with dinner to help fill the void.
Eating after dinner...if I can fit calorically or carb-wise, a small roll or piece of bread with dinner, i don't eat it during dinner; I save it for after the dishes are done and kitchen is cleaned up; then I toast it and have it with a cup of coffee. By this time it should be around 7:30 or 8 pm and then tell myself 'The kitchen is closed'.
Feeling that when I experience hunger, it's the end of the world
- I don't know why this is so hard for me, if I start to feel hungry, I get angry if I can't satisfy that right away. I was not starved as a child, lol. I need to try to assign a number from 1 to 10 to my hunger and classify it that way.
I do have a temporary problem (till mid April) that I'm at a job that they do not let me step away for 5 minutes to eat lunch..yes they suck but that is the reality and I have to deal with it. So I stand in a corner and eat something that I've brought from home..it has to be squishy and soft so it doesn't require much chewing
sad but true. So I keep greek yogurt at work (plus my own spoon; plus a packet of sugar free Lemon Jello which I sprinkle over it , so good) and a one cup container of something like chili or stew or such. I still have to put it down even after one friggin bite sometimes (there's that anger, lol) but eventually I get it all down inside me .
Moments of wanting to give up because something looks delicious, or someone else in the room is snacking on Goldfish or Chex Mix or ice cream...well the obvious solution would be not to have it in the house, but if someone else buys it, it's there. So I have to stay strong in my resolve, that I will not get to my goals unless I stick to plan. I try to visualise what I want to wear, how I want to look, how much better I will feel.
Upcoming events I want to feel good at - our son is getting married in mid-September, and it will be very casual, I don't have to worry about a 'mother of the groom' dress per say, but I want to feel confident and not worry about my looks, when all focus should be on 'the kids'
Also I'm sure there will be pre-wedding get togethers with the young lady's family, and none of them have weight problems.
During winter I research baking recipes to add to my repetoire at my summer/fall job, which is pastry baking in a lodge. Yeah
It is very hard for me to read about pastries and such, my stomach starts growling, I don't start drooling but it's close, lol. I just have to consider it part of my job and not think about jumping up and baking a half batch of cupcakes just because I can.
I successfully lost weight a few years ago and maintained at around 145 for a couple years; so I cling to the hope that i can do it again! (and with all the above problems)