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Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Burning Man 2011
Burner, artist, Great Aunt, happily married to a madman.
Make physical activity a priority and exercise a routine part of my day.
Continue to improve my nutrition with best choices and portion control.
Reduce my weight to take stress off my heart and joints.
Maintain hydration goals
What I have going for me:
Home workout gear
Access to a nutritionist
Health Management Team
Living in Utah, Californian born, raised in the Navy, joined the Navy, married to retired Navy, aunt of a sailor.
Burning Man, baby.
| current weight: 197.0
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! And yes we picked up after the litter bugs
1547 days ago
Thinking about what you asked me, I found this and thought you might be interested. It worked for me and some of my friends.
It's about zig-zaging to get rid of plateaus.
1552 days ago
I would absolutely LOVE to move a half a country away from my MIL. You are so lucky.
It really sounded like you were describing my MIL, which is kind of scary. I have always let her bring stuff, and she does indeed bring way more than is necessary, and then tries to take over my kitchen. If I offer to help out at her shindigs, though, she tells me to go sit down, she's got it. Even if things are burning. Whatever. I've gotten over getting mad about her bringing extra food and trying to outshine every other contribution to our dinner. Now I just give her a course to provide, usually dessert. Why not have 5 cakes and 2 pies for 9 people?
Anyhoo, thanks for your suggestions. You're very insightful, though I won't bore you with details of how right you are that there's more going on here. I'm sure I'll figure out a way to patch this up without rehashing all the old hurts. Time to suck it up and be the great compromiser.
1552 days ago
Since you asked, my first question would be "Are you eating enough?" So many people cut down too much and end up in starvation mode. This stops them from losing and disrupts their metabolism. Use the SP food tracker and stick to what it says (the limits). If you are doing that, you might want to bump up your exercise by doing different things. Strength training is fun and important. A simple weight lifting with veggie cans or water bottles in front of the TV at night will help. Using different muscles, lift different items in reps of 8 or 10. If you are doing all these things, then just wait out the plateau. It WILL pass, sometimes a week or 2 later, once I had it go on for a month. But it does start up again once your body adjusts. The thing is never, ever give up. Remember you are not on a diet, you are on a lifestyle change so do what is right for you, and be patient. This has to be something that you can live with. Most of all, have fun along the way. Learn the joy of other things besides food to enrich your life! Now aren't ya glad ya asked me, lol!
1552 days ago
Comment edited on: 3/30/2012 10:41:57 AM
I like your trick of small fancy dishes for snacks and I think I'll be on the lookout for some. Something elegant perhaps to make me feel like what I am eating is very gourmet, lol. Thanks for your comments, ;)
1575 days ago