Thank you ElderCaring for the very good information http://checkincalls.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/five-tips-to-help-you-lose-weight/
I think for me the biggest of these is 2. Practice self control. I used to be very good at it, and I used to be thinner. I used to easily cut out whole segments of food and I was able to say “no, I don’t eat potato chips.” “Thanks, I’ll just have one.” “I’m full.”
I’m practicing this again and I’m proud of it. Last night we needed some baseball food (it is a game of consumption, right?) and I had only 4 points left. So we made air cooked popcorn and I sprayed it with “I can’t believe it’s not butter” and it did the trick and kept me within my points for the day. Before I would have been, ‘heck, it’s Red Sox/Yankees’ and I deserve a tasty snack.
Additionally, to learn from your mistakes and not beat yourself up is critical. In the past if I blew it on Friday like I did this past weekend, I would then be off track for the entire weekend. I wouldn’t log my points for rest of the weekend or for the bad day for that matter. This time I logged it and moved on and went back out socially on Saturday and did well with my choices. Same thing tonite – we’re going out for dinner, but I got to pick the restaurant and I know I can have a salad with scallops on it. I know that I can sit outdoors on the waterfront and enjoy the company and the location along with the food.
Have a great day!!