Kim, your boy is absolutely beautiful! What a precious gift.
I'm down 1.2 pounds today and that's after popcorn and an Icee at the theater. I did budget for it though and stayed under my calorie limit. We saw Jersey Boys and it was fabulous. I recommend it for anybody, especially if you like music and/or The Four Seasons.
My knee is much better today so I will be going to water aerobics. I'll be glad to get back after having to miss it on Monday.
I'm so sorry you're feeling crappy! I hope it goes away soon for you.
That sweet potato w/honey and cinnamon sounds fabulous! I've been looking for a way to prepare them without butter and that sounds great.
I went to a restaurant in Duluth that serves a sweet potato and beet hash and that's the only way I've been cooking sweet potatoes, but this sounds wonderful. How long do you cook them in the microwave? I don't want it to get mushy...hate mushy baked potatoes!
The scale was down one of the two pounds that I gained over the three days of terrible eating. I've been gaining and losing the same two pounds for ten days now. It's frustrating, but I know that I'm the one controlling it. That makes it even more frustrating!
AusGram, the bipolar is under control most of the time which makes it easier than it was in my 30's when I was hospitalized almost every year. I was in the hospital last year and twice the year before, but they attribute that to the mental problems as a result of my car accident. I'm hoping that spending the winter in Florida in the sunshine will keep me out of the hospital this year. As long as I take my meds twice a day and see my psychologist every week, I stand a pretty good chance at staying on a level playing field...so to speak.
My knee is feeling a bit better today so I left the cane in the bedroom and am trying it without. I feel fortunate that I only needed it for two days, when some people are needing theirs every day. I'm sorry for everybody here who are in pain!
My eating day will be a challenge since my DH and I are planning on going to see Jersey Boys at the theater. I love the popcorn and plan to have a small one and an Icee...I do love Icees!!! But I will plan my calories accordingly since I need to get that extra pound off...at least!
I haven't said this recently, but I want you all to know how much you mean to me. Your support, kindness and great ideas keep me going. It's a wonderful group!!
Here's to all of you having a fabulous day (toasting with my coffee) and your scales being nice!
As far as eating plans (don't use the "d" word...it's a killer!) staying away from processed foods, eating the "rainbow" of fruits and veggies every day, eating lean proteins and measuring and tracking everything that you eat. This is what works for me. That and exercise. I am still very overweight at 288 pounds so my exercise is pretty limited, but I try something every day. Don't starve yourself. Either see a doctor or visit a web site to see how many calories are needed to lose weight. At 288 pounds, wanting to lose 1 1/2 pounds a week, I eat 1650 calories. If I want to lose faster, I can cut my calories. I'm not ready to do that yet.
A bipolar sister!!! I am physically allergic to Lithium, but I am on Wellbutrin. Risperdal made me manic so it didn't work. I'm also on Lamictal and Latuda. The weight gain and energy drain from the meds and the illness makes it tough, but we keep trying! I understand sometimes needing to wait for a mood to pass. Even though it's unhealthy and dangerous, I sometimes welcome a manic episode for the energy!!! Hang in there sweetie!
Breathe and re-boot this morning. Up two pounds. I knew after my terrible binge Friday night it would show up on the scale sooner or later. It was later, but it still showed up.
We went to the Back to the 50's car show yesterday and walked for four hours. Didn't make up for the donut, cheeseburger and onion rings that I had. Sometimes I get out there in the world and just say screw it...usually a little harsher language but I don't want to use that here
I'm back on my cane today after the four hours walking and standing today. My knee is causing agonizing pain. I hope that I can get into town and go to water aerobics. I really need that for my weight loss.
Sometimes the scale is not my friend. Today I will be working for a loss tomorrow on said scale.
I, too, am a creamer freak. I have cut back...I'm working on it. I used to just pour until my coffee was the right color, but now I'm measuring. I am down to 3 T per day total in my two cups of coffee.
Had a rough night last night. Snacked on about 600 calories of chocolate. It didn't show on the scale this morning...but it probably will tomorrow. When I'm doing well, I buy something to have in the house to have a little treat for myself. I usually budget 100 calories at the end of the day for a treat. If I tell myself I can't have anything, it's all I think about. Addictive personality and all that stuff. But then there are times, like last night, that if it's in the house I'll eat it. And my husband loves his dark chocolate. I don't like it so I think it's safe, but if I'm in "binge mode" I will eat it. But then I'll eat anything when I'm in binge mode.
Well, today is another day and I will do better!
I hope that everybody has a wonderful day. My husband and I are going down to the cities for the Back to the 50's car show at the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul this weekend. Lots of walking so that will be a great thing. I hope that the weather holds for us!!!