Somewhere There’s A Focus For Me

Friday was another one of those less than focused days.  It started out well.

The makings of a good breakfast…

AND it was delicious!!  Vanilla non-fat yogurt, strawberries, blueberries and Fiber One.  Excellent start.

The rest of the day actually went well in reference to food.  Fruit for lunch, a Clif Bar as a late afternoon snack before I went on an adventure.

The adventure was a meditation evening at Serenity Harbor.  It was really interesting and intriguing.  But it’s been hard to process what actually happened.  I could tell I was in a group of true believers and that makes it so much better.  Everyone believed they’d be experiencing something from the meditation. 

I’ve meditated on my own, but only once or twice with a guided meditation.  Never before with a meditation with a specific intention.  The intention of this meditation was to meet your Master Spirit Guide.  Several people felt that they did experience something and met a spirit.  I have to be honest that I am still processing what happened to me.  I have to do some thinking about it before I share anything about it.  I know that I do want to attend one of these evenings again at the next opportunity.  It was fascinating!

Dinner when I came home was another of my salads with black beans.  It was delicious and I was really hungry…too hungry to take the time for a photo!  I was a little concerned about eating so late, about 9:30pm, but it didn’t seem to have a negative effect on my results at Weight Watchers.

I am happy to report that I lost a quarter of a pound.  Doesn’t sound like much, right??  Well, think about it as a stick of butter, because that’s what it is.  The stick of butter is an easily understood visualization of a quarter pound.  Well that’s pretty good especially since I ate so late.  However,  still have another pesky stick of butter to lose to get to my personal goal.  I’ve been working hard and I feel I should be able to accomplish that in the next week.

It makes me a little nervous talking that way at the moment.  The reason is that I’m reading Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi.

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi: Book Cover

She talks a lot about just getting to that next lower number and how she controlled and limited her food.  It’s scary to hear her talk about it in the book and it is making me think a lot about how I am currently controlling my food.  I feel that I’m doing it in a healthy way with the help of Weight Watchers and I don’t think I’d ever fall into that trap.  It certainly is something to think about though. 

There was another adventure after our WW meeting this morning with my WW tribe.  More about that tomorrow.  Trying to decide if I NEED to go to the county library book sale.  I know I don’t NEED to, but as always…I WANT to.  Which side will win??  Don’t know yet.  You’ll all be the first to know what happens!

Happy Saturday!!

12 responses to “Somewhere There’s A Focus For Me

  1. I’ve been down that road, too. And on WW as well – first I cut down to 20 points, then 15 points, and within weeks I was living on 4 points a day. And that was before fruit and vegetables were free. Loved Unbearable Lightness – very well written.

    • Hi Lindsey! I’m really enjoying the book and hope to finish it this weekend. As I’ve been thinking about this after my post this morning, I’m really not in any dangerous position. I’m eating all of my 29 points a day, I’m just making wise choices that are getting me to my goal. And believe me, my goal is not in any way anorexic. There’s still a lot of me here to love. Thanks for stopping by. I’ve commented on your blog as well. Very interesting!

  2. I’m glad you aren’t doing what I did – it wasn’t fun and after a year I ended up in treatment for an eating disorder. I’m doing better now, but it is a slippery slope!

    • I’d never say that I ever had an eating disorder but I guess in a way, being overweight is an eating disorder. It’s just not usually referred to as that. So glad to hear you’re doing better. Keep up the good work!

  3. And to follow up on your comment, Thrive has awesome TVP products – Taco, Ham, Bacon and Chicken. I was never a fan of TVP before (even after a year of being vegan) but Thrive TVP is delicious and super affordable. I teach classes on how to use our products and always serve TVP. People are shocked when I tell them it isn’t real chicken/ham/bacon 🙂 Feel free to email me if you want more info or a couple of samples: lindsey {at} lindseymote {dot} com.

  4. I think that it’s important to be self-aware when it comes to eating, food and control. And it sounds like you are, so you’re on the right path. I’ve heard that that’s a good book.

    • It really is. I’m almost finished and I just realized that there are photos in the back. THEY ARE SCARY!! But then I have photos of myself at my highest weight that are also scary. It took me a long time to make the choice to lose weight and for 24 years I’ve been working at keeping it under control. I guess I should be proud of myself for that. No extremes for me. I love food too much, I’ve finally learned the things I need to stay away from to stay on track. If I could only give up cheese!! 😉

  5. I think we all struggle trying to get to that next level…even when we don’t really need to get to that next level. It’s so hard, isn’t it? I must check out this book!

    • Hi Ameena! I finished Unbearable Lightness last night. It was really scary because although she knew what she was doing wasn’t good, she couldn’t seem to stop herself. I guess I’ve experienced that in the opposite direction. Eating too much and not being able to stop. I feel so fortunate to have found something, WW, helps me see what I need to do to keep myself away from that and succeed in the long run. Amazing…everyone has issues. I’ve learned that reading so many of the blogs. Have a Wonderful time in NYC!!

      This IS the place to be for fruits and veggies in the summer!

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