Monday, January 2, 2012

What Happens it Vegas Stays in Vegas. . .Not

I know you have all heard the say that "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" Then why did the weight gain come home with me.

I keep saying that I will get on track with things when the pool is finished and I can start working out in the pool. Really.......I'm going to let my health go down the tube waiting for who knows how long. I know that I've already lost the advantage I might have had with my knee if I had been able to get in the water months ago. I'm starting to have daily pain. I still hate the thoughts of surgery. I have custom arch supports being made. I should have them in a couple of weeks.

O.K. I think I wondered a bit. So any way.....I've got to get control of my eating. When I lost a lot of weight before I used an online program called Calorie King. It was basically calorie cutting but you just put in your food and they did all the rest. The problem was I found myself eating more prepared foods because they were easier to enter. If I made something from scratch I had to enter every little thing I put in it. I've looked into Weight Watcher's Online but it seems like it would be a lot the same. I think (and it came to me just as I was typing) the best thing to do is pull out my notebook from Fox Run at Green Mountain, Vermont. There was no calorie or point counting. It was all on how your plate looked. 1/2 veggies, 1/4 carbs, and 1/4 protein.

So.....on my last day of Christmas Break........I will pull out my Vermont stuff and study and read.


  1. I remember you showing that plate plan to me and I liked the idea. How do you split up something that might be a mixture of all of them (Say, some Zataran's, which is beans, rice, chicken, and veggies?)

    How much longer for your pool?

  2. Mixed foods are hard. They do work though. Example. . . a piece of lasagna would fill your carb/protein side and a side side would fill the other. Chili with meat, beans and veggies could cover your protein and half your veggies. So with the Zataran I would say that you could cover 1/2 to 3/4 of your plate. . . carb, protein, veggie, and then add more veggies. Just make sure that you haven't went over on your carbs.