Sunday, August 06, 2006 

Use the Power of Light!

Looking back over my week it seems like I get into trouble with eating at night. During the day I'm busy and around others and have no difficulty with my eating program.

At night I slow down and become tired, depressed, lonely or bored.

I'm still substituting food for missing items in my life. It's not that I don't know better......I do. It's just that my resistance is down and "my dark side takes over!"

So I've decided to use light to my advantage to stay focused and motivated throughout the day. I've decided to start getting up earlier to make sure I can get my morning work out in before we go to work. Adding more light to my day will radically improve my mood and mental state.

So the goals for this week are: ( I told you I was a list maker!)

Go outside for a few minutes every two hours at work.....I figure I can pull a few weeds out of the flower beds (for 15 minutes). It will make the mission landscape look better and give me a break too!

Do my two mile walk with Leslie before work in the morning.

Continue to plan my meals and take food I can eat with me.

Lose 3 pounds this coming week.

Go to bed earlier ( this one will be hard for me!)

Add another two mile walk with Leslie when I get home from work rather than melt in front of the TV and " veg out " the rest of the evening.

Order the book of recommended receipes for this diet so I have more variety. ( This one is already done!)

Come up with a list of Other things to do when I want to eat.....(this is where you all come in. I need to know what you (successful professional weight loss divas do)....share your secrets, I'm totally desparate!

Daisy Dilemma: Where is The Little Engine that Could mentality when you need it?

Quote of the Day: "There are only 2 choices; make progress or make excuses." - Ellen Mikesell, author and real estate agent Dever, Colorado.

Mood: pensive

Here are a couple of tips - it sounds like you have things well in hand! When you're hungry, drink water. Every time you want to eat, grab your water bottle and gulp 5 big gulps of ice cold water. Your hunger pains will go away, you'll feel full, and you'll lose weight because of it.

Otherwise, when you're hungry, eat! Just eat something with negative calories. Like carrots, or celery - both plain, both calorie burners just to digest. Look up negative calorie foods - you'll love what you find. :)

I make jewelry. It's hard to eat and bead at the same time - especially if you don't want dirty beads! And it's scriptural...

1 Thess 4:11 Make it your ambition....to work with your hands!

There are some good ideas for you Miss Daisy..Oh I am sorry Miss Willow!! I try not to eat after 7:30..When it becomes that time I just say it is time to stop!! I think your new plan sounds strong...just stick to it. Sandy

Sounds like you have some good ideas of your own...I too need to start going to bed earlier and getting up earlier...not only will I get more done, but it will be easier to stop eating sooner. The only problem that I have with that is that sometimes my hubby doesn't get home until after seven at night. Makes it hard to eat early.
I am coming up with my new plan, Once I get it all together and down on paper in black and white, I will post it for the whole blogoshere to hold me accountable. Until then, I am just going to visit everyone else...and as you can see...it is 11:20 pm so I am not getting to bed earlier as yet!
Stay strong girlfriend!

Great list! I love the quote! Make progress or make excuses! I need to get to bed earlier this week too.

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