YEWTREE's CalorieKing Blog

I am 62 years old. I was a skinny runt of a child, grew taller in adolescence and grew broader after having children. In my 30s and 40s, I went up and down in weight, but never over 135-ish. Then I was early into menopause, before I was 50, and since then I've added pounds each year until I hit my all-time high of 215 at the end of 2008. Ouch! 215! and I thought 201 was amazingly high! Along with the weight and inertia, I've developed auto-immune illness that makes it hard to keep going som... Read more

Mindfulness

Thursday, August 11th 2011

My goal for today is to be mindful of now.

I've wanted to intend for months to pay attention when I eat. Don't watch TV, listen to radio, read, etc. when I eat. Finally today I sat at the dining table for breakfast and participated in my delicious breakfast. My, my, I noticed flavors, textures, colors! As I became more and more full, I began to notice my environment, my stuff, my personality in the room.

Hey, this is cool. :)...

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Eating good food

Friday, June 25th 2010

We are recommended to eat 5-6 vegetables and fruits a day and to eat less protein.

I am eating vegetables and fruits! This week plenty of kale and asparagus and romaine and fresh peas and grapes and cherries and strawberries and peppers and I don't know what all else. My protein for at least two meals was beans. I eat low fat protein as often as I can, keep oil to a little olive oil only and stay away from butter and processed foods.

Yet it is difficult for me to meet my fiber and p...

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Emotional eating

Monday, June 21st 2010

You know how you are asked, in a list of reasons why you eat, if you eat when you are upset or emotional or whatever? I try to think of how I behave in those situations and can't remember -- do I eat when I'm upset?

I know there are certain upsets when eating is NOT my impulse. I feel more like I'm going to lose my cookies when I am nervous. But nervous is not necessarily emotionally upset is it? Is there a state of mind that leaves me wanting to eat to compensate for it?

Well, now...

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Just say no

Friday, June 18th 2010

E started up last night, as usual, about all the things we could eat. I said, No, no thank you. I want to not eat anymore today. Thank you for this training in not following all of your cues to feed my mouth Thank you for this opportunity to say no. This is what I want, saying no no no, I want to say no to food when I am not hungry. No, no thank you. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

I thought I was going to go crazy.

But I won, E succumbed to pillow and comforter, and I woke to this ...

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Weigh in day

Monday, June 14th 2010

The scale this morning said I lost 8/10 of a pound last week. I AM glad, but if you look at my diary you'll know it can be attributed just about ONLY to the movement I did (which wasn't much at that). Counting daily calories and planning meals ahead of time -- these are my goals for this week. And exercise 5 days if at all possible (just do it RIGHT, Yvonne!)