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Brief return to another normal

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I no sooner finished posting my blog on being normal, than another normal from the past POKED HER HEAD BACK INTO MY LIFE. Or should I say Old Slewfoot, the emoticon. I couldn't stop eating BUTTER, yes, BUTTER. I was butter starved and craved it as in the old days. I put it on anything that would hold a pat, veggies, matzoh, crackers, you name it. Then I wanted to polish off anything that was at all sweet, which wasn't much as carbs don't stay in my house past the front door, anymore. I straightened myself out by Monday night, but then told a ww. friend that I had salad with Feta cheese for dinner and how delicious it was. She then proceeded to ruin my night by reminding me that the cardinal rule was not to eat cheese from Sunday night on if we were going to weigh in on Wednesday morning. I protested, but not before she had done damage to my delicate balance of who I am (lady in charge of me) and the old push over who was managed and controlled by outside forces of influence at all times. I had a bad night after that, but learned not to talk about my food choices after Sunday night with her. My food choices are a very sensitive and another delicate area for me. Any way, by Tuesday night I had mulled over my Monday night's salad choice and went back for a second shot at my favorite salad. All that romaine greenery really "moved" me, and I wasn't retaining fluid or cheese or anything unnecessary by Wednesday morning. When I got on the scale I was down another 1/4 pound for which I gave out the hallelujah chorus!
I guess the bottom line is that we can never rest on our good feelings, and need to stay ever vigilant in the face of a sneaky enemy that can return at a moment's notice. I'm back on course today and more committed than before to holding on to my NEW NORMAL. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    With friends like that who needs enemies?? Good for you to resolve your issues...one thing at a time, Patty. I think you are doing a fantastic and wonderful job, but as you said, it seems like those cravings and desires don't go away. I keep hoping that mine won't return, but I know better. We just have to stay vigilant, I guess, and deal with it all the best we can. Hugs, Jeannie
    3031 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Way to go Patty !!.
    As I don't eat butter any more ( I use a very light cream cheese spread) I can relate to what you are saying .. don't let anyone sabatage you and your food choices ...
    If you are eating well and healthy and losing even just a little ..You are doing well .

    I have been on many diets over the years including WW but the only way to lose weight for me was to do it so slowly by making good food choices ...

    Have fun my friend !!
    hugs Susie emoticon
    3032 days ago
  • BELDONDOG1
    Good Blog, Patty! You've walked in many of our shoes. Don't beat yourself up, but you have to pick yourself as you did.
    I like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter' spray. Okay, so maybe I do push the nozzle one or two times more than I'm supposed to, but I do enjoy it. Good for you for your WW lose!
    3032 days ago
  • TORTILLAFLATS
    I really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for posting it. Gail
    3032 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    Hi Pattie,

    Well we have all been there! I say I was visited by the Ghost of Past Pleasures..for me it's almost always "Sweetthing"! I give into chocolate, cake, pie, cookies, ice cream...Hard to climb back to healthy eating, once I've caved in to "Sweetthing's" temptation!

    But, YOU did it...got back in control. It doesn't matter that you fell ~ just, that you got back on! emoticon
    3032 days ago
  • ESILBO
    DEAR PATTY, LIKE JILL SAID YOU PICKED YOURSELF UP.... THAT'S SO GOOD THAT WE CAN DO THAT NOW... CONGRATS ON YOUR LOSS...
    HUGS
    LISE emoticon emoticon
    3032 days ago
  • JILL313
    Overall Patty you did well as picked yourself up and it was a another learning experience for you. I know my food enemy is always trying to "talk" me into having an extra bite or two but feel I'm stronger now but still get in "trouble" when I give into my cravings. You must have done well that week even with the Butter trouble you had otherwise that scale wouldn't have made you a Happy Camper--WTG!

    Love,

    Ji
    ll
    3032 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    I LOVE butter, but a little bit can go a long way. I allow myself 4 fats a day now, 1 tsp of butter being a fat, and if I am craving it, I just work it into the plan that day. I don't keep margarine in the house anymore, and it has the same number of calories anyway. I go for the TASTE!!! I don't snack anymore, and anticipation of my next meal is part of the gratification when I can sit down to eat.
    3032 days ago
  • MERMAID519
    My weapon to combat the desire for butter is ... Molly McButter!!!

    I wanted something buttery tasting so for 3 nights in a row I made popcorn and sprinkled it with lots of Molly McButter. It saved me. I also purchased Molly McButter Cheese flavoring so one night I sprinkled the butter and the cheese flavor on my popcorn...I WAS IN HEAVEN AND NO GUILT!!! Gotta love it emoticon
    3032 days ago
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