Saturday, September 13, 2008

Breakfast and mind games

Here I am officially ten pounds lighter than my last pic over on my blog that shows my weight loss. I keep looking at my pic over there (link is on the sidebar) and then at myself in the mirror and wondering if I look any different at 212 then at 221. I cant decide. Maybe I need to put up another pic so compare them side by side. I do know my body is more toned than it was then so maybe I would see a diff if I put up a pic. I'll have to think about it.

For some reason breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me. I have to eat breakfast because of my blood sugar problems but I can never think of what to eat. My standard breakfast has become a thick piece of cheese on one slice of stoneground wheat bread with a cup of coffee. I have eaten that breakfast for most of this year. I still love that but when I run out of cheese like now, then I am left floundering. Cold cereal leaves me tired and unable to operate. Oatmeal is a lovely choice but when I am rushing around getting ready for school it's not something I want to mess with. Thats how the cheese sandwich evolved; from making school lunches.

Protein drinks and I just dont get along. By the time I get done adding everything into it to make it taste like I want to I have gotten half my days calories into it! Protein drinks do not really fit into my life anyway. I have lost 40 pounds by never doing anything radical or out of the norm. I eat all the regular foods just in moderation. If I add in a protein drink it makes me feel like Im on a diet and then I feel deprived. Besides, back in the 70's when I ruined my metabolism protein drinks were all the rage. Now when I drink one it reminds of all my failures at weightloss.

Like Ive said before, Im amazed at how much this weightloss is a mind thing. Do you all find it that way or am I just a psychological mess?


  1. Oh it's definitely a mind game!!
    My oatmeals take 2 mins in the microwave and they taste awesome ;)

  2. I have tried to like oatmeal and have added everything to it but I HATE it still. Texture is a really big thing. I want to try the baked oatmeal I saw on Money Saving Moms site.
    I am curious how you messed up your metabolism and what happened as a result if you will share.

    I eat a whole wheat bagel with an egg and cheese for breakfast a lot. The lenders bagels aren't as bad as some of the others. I spray a bowl with Pam and then mix up an egg with Salt and pepper and microwave one minute. It is shaped round like the bowl and fits right on the bagel. You could also add it to your bread for a better choice.

    I have not given up the weigh in but my scales are still not working and I keep forgetting to buy a new battery to try or get husband to look at them. I am starting Body For Life for 12 weeks.

  3. I've started eating oatmeal with fruit for breakfast. You can make the oatmeal ahead of time, so it's easier than you think. I make two servings at a time, and put one in the fridge. You could make more than that, and keep them in serving-size containers. Just a thought. I'm finding the oatmeal keeps me full for more than 3 hours, which is great!

  4. Glad to see you on here again southerner. If youve kept on like you were then youre probably going to be shocked at your weight loss when you do get a scale!

  5. Heya! It takes a while to be able to "see" changes -- I think studies say it takes 6-12 months for our mental pictures to adjust to our new realities. The picture is a good idea!

  6. you are SO NOT A's a mind game for sure.

    can I suggest morning star farms sausage patties? (they are soy).
    I always keep a box in the freezer and that might work in place of your cheese should you run out!


  7. here's two quick ones......a handful of nuts and an apple, or a slice of wheat bread with PB. Oh.....another one........a banana with a spoonful of peanut butter...filling and lots of energy :) I also keep boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick breakfast....and if they are already peeled......all the faster!

  8. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Im going to use them!

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