Thursday, August 16, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  Whoo hoo ... that's down 1/2 pound from yesterday making it 2 pounds gone for just this week. I'm so happy about the progress I'm making. I'm praying to the scale that he'll keep pleasing me. He's not doing the wide load beeps so I guess that's a sign of good things to come.

Cal Fiber Fat Carbs Prtn
Regular Coffee, 4 cup (8 fl oz) 9 0 0 0 1
South Beach Diet Whole Grain Crunch Cereal, 1.5 cup 220 8 5 42 8
Milk, nonfat, 1 cup 86 0 0 12 8
Meal Totals 315 8 6 54 17
Vegetable juice cocktail, V8 Splash - Strawberry Kiwi, 0.5 serving 108 0 0 27 0
Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 1 pita, large (6-1/2" dia) 170 5 2 35 6
Spinach, fresh, 1 cup 7 1 0 1 1
Avocados, California (Haas),0.5 fruit without skin and seeds 144 6 13 7 2
Turkey, Louis Rich Smoked White Turkey, 1 serving 100 0 4 2 13
Baby Carrots, raw, 1 medium 4 0 0 1 0
Meal Totals 533 11 19 74 22
Beef, round steak, 3 oz 112 0 3 0 19
Mashed Potatoes, 0.5 cup 81 2 1 18 2
Peas, frozen, 0.5 cup 55 3 0 10 4
Herbal Tea, 4 cup (8 fl oz) 9 0 0 2 0
Meal Totals 258 5 4 30 25
Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) 109 3 1 28 1
Dole Pineapple Slices in 100% pineapple juice (2 slices), 1 serving 60 1 0 15 0
Apples, fresh, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb) 63 3 0 16 0
Peanut Butter, smooth style, 2 tbsp 190 2 16 6 8
Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, medium (1/8 of medium melon) 48 1 0 12 1
Meal Totals 469 10 18 77 11
Daily Totals 1,576 34 47 234 75
Daily Goal 1400 - 1800 25 - 35 27 - 60 135 - 252 30 - 136


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket   I'm so scared of this weekend. In the past I have been able to stay the course through the week but come Friday night I go & binge. I don't know why I self sabotage myself but I always do. Last weekend wasn't so bad but this weekend we are supposed to have kids stay the night ... this usually means pizza or McDonalds. Saturday we're planning on going to Florida ... this usually means fast foods there & back. Maybe I will just pack a cooler full of fresh fruits & veggies & snack on it all day.

Ok, since I'm talking about Self Sabotage I'll include a great article that I received a few days ago on this subject.

Self-Sabotage Reasons Not to Lose Weight

© Tracy Rose

Despite the urgent need to lose weight, self-sabotage gets in the way of weight loss results due to excuses and fear.

Just as dieters can create a list of why they want and need to lose weight, most people can match it with a Christmas list worth of reasons NOT to lose weight.

While your reasons to lose weight may be to have more energy, to lower your cholesterol, to get off of certain medications for conditions related to obesity, to keep up with your kids, to be a better partner, to increase your self-esteem, and to fit into smaller jeans, the reasons Not to lose weight may not be as obvious at first. Self-sabotage is common among diets. Fear of losing weight prevents dieters from reaching their weight loss goals.

Self-sabotage occurs on a subconscious level. “No matter how motivated you think you are, none of your reasons for losing weight will work for you if the subconscious reasons for keeping the weight are stronger,” (Jordan, 11). Shed light on your reasons for staying fat by analyzing and challenging your excuses for validity. Find out why you are standing in the way of getting what you want so badly.

Methods of Self-Sabotage
  • Telling yourself that dieting is too hard and you aren’t disciplined enough to follow through.
  • Worrying how you’ll be accepted at your goal weight.
  • Letting fear of life without the fat barrier get the best of you.
  • Being afraid of how you’ll respond when people show they are attracted to you.
  • Fear of losing yourself to the new, slim verson of you.
  • Fear of failure and fear of success.
  • You don't want to deal with jealous friends.
  • Fear of having excess hanging skin after you lose a lot of weight.
  • You won’t be able to use fat as an excuse to stay on the sidelines of life anymore.
  • You think people will have higher expectation of you after you lose weight.
  • You are unhappy and feel undeserving of success.

Dieters often find success on a weight loss plan for a short time before they reach a plateau or come across a trigger that causes them to get off track. What they don’t realize is that giving in to junk food cravings, skipping their exercise routine, or reverting to old eating habits is your subconscious controlling your brain and your weight loss, or lack of.

Find your personal payoff for being fat to learn the reasons you overeat and sabotage your own effort of losing weight. Create a plan to control emotions so you won’t make excuses not to lose weight and cause self-sabotage.

Well, that's all for me. Have a blessed day ... I'll be back later with the video of the day! I'm not sure if it's a kickboxing day or pilates.


  1. congrats on the will not be alone on fearing failure for the weekend, because I have 2 birthdays to attend. cookouts with CAKE*


  2. Emmi, usually the weekends is when I have a hard time with my eating too, your menu sounds good for today, Hugs Lisa

  3. Emmi.... yeah for you.  The scale gods are shining down on us in the group.  That article of self sabotage.... what the hell is with that??? that list (at least for me) does NOT have one thing on it that I agree with.  My problem is I just feel like I deprive myself of the yummy stuff and I just get TIRED of dieting.  I do agree with the rest of the article though.

  4. I just got home from spending the morning in the ER with Cody....ends up he has a cyst on his tailbone.  Anyway, I was starving and he really wanted McDonald's, and it sounded so good.  I went for him, and then stopped next door at Subway for Ashley and I.  Very close call!!!!  cuz i could almost taste those fries.  LOL