CECILY55's Mar 2011 CalorieKing Blog

Thursday -- One day at a time, version 386

Thursday, March 31st 2011

I am NOT measuring, counting, or worrying about what I eat. Well, that's not right: I am worried because I've been worrying about this calories, carbs, fat, protein, salt, fiber, etc. for about 40 years, and it's kinda hard to turn it off overnight. But I'm working on it.

In one very real way, my eating is better. This morning I told myself I COULD have an extra bagel/cream cheese/pastrami if I wanted. But after I finished the first, I decided I didn't really want to eat that extra bage...

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I have been dieting since I was 12.......

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

I have thought constantly about NOT eating, dieting, cutting calories (or carbs or fat or something) since I was 12. Which, now that I do the math, is 49 years. Over that 49 year period I have lost weight, gained weight, lost weight, gained...... Obviously, there is something wrong with this picture.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Albert Einstein, (attributed), US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

Well, that's w...

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Day 2: One more day at a time

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Here it is, 3:44 in the morning and I woke up wanting to eat. Mind you, I'm not hungry; I just want to eat. I don't get this at all, but it is certainly a problem. But maybe, just maybe, if I can eat reasonably for the next few days, I can get beyond this eating addiction.

Addiction it is, too. I imagine -- visualize, if you will -- what it feels like to have my stomach strectched as far as it will go with food, especially high-glycemic carbs. The whole craving is not just quality (th...

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One day at a time -- again

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

My eating -- and along with it my weight -- is absolutely out of control. I am now heavier than I have been in years and I feel awful. My clothes don't fit, and I look like a fat old lady. And the more I eat, the worse I feel, and accordingly the more I want to eat.

This is now a health crisis, not just an appearance crisis. If I don't get a handle on this, I won't live to see retirement (planned for age 80) let alone my 100th birthday.

Atkins is my plan now. I have spent 4-5 ...

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