Losing weight, one diet at a time; one month at a time…
This is just a quick post to report the food/eating spree that has just ended as I return to the normal craziness of home and office. I was gone from Thursday through today, apparently one step behind a horrific storm the entire trip. But, that didn’t stop the storm of eating… it was far too difficult to maintain the Jenny Craig lifestyle while on the road – so I ate, and ate. It was all good, but oh so bad. I’ll be getting weighed in the morning to assess the damage.
Ok, so apparently I’ve been tagged. This is all new to me, but Emperor Anton tagged me in some sort of goal-setting project started by some other blogger, who tagged him. Goals are always good – so, I’m on board with this. And one of his goals is to marry me! so, I will definitely accommodate.
- lose weight! ha… at least the 15lbs I originally set out to lose.
- exercise 4 times a week, or buy an elliptical machine for the office
- Get my son on track
- Marry the Emperor… since his goal is to marry me – it’s the least I can do to help him with his goal!
- Travel to one exotic place where we’ve never been
- Stop spending and start saving
- Sign on two large clients each quarter
- Delegate more, do less
- Double my income
I think that’s it.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if I remain busy, as I usually am, loosing weight isn’t a problem. But, things have been a little bit slower for me as of late – which has forced me to slow down – and that means nothing to do on the weekends. When I have nothing to do – I want to eat. After all these years of trying to lose weight, I’ve found that I eat when I’m bored. Now, my therapist would say that this is still considered emotional eating because the boredom masks itself as something else. If I have nothing in front of me to do, then I may be left to deal with myself – apparently, keeping busy all the time, keeps me from dealing with me. And, a minute alone with myself with nothing to do – I believe that I’m bored, but, in fact, my thoughts may start becoming about me (and we can’t have that), so, to get away from them – I eat.
But, I made it through the weekend without too much damage. It was Easter and we committed to go to the Emperor’s father’s house for Easter dinner on Saturday and they had the actual Easter Day dinner at our house on Sunday. The Saturday dinner was fine – I don’t have a problem with overeating when I’m out with family, because I’m usually too nervous to eat too much. But, Sunday was at home, and even though I ate more than Saturday – I’d still consider it all to be under control. All in all – it was only two meals without Jenny.
The Saturday dinner was the traditional ham dinner, with a hash brown potato casserole – very fattening and yummy, but I only had a very small amount. Then a 7 layer salad – also very good, but a small portion. My mother brought dessert – Banana Split Cake – Excellent choice and again – seriously fattening, but only a tiny piece.
Sunday, came with candy-filled Easter baskets for the kiddies – and I wasn’t even particularly tempted. Dinner was chicken salad sandwiched (one of my specialties), my grilled potatoes with onions, spices and olive oil – another specialty of mine and my mother made a Jewish Apple Cake for dessert – which was incredibly good.
Well, in general I’m against this kind of stuff, but the Emperor recommended it and I have to say that I’m curious about this one….
It’s called Adgloco – which stands for A Global Community. It doesn’t cost anything to join and I suppose there may be a potential to earn some money.
Here is what they say -
I’m almost finished the first full week of Jenny. I had started will left over Jenny Craig from a year ago – so, I’ve actually been doing Jenny for almost two weeks. I only have five weeks in front of me and it really feels doable. Even if I don’t get to my desired weight in the full six weeks – I’ll still be way ahead of the game if I hadn’t done anything. I think doing the weight loss programs in small chunks of time is the way to go – at least it is for me. But, then again, I may be speaking way too soon.
Off the subject for a bit – I added an art page to my blog. I’ve always wanted to start an art site, but that hasn’t happened. So, I decided just to put a bunch of it up here.
I do believe that a positive mental attitude has so much to do with weight loss; the ability to maintain a weight loss; and to stay motivated with the chosen weight loss program. My goal is to stay motivated with Jenny through the positive attitude that comes from eating and living well.
The other 50% of my days that I’m not dieting, my life is all about eating. After all, I am a food addict or a compulsive overeater. My emotions can control my eating and food can also control my emotions.
When I’m getting ready to start a weight loss program, I’m fraught with the possibility that starting another diet program may cause me to be obsessed with food â€“ thinking about it all the time. Never really conscious of the fact that whether I’m on a diet or not â€“ I’m always thinking about food. But, every time I take that first step to start another diet, I’m once again amazed at the psychology of weight loss. It’s as if the “food hangover” that I live with most of the time that I’m not making good food choices â€“ is gone and my mind is suddenly clear again. And this can happen as soon as day two of any weight loss program I’ve tried.
As always this time of year – the threat of the swimsuits looms. I can’t imagine a summer without a trip or vacation to the beach – several beaches usually. And, this coming summer won’t be any different, as I’m sure we will make it to a southern beach. The Outer Banks is our usual and preferred location, but I’m thinking of trying a different beach – just for a change and to make certain that we do want to retire to the Outer Banks. We certainly wouldn’t want to uproot everything to a less than perfect location. I’m thinking about Oak Island, North Carolina this summer.
Anyway, the swimsuit. It’s an unavoidable situation. So, I’m back to the gym. Losing weight is one thing, but even though less of me is a good thing – toned less of me is better. My biggest issue with getting to the gym is having to wake up early to do it. I do like my sleep. And, if I don’t get to the gym first thing in the day – it won’t happen at all. I’ve learned this from experience. And, getting me away from a computer mid-day – isn’t likely at all. But, with the thoughts of having to get into a swimsuit in only a few months – the importance of the gym has increased substantially.
That being said – I did make it to the Boyertown YMCA at 8:45 this morning and we worked out for all of 25 minutes. Not a great workout – but, it’s better than not working out at all.