Monday, May 14, 2012

Crazy Monday

Once again I had a longer post in mind, but my work day started out with a bang and has kept on banging Since!  Things are starting to calm down so I'll try to knock out a fast few words here and an update.

This morning I got on the scale and was 215.  Terrible, but a whole lot better than the 219.2 I was on Thursday.  I did eat according the to the plan I used in that Thursday post on Thursday and Friday.  Over the weekend, I didn't adhere to it exactly but did keep my eating in check and entirely sane.  No bingeing at all.  One thing I was reminded of by Friday night was that when I eat 2 huge salads a day, I seem to experience some intestinal disquiet (holy CRAP!...pun intended), so I'm modifying the plan back to 1 big salad a day and substituting a starch at dinner time with the cooked vegetables (over the weekend in was 3/4 cup of brown rice last night night and a small sweet potato Saturday.  Plus the 6 oz (or more) of steamed vegetables.  When I did this plan several years ago, I didn't put it together until I actually scheduled a doctor's appointment about the GI symptom, and when she heard the amount of salad I was eating suggested that I cut back.  HAH!  Asking to cut back on salad...that's a first.  Things have normalized again with the change.

I also got a lot of exercise each day, and these changes have been helping me sleep better.  Overall, I'm feeling much better and hopeful that I can keep this up a day at a time.

Mothers' Day was something of a non-event in our house, because hubby has been gone since last Tuesday, and doesn't get home until late tomorrow night.  Younger son went to NYC to visit some college friends, and older son worked some extra time and had some other stuff going on.  He and I did have a nice breakfast together yesterday morning that also varied from the plan but was fine in that it was an omelet with onions, asparagus and a smidgen of low fat swiss cheese.

In a way it was fine that it worked out this way, because it gave me the opportunity to not have to navigate restaurant food at all.  Hubby wants to do a Mothers' Day dinner out after he gets home later in the week - we'll see.  Oh - and the son who went to New York brought me a beautiful chocolate "plaque" from some fancy place that said Happy Mothers' Day.  I set it aside - wasn't tempted, but probably I should pass it on to another household, as when I get into an emotional tizzie about something, it could very likely be a go-to option.

That's it for today.  Better continues.  I just have to keep it one day at a time.  Easier said than done, but doable.


  1. Yep, get that chocolate out of there! Glad to hear that things are better.

  2. Yep, there is such a thing as eating too much of certain vegetables. It's happened to me too. Other then that, it sounds like a good plan.

    :-) Marion

  3. I use fresh spinach in salads. More nutritional value than most lettuces. Does not impact my GI system, but I only eat one a day.

  4. Do pass on the chocolate while you can Lesile. Best to not be tempted. One good thing leads to another so just keep doing what you are doing.

  5. It sounds like you're doing well, Leslie--one day at a time--as "they" say. Also, there are times when it's kind of a relief to not have to go to a restaurant. We did Mother's Day at our house this, and while it was a lot of work, it did give me more control over what I ate. As for the large salads--they would affect me in the same way.

    I was also thinking that this the plan that Frances Kuffel used to lose her weight, as she documented in her book, "Passing for Thin." (Don't know why I thought of that--it was quite a while ago.) BTW: all of the vegetables would affect me in the same way they have affected you. Take care.