SS Support - Mon. 10/29 thru Sun. 11/4
Good Monday morning ladies and gent!
Sorry I havent posted in a week. They are working on replacing our underground electric lines and I had to be ready for work Â½ hour earlier all last week. I have no window in my bathroom, so I tried to get ready and get my car out of the garage before they shut off the electricity @ 8/am. Looks like this week will be more of the same. I have been shutting down the computer the night before and sometimes I donÂt turn it back on until late in the day. I miss that extra time in the morning to play! But I have been here in spirit, just not in body! LOL If I donÂt post this week, youÂll know where I am. In the DARK! LOL
Anyway, I have been thinking a lot lately about why I was successful losing weight this time, when I had tried so many times before and only lost a few pounds. It really was a mental thing. I read a story in Good Housekeeping about a mother who was worried about her DDÂs weight and constantly monitored her eating habits and nagged at her about her weight. The doctor told the mother to give her DD a pillowcase full of M&Ms and let her eat as many as she wanted. If the pillowcase became even 1/4 empty, the mother was to fill it back up. She was not to say anything to the girl about how many M&Ms she was eating. At first, the little girl was ecstatic and carried the pillowcase everywhere she went, as if she was afraid someone would take it away. She overindulged that first week, but little by little she stopped carrying the pillowcase everywhere, and little by little she stopped eating so many M&Ms. After awhile, she didnÂt want any more M&Ms at all. The doctor said this was a true story, but she wasnÂt advocating trying the same thing; instead, she wanted to show how oneÂs attitude towards forbidden foods affected our physical intake. A light bulb went off in my head when I read this article, because I realized that was what happened to me. I never told myself I COULDNÂT have something, but I did tell myself I didnÂt WANT things I knew I shouldnÂt be eating. I looked on it as a health issue instead of a weight issue. So many ailments are related to our weight: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, breast cancer, etc. It really was my change in attitude that made it work for me; and it happened gradually, when I wasnÂt trying so hard! Hope this helps just a little. I am officially on maintenance!!!!!!
QOD Â My trick on the weekends, is that I donÂt really want to overindulge, because I know I wonÂt feel right if I do. I allow myself some treats, hence the Panera bagel and whole-wheat pancakes and the wine, but I actually look forward to getting back on track on Sundays, because being stricter during the week keeps me in check and I know IÂll feel better for it.
Have a great week!
10/26 Free Day
B Â Kashi Heart to Heart, skim milk, strawberries, SF cappuccino
L - 2 Turkey Swiss roll-ups, veggies and dip, black coffee (LCM)
S Â Cantaloupe, 12 wholegrain mini pretzels
D Â Penne with Marinara, Parmesan cheese, Italian bread, water
S - 3 oz. wine, 4 Triscuits, 1 oz. Asiago
10/27 Free Day
Brunch Â SF cappuccino, PaneraÂs Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, black coffee
S Â 100 cal. Sun Chips
D ÂRoasted chicken, Lean Cuisine MacÂN Cheese, sliced tomatoes, water
S Â 4 oz. wine, Asiago cheese
Brunch Â Whole wheat blueberry pancakes, SF Davinci syrup, black coffee
S Â Gala Apple
D Â Lettuce and Roasted chicken salad with Sun Dried Tomato dressing and veggies, water (LCM)
S Â Small handful roasted almonds