Monday, August 27, 2007

New Pedometer works great and article

I am loving my new pedometer. I'm thinking that I have actually walked more than I have been marking down. It shows that I walked over 12800 steps (give or take a few with "fake" steps that it recorded). According to this (which is actually probably pretty accurate) my miles today it was 6.485. That's a lot of miles. I'm okay with this!! Especially since my workout schedule is not really working right now!

breakfast- egg and sausage
am snack- South Beach cereal bar
lunch- turkey sandwich (deli turkey with a slice of 2% American cheese on one slice of 100% whole wheat bread), s-f pudding (chocolate mint fudge-yum!), medium size apple
pm snack- Curves granola bar (100 calories, 17 g carbs, and 5g of fiber)
dinner- 4 slices of roast beef with 2 tbs. gravy, 1 cup brown rice with cheese (and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)

Water: 25 oz. plus 16.9 plus 16.9 (app. 59) plus 24 oz. dt. mtn. dew

As you can tell I was able to start Phase 2 of SB. I'm thrilled (now I can eat fruit-woohoo!)

Okay, on to the article- this came from the Sept. 3 (I think) All You magazine which can be found at Wal-Mart.

The article is called "Check those cravings- and lose pounds forever"

Step 1- Find out if you are really hungry

Ask yourself these questions: Has it been three hours or longer since the last time I ate something? Do I feel a gnawing, grumbling sensation in my belly? Do I feel tired, irritable, light-headed or weak?

You're truly hungry if you answered yes to two or more of those questions and you need to feed yourself what your body needs.

Now, ask these questions: Am I feeling sad, longely, bored, stressed, or anxious? Do I have a tast for something specfic, like salty chips or sugary candy? Do I feel an urge to munch on something right now?

If you answered yes to one or more of these you are having a craving and you're after something other than food.

How do you spot a craving and stop it in its tracks? Most cravings don't last more than 10 minutes so if you can distract yourself for that long it's likely to disappear. If you're cooking and you want to taste test- brush your teeth before you prepare food or chew gum. If you are serving your kids dinner= remind yourself that it isn't yours and then eat a healthy snack (this is if you are eating separate). If you are feeling down and you think of sugar= take a bubble bath or give yourself a pedicure- basically take care of yourself. You sit down in front of the tv and you need to snack= keep your hands busy (hey, make some cards!). You don't want your kids' leftovers to go to waste- serve them less and they can ask for more. If you are feeling anxious then call a friend (or get on and blog) to talk through your anxieties. If you can't get a hold of someone then get moving, walk around the block or something of that nature.

Come back tomorrow for Step 2- Feed your Hunger the right way (may not be until late- I have Open House at school).


Aimeslee said...

Hi Tami, I'm new in the group. Those are great ideas, so glad you shared them. Love the one about brushing the teeth, LOL. Thanks for the comments you left on my blog. I promise to start blogging more often, hopefully daily.


Maria said...

Hi Tami,

Thank you for the article. I've been trying to eat something every 3 hours to stop the cravings because when I crave, I don't crave a small snack, I crave a whole meal, LOL.

I'm glad you like your new pedometer. I have a new pedometer as well. . .I'm still trying to figure out how it works.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!