Friday, November 23, 2018

RSB checkin...BLT's...'Whatever it takes'


I ended my last post with the notion that my BLE will not feel legit if I am forced to eat more than 3 meals - even though Susan Pierce Thompson okays it if you have had weight loss surgery. I had sleeve surgery in 2014 and my stomach has not stretched out; usually a pro but a bit of a con when it comes to adhering to BLE.

Another principle of BLE is 'WHATEVER IT TAKES.'

It may take more than 3 meals a day for me.

When I looked for the other BLE plans I found a 5 meal plan (no 4 meal that I could find.)

I attempted to adhere to that today.

I have been off my BLE (except NO FLOUR NO SUGAR*) since 9/3 so almost 12 weeks.

I automatically did BLT'S (which is Susan's thing for taking bites, licks or tastes between meals). I was putting my fruit together and I ate a mandarin piece before I sat down to my meal. And my mom handed me smoked gouda to taste before purchase and I ate it without thought until after I had already swallowed.

James Clear Atomic Habits refers to something called Pointing and Calling. I am probably abusing it here - but I'm going to do it anyway.

Shortly after this I had a stressful emotional thing happen. And I ate emotionally the rest of the night. I am incapable of 'binge-ing' because of my stomach capacity. When I eat off plan - as I did the rest of this day - it involves eating things like tortilla chips and eating too many meals.

The day after this was Thanksgiving and I went in to the holiday (a 12 hour work day for me) with an undocumented plan to not be on BLE. I ate 5 very small meals. Each meal included a little bit of fruit. Some of the meals also included a small amount of mashed potato and green bean casserole - and / or a little bit of cheese ball with tortilla chips.

Today so far I have eaten twice. One meal was a breakfast of 2 sausage patties, a small amount of leftover mashed potatoes and some apple slices. Meal two was a very mini meal of 2 string cheese and some apple slices.

Break time will be cheese and apple slices.

Not sure after that.

In the category of 'whatever it takes' I need to commit. To something. Something healthy that will keep the scale moving down.

In the category of NSV (non scale victories) I am wearing a pair of purple pants that I love that I could not wear until I lost the last pounds!

*NO FLOUR NO SUGAR is now part of my identity - Susan Pierce Thompson and James Clear both talk about this kind of change.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

RSB check in with James Clear Atomic Habits tie in


Currently I am not completely surrendered to BLE. Today I worked at it some.

Breakfast was 2 oz of ham (supposed to be 4 but I can't eat that much) and 6 oz canned peaches. Skip the grain.

Lunch had some violations. I  had nachos. The tortilla chip ingredients were corn, lime and oil so I don't feel to bad about that. I didn't measure or weigh them. I  ate the 2ozs left from breakfast protein as leftover crockpot pork and a serving of protein as 2 oz shredded cheese. I did not weigh the peppers because I knew I could not eat a full serving. I topped it off with unmeasured too much sour cream. I could only eat about 3/4 of the meal. Notice no fruit.

The nachos remind me of a modern day food industry thing that I have fallen prey to that makes me mad.

Bloody damn food scientists who are making their money helping the food industry sell their products even though they know damn well it is making us a fat unhealthy society have many sneaky mean tactics - one of which is called 'dynamic contrasts'.

Paraphrasing James Clear foods with dynamic contrasts are foods with combinations of sensations like crunchy and creamy. With natural unprocessed food you get the same sensation over and over. The tenth bite of green beans tastes the same as the first. Your brain loses interest and you feel full. Foods with a lot of dynamic contrasts keep you eating beyond full because they are interesting.

Reminds me of the idea -keep your food boring black and white so you can live your life in glorious color.

Anywho-supper was 4 oz grilled hamburger steak. I grilled peppers and mushrooms beside. 6 oz of green beans is too much so I weighed 3. Had 1/2 baked  sweet potato which was 6 ozs with unmeasured too much butter. Too much for me to eat. Threw away half. Note no salad and still haven't finished fruit.

I am sort of using a technique James Clear talks about; Pointing  and - Calling.

Today's BLE infractions were: tortilla chips; too many grains; not enough vegetables; too much butter and sour cream; not eating all my food and therefore not enough protein. Eating a fourth meal of 6 oz of fruit.

When I reach willingness to completely surrender to BLE - due to my weight loss surgery - my BLE may have to be the 4 meal version. I hate that. It feels like my BLE will not be legit.

I am going to try the 'nachos' again tomorrow EXCEPT no chips -a measured amount of corn instead; and my base will be a full amount of peppers; and a measured amount of sour cream. Take that you sold out immoral food scientists. Off to Venus* to fry for all of you.

*Don't believe in hell and Venus is the hottest planet.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nanowrimo fail...can James Clear help me?

So - I just didn't write. Even after I discovered word crawls and liked them.

I am starting a book titled Atomic Habits by James Clear.

It is about big things coming from tiny changes. I think. I haven't read it yet.

I hope I can apply it to a lot of things.

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On the fun side - we are going to see Fantastic Beasts 2 tomorrow! The first one was excellent. Looking forward to the sequel.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Go. See. Bohemian. Rhapsody. Now!!!

OK. We didn't go to Clarksville.

We went to the local theatre.

And it was so - so - so good!

I would pay again to see it again. I never do that with movies.

And my week will now have a Queen soundtrack in the background.

I would like to post a favorite Queen song but I don't think I can choose.

I would also like to post a favorite part of the movie but again - too hard to choose.

BTW all the parts of this movie were cast perfectly in my opinion.

"We are the champions, my friends."

Queen - We Are The Champions (Lyrics)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Hey Y'all!

I decided to participate in NANOWRIMO this year. That's National Novel Writing Month and it happens in November every year.

Not off to the greatest start as I should have 5100 words today and so far I have 0. My book is going to be a ghost romance.

November 30th 50,000 words here I come.

Just finished re-reading Jennifer Crusie's Maybe This Time.
Not sure what's up next.

Planning a trip to Clarksville, TN to the Regal theatre to watch Bohemian Rhapsody.

Whatchall up to?