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P.A.W.S.E. Week 1

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A -- ACT
S -- SET

P - I am going to try--for at least two weeks and perhaps longer--a modified oatmeal diet. I will have a half-cup of whole grain cereal for lunch and for dinner (along with plenty of freggies and some protein). It seems really counter-intuitive because I am a diabetic but I can adjust my insulin.

A - I've made some oatmeal that is steel-cut (it takes about 30 minutes to cook).

W - I think I do better with food when I have fewer choices. When I am in a "never say never" mood, I abuse my diet. If I have about 30 foods I can eat (mostly freggies) I might do better. Writing is an issue with me. My blogs here are a sort of push-me pull-you thing with no clear identity. Sometimes I write my deepest thoughts and they can be gloomy. Other times I feel a need to entertain. I must take this writing space and make it productive for me.

S- Set--I don't know what this means (I will have to read other PAWSE reflections written by others). I need to set new goals; I need to set my plans into practice; I need to set aside some old, bad habits. I need to get to bed early and get plenty of sleep.

E - EXECUTE--the past few days have been a good mix of reading, working out, decluttering, and pondering. I should also execute my will (I keep putting it off). Or perhaps I should just let the default happen. I have been loyal to tracking my food and that will help.
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    Good luck with this! and love your blogs even if you think sometimes they are gloomy they make me think and reflect on things relating to me...
    2599 days ago
    great plan!
    2600 days ago
    The PAWSE blog is all about taking time to plan the week for nutrition, exercise, etc. Next week you will be able to look at the goals you had and see if you met them or was there something that needs to be tweaked.
    2600 days ago
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    I love steel cut oats - there's a great Spark recipe to cook them in the crockpot. If oats do create a problem with blood sugar maybe other grains (quinoa, teff, barley?) would be better for your situation? About writing - I always appreciate your blogs and part of that appreciation is because you're writing what you feel like writing at the time. I hope you'll continue (selfish maybe, it's my enjoyment I'm thinking of). This sounds like a good way to set manageable goals - I hope it gives you great results!
    2600 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Wonderful book/teapot!

    I'm the same as you; eating till full (never happens), controlling portions etc are not effective for me. My husband is diabetic but eats rolled oats, whole oats and oat bran for breakfast. He's on insulin but we don't find the cereal a problem. If he eats processed cereals, it's a different story! We eat piles of vegetables, and I use sauces like satay to give a punch to the food if we need it. It's never what will we have for a meal because basically it's the same each day: the variety comes from the vegetables - we always have soup and salad for lunch but there might be a pea soup/curried pumpkin/mixed vegetable, onion one and the salad might have an egg, or fish, or beans with it.
    I hope you are beginning to feel less unwell and have a good BLC round. emoticon
    2600 days ago
    Very interesting approach to goal-setting. I think this space should be used as you see fit, in a way that works for you. Don't mind the peanut gallery out here!
    2600 days ago
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