Tuesday, May 29, 2007


When I had a working computer I found some sites of interest that I liked returning to for one reason or another. I just thought I'd share them with you from time to time. My diet motivation was wrapped up in doing my diet blog daily for over a year. I was able to also find helpful hints on the internet that kept me wanting to try harder and not to give up. It helped me to change my way of thinking. It influenced me to be tenacious about the fact that increased activity and exercise are an important factor for wellness in my life. Being informed is an effective too.

B.R.'s on 6-17-06....... I checked them out on 5-23-07, and they are all open, in the catagories of: 11-general, 10-diet & wellness, and 11-animals.

HINT: When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. Z.Z.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Lost a few pounds last week. I've discovered if I use two days as time off and follow through with the remaining five days "on alert" to a goal of wellness, I can weigh-in and still have a loss at my support group. I tried to sneak in another day of "time off" because of extenuating circumstances but I fell back into my old ways and lost some ground. At least now I know my limitations. I'm even saying "no" a lot easier now. I do have such a long way to go.

Tonight I saw another gross dieter on "The Insider." There was a nineteen year old girl who had lost 170 pounds. She had an apron of fat old looking skin hanging from her body. They showed the transformation before and after. She needed it surgically removed, the skin its self, weighed 75 pounds after it was removed.

I know with old age "supple" is long gone but this girl was still a teenager. I feel like this diet stuff is a catch-22 situation. The looks of a plump taut skin takes on the look of a dried up old prune. Collapsed fat cells are not appealing to me! Exercise & portion control, what a concept!

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Hooray for me, I tried the low-carb diet for thirteen days and yes it worked. I lost weight for my weigh-in on Tuesday the 15th. I got over confident, knowing I can use that approach next time for a quick loss again. I rewarded myself with a free day of eating what I liked, bad mistake! I forgot how long it takes to get back into the zone when too many carbohydrates are consumed all day long. I'm Italian and it is hard not to crave the pasta. I feel like a failure, I allowed myself to throw away two weeks of time, effort, and money, on a particular program that is only temporary. As of today I have to think about what I am going to do with the extra ten pounds that came back so soon. I'm such a big baby, instant gratification is what I feel comfortable with! Once I'm on a roll, it becomes more motivating and easier to stick with any diet. In reality, I have known for a long time that behavior modification is the only long term program that anyone can live with to continue to have a successful loss, and be healthier for life. The saga goes on.