Thursday, August 3, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about TC
I am stressed today, as it is my baby's first day of preschool. This is usually bad for my diet. So today, in my thursday thirteen, I will post thirteen things I have learned about myself since starting losing weight. This should help motivate me to stay on track.
  1. I over eat when I am stressed or upset
  2. Even though I am getting smaller, I can't bring myself to believe it when I go shopping.
  3. I can be satisfied with a meal without meat in it.
  4. I am more willing to experiment and try new things if I am not giving them to anyone else.
  5. I can't do this alone. I need the support that my blog friends give me.
  6. Motivation is important.
  7. I have to be doing this to make me happier, not to make anyone else happier
  8. I like hummus
  9. I don't need to fill up on a lot of pasta, breads, and potatoes.
  10. Veggies make wonderful subsitutes for the above.
  11. tomatoes are my new favorite food.
  12. I am loving fish and chicken lately.
  13. I am capable of losing weight and being healthier. I can do this.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. Hailey
  2. CHeeky
  3. Knitting Maniac
  4. Reverberate58
  5. Hope4Baby
  6. Lazy Daisy
  7. Ocean Lady
  8. Laura
  9. Lifecruiser Team
  10. mysterious lady
  11. Just Expressing Myself
  12. Minerva Jane
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Food for today
  • 0 points--coffee
  • 2 points--rice crispy square
  • 1 point--ww bread
  • 4 points--eggs
  • 1 point--yogurt
  • 3 points--cookies
  • 1 point--yogurt
  • 1 point--orange
  • 4 points--chicken
  • 1 point--ww bread
  • 1 point -- another yogurt
  • 1 point -- fruit
  • 2 points -- sandwich
  • 3 points -- snack
  • 25 points total for thursday


Hails said...

Fantastic list! Sometimes I feel like I need that added motivation! Thanks for a great read!!

Cheeky said...

Good for you!!! A few months ago I decided it was time to start living healthier and I have lost 25 lbs (well its only 21 now because of prednisone I have gained a few back - and I am even watching what I eat....ugh)and I love the support from my blogger friends!

I still have a way to go - but I am learning to take it one day at a time - I didn't gain it all in one day and I sure ain't gonna lose it that way either!

I played too

Knitting Maniac said...

Awesome list! And I overeat when I am stressed out,too!

Reverberate58 said...

Wonderful list for helping deal with the stress. For me it is the extra servings that I have! And you are so right that you are doing it for you!
MY T13 is up. Happy Thursday!

Hope4Baby said...

I don't even have my children yet, and the first day of preschool is a day that I am already dreading.

Good luck today!

Lazy Daisy said...

You go girl...One-derland is only inches away. Love your list and your sense of humor (I will hide behind the boxes and ditch the clipboard next time! (tee hee) My TT is up ....

Ocean Lady said...

I love hummus too! Good for you!!!! I believe that if you see it in your head that you can achieve it for sure for yourself! :)

Laura said...

sounds like you are doing a great job with your weight loss! WTG!
my tt is up.

Lifecruiser said...

I admire you trying to loose weight, it must be very tough. I can't imagine how I could ever do that if I were in that position needed it. I'm always so hungry.

I have had the opposite problem during my whole upbringing and at the moment because I lost weight last winter. It's very tough to try to gain weight too. I get so tired of thinking of what to eat all the time, kind of the same as you but I have to eat much calories. It's tough work that too you know. Time consuming too.

I can only applaud you. You're doing great just for trying!

Good luck x billions :-)

Mrs Lifecruiser

Meira{FB} said...

Your doing a great job! You go girl! {{{hugs}}}

Minerva Jane said...

I'm so proud of you! And great list. BTW thanks for stopping by my site the other day--really appreciated your comment on my post on depression. I

Frances D said...

Wow I am so glad I clicked your link!
You've really made a difference - I saw the pics.
You've inspired me.
Take care & I hope your little one had a great first day!

Amy said...

Just came by for a visit on your new site. Are you going to be staying on here now? Will you still come visit me? hee hee.
You're doing awesome.

Mariah said...

I tend to eat when I'm stressed too. One thing that works for me is making jello with plain gelatin and using unsweetened fruit juice. I just bring 2 C of juice to a boil, stir in a packet of gelatine, chill it in serving dishes, and voila! Totally fat free, naturally sweetened snack/dessert for my sweet tooth! Sometimes I mix in a small pot of plain natural yogurt also. I remember the first day of preschool for my first child...I cried and cried! Now I'm looking at my two oldest getting ready to move out on their own. I've already been in tears many times over it...I'll miss them like crazy. They will be moving back to our home town in the States which is 7000 miles from where we live! We are missionaries in Europe. Life is full of firsts! Like once I get this weight off and keep it off, it will be the first time I've sucessfully done that! Sucessfully being the key word...anyway, this is long enough! :-)

3treasures said...

Hi Cindy,
thanks for visiting me even though you moved. It's great to have others in the same boat encourage and cheer on you. I think i'll also create a blog here, since EP has so many problems...i'm scared i'll log on one day and all my posts are gone!

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.