Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am finally seeing my scale move downward again because I am beginning to eat more plainly and avoid processed foods... One Ingredient foods as I call them.

Those of you who know me well... you know by now that I hate my body-- it clings to the excess weight like a strong magnet and won't let me shed the extra pounds! (I am 54 years old and have PCOS which doesn't let me metabolize foods efficiently).
I will restate that... in my younger days, I was always overweight but as a Senior in High School I joined Weight Watchers to reach my goal weight and discovered that I had a Marilyn Monroe body 38-28-38. I was attractive and had style and enjoyed the pleasure of attention for the first time in my life. I LOVED the shape of my beautiful body!!!
Years of becoming an artist in the kitchen... along with sitting in front of a computer, at the drawing table and in front of an easel... packed on the pounds! $119+! Nothing I seemed to try worked. It took every effort known to man to lose even ounces of weight.
I've steered off course a little and gained for the first time since joining Spark People... however I've been pretty good for 3 weeks--- and I've been perfect this past week.
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This week I've tried to concentrate on eating one-ingredient foods, no processed foods, and I'm FINALLY beginning to see my scale move. I'm also concentrating on MIND-CONTROL! Telling myself over and over again when faced with temptation, "It's not worth it!!!" -- and other positive self-talk.
I gained 6 ounces yesterday because I ate Thai food out for lunch yesterday -- I ordered as healthily as I could: raw spring rolls, veggies, meat w/ veggies, no rice or fried foods.
Then dinner was a pot luck at church. I took my own pre-measured bowl of salad to the pot luck and just added their lime-grilled- chicken and salsa for my dressing. I ate some of the fruit from Farmer's market for my treat to resist the pot-luck sweets! I was so VERY proud of myself for this control!!! I'm sure my scale would have registered a larger gain if I hadn't!

I have volunteered to arrive at my friend's house early to prepare the food for their daughter's graduation reception to allow the family to relax and enjoy the moment*. I've done amazingly well this week and need to keep that forefront in my mind so I won't eat or snack on unhealthy food choices. I must remain in control!!! Maybe I can coaxe a friend to come over with me and keep me from eating... any volunteers?! LOL!
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Before posting this blog, I just weighed myself and all I can say is that I MUST resist the food I am cooking in order to maintain my great weight loss...
emoticon-5.6 lbs so far since last Wednesday morning! This one-ingredient food-thing is working!

I am cooking some of my favorite high-calorie appetizers and desserts so this will be a TRUE test to see if I can handle the temptation... I've never been able to resist yet and it is my experience that these types of temptations have thrown me off track for a long time.... a food-a-holic tasting the "bad" foods and craving them again.

Sorry so long... but PLEASE PRAY FOR ME!!! Or, send out positive thoughts or whatever your belief... I need the positive energy from my friends who understand!

Many hugs and blessings,


*This dear family had 2 daughters but lost their youngest daughter to Luekemia. The Mother, one of my best friends, has had two liver transplants and is now living on borrowed time by the grace of God. I recognize the risk I am taking by handling high-calorie foods but I volunteered to do this because I want to bless them completely by allowing them to relax and enjoy every moment with their daughter!
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    You did good, mom. Aren't you glad Tim & I were there to absorb all those extra calories away from you??? :) lol
    4399 days ago

    I know that what you did was a blessing to them!!!

    4413 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2009 11:47:46 PM
    There, you said it yourself - the gift wasn't about the food; you are giving a gift of yourself, of your artistry, talent and time. I hope you have enjoyed the occasion and enjoyed also that great feeling of accomplishment that comes when we do those loving things we can be proud of! Go Girl!
    4415 days ago
    So nice of you to help out! I'd run on over, but think you'd be done before I got out of the state! LOL
    GOOD LUCK in avoiding those temptations and CONGRATS on that 5.6 DOWN! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
    4415 days ago
    Look out! Camille is bound and determined! Nothing, not even cooking foods for others will stand in her way! Camille chooses to be healthy! Camille is a great friend! Camille is worth it! Congratulations on being the best you can be!
    4415 days ago
    I think it's so wonderful that you're doing this for your friend and I wish you all the strength you need in resisting temptation!
    4415 days ago
    Bless you for doing this for your friend. I will be doing the same for my sister next Friday as my niece graduates. Sending big hugs and good vibes your way that all goes well.
    4415 days ago
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    Camille...Hugs & Prayers for you tonight!

    I saw on a show where a lady that catered rich, calorie-ladened foods lost over 100 pounds and STILL caters! she said what works for her is to tell her all those high calorie goodies are POISON to her body, like severe allrgy reaction drop over dead if she eats em....LOL!

    She makes sure to keep a container of bite size fruits and veggies handy to nibbles as she prepares all the other things for her clients. She also makes sure to rinse mixers, spoons beaters and so forth before she 'tastes' the goodies dripping from them.....

    I KNOW you can do this and it will be such a blessing for your friends to be able to focus on celebrating with their daughter!!!!

    HUGS & Prayers,
    4416 days ago
  • JONES0333
    Camille, keep up the great work and I will be praying for you to resist the temptations. lol. You can do this!

    Yesterday I added Spin to one of my many exercises and it KICKED my BUTT. Still doing Zumba 3 to 4 times a week and walking every night for 3 to 5 miles.

    One day soon this weight is just going to start falling off me or at least I hope. I miss everyone and hope all is doing well. emoticon
    4416 days ago
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