Beating Temptation

  This Fat Chick has trouble with the self-control particularly when it comes to junk food.  I am very self-indulgent and I reward myself with sweets or crunchy salty food for every conceivable boo boo, emotional slight or even a win!  I don’t have one bite ever.  If I have one I have it all and then get some more.  So I have to ensure I don’t take that first bite.That wait 5 minutes or 15 minutes or whatever thing doesn’t work for me either.  After 15 minutes of waiting to see if I really want that chocolate I will be like a rabid dog and the binge that results isn’t pretty.

Why Am I Afraid to Lose Weight?

  I can just tell this article is going to feel like giving a speech while naked!  OK lets rip off the band-aid! I lost a pile of weight.  I put a little bit back on and I have been sitting at the same weight for almost 2 years.  Up 10 pounds then down 10 pounds.  I’ll grant you I have tried some experiments that did not work out and I learned a few things about myself.  I’ve been injured more than once for a long time now and that has added an extra level of difficulty to the challenge, but still I have a minimum of 150 pounds still to lose.  I should be able to make some progress unless of course I am sabotaging my efforts. Dum, Dum, Dumb!  The only reason to do that would be fear! So, what am I afraid of?  Well like most people I am not a big risk taker and change is a risk.  I have experienced some of my highest highs after taking a risk so I know stepping out of my comfort zone can be amazing.  Hanging around in this big body, in my big comfortable chair, in my private … Continue reading

Green Thumbs Up for Journaling

I think today I will talk about food and some strategies that are working for me. I know you are supposed to journal and I fight that tip every time I hear it.  Well!  I’m journaling just don’t call it that.  I am using My Net Diary on my iPhone.  Why does it work for me? Well first and foremost it doesn’t lie to me like much of the packaging at the store.  I used to eat cereal, healthy cereal I thought.  That was how it was packaged and presented.  Put that in my handy dandy program and its telling me good job on the fibre but what’s with all this sugar and salt.  Wait for this.  The cereal was recommended by my doctor to get me more fibre.  Anyway that has been a real help as I can scan barcodes at the store and see how different products compare quickly.

Nutritionist

During our lunch today at my office we had the nutritionist from the fitness club across the street come in and talk to us about our food court habits.  All I can say is ouch!!  This woman had one hour to give us a condensed synopsis about where we are going wrong nationally as a society, how we can do better and what works with regards to nutrition.  It was excellent and exhausting, but I feel inspired. The points that were the most helpful to me personally was the idea that you need to learn to maintain your weight eat what makes you feel good and healthy and stop the roller coaster of feasting and then trying to be perfect.  Once you can learn to eat nutritious real food in a way that honours your body consistently for a long period of time then you can try to lose weight. Another idea was that if my great-grandmother would not recognize a food item as food then I shouldn’t eat it.  Think about that one!  Basically you only shop the outside isles of the grocery store and maybe pick up some brown rice in an inner isle.  We got a bunch … Continue reading

Moanday Link Storm Nov. 12

It’s Moanday!!  I was enjoying the wonderful weather we are having, but then I was called into work early and missed a meet up with a friend and then the worst!! DUM! Dumb! DUMB!  I ate chocolate!  Why do I do this?  I can’t digest chocolate!  How many times do I need to learn this lesson?  UGH!  Yeah I poured two cups of coffee on top of that chocolate just to be certain I would feel sick! I am going direct you fine people to some lovely infographics over at Greatist.com while I deal with the results of my foolishness.

Genetically Modified Corn

Genetically Modified corn or GM corn or Round Up Ready corn was in the news this week.  A French study using 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats that ate GM corn was just released which suggested that eating Monsanto’s GM corn causes cancerous tumors. “Six groups – three male and three female – were fed Monsanto GM maize with Roundup weed killer consisting of 11 percent of their diet, 22 percent or 33 percent. Six other groups were given Monsanto GM maize in the same percentage amounts, but had no Roundup sprayed on them. Another six groups were given Roundup weed killer in their water similar to the levels found in U.S. tap water. The remaining two groups acted as control groups and were fed non-genetically modified maize and water without Roundup weed killer.”

Myths That Won’t Die

Sorry folks I have been busy lately and have not had the time to write.  Hey, this could be a win win!  I get to slack off and you get links to articles far superior to what I would put in the time to write. Life Hacker has done a series of articles on common body, food and exercise myths debunked.  These articles are not the usual type of myths like eggs will raise your cholesterol.  No they won’t! Yes they will!  That goes on forever in the media.  These are some of the more off the wall myths. 10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

Moanday Link Storm Aug. 27 2012

OH WOW I need coffee bad!!  The transition from weekend to work week was tough this morning.  Doesn’t help that is one of those rainy drainy days designed for hiding under the covers with a smutty book. How about some time waster tools that will tell you how your doin’ this morning? Here are a pile of fun tools to try out!     Discover Health games. Assess how you are doing with these surveys. (CLICK HERE) Self magazines calculator programs (CLICK HERE) What is your real age based on lifestyle? (CLICK HERE) How does your weight compare to people in the World and in your own country? (CLICK HERE) (I’m bigger than 100% of the woman in Canada BWAH HA HA HA so don’t mess with me or I’ll sit on you!)