Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Feeling good...Salad Week and Reality TV

Very quickee post today with just a couple of things...

Feeling good...another pound down today on a mid-week weigh-in (we'll see if that holds for Friday). DB and I are doing our "Salad Every Night" plan this week and it feels (and tastes) really good.

The interesting thing I'm finding right now is that the more I lose, the more motivated I am to want to keep it up. I guess that's not such a revelation, but it's a switch being thrown in my brain back to where I used to be -- feeling good is worth the discipline it takes (some days) to stay on this path.

I'm still thinking a lot about what's much more do I want to lose? How much more should I lose? Are those the same (I think maybe not)? What happens when I get to whatever ephemeral "goal" I set for myself. Am I going to ever be able to splurge (I know the answer here is "yes, within reason and not every day")? The questions in my head go on and on.

A couple of reality tv notes for any of you who watch Dancing with the Stars and/or American Idol:

Dancing: If you saw Monday's show, you saw my neighborhood!!! The part with Christian and Cheryl at the beach was filmed at the end of my street along the Venice boardwalk. Fun to see. :-)

American Idol: I really really am loving David Cook. I can't wait for him to perform each week (even when songs are lame as some have been lately). The other David is just too darn boring and I think the producers of the show sabotaged Syesha last night.

So there... :-)


Vickie said...

I often think about your donut thing (with your first/original drastic plan). I can't remember now if it was once a week? once every other week? But I think about that concept.

I also think about the whole - splurge thing - and wonder if it isn't smart to set it up on some rotation. sometimes I think of this as a board game - so many red tickets for exercise, and so many green tickets for good food days, and so many blue for a good nights sleep - earn a full meal "off" or some such thing.

Or I think about the opposite - a chart where EACH/EVERY day one rates/logs (on a scale from 1-10) their scale #, sleep, drastic/clean food, poo, water, exercise, and tranquility of mind. And then adds the occasional treat to see how it disrupts the daily rate logs.

One is planning ahead and the other is seeing what happens - but both LOOK.

Cindy154 said...

I think I am going to have a salad week coming up. Been thinking about doing a south beach phase one kind of thing for a week or so. Just to see what happens. Sounds like it is working for you!