Friday, March 12, 2010

A Diet Dilemma

Oh yes, this morning I have a dieting dilemma.  Remember earlier this year I was determined to lose some weight??  Well, my granny had a saying about the best laid plans of mice and men. . . .  and although my plans were well laid, they have not come to fruition.  And why is that, you ask.  Well, here's my dilemma.  When I'm in the grocery store I have really good intentions.  I buy low fat, sugar free, high fiber foods.  I read labels, and have read more diet books that Carter has pills.  But, when push comes to shove, the foods that are best for you seem to take more preparation.  And when you're in a hurry for lunch, it's so much easier to grab something that is probably not as healthy as what you should be eating.  And let's face it --  unhealthy foods just taste better than the other alternatives.

I've heard so much about subliminal stimuli, and decided to give it a shot.  So yesterday, I made a new screensaver.  I call it my "fat screensaver".  These are two of my "cards" which pop up on my screen.  And there are more.


Like this little guy.





And this one which may be my favorite.  This is exactly how I feel some days.  Keep in mind, that these are for my own viewing pleasure(?) and I don't intend to be infringing on anyone's copyrights.  I'm just hoping that when I am thinking about grabbing something that is supposed to be a no-no for an overweight diabetic, these little not-so-subtle reminders will stop me in my tracks.  I don't eat when I'm on the computer, so hopefully the screensaver will be effective.  Oh, I realize that it will take more than a screensaver to accomplish some semblance of success, but I hope that it's a success.  It was so much fun looking for the little extras, and it's always easier to take self-criticism that to accept it from others.  The food police make me grumpy, to say the least.  And that's my dilemma -  to eat or not to eat. . . . . that is the question.

7 comments:

Linda B said...

Oh, how I identify with you. And the foods that are good for you don't taste as good! Well, sometimes. My hubby is a fantastic cook, very healthy, but I'm blaming him for being an enabler now. That won't get me very far.

Pat said...

It seems there are many of us in the same "boat". I keep vowing to do better...and then don't. *sigh*

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Les said...

You can do it! I also have to grab a quick lunch (fast food), but I have found some healthier alternatives. Grilled chicken breasts from McDonalds and KFC are delicious and about 120 calories. For the side, I get apples and caramel dip at McDs (100 cals) and kernel corn at KFC (70 cals). Good luck!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh yeah, I am there with you, diabetic and over weight! I find that if it tastes good, I have to spit it out. lol I do like a rice cake with some sugar free peanut butter on it. I make turkey tacos ahead of time, so I can just nuke it. to put on lettuce salad.

I chop some celery, onion, green peppers and other things ahead for a weeks worth to put into containers and will make omletes from egg beaters whenever I am strapped for much time. I buy low carb wraps and use a pizza sauce with turkey pepperoni and the cut veggies and put on some low fat mozerella cheese on. I made this up ahead of time and put in the freezer so all I have to do it bake or nuke it. I also take a turkey breast and roast. Always have chunks cut up on hand to throw in a salad or slices to put on a low carb pita. I also like brussel sprouts and will coat with some olive oil and sprinkle on some Rosemary and roast them. So good! So I am eating more healthy. Funny thing is, sweets weren't my biggest down fall to get me into trouble, it was carbs in bread, pasta, potatoes etc as well as portion sizes. Also the fact that I drank sugar free fruit juices by the gallon, Thinking it was good for me! lol