Posted by Bonnie on September 26 2008 07:30 PM
It's funny -- you can tell when I'm getting serious about weight loss -- every measuring cup is used and the food scale is always out for a few weeks. :)
I have to remind myself of the size of my portions, they have a tendency to get larger. I'm still eating fairly healthy but eating more and suddenly those small increases add up. (See that's another irritating thing about math)
I lost a lot of weight with an on-line group (60+ pounds) but gained it back when I had some life changes that affected my exercise habits and now I have to take a medication that impacts my breathing, heartrate, etc. (The side effects actually list, an inability to exercise. What the heck??) So it's back to square one.
Here's some fun: Diet Commandments
Thou shalt recognize that cookies, cake, ice cream, and candy are not the four major food groups.
Thou shalt not lie about what happened to the doughnuts.
Thou shalt have confidence in thyself.
Thou shalt let your brain be aware of what your hands and mouth are up to.
If you have to lie down after you have eaten, thou hast overdone it.
Thou shalt stop using food to calm your frazzled nerves.
Thou shalt stop doubting yourself.
Thou shalt not find a way to eat while exercising.
If you get mad at your boss, thou shalt not punish him by having Oreos.
Thou shalt not let your diet turn you into a grouch.
Thou shalt think positive thoughts.
Thou shalt not eat something you shouldn't and then hide the wrapper in the bottom of the garbage.
Thou hast the courage to succeed.
Thou shalt keep in mind that eating an apple pie will not make you any less angry at your husband.
Thou shalt not eat a lot NOW, just in case you might get hungry LATER.
Thou shalt shun foods described as "fudgy."
Thou shalt not feel selfish for focusing on yourself.
Thou shalt learn to trust yourself.
Thou shalt recognize that your refrigerator is not the center of the universe.
In supermarkets, thou shalt avoid any aisle that makes you salivate.
Thou shalt realize that by the time a croissant is in your hand, it's usually too late.
Thou shalt exercise.
Thou shalt not reward yourself with a hot fudge sundae after exercising.
Thou needn't be overweight-it's not written in the stars, only on your shopping list.