Tomi - work on 80-90%, not 100 and be presently surprised when you hit 100 versus disappointed when you are <100. Enjoy the holidays (even with the massive influx of relatives) and keep in mind that you are blessed that they want to come to your house. Happy Thanksgiving. :D
[QUOTE=Pedidoc;1011845]Tomi - work on 80-90%, not 100 and be presently surprised when you hit 100 versus disappointed when you are <100. Enjoy the holidays (even with the massive influx of relatives) and keep in mind that you are blessed that they want to come to your house. Happy Thanksgiving. :D[/QUOTE]
Very good advice and perspective :) Thanks for facing me in the right direction. :)
crazy day!!!! Took mom shopping - she only needed a few things and I bet it could have waited until next time! GRRR! I got all her bills paid and checkbook balanced. Pouring rain and I got soaked - now I have to fix my hair before going to work!
Got the veggies I needed from the store - got home and threw together the stew. Beef, braised first - potato, carrots, celery, onion, crushed tomato, beef broth. Water, garlic, salt and pepper. Its in the crock and I'm praying it turns out good. I've found a recipe for paleo biscuits that I'm going to try. Hope it all turns out. Hubby is looking forward to a nice warm stew after a day out in the rain at the boat shop.
Breakfast, diced ham and 2 eggs with garam masala for seasoning.
There's an employee lunch as I type - I decided to beg off since my morning is already so crammed full. I need a little time to decompress before running off the work.
Pedidoc is right.......... I shouldn't shoot for 100% - because seriously - can any of us attain that? I don't think so. I just have to shoot for as close as possible and not beat myself up over the discrepencies.
As for m&m's, I need to remember that they are still technically a "candy" just not in BAR form. So the FDA approval of 9 rat hairs per bar still applies to the m&m's. They still contain gross nasty icky stuff that I don't want to be putting in my mouth! Plus, the chocolate makes me nauseous! M&M's are EVIL!
So, dinner thursday = turkey breast, mashed potato and brocolli. No dessert. Easy peasy.........
Dinner Friday = India curries and various desserts. I'll make cauliflower to put my curry on top of so I don't eat rice. A couple of the desserts will be primal friendly. My apple pie, and one pumpkin pie with no crust. I'm sure everything else will be filled with wheats and sugars. If I can get through this meal without putting anything un-primal in my mouth I will be feeling especially proud!!!
Saturday --- Civil War game (OSU vs UofO) friends are coming over - we are thinking simple - left overs or something. I have some stew meat left that I could make into a soup or something - but I'm also quite sure there will be a lot of stew left over from tonights dinner. I made a full crock pot - and there are only 3 of us eating it.
didn't weigh this morning. hopefully I will be able to walk after work tonight - I can get out the big umbrella if its raining too heavily!
better get moving. I need to change clothes, fix my hair and get to work. Mail and deposits today plus patient records. UGH. I was looking forward to the coming days off -- but now 3 of the 4 days off will be filled with intertaining guests. Double UGH!
Hope your weekend goes really well, Tomi. Yes, do relax. Aim for being really good to your body, not for following rules.
And look at the bright side: when you're doing badly, you stall. You don't blow up like a balloon. Lots of people would love to do that well.
I don't have much drive to work hard at weight loss anymore, and haven't had for about a year and a half. Most days, I eat more than I should to lose weight, but it works really well for staying the same. And when I feel a little more oomph, I eat less, and a couple of more ounces fall off. I would really like to go back to pushing hard for three straight weeks (a whole 21...) but I just can't seem to do it anymore. So I do a Whole2 or 3. Two or three of those a month, and another couple of pounds are gone. In my mind, that's a success. I aim to get at least two pounds off every month, but if I don't, it's not the end of the world. Things are so much better than they used to be.
And you are so much better off than you used to be. Another big thing to be thankful for. And next year at this time, you'll have even more to be thankful for.
Let us know how the paleo biscuits turn out. Is it okay for me to admit that I do miss bread-y stuff occasionally?
Thanks, Judg! Yes, I am thankful that when I "blow it" I don't "blow up" - I usually do add a couple pounds though. I think you have earned the pleasure of just taking it easy from here. If you decided 140 is your comfortable place - then so be it! :) Look at the wonderful progress you've made and how much better off you are for it! :) I too have played with the idea of adjusting my IDEAL weight goals - to my REALISTIC weight goals. I'm going to do just what you have - I'll get to 140 and decide if I want to push hard to get the other 5 pounds off - or just learn to maintain at that. :) I've seen a few pictures of myself at 135 - and I really liked how I looked - but I had a really hard time staying at that weight - course that was also on a very heavy carb SAD. So it could very well be different this time.
Siobhan - the biscuits are baking as I type. And yes - its okay - cuz deep down we ALL miss the bready stuff! :) The batter was very runny.......... my egg whites didn't whip up as firmly as they should have. I added a bit more almond meal/flour and poured the batter into a square glass baking dish to cook cornbread style. DING! okay........ it turned out looking like cornbread and smelling like cornbread. Here's picture of my stew and "biscuit".
It has an odd coconut taste - I think next time I'll skip the coconut flour and just use almond meal/flour. But hey - for a substitute biscuit to go with my stew - it isn't bad :)
The biscuit and stew are VERY filling and I'm having trouble finishing all the stew - although it tastes REALLY GOOD! the best stew I've ever made. I wish I would have done it the other way around and left 1/2 the biscuit - oh well. Too late now.
Food for the day: 2 eggs and a small bit of diced ham. A bit of almond butter for a snack. and the biscuit pictured with about 2/3 of the stew. I'm stuffed.
Movement and stuff: slept pretty good although didn't go to bed until 12:30. Forgot to take my bedtime stuff that helps me fall asleep, took it at 10:30 - then got into a conversation with oldest sister on fb. Finally at 12:20 we both decided it was time to go to bed! I slept till 8:15, with the normal wake ups to potty or get comfortable. Took mom shopping, so a little walking around the small grocery store. Then shopped a bit myself, then on my feet for an hour getting the stew in the crock pot. I worked for a few hours then walked my long route of 2.75 miles. It felt good so I did the whole thing. Except about 1/2 way through I was really needing a potty! Nothing like making you pick up the pace than a full bladder! :) and yes, I made it without peeing my pants!
Wondering if hubby is going to be bringing rum home tonight............... I certainly hope not! The house is currently alcohol and candy free and I'd like to keep it that way! Because I still don't have the resolve to say no to either one. If he hasn't stopped at the liquor store, then there won't be any until Friday for sure - since the store won't be open tomorrow. So, between now and Friday I will need to have a talk with him AGAIN.
To make my weight loss goal I need to lose an average of 1.5 pounds PER WEEK - consistantly for 35 weeks. Thats a lot of pressure to stay near 100% for a long time! I can do 2-3 weeks and then I fall off the wagon for a week or 2. If I can just say NO to the rum and candy I think I can do it - cuz those 2 things are my biggest pitfalls. I can say no easily if I'm not in my own home....... like today at work - there was a yummy looking carrot cake sitting there......... and no one around to see me cheat! But I didn't. I did taste the cream cheese frosting - just one little taste, maybe 1/2 tsp. But if that were in my home I don't think I would have said no to it. We rarely eat out anymore - and when we do I don't always have a drink - maybe 1/3 of the time. But if there is rum at home - I want to drink it. I enjoy how it mellows me out - and helps me fall asleep like a baby. AND I like the taste.
hubby is home............ lets see if he has any extra baggage with him.......................... YEAH! No extra baggage! :) He had to help someone load a hot tub into a trailer after work, so I'm sure he wasn't even thinking about it. :) So, maybe I will be able to convince him that we don't need that crap! and that I need him to NOT have candy at home until I say its okay to have it again. No one in the family really drinks very much so there is never alcohol at our family gatherings. One nephew drinks WAY to much - but only when he's out with the buddies. MIL likes about an 1/8 of a cup of red wine sometimes to "help with digestion". She says it sooths her stomach. :) she's adorable! :) I love my MIL!
Our family gathering went pretty much as expected. Had a good time with everyone - and wanted to duct tape the little ones to the ceiling for the entire night! But the good thing is........ as I mentioned to my SIL (who trades off hosting thanksgiving year to year) that I have been dreading this gathering........ she said "I'm already dreading NEXT year"!!! :) We were so happy to learn we were both on the same page and withing 30 seconds had made the executive decision to NEVER have this gathering in our homes again! Next year and following our family gatherings will be in a rented or borrowed space (church fellowship hall for example).
So -- big relief for both of us! :)
I've eaten very healthfully all weekend! I ate a few bites of cool whip........... thats all the "bad" food I've had! :) I had about 1/2 cup of rice with curry. I'm pretty proud of myself - but also having some MAJOR cravings for something sweet! I'm trying to fight it off. I might have a little cheesecake later......... :) Depends on if hubby gets some for us. Today all I have eaten is a small bit of turkey and a sweet potato with butter.
Yay, Tomi! Sounds like you have done really well. You'll have to give us your biscuit recipe.
Going flat out long-term is a very difficult thing to do. Do your two or three weeks of cutting back hard, and then take time to consolidate your position. It's a more natural and sustainable way of doing things and you don't push your body into famine mode, which not only makes it hard to take off more weight, but also makes it very hard to keep it off afterwards.
Avoiding booze and candy, on the other hand, is a good long-term lifestyle.
Hi Tomi. Glad to see the house is still standing after that large gathering! And glad to see you maintained your goals over the holiday. I cut loose and ate whatever I wanted... bad deal. Paying for it by way of carb flu now. Oh well... it's over with now. No sense in dwelling on it. Have a nice day. :)