Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I have decided that I have picked the absolute worst time to try to loose weight with a fairly strick diet... at least a fairly strict first 2 weeks... I did really well on Saturday and Sunday. The most that I "cheated" was i had 1/2 glass of pop on Sunday. I wasn't even hungry to eat lunch when I had the mid-morning and mid afternoon snacks... This wasn't going to be too bad... Then came monday. I had to do a Pampered Chef demonstration. NOTHING that was on the table was on the 'safe list'. I tried to crunch on the broccoli, but I was hungry and I was there later than planned... I caved. I had a piece of Lemon chicken ring as well as a piece of Garden Ranch Chicken. THEN... to top it off, I tried a piece of Jen's pumpkin cheesecake! It was delicious! I probably gained back anything that i might have lost in the past 2 days. Tuesday came and I was determined to get back on schedule. This was a challenge because I was in OK all day. Billie made a meat loaf and it looked really good... except that minor problem that it was made with Ritz cracker crumbbs. I left Cailin with Grandma and Great-Grandma and went to walmart to get stuff that would be better. I got some fake crab meat as well as a pot roast and some lima beans. I did good. I probably ate more fake crab meat than I should though. I passed on ice-cream, even when Cailin offered me a bite and said "MMMMmmm, tis good momma". Today was MOPS. I love going to MOPS. I forgot that we were going to have a "progressive breakfast" today. I said "no thank you" to the bagels and cream cheese, however, I couldn't pass on these little balls. I think they were a chesses, sausage, bisquick ball that Billie raught me to make. They were great! I also had a slice of pumpkin bread and fruit in yogurt. Is it really advisable to start changing eating habits around the holidays?
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Not to say anything about the South Beach diet, or any fad diet, it's just best to eat smart and exercise. The two must go hand-in-hand. In a nutshell, you must be the example as a new mother. There's an old saying out there about a mother and daughter or father and son that says if you want to see what your daughter or son will look like when she gets older just look at her mother or father". The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Not to say that that's true in every instance, it's just a saying. Whatever you do the child picks up on it, if you smoke the child will smoke, if you drink the child will drink, if you cuss the child will cuss, if you yell the child will yell if you eat healthy, a child will eat healthy . Why! If mommy and daddy can to it it must be okay. Diets are hard, and take a lot of willpower. Going on a diet is like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking. The basics, stay away from fried foods, fast food, all Coke and Pepsi products (drink water all the time) eat in portions(small portions), eat more vegetables, nuts, bake or barbecue chicken, fish and red meat and eat small meals in between the big meals, such as carrots, or an Apple or grapes, in small portions you want maintain a steady burn rate. Eating 2 large meals during the day (cyclical cycle)will give a high burst of energy along with extreme tiredness missing those in between meals. You must get in the habit of eating fish such as salmon for its omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week. You may want to try to eat red meat at least twice a month. I believe the most important factor to losing weight that no one ever talks about, do not eat after 6:00 p.m. why? Your body needs time to break down (metabolize) the food that you have eaten. If you eat a large meal before you go to bed your intestines are working in- voluntary to break down the food. This may cause upset stomachs, sour stomachs and which contributes to sleeplessness. And you wonder why you may wake up tired and the next morning, because you didn't get any sleep last night. Something to keep in the back of your thoughts would be your thyroid gland. It secretes thyroxine which helps metabolize your food. You can ask your doctor about this. And There is so much more to this and many books on dieting.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Hope this helps.
To my annonyous commenter... I appreciate the thoughts, suggestions and encouragement! Thank you. The main reason that I am trying south beach is that I see it more as a lifestyle change and a gradual way of getting me to eat healthier lifelong (not just while trying to loose weight) and at the same time, start cooking healthily for my family at the same time. I want to do this so that my daughter can have healthy eating habits and not learn from the rotten ones that I have so far. It is going to be a challeng, I know this, but it is a challenge that I can not afford to walk away from.
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