Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I thought this was an interesting list. My top snacks when I was 6? Probably ice cream followed by chocolate peanut clusters.
Top snacks consumed by children under 6:
|In 1987||In 2007|
|6.||Carbonated soft drinks||Popcorn|
Change of taste
The five foods/beverages that have increased the most in the snack diet of young children today compared with young children 20 years ago:
1. Fruit rolls/bars/pieces
5. Bottled water
The five foods/beverages that have decreased the most in the snack diet of young children today compared with young children 20 years ago:
1. Carbonated soft drinks
2. Ice cream
5. Fruit juice
Source: NPD Group
Thursday, July 02, 2009
I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to figure that one out. All of my ex-favorite foods are all southern dishes and they are all fattening: Chicken fried steak, Tex-Mex, hush puppies.
Now I'm getting hungry.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I had so many feelings floating around in my head when I weighed 300 pounds – inadequacy, anger, and overall helplessness. I vacillated for months between accepting my body as it was and choosing to lose weight. I journaled tough questions: How did I feel about my body. How much did I love myself? Was I worth changing for? It was difficult and often uncomfortable work, I won’t lie, but once I was honest with myself and became better acquainted with the emotions that bothered me most, I was ready to lose weight.Read it here.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I see overweight people on the street and in stores and I just want to grab them and tell them that there is a way to take it off. It's not easy but it can be done and that they will feel so much better physically and mentally. Literally a weight off their minds.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It was so weird not to have to ask for one and still have plenty of belt left over. Also, I was able to put the tray down from the seat in front of me without it resting on my chest. Ha! This is when it totally hit me how much weight I've lost
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
6 ounces of BBQ chicken breast
1 cup of grilled zuchini
Make a dry rub out of onion, garlic and chili powders and rub on the raw chicken breast. Grill until done. Slice zuchini, brush with olive oil and grill until just tender.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I say, goodbye to 60lbs. May I never see you again.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Nationwide, about 17 percent of U.S. children are overweight. American teens have higher rates of obesity than their peers in 14 other industrialized countries. The culprits are no surprise: fast food, snacks and sugary sodas. U.S. children also tend to lead sedentary lifestyles, spending hours in front of a TV or computer screen.
Good article here.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
My new website is up: www.weightoffmymind.org and here's my personal Take Shape For Life site: www.weightoffmymind.tsfl.com.
Onwards and downwards!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I remember the feeling well, when a ticket taker at an airline counter told me that I may have to buy two seats. You don't know humiliation until something like that has happened to you.
In other news, I am down to 262 as of this morning. That totals 52 pounds since January 21.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I weighed in this morning at 267 lbs. up from 264. I'm guessing I'm holding on to some water. I made a mock-oriental lean and green meal last night that was a little heavy on the sodium.
I'm trying to get all my water down (The Target brand of water flavor packets are the best). I had an Orange shake this afternoon - not my favorite. I forgot to bring a can of creme soda with me so I bought a diet Pepsi out of the machine here at work to mix with the shake. Ugh! Not horrible, but not great. I hate diet Pepsi!
I'm going to try to be a little more stringent with the food plan and see if that doesn't loosen up this mini plateau a little.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Does anyone else feel a twinge of fear when you step on the scale and wait for the answer to pop up?
Back before the digital era, you'd step on the scale and the little dial would almost immediately point to your weight. Now that it's all digital, I first have to tap the scale with my foot to zero it out and then step on it and then...wait.
It's just a few seconds, but they are incredibly long seconds before the amount you weigh flashes on the little screen.
My number this morning was 264 lbs. That 50lbs in 10 weeks. Congratulations to me.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
This morning I weighted in at 265. It's really hard to believe it. 250s here I come.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I'm hoping that I back in the weight loss groove again! I do need to drink more water (seems like a hassle to me).
I got my latest order of Medifast foods in yesterday. I tried the Smores bar which was new to me...really good. I also tried the cream of chicken which was also good, but I needed to mix it a little better than I did. It ended up a little clumpy.
Onward and downward!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
By my calculations, I'll be down to goal weight by the end of this summer. That will be worth celebrating.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Weigh in this morning: 268 I don't plan on staying here too long. Let's see if I can get into the 250s here pretty quick-like!
I went to Target on Sunday and bought a pair of jeans from the regular men's section instead of the "big boys" store. :) That felt gooood! I also bought a new cowboy shirt at the local western store here in Salem. Feels good to find something in a "normal" store that fits!
Friday, March 27, 2009
I weighed in this morning and I was at 267 lbs. Yippee yi yo ki yay!
I notice I've been a little hungrier over the last few days. I've eaten just a little extra protein to compensate and I still seem to be losing okay.
47 lbs and counting!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I've got to up my intake of water and keep going forward. Enough of this foolishness! No more cheat nights for awhile.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This morning, weigh in was 271 lbs.
I will soon be in my 260's.
I keep waiting to wake up and find out that this was all some kind of wild dream.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
That's a three pound loss since last Saturday morning.
So I'm back to where I was on Tuesday when I was celebrating, but it's a little bit lower.
I think I will increase my water intake and see if that makes any difference in the speed of the weight loss.
Friday, March 13, 2009
My weight isn't falling off like it did during the first couple of weeks on Medifast, but it is still consistently coming off. That's a good thing. The only way to beat this weight problem is to stay focused on my goal and never, ever give up.
Played drums last night. Boy am I sore today.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
If you’re looking for a way to burn off excess calories in large numbers, but conventional exercises bore you to tears, you hate cycling, and your neighborhood and/or climate is unsuitable for jogging, here’s one more option to consider: become the drummer for a rock band.
Or just pretend to be one, by buying a complete set of drums, setting up down in the basement or garage or spare room, and getting down to it.
This suggestion is inspired by the news that researchers at the University of Gloucestershire have found, after extensive study and monitoring, that Clem Burke, drummer for Blondie, burns 400 to 600 calories per hour when performing onstage. This is a caloric tear on the order of running 10,000 meters or playing a pro soccer game.
Of course, the study involved concert-level exertion; rehearsals may not be as effective. And the genre would be important; there’s probably a considerable gap in energy expenditure between heavy metal and lounge jazz. Nevertheless, as physical exertion goes, banging the skins and cymbals is impressively efficient and could be a lot of fun in the bargain. Not to mention that it’s a great way to break a lease.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I also signed up as a Take Shape For Life coach yesterday. I'm telling you, this Medifast program is the best ever. It has given me a whole new lease on life, so I'm going to start singing its praises.
I hope I don't sound like a commercial. If you're new to this blog, take a look back through the years of posts and you'll see what I've been going through. Medifast works!
As a new coach, you may order through me here (www.weightoffmymind.tsfl.com) and I will personally assist you in your weightloss effort. I've been there, I'm still there and I've been through many of the same struggles you have been through. I understand.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
I was a little hungry a couple days this week but nothing I couldn't handle.
So on with the show.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
In the the spirit of Moses I proclaim, "Let my fat loss go! Let my fat loss go!"
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
My body must be changing around the rigging inside...you know, balancing the water and the other stuff and making sure I'm not starving to death.
I'm not starving to death! Get over it!
Now, on with the weightloss.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I haven't cheated one little bit yet. I did try to work out on the elliptical machine this afternoon. Oh man am I out of shape! After 5 minutes I thought I was going to die!
Onward through the fat! I mean, fog.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Weighed in this morning at 282.4 I've lost 4 lbs in the last week. Not too shabby!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Weigh in this morning: 285. for a total of 29lbs in one month. Sweet!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
I've got to keep my mind on the small goals. Like, "hey, I'll be in my 280's in just a few days." Then just keep focused on maybe 5 or ten pound increments instead of seeing the whole "big" (padum-bump!) picture.
I've been doing a comparison between Wonderslim and Medifast diets on line. Wonderslim looks like it would taste better (though Medifast doesn't taste bad to me at all anymore :), but I just don't trustWS for some reason. Medifast is more "professional" looking to me. I don't know. We'll see down the line.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Weighed in this morning at 294.6. Nice.
Had some of the Maryland Crab soup by Medifast (courtesy of my coach, Denise). Man it was good! Spicy and thick. I love it.
So menu yesterday was:
Breakfast: oatmeal (medifast)
Mid morning: meal bar (medifast)
Lunch: soup (medifast)
Mid afternoon: shake (medifast)
Dinner: 6 oz. pork steak, 1 cup of yellow squash and one cup of salad greens
Evening meal: shake (medifast)
Monday, February 02, 2009
Weighed in this morning (why do I do this to myself?) and weighed in at 296 1/2 lbs.
I'm sticking with the 295 figure, cause there's no way to gain a pound and a half overnight except by having that much fluid, etc. still floating around in my body.
My next goal is 289 lbs. I should reach that in a week or so, don't you think?
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I was hoping for a pound loss this morning on the scale (since I obsessively weigh every day), but whoa!
All the Medifast foods are tasting better now that I've figured out how to jazz them up without effecting cals and carbs.
My next goal: 289.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I weighed this morning and weighed 300 lbs. That's 14 lbs in one week. Surely that's a world record. Ha!
This diet is totally livable and doable. I'm just afraid of the sure-to-come "plateau." Maybe I'll luck out and miss it entirely.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Weighed this morning and I was down to 305. Huh? Did I have that much water to lose?
Had the blueberry oatmeal this morning. Not horrible so that's a plus. That was 7:30. by 9:00 I had finished my chocolate mint bar because I was hungry.
I have cream of broccoli soup to look forward to for lunch. Woo-woo. I need to get some excitement going. No one said this plan was going to be easy.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Had the scrambled eggs this morning. I must have put too much water into them because I ended up with a hot and clumpy egg shake. Mmmm. Actually I both ate and drank it and it wasn't bad.
Had the chocolate bar for mid morning break. Good tasting.
Tomato soup for lunch. Uh...needs salt and pepper and splenda to make it palatable. Not bad with the added ingredients. Had a cup of coffee with lunch.
Vanilla shake for mid afternoon snack. Not too bad.
As with all the Medifast foods, you really have to get inventive and fix up the taste. But guess what, if I lose as much weight as they claim I can, I'd eat dirt.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A good friend of mine suggested I check out the Medifast Plan. I thought, "why not?" Then I started reading up on it on the internet. It was created by John Hopkins University. That was a big plus. The last thing I want to do is start on another trendy diet.
I've been on them all. Weight Watchers, Atkins (twice - back in the 70s and in the 90s)...the list could go on.
I've also seriously thought about getting a gastric bypass operation except that it is dangerous and the weight can jump back on you if you don't have your act together.
No, I'm going to go full guns (full gums?) into Medifast and watch what happens. No cheating. If all goes according to plan (theirs) the weight should start dropping off of me.
Yesterday I was supposed to get the Medifast box of joy but didn't receive it until the end of the day. I went on an improvised Medifast plan just because I didn't want to wait anymore. I weighed in at 314 lbs.
This morning I weighed in at 310. Not sure why there was such a drop, but oh well.
I've been on the Medifast plan all day today and so far, I've lived through it.
The food I tried was borderline nasty, but I ate it anyway, because this is going to work. It all tasted like hospital food. Maybe the next choices won't be as bad.