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Liza36 - Tuesday Aug 24, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 221.2

Day 3 of 30 move more plan - did 30 minutes on the treadmill, 25 sit ups.

Plan for today:

breakfast - oatmeal, hot chocolate

lunch - broccoli soup, toasted light english muffin, 1 slice FF cheese, carrot salad

snack - almonds, carrot/celery sticks

dinner - omlet with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, little cheese, homemade applesauce

snack - weight watcher mint chocolate bar

I have a busy day at work (doing budgets, which I hate), and have some appointments tonight.  I won't get home until about 9 pm, but I still plan to get in a few minutes on the treadmill.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 89.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/24/2010:
Great job with the exercise!

KathyBlue on 08/24/2010:
humm, dinner sounds delicious! :)

V on 08/24/2010:
Way to go Liza!!!

geevee on 08/24/2010:
I LIKE your food choices! Carrots and celery are SO good for snacking!

About stuffed green peppers -

I fry the lean beef and carefully drain as much of the fat as possible. I mix the beef w/an equal amount of brown or other whole grain rice, not white. I add chopped red and/or green peppers, onions, spices and an egg to help hold it together. I cook the peppers in my toaster oven for about 45min. at 375. Then top each half pepper w/1/2 to 1oz cheese, depends on their size. That's it! So good.

Maria7 on 08/24/2010:
How is the weather up there in northern Virginia? Are y'all having cooler weather yet?

Good on the 30 mins treadmill and 25 situps! :-)

tangalyn on 08/24/2010:
meatless monday is actually kinda exciting, im liking them so far :) thanks for ur message, have a great day!

moogy on 08/24/2010:
Nice menu Liza, I hope you had a good day and are enjoying your life. I was inspired to look for a recipe for carrot salad from your menu the other day, now I have one ready for when warmer weather arrives - that was a nice reminder. Thanks

Liza36 - Monday Aug 23, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 221.2

My brain is not with it today.  Once again, I had my entry written, and hit "cancel" instead of submit.  Ugh!

I was on vacation last week..ahhh, so relaxing.  I was a little too relaxed with my eating, because I gained 3 pounds.  I'm not getting too upset about it, because I knew that would happen, and I did it to myself.  I do need to get serious, however, because I can't keep letting my weight go up and up. 

A new goal for the next 30 days is to move every day.  I'm focusing on establishing the habit of exercise, and will not be disappointed in myself for doing as little as 20-25 minutes a day.  Intensity and time will come (I'm hoping!), but with my back situation, I need to just move as much as I can, and at the moment that's 20-25 minutes on the treadmill, at a low speed of up to 2.5.  Saturday and Sunday were a success (by this new, slower, lower requirement I have of myself), with 25 minutes on the treadmill, and 25 sit ups.

I did some cooking, chopping, etc. for the week.  I know that planning is key for me, so I can have some quick grab and go meals for work, and dinner too.  No more grab and go fast food!


breakfast:  fiber one muffin, hot chocolate

lunch: homemade broccoli soup, carrot salad (has pineapple and raisins too)

snack: high fiber crackers, laughing cow cheese, celery sticks

dinner: spaghetti, green salad

Have a great day, friends.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 89.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/23/2010:
That carrot salad sounds good. I hope you have a great week!

V on 08/23/2010:
I am sure the vacation weight will come right off before you know it :) Your menu today sounds delish!!!

sweetpea1977 on 08/23/2010:
I like your new goal. I think making yourself exercise a little bit every day will turn it into a habit that you won't be able to live with out. Your set time limit is perfect for your current health situation (bad back)too. Hopefully, the exercise will help strengthen your back and improve your endurance down the road. :)

Foods sound great. Enjoy!!

legcramps on 08/23/2010:
Good for you!

biscottibody59 on 08/23/2010:
Good exercise plan--I hope the back cooperates with you! Here's to a good week!

RYC: If I did it (just the wt trng) and nothing else from beginning to end it's about 20 min. But since I include something aerobic in between every 2-3 exercises, and depending on how pressed for time I am, the total workout can take up to a couple hours at the most. That's if I'm really lollygagging:-)

Breakaway on 08/23/2010:
Hey there! Nice to see you still here :D Your doing great! Thanks for the comment last week. Am planning on getting back into the swing of things here :D

Liza36 - Friday Aug 13, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 221.2

I lost 1.2 pounds at my WW weigh in this morning.   I was pleasantly surprised.  As I mentioned, I have not been on the scale in 3 weeks, nor have I been very careful.  I really don't know what to attribute this loss to.  No exercise, too much pizza, eating out, my cereal binge...who knows, but I'll take it.

Today I am continuing the "not so careful" way of eating, although I shouldn't admit that, because I am going to a Nationals baseball game tonight, and fully expect to eat a hotdog or two. 

Tomorrow I have a BBQ to go to, and I think the only healthy thing there will be the watermelon that I bring.  I think small portions of everything else will have to do.  Then a wedding reception tomorrow night, and I want to say I will resist the wedding cake, but I don't know if I can do that realistically. 

Do you all see why I weighed in one day early?  Between the ball game tonight and tomorrow's activities, it spells borderline disaster for eating well.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 89.2 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/13/2010:
congrats on the loss.. have fun at all ur upcoming events :)

KathyBlue on 08/13/2010:
hotdog is not that dangerous, hehehe... Have fun! :)

Maria7 on 08/13/2010:
Congratulations to you on being down 1.2! :-D Happy for you!

cleaneating on 08/13/2010:
Woohoo on the weight loss! I hope you enjoy your busy weekend :)

moogy on 08/13/2010:
I am so happy that you had a loss. I hope it gives you incentive to stick to the program.

Umpqua on 08/14/2010:
Congrats on the loss, that's great news!

Moody3 on 08/14/2010:
Congrats on the loss Liza!!! Wonderful!!!

hollybelle on 08/14/2010:

V on 08/14/2010:
Good job on your loss Liza! keep it up :)

biscottibody59 on 08/15/2010:
There's also a website for "Overcoming Overeating" in case you want to just get a preview of the book:-)

moogy on 08/18/2010:
Hope you are doing OK. I miss your posts.

Liza36 - Thursday Aug 12, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I did fine with my eating plan yesterday, until...the nighttime monster reared it's ugly head.  I had such a craving for cereal (cherrios), milk, and peanut butter.  These are foods that I do not keep in the house because I would eat cereal for 3 meals and snacks every day if I could.  Some of it is convenience (no cooking!), some of it is comfort, I think.  I actually got dressed (I was in PJs at the time), went to the store, and bought the cherrios, milk, PB and bread.  Now who does that?  I subsequently ate 2 bowls of cereal, and had 2 pieces of bread with PB.

Cereal might seem like an interesting trigger food.  I have recently connected it to why I don't keep it in the house or buy it.  I was never a breakfast girl growing up.  Never really ate cereal - it was something I could take it or leave it.  When I got married (at the young age of 19), my husband LOVED cereal - that was his snack of choice, plus ate it for breakfast every day.  We had several kinds of cereal in the house at once.  As a new bride, I ate every time he ate, and would eat cereal.  I gained weight of course, but loved just spending time doing whatever with him.  My husband died tragically from a car accident 5 years into our marriage.  We were in our early 20's.  Being alone after that I would never cook, and cereal was the easiest thing available.  I think it also was a comforting thing to eat, connecting it to something he loved and ate all the time, and something we would do.  Does that make sense?  Our triggers are rarely about the food.  I'm also reading Geneen Roth's book "Women God and Love" (not sure if that's the right order of the tile - something like that).  I'm gaining new insights, and ones I've known but need to be reminded of.

I'm weighing in at WW tomorrow, one day early from my usual day.  I have not been on a scale in 3 weeks.  I'm expecting no change in weight.  At least I hope there is no gain.  I've got to keep the cereal eating under control!

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

don'tstoptrying on 08/12/2010:
You definately sound like you understand why the cereal is a trigger, honestly I think it would be for anyone given the reason you go to it. You must have been also really needing comfort last night to actually change out of your pjs to go and buy it. I'm glad to hear you are weighing in tomorrow, if you can be sure and stay for the meeting too. I hope you have great day. I tried to read the book by Geneen Roth but it kinda gave me the hebi jebi's lol.

Maria7 on 08/12/2010:
You wrote: 'Our triggers are rarely about the food.' How true. If you look at my entry yesterday of my last nite's binge, you will see that I gave in to comfort eating last nite as well. But today is a new day! Hope you have a real nice day. :-)

biscottibody59 on 08/12/2010:
Of about the dozen times I've suggested the book "Overcoming Overeating" only one person on here has taken me up on it. Nevertheless, I think you'd get something out of it. (I can't remember if I've ever suggested it to you.) To me, though this may sound (to you) like a failure--the getting dressed and going to the store--look what insight you gained. I think that's a big deal! And you can get to the point where you keep these foods in the house and you eat them (as much or as little as you want) in a non-compulsive way. (That's one thing the book I mentioned helped me with.)

BTW, we've all felt the urge and then eaten compulsively, you just happened to be in your pajamas when the urge hit.

Great entry!

RYC: About the CPAP, once I got used to the idea--took about 10 days for me--it hasn't been a big deal, but my prescribed pressure (the amount needed to bring my apneas down to nearly nothing) is fairly low.

Many people give up even though it will prolong their life, eliminate or diminish hypertension, protect their brain and heart from damage, eliminate or diminish arrhythmias (that was my big issue), and stop their snoring.

It also turns out that nighttime urination (nocturia) is actually caused by sleep apnea in a majority of people (men and women) studied. The sleep apnea triggers a chemical to signal the body that we need to pee and we may not know that we just stopped breathing in our sleep, but we most certainly know that we need to get to the bathroom!

I know that sounds far-fetched, but there are several recent studies documenting it. This is in addition to feeling rested during the day and eliminating headaches for some. For some wt loss becomes easier, but the one or two studies I've seen that addressed it specifically, it didn't sound like the be-all for it.

Umpqua on 08/12/2010:
Thank you for sharing that with us, and you have certainly identified some big triggers. I hope you have a good day today!

Selina on 08/13/2010:
Hi Lisa, I'm moving to Fairfax County, VA! I bet we are going to be in the same county...

Can't wait to have a DD get together with you!

Liza36 - Wednesday Aug 11, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I just wrote an entry, and then hit "cancel" instead of submit.  So here I go again!  I got to bed early yesterday, which was good, but still feel tired today.  Not sure why, but I have a headache as well.  I'll just keep plugging along today.

Yesterday I stayed within my WW points, which hasn't happened in a long time, so I was happy about that.  Today's plan is:

breakfast: fiber one muffin (banana nut), hot chocolate

lunch: lean cuisine panini, peach

snack: banana

dinner: black beans and cheese in a tortilla heated through, green salad with italian dressing.

snack if needed: almonds in 100 calorie pack

I will curb nighttime eating by drinking tons of water.  Have a great day friends!

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 08/11/2010:
I like the name of WW because it promises something long-term, a healthier life.. but I don't know the concept.

hollybelle on 08/11/2010:
Checking In. Have a good one!

Umpqua on 08/11/2010:
Your plan sounds great, hope you have a good day!

loveray on 08/11/2010:
hope you have a wonderful day! congrats on staying within your points!! i know that is no easy task:)

sweetpea1977 on 08/11/2010:
Good girl on staying inside your point allowance!! Keep it up!

Menu looks great, especially dinner! Enjoy!

legcramps on 08/11/2010:
I hate it when that happens LOL! Have a great day today!

Maria7 on 08/11/2010:
Hoping you are having a nice day. As for the entry having to be resubmitted, sometimes using the back button will get it back again. :-)

moogy on 08/11/2010:
Oh well done, staying within the points i a great goal to have, planning is essential and committment is not far behind. I am proud of you. Keep going.

V on 08/11/2010:
Job well done! i hope you have a good evening :)

Liza36 - Tuesday Aug 10, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I realized a long time ago that sleep is pretty important in weight loss efforts, and today I'm feeling pretty tired - did not sleep well last night.  Tonight I will try to go to bed early (very hard to do!) and may even take tylenol PM to help.  I rarely take that kind of stuff, but when I've had trouble sleeping for many nights/weeks in a row, I do take it.

I think because of the lack of sleep, I feel hungrier today.  Still a ways before lunch, and I've already had a banana, fiber one muffin, hot chocolate, and diet coke.  My liquid choices are not so good.  I don't know what happened to me and my water intake.  I have been a huge water drinker in the past, like 100 oz a day, but it's slipped in favor of diet coke.  I only drink 2 cans of coke a day, but it's definitely interfering with the choice of water.  I'm off to drink water as we speak!

I'm feeling a slight desire to exercise.  Notice I say "slight."  It's never been a strong pull to get on that treadmill, and arriving home after work is the hardest time to make myself exercise.  The need to eat as soon as I get home overrules any exercise time.  Today I'm going to just go with it.  I really appreciated Maria telling me that she initially did 5 minutes- that's it - and worked herself up to where she is today.  I think if I can adjust my expectations I might be more successful.  Like doing 60 minutes, high intensity, sweating profusely - it's just not going to happen, I can't physically do that like I used to.  But that's what I think about when exercise enters my mind.  Anything is better than nothing.  And one of these days I'll quit talking about it, and actually do it! 

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/10/2010:
i know what u mean, its hard for me to make myself exercise too, and it really bothers me that i cant do as much as i want, for as long as id want, i guess if we keep at it, we will eventually be able to handle a lot more tho.... i hope u can get some good sleep tonight, have a great day :)

legcramps on 08/10/2010:
I'm trying to manage the amount of sleep i'm getting right now too. I've been having problems falling asleep, and have been waking up in the middle of the night. You're right - it's so hard to lose weight when you haven't gotten the right amount of sleep. Good luck today and be sure to get lots of rest tonight!

crazy_fatty on 08/10/2010:
im happy for your sleep

biscottibody59 on 08/10/2010:
Hey there! Thanks for your comments--I shall list my food occasionally just for you and I guess one or two others who seemed to get a charge out of it!

If you don't need the tylenol portion of the medication, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is available alone. (Just in case you didn't know that already:-) I've taken Unisom before--a generic version--it contains something other than Benadryl.

Remember the DASH diet? I have actually been thinking about it again.

Have a good afternoon--and good sleeping!

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Hope you can get some more good sleep. That's been a challenge for me as well. Maybe it's the moon again?

cleaneating on 08/10/2010:
I agree that 5 minutes exercise here and there throughout the day all builds up,and you would be amazed how quickly our bodies build stamina.I also think another key to exercise is find some thing you enjoy and find fun,I mean dancing around the kitchen to the radio for 5mins that exercise. Working out does not have to be that hard pumping cardio.

ps,I used to not like dark chocolate but my taste buds seem to be changing as I find the 70% chocolate a little too sweet now.

I hope you can catch up on your sleep.

V on 08/10/2010:
It is so hard especially after a long hard day at work to get motivated to workout! Sometimes i set the alarm 1 1/2 hrs early so I can get a workout in before I head out. I have most the equipment at home that the gym does and it doesn't make it any easier to get motivated ....LOL Have a good one!

skinnygrlwithin on 08/10/2010:
Yes maintaing is good... I was especially nervous because I ate some carbs and I hadn't had any all week so I was nervous that they would affect my weight loss in the opposite direction but they didn't... I also was glad to be able to get in almost a 3 mile walk with my parents.. everything about it was nice!

I think your idea about working up on time with the work out is the best idea... no need to push your self...every little bit counts

moogy on 08/10/2010:
I hope that you mood improved during the day and that you were able to feel more positive. I hope you had a good day.

Liza36 - Monday Aug 09, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

My Chicago trip last week was good.  I had a good time with my mother, and my work conference went well.  I got home late Friday night after being gone for 4 days.  I did not make it to weight watchers on Saturday (that's 3 weeks in a row now), but it's so darn early (either 7 am or 8:30 am).  I did weigh myself later in the day, and I had maintained, which is what I wanted.

While on the trip, my mother's eating habits and mine did not fit.  She has never been one to eat 3 meals a day, and can exist on 1 major meal, usually between 11-2, and then not eat the rest of the day.  She calls a bite of something a "substantial meal".  She needs to lose weight too, maybe 25 pounds or so, not the 90 I have to lose.  But it was highly irritating to be hungry at a normal dinner time, and she doesn't want to eat.  While we were there, she wanted to buy me dinner, but it never happened, because we didn't eat dinner!  Maybe that's why I maintained, who knows. 

I really need to get focused on my weight loss.  I keep saying that, right?  It's for real!  I have real back problems that I know would be alleviated somewhat if I lost weight.  Walking around Chicago, actually we didn't walk too much, but standing in museums, etc. was taxing on my back.  It's hard to have to re-think what you are going to do because your back hurts. 

I have a pretty busy and stressful week ahead of me.  I'm going to try my hardest not to let my eating get out of control just over the stress!  That is my goal this week.


Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/09/2010:
Good job maintaining while traveling, I know that's not easy. Sorry things didn't work out with eating with your Mom - my mother eats like a bird too. And she's a stick and doesn't understand why I gain so easily, very frustrating! I hope you have a great week!

sweetpea1977 on 08/09/2010:
Glad you had a good time on your trip. Sorry you couldnt stick to your normal eating routine. If my dad did that to me (and he has in the past), I'd be in a piss-poor mood and suffering from migraines.

Good goal for the week. Keep us posted on how its going!

sweetpea1977 on 08/09/2010:
Yes, I'd definitely be doing it after the baby. :) I'd probably start off with 10ks since it has been a long time I've done competitive running. Plus, it sounds like I'll just miss the signup deadline for half marathon training anyway. I guess I will have to sign up for it in 2012! :)

Maria7 on 08/09/2010:
I remember when I was over 200, going up the sort of steep library steps and holding on the the rail and pulling myself up with it at that time. Then I got a treadmill and I worked real hard just to do 5 minutes a day on it...just 5 minutes but it helped me regain my strength and it helped me lose weight, too...anyway, I lost about 50 pounds in a year's time and was then able to jog up the library steps without holding on to anything and not be winded, either. I don't know why I'm telling you this. I guess it is because you said walking on your trip and standing was taxing on your back. So don't give up. Keep at it. You can do it! :-)

KathyBlue on 08/09/2010:
ahh with my mom it's on the contrary, they're always eating and only bad stuff I don't want to and she doesn't understand... and she always tries to undermine my diet, saying "this dish I made doesn't have sugar/fat/etc." but of course it does... she cooks with animal fats still, like old people... ARGH... I haven't eaten anything fried for ages! But I understand what you're saying, being hungry is not good, and she should get used to eat 3x a day, maybe she would be able to lose those 25 pounds... Maybe this is a way she's trying to help you, or herself, or trying to show you her willpower or something...? Funny, Liz, I thought you were from the UK, why is that?

moogy on 08/09/2010:
Yes absolutely time to get your head down and to some serious focusing on weight loss. Lets work around difficulties, like back pain and keep a diary of what you are eating. We are here to help you, write it down and stick with it. Welcome back - glad you got back without a lot more of you!!

Healthy&HappyMe on 08/09/2010:
BE STRONG! Let's get back in the swing of things together! I had a rough weekend, so here I am... again! :)

thinnside40 on 08/09/2010:
Best wishes at succeeding your goals this week....

V on 08/09/2010:
Liza we are here with you, for you! Let's do it!

Bikiniwax85 on 08/09/2010:
Liza, I need to focus on my weight lost too! Sometimes it is not easy for me. When alot of things going on. I manage to kick my dining out habit. Start cooking and eating healthier food. ah, you know what my mum is in the ideal weight. When ever, we have dinner or lunch together she will always say "WATCH! What you eat young lady!" hahha.. My sister and me will always make fun of her when she said that.. Now I realize that what made her so fit! :)

Maria7 on 08/10/2010:
How kind of you to think of my Mom this morning. Thank you and I hope you have an extra blessed, happy day, Liza. :-)

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Thanks for your kind words. Now that you're on your home turf, I suspect it may be a bit easier to get back on the track you want. I know you can do it! :)

Liza36 - Monday Aug 02, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I did not weigh in on Saturday - that's 2 weeks in a row I did not go to Weight Watchers.  I jumped on the scale at home on Friday, no loss, and I'm not surprised in the least.

I'm off to Chicago tomorrow through Friday, mainly for work, but I'm going out a day early to fit in a few things I'd like to see and do - namely the art museum and planetarium.  I've invited my mother to come, and the days I'm at the conference she will be on her own to see Chicago.  We've been before, but I just love the city.  In addition to all the sites, there are great places to eat.  I'm not going to worry about trying to lose weight this week.  My focus will be to not go crazy, and at least maintain. 

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 08/02/2010:
Have fun in the windy city! Hope you get to do a lot of walking along the way!

KathyBlue on 08/02/2010:
avoid sweets and be careful of doses, that's the trick! :)

Maria7 on 08/02/2010:
Hope you and your Mom have a wonderful trip together! :-)

just42day on 08/02/2010:
Maintenance is a great goal! Enjoy your Chicago trip. Check weather forecasts - you could get some rain while you're in town.

CoverGirl on 08/02/2010:
Usually, not always, but usually when I do binge its in the middle of the night, when I have to stay up late usually doing laundry. I just have to figure out something to do to avoid the unnecessary eating.

Umpqua on 08/02/2010:
I hope you have a great trip!

moogy on 08/02/2010:
Have a great time, do what normal weight people do and eat small portions. I will look forward to catching up when you get back.

V on 08/02/2010:
So where are you staying and have you been there before lastly what kind of foods are a must have while you are there? Get back with me before you leave and I will send you to some of my favorite places

Moody3 on 08/02/2010:
I've never been to Chicago~cept for O'Hare airport..heh..Hope that you and Mom have a great week and you find time to enjoy the city!!!!

WI3 on 08/03/2010:
Chicago..what a fun town! I would love to go back there one day! Have a great time!

sweetpea1977 on 08/03/2010:
Enjoy your trip with your mom!

nosetwitch on 08/03/2010:
thank you! yeah, i've found that maintaining during a trip is accomplishment enough. it's too hard to lose at that time.

Liza36 - Thursday Jul 29, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I'm plugging along.  I'm not having "perfect" days, but trying to make better choices when I can.  I seem to have an all-or-nothing tendency, which I know about myself, so I have to keep in check that the day might not be a total failure if 3/4 of the day I made better choices.  Like last night, I had a decent day, until after dinner and the nighttime snacking got me.  I've at least written out my meals for the next few days, and I hope to stick with it.

I haven't decided if I'm going to weigh in on Saturday.  I didn't weigh in last Saturday, so it's been almost 2 weeks that I've not been on the scale.  I'm a little scared of the results, since I have not been totally on plan.  We'll see.


Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

nutri_fitt on 07/29/2010:
Night time snacking is tempting for me, if I'm alone! I've starting using a plate with dividers (3 sections), so I can put a balanced meal with meat/meat alterate and fruit/veggies and bread/starch with a sugar-free root beer. That seems to help feel satisfied. Online scrabble gives me something I like doing to not snack, too!

hollybelle on 07/29/2010:
Well, it's a good thing you havaen't been perfect lately. We can't maintain perfect. Shoot for better and be honest with yourself. You can do it. To combat eating after dinner I have a secret weapon - laundry! I do the laundry so I won't eat and if I don't have any laundry to do (on RARE occasions this happens LOL) I tell myself that I must walk (even if I already have walked that day) or I don't have to walk (if I already have) if I don't eat after dinner. Little games - figure out one that works for you. My girlfriend has a neat onoe that works for her - she brushes her teeth after dinner (once she had made sure she has had truly "enough" to eat) and talks herself out of snacking further because she doesn't want to get her teeth dirty again! Like I said - whatever works!

Umpqua on 07/29/2010:
Perfect is impossible! Good for you for recognizing that you can have a mostly good day and that's acceptable. And so much better than a bad day. Throwing in the towel is not an option here....You seem like someone who is very driven and successful in your career and home and all aspects of your life. But I think that committing to a healthy diet and exercise has a completely different set of rules than other endeavors in our lives. So we just do the best that we can and realize that any progress is progress. At least I try to make that my philosophy. I hope you're having a great day!

just42day on 07/29/2010:
I like what you said -- make good choices whenever you can. Makes sense. No one is perfect. I'm sure you'll see the scale change soon in the right direction.

sweetpea1977 on 07/29/2010:
Thats right, no one is perfect. I like what the others are saying about doing your best. As long as you've honestly put forth an effort to make good choices then you should be proud of yourself.

Brushing my teeth always keeps me from snacking at night. As an extra incentive, I take out my contacts and put on my glasses and pjs. Once my glasses and pjs are on, my body takes these signs as getting ready for bed. Mental tricks work just as well as the physical distractions. :)

moogy on 07/29/2010:
I am an all or nothing, eat great all day and binge at night kind of girl myself. I have found that making sure I am eating lots of vegies with my lunch and dinner and really eating balanced meals, I am less likely to get hit with the obssession in the evening. Only once in 2 1/2 weeks, which for me is pretty good.

V on 07/29/2010:
You have mapped out a plan for success so try not to worry about the weigh in :)

Maria7 on 07/29/2010:
Hang in there! :-)

WI3 on 07/31/2010:
That is fantastic that you have your meals planned ahead! I find I always do much much better when I do that instead of just doing it day by day!

Liza36 - Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 222.4

I did not sleep well last night.  I had the most awful, fitful-type sleep, if that's a word.  Tossing and turning constantly.  I had a lot on my mind that was bothering me.  As I'm thinking about things this morning, I have little control over the situation, so I need to forget about it and move on.  I can't waste precious sleep over it.  But oh my, how people disappoint me!  I need to learn to have zero expectations, then I won't be so disappointed all the time!

I want to work on getting more fruits and veggies in today.  I've been lacking in that area for a little while.  Foods in my fridge that I have at the moment are fresh cherries (hope they haven't rotted by now), canned mandarin oranges, corn on the cob, lettuce, tomato, celery, and broccoli.  It's a decent amount, so I should have no problem, if I focus on that goal.  So far today, breakfast was rice.  Just plain rice, that's what I felt like.  Snacks will be the fruit.  Lunch will incorporate the salad fixings, and dinner will include the corn or broccoli.  My other goal today is to equal my water intake to my diet coke intake.  If I want my diet coke, I've got to get all my water in too!

Have a good day, friends.

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 90.4 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/27/2010:
nice plan on the veggies and fruits! About people, yeah they are like that... I was listening to Queen today and I really liked the "Good Company"'s lyrics: "All through these years it the end it appears there was never really anyone but me". This can have so many interpretations, good and bad, and it really made me think about me and others and our relationships with others...

don'tstoptrying on 07/27/2010:
Sorry to hear about your disappointment with someone, it hurts. People can definately disapoint us so I'm with you about not having expectations because that's the real problem isn't it. I think eating more fruits and veggies and water is a great plan, get some lean protien in there too so you don't get too hungry. Have a great day.

KathyBlue on 07/27/2010:
I won't be a fan of guava... but it wasn't bad. It's good to experiment new things! :)

Moody3 on 07/27/2010:
Sorry you sleep was so restless~That can definitely affect me and the choices I make~I tend to seek comfort foods when I am exhausted~

Also, sorry bout being disappointed in someone~It's never easy~I hope things work out for you...But like you said, really try to keep in mind the things you CAN control and the things you cannot~And the things you CANNOT control, you just gotta let it go~Stressing over things like that won't change the situation~Easier said than done, I know, but please try!!

Wishing you a wonderful day!!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/27/2010:
Aww, sorry you had a horrible sleep. I hope that whoever has disappointed you will resolve their issues soon!

Your list of fruits and veggies is making my mouth water. Have you had fresh mandarin oranges? They are fantastic! They are hard to find though. The only place I've been able to find them is at Trader Joes.

Umpqua on 07/27/2010:
Sorry to hear you had a bad night of sleep and are dealing with a bad situation. I hope you can focus on positive things today and have a successful day. I like the fact that you're setting realistic goals like getting fruits and veggies and water in. That stuff's very important!

V on 07/27/2010:
Liza I hope your day gets better :)

moogy on 07/27/2010:
It would be wonderful if life was easy. I don't know one person whose life is going smoothly - some have big problems some smaller, but all are struggling. You are not alone. I like the sounds of the contents on the fridge.

moogy on 07/27/2010:
It would be wonderful if life was easy. I don't know one person whose life is going smoothly - some have big problems some smaller, but all are struggling. You are not alone. I like the sounds of the contents on the fridge.

Maria7 on 07/28/2010:
Hey that's a good plan...at least equal the water to the diet soft drinks. Why are diet soft drinks SO ADDICTING?????????????????

Your fruits and veggies look REAL NICE. Reminds me I need to go to the store and load up on some. Nothing like a nice fresh fruit/veggie salad, YUMMMMM.

As for the part you wrote about: 'But oh my, how people disappoint me! I need to learn to have zero expectations, then I won't be so disappointed all the time!'....My Hubby reminds me that I expect too much out of people quite frequently when I feel sad about different expectations that didn't pan out. Hope you feel better. Hang in there! :-)

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