Thanks Kim! Great article. Most of us already know these things from our years of experience in trying to lose weight and reading other articles. I know that for me I need all the reminders I can get.
I love myself all the time but that doesn't mean I don't get disappointed at times. I do love myself even more when I'm able to distinguish between real hunger and emotional hunger. I was trained to be an emotional eater from the time I was born and telling the difference has been a real struggle many times. I'm proud to say that it's getting easier. Some days are easier than others but when I'm prepared with good, healthy food available I do much better. Preparation can be one of the most important keys to losing weight.
Hello my friends and happy Memorial Day! I haven't eaten yet and I only ate once yesterday and Friday too. I'm just not hungry so I've decided to just go with the flow.
Yesterday I bought Juan Pollo. Mexican rotisserie chicken with rice, pinto beans, potato salad, corn tortillas and salsa. It is so good. I wish you all could have some but it's only a local Southern California chain. I got it for the three of us, me, Dale and my sister. I always buy something when I go to her house and do laundry. I'm going back today to do another loan and finish folding the ones from yesterday. I was really lagging on the laundry. I have too many clothes. I need to clear out everything that is too big and pass it along. I got a 2X t-shirt the other day and it's a little too big. That was a nice little shocker. It's funny or weird that I'm kind of afraid to give up on the larger sizes especially in the tops. I guess I'm still in the mind set of wanting to cover up and hide everything. I know that it will take time to get over it.
I start a new work assignment tomorrow. I'm excited about it and a little scared. I don't have the room or time to explain everything here but basically I will be monitoring the contract for a halfway house to make sure the vendor is in compliance. It is totally different from anything I've ever done. I'll let you know how it's going. I'm hoping for less stress. My new supervisor seems very nice but I've only spent a few minutes with him but we'll be learning together.
Holly even if the inmates cook the food and they probably will I can pretty much guarantee that the food will be great. I used to work in a prison and ate in the personnel dining room and the food was awesome.
Holly honey it's hard for all of us. I gained 10 freaking pounds last month because I was feeling sorry for myself. Pretty stupid, huh? I'm getting back on track but it's still not easy. I do better during the work week most of the time. That's the key - most of the time.
Like Kim sometimes I hardly recognize myself in the mirror. I have been getting more compliments which is a real thrill and does encourage me to keep going. The other day at the grocery store my crush, the much younger manager saw me, looked me up and down in an admiring way and told me how good I looked. Be still my heart. Unfortunately the big boss had to show up. A couple of weeks ago one of my coworkers told me I was getting skinny. Those kinds of things make all of the struggles worth it. I'm know I'm healthier now too.
Holly I think you know by now that all of us are here to help and support you as well as each other. I don't post every day but I do read. Coming here does help keep me focused. I've lost over 100 pounds over the years and I still have at least 50 pounds to lose to get to a healthy weight. Trust me, if I can do it so can you. Keep trying. I know it's not easy. Old habits are hard to change but it can be done. We all try to follow Judy's wonderful example. You can't go wrong if you do that.
Kali, years ago I had a bad infection in my left eye that scarred my cornea. After a year and the eye was stable the eye specialist got permission from my medical insurance to do laser surgery to shave off some of the scar tissue. He corrected my vision at the same time. My vision isn't perfect but I don't need to wear a contact in that eye anymore. You could try to do something like that with your scarring.
Hello. I finally went to the grocery store and got my usual work foods. I didn't realize how much I've missed my snap peas and cucumbers. ..lol. No maybe I can get off this funky semi-mini-binge I've been on. Been feeling a little sorry for myself too and I really don't know why. I've had a few bags of chips and ice cream a couple of times. I'm getting over it finally.
I go to the doctor Friday morning so I'll know how much damage I did to myself.
Good morning! It looks to me like some roasted vegetables like beets, some kind of winter squash, mushrooms and the greens look like arugula and water cress. And shaved parmesean on top probably with a balsamic or citrus dressing. I wanted to dive into the picture.