Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Everything I cleaned out of the pantry went into that bag hanging on the door, and then directly to the trash. This is one of those little changes that really is a BIG change in my eating life. I'm even having to learn how to recook some items. If you're wondering why I didn't do this sooner I'll be posting about that later. :)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
For a few months I've been looking forward to the day I would go to a running store and get fitted for "real" running shoes. Basically, I got really excited for....nothing really spectacular. Don't get me wrong, the service at The Runner was wonderful, the man very knowledgeable and I will go back there when I need new shoes again, but I think I set myself up with much higher expectations.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
- Hurricane Delight - a mixture of chocolate cake, cool whip, nuts all drizzled with caramel - a cool whip container full.
- Banana Nut Bread - a medium sized loaf.
- Chocolate Cream Pie - an entire pie.
- "Died And Gone To Heaven Peach Pie" - a slice for two people.
- Strawberry Shortcake Pie - a slice for two people.
- Brownies - four good sized sqaures.
- Jell-o "Poke" Cake - a slice for two people.
- Chocolate Dipped Cookies - two Ritz crackers with peanut butter spread between them and dipped twice in chocolate and hardened. - About two dozen of these.
- No-Bake Cookies - half a dozen medium/large cookies.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
- I accept that my weight is an issue that I'll most likely always have to deal with, but instead of letting that idea vex me I will learn how to deal with the negative emotions when they arise.
- Taking time to learn what works best, journal out my thoughts and feelings, talking with people who can bring insight into my journey, etc. is all good. It's healthy to learn the most I can and strive to work towards reaching a place where my healthy habits are cemented in my life.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Once again, I'm not telling you that Tricia has a cool giveaway going on at her blog Endurance Isn't Only Physical.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I’m so honored to have Leah ask me to write for her today. I have admired Leah since I first “met” her in blogging world. We have become Internet friends and I hope maybe one day we can meet in person!
She asked me to write something about Freedom From . . .
I immediately thought about being free from bondage to food. But the more I thought about that topic the more I felt dissatisfied. Was I really in bondage to food? When I weighed 300+ pounds, did food hold such sway over me that I was unable to break the chains? No. In my opinion, if food had me in true bondage I never would have been able to lose 150 pounds.
So Instead of freedom from bondage, I wanted to talk about freedom to choose. When I began gaining all my weight after I got married, I was free to choose how to live my life. And I chose to live my life in an unhealthy manner. I sat on the couch and ate ice cream. I choose not to exercise, and I chose to gain weight.
When I turned my life around, I made another choice. I made the choice to stop my unhealthy habits, quit eating junk food all day long, and get out of my comfort zone and exercise. I chose the right path for me.
Every time I stood in front of my pantry, I had the freedom to make the right choice or the wrong choice. Every time I made the right choice, I felt myself get stronger and felt more in control of my fascination with food.
Every morning when I got up, I made the choice to put on my ugly exercise clothes and walk slowly down the road. I chose not to worry about what my neighbors thought, and chose to focus on what I knew would help me reach my goals and objectives.
Now, 12 years later, freedom means that the choices I make everyday keep me free from obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. Those choices keep me free from guilt and keep me free from worrying about certain obesity-related diseases.
If you are struggling with your weight and sometimes feel like you are getting bogged down in the overwhelming number of choices there are along the weight loss road, take heart. Instead of getting bogged down, try and think of your choices as a way to gain freedom in your life. Diane