I heard a Pink interview where she talked about a dinner party game she plays called BDG's ... Brag, Desires, and Gratitudes. Each person shares at least one of each - helps us to remember that there are so many good htings in life even when things seem tough
Who would like to share a BDG?
BRAG - I ate SO balanced and light yesterday all day that I was able to have real oil popped popcorn last night as a snack .... without going over calories or carb counts for the day! It was AWESOME!
DESIRE - that by the time I need to buy a new wet suit, I will not have to custom order it because of my size
GRATITUDE - Even tough I am technically overweight, I am fit and healthy, I am adventurous nad I am DONE having my weight stop me from doing things I want to do! Like scuba dive!
THANK YOU for posting:):) I was beginning to think I should have stayed a lurker:):) Your posts and this idea I found to be helpful to get me through the days.
Congratulations on the compliments from your sister in law:) It goes to show one day's splurge does not destroy everything AND congratulations on writing it ALL down. I sometimes am the same way when I have gone over I just want to skip and pretend it did not happen BUT accountability is very important.
Brag - I have started to do my walk in the early morning hours -- it is cooler - AND so far I have actually done it - today was day 2:)
Desire - I think about what else I would want and just come up with the smaller pant size. I wonder what I will want when I finally get there:):)
Gratitude - I am SO GLAD I am staying within my caloric requirements - eating more fruits and vegetables have really helped me continue to hit the numbers.
Gratitude 2 -- THANK YOU for posting:):) I will continue to post also:):)
Wishing everyone a delightful tomorrow:)
Brag - I was able to do my morning walk - even though I woke up a bit late.
Desire - those smaller sized pants
Gratitude - A great way to start today - am feeling positive.
Wishing you all a wonderful day:):)
thank you for posting, itislucia! Day 3 of the morning walk huh? Way to go! doesn't it make you feel good to start the day that way? Those are things you can add to Desires - that ou want to keep up the walking routine, that you want to keep feeling energized and positive about your life changes. And by the way you can desire some cute top to wear with the smaller sized pants or some sexy heels to go with the whole outfit! :)
BRAG - OK I put htis cute dress on for work this morning with a new pair of sexy heels I got on Monday and announced to my husband "I might be TOO HOT to even go to the office today" and like a good husband he told me I look "smokin hot" today ... if that doesn't out a little sas in to my day, I din't know what would!
DESIRE - we have a dog in need of a home being dropped off this afternoon to see how she gets along with our two other dogs - I hope its a match made in doggie heaven and that we have 3 instead of 2!!!!! A little daunting to say we have 3 dogs, but we have a great loving home for canines who need loving!
GRATITUDE - I have great friends who came over last night and we had SOY MEAT tacos for dinner nad they all loved them and I had a great time nad kept it to ONE glass of wine only! I'm so lucky to have wonderful people in my life
Thank you for the suggestions:):) It is funny I am so focused on the pants that I never gave a thought to the rest of the outfit:) LOLOL AND I like your ideas:):)
AND you have a WONDERFUL husband and EXCELLENT friends:):) AND I am SO HAPPY to know that:) THANK YOU for sharing:):) I think it it is also great that you enjoy dogs so much and hope that everything went well with the relationships of the dogs.
Brag: I just feel GREAT:):) These morning walks are really a nice way for me to start my day:):)
Desire: A cute outfit that will include the smaller sized pants:):)
Gratitude: I am grateful that I have continued these walks and feel that no matter when I wake up the walk is the first activity I do.
Gratitude 2: THANK YOU for your suggestions - it helps expand my focus to include more than just the pants:):)
Wishing you a delightful day:):)
Brag - i stopped at jason's deli for lunch to go and saw that they have some options that have the coloric info right on the menu! I didn't even read the menu options - I looked first at which options were <400 calories then chose from those. And for a side item, I actually ordered the steamed veggies! OMG!
Brag 2 - the lady who works in the cafe at the gym I go to told me I looked "cute nad young nad flirty" today ... teeheehee Wonder if she was hitting on me?
Brag 3 - I made a killer pot of chili ;ast night with bison meat, so lean and so delicious nad is a great protein/carb combo for me.
Desire - to ride this wave for a long time - I feel very string nad capable this week, like I can actually DO THIS!
Gratitude - where to begin? Life is grand! Today i will thank my nutritionist from the gym, Tina. She has me e-mail her my food, activity logs nad the Analysis page from here every day to keep me on my toes and provides lots of great feedback and support. I have a lot of friends and family members who are supportive too, but for me, its most effective when I am not emotionally involved with the person who is checking in on me .... mostly becuase I am the sort of person others come to for help - so when I ask someone else for help, they give it, but then I end up counseling them too! So with Tina, she doesn't need or expect anything back from me except honesty in my logging! It is a relief to me to have someone I can dump my thoughts on and htey don't make it about THEM instead.
Brag - I've had a daily calorie deficit 4 days in a row for a total of 1836 deficit calories since Monday.
Desire - to hold my **** together this weekend and not blow the calorie deficit I've been building up .... tonight I think I will be OK but we're going out to dinner with friends tomorrow nad I will ant to have soem extra calories - I've decided I need to burnb at least 1000 calories in exercise today and tomorrow so that I can have a SMALL splurge tomorrow night without defeating all my successes this week
Gratitude - IT'S FRIDAY!
I had a sweet craving today -- I dread these though thankfully they have been happening less. I thought I would have a hershey pie at Burger King - still wanted more - went back for small vanilla milkshake - AND was satisfied -- 610 calories in all ... BUT I am satisfied AND now am back on track again...
So ... maybe a BRAG that I ONLY splurged 610 calories instead of the thousands I used to do:):)
Desire - definitely the smaller pants
Gratitude - that I want the smaller pants MORE than any more sweets:):)
AND YES!!!!! It IS Friday:):) Yeah!!!!!!
ps. The morning walk went well -- cooler temps helped:):)
Saturday - and the morning walks continue:) Today has started out with cooler temps so the walk went well - it will hit the high 80's today ...lots of water to be drunk.
Brag - All continues to go well
Desire - see a downward change in the scale ... second week of staying at the same number - that smaller pant size is definitely going to take time
Gratitude - I am OK with everything going well - I do not need excitement in my life - health is good, family is healthy, weather is warm but tolerable, and I am developing a nice personal life routine.
Hoping you have a good weekend and keep your calorie deficits as well:)
sigh.... this afternoon was a splurge -- the hershey pie and small vanilla milkshake -- it WAS delicious. What can I say.... nothing to brag about.
Oh well -- start over - each day is a new one -- and I WILL say in looking at this month's food log and analysis I ate them twice - and they were the only things that went over my caloric requirements.
So... continue onward and forward.... hoping you are having an excellent weekend:):)
I slept yesterday!! From 6:30 pm to 6am this morning!! AND I feel rested -- I must have been tired and not realized it. Did not do my walk this morning - am thinking of doing it this afternoon.
I have started the caloric requirements again and am doing well there:
No Brag, Desire - just to keep on going - Gratitude - I want to continue:):)
Hoping your weekend is going well:):)
Weekend going Ok so far ... didn't do many things I planned to do for myself - those things I wrote my nutritionist an e-mail about ... those things I would do to keep me on track! But after posting everything I ate and the activity I did, not too tragic!
And you know what? There is ALWAYS something to brag about ..... if you are ever in doubt, brag that you are on the cc site, logging food and checking message boards ....some dys that's a huge accomplishment!
BRAG - I burned almost 1200 calories exercising between yesterday and today
DESIRE - for the house to be done soon .... we're having windows nad siding put in this week, but they took siding off last week and we have a NAKED house!
GRATITUDE - CC site .... because I came clean on my food intake for yesterday and was still surprisingly in a really deent calorie deficit for the day! over 400 calorie deficit for a day when I thought there would be an over eating situation!
Looking forward to antoher week of successful days!
AND so we start another month:)
Brag - did my morning walk -- thought if I get up early I should do it then instead of waiting for the afternoon. It is cooler and it does start a day nicely:)
Desire - that this month I stay on target :)
Gratitude - that I have this site to track the calories and activity - sometimes - I agree with you - the over eating is not at much as I thought and other times it is an amazing surprise that something has so much more calories than I had originally thought!!
Gratitude 2 - it also shows the days -- sometime I feel like I have been doing this for weeks and then I look at the entire picture and see it has been just a few days or not as long as I thought -- an excellent reality check:)
Gratitude 3 - THANK YOU for your supportive encouragement:) It gives me a nice feeling that I am not alone:)
Wishing you a delightful week:):)
I know it will b e a delightful week for all of us! I finished the weekend off strong - a good calorie deficit yesterday - the only thing that might could have been netter was the allocation of my calories between fat, protein, and carbs. Carbs and protein were slightly low yesterday and fat was high ... but if that's the only improvement I can see, well then I am happy with that!
BRAG - because I was staying on track and no eating between meals at all this weekend, I was able to have a piece of pie for dessert Saturday nad popcorn lastn ight!
DESIRE - to keep a positive attitude this week nad help my hisband through a melancholy period he is having ..... also, I hope that our old dog Haley continues to have play sessions with our new dog Happy .... we have not decided 100% to keep Happy but if she provides daily play time for Haley the love of my life, then Happy will have weaseled her way into our family!!!
GRATITUDE - that Haley and Happy started playing together this weekend ..... I absolutely adore nad worship Haley, she's getting old (11 yrs) and slowing down a bit, but we're doign what we can to make her Senior Years fun!
Keep up the great work Lucia - I am SO glad to hear you went for your morning walk! I am having my first private pilates class this afternoon at hte gym .... very excited for that!
CONGRATULATIONS!!:):) I am VERY HAPPY for you:):) I think it is a wonderful accomplishment:):) Although I look forward to the weekends, I find them to be challenging and how wonderful to be able to get through them and feel good about it:):)
Happy sounds well named and I hope that Haley and Happy continue their friendship. As the saying goes ... Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be... and you are certainly ensuring that. I smile reading this:):)
I will hope your pilates class exceeds your expectations and that you and your family have a great week:)
Brag -- so far so good -- I am staying with in my caloric requirements AND am not ravenous:)
Desire -- that I continue to not be hungry:)
Gratitude - I did my walk this morning -- the temps have hit the 90's and it would have been challenging to have done the walk later this afternoon.
Wishing you and your family the very best:):)
Yesterday went well -- and remembering the temps of the afternoon I did my morning walk this morning:)
Brag -- I DID my morning walk this morning
Desire - that I stay within the caloric requirements as I did yesterday
Gratitude - that I feel today has started off well and will continue that way:)
Wishing you a delightful day:):)
YAY for us ,,,, we both had great days yesterday didn't we? And way to go on the morning walks - its so hard sometimes to motivate in the morning, but wow, temps in 90's ... same here in Atlanta this week and I am glad I have a gym with AC to work out at! Keep it up ... think of the energy you are also absorbing from the sun!
BRAG - wow I had a GREAT day yesterday, really stayed focused aand my calories were at hte very bottom end of my range
DESIRE - since I have a tendency to be too social with friends and food and drink, the nutritionist challenged me to at least one day a week, a week day when I am focused, to dip my calories to 1500 rather than the 1600-1700 I normally eat. I hope I can stand up to this challenge tomorrow and do what's good for my body and spirit
ANOTHER DESIRE - for the workers to finish putting in our new windows FAST - I am working from home today while they are here and its so loud!!!! Lots of banging ......
GRATITUDE - to Pink for talking about bdg's on the radio ..... I love feeling accountable to whoever is participating with me and its always great to get positive feedback from people who are walking the walk with me! Also, when I am doubting myself or not feeling like I will EVER get to goal, I can re-read some of my entries here for inspiration.
GRAT 2 - I had to do cardio yesterday and move pilates to Weds - instructors request - but i went and killed the elliptical, burning close to 600 calories and i am grateful i did that instead of just coming home and also so glad my work out is done for today! Miguel Miracle Trainer finally found some stuff tht makes my legs tired!!!!
:):):) Yes indeed!! June is going well:):) Granted it is day 2 BUT I am happy with it .. we are continuing a good trend:):) Yeah!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your WONDERFUL yesterday:):) AND I will wish you continued success AND hope that your windows are done very soon:)
I agree with you :):) I LIKE very much doing this WITH someone else -- I do not feel so alone.. even though I read the posts it is SO NICE to have encouragement when I need it - and do not realize it - AND a sharing in successes:):) AND this site is GREAT - it gives me a good perspective on WHAT I am eating ..nutritionally andalso in quantity.
Brag - That today is continuing to go well:):)
Desire - That I will finish well:):)
Gratitude - How wonderful to read happy news:):)
Another good day yesterday and excellent morning:)
Brag - I got up and did my walk:)
Desire - to continue on the successful trend
Gratitude - that I am doing it AND am sharing it. Yeah!!!!
AND I will probably post at the end of today -- I find twice helps me stay on track - reinforces what I am trying to do:):) I like it better than posting in my journal:):)
Wishing you a GREAT Wednesday:):)
Post 50 times a day if that's waht you need to keep you on track ..... that's what it's here for! And its a good idea too nad I might have to start that!
BRAG - dinner and socializing for 8 last night at our house and I came in UNDER calories for the day! Thank god for sashimi!!!!!!!
DESIRE - to erase the semi funk I feel I am in .... I get like this when the house is out of order and between new windows nad new siding last week and this week I am a mess!
GRATITUDE - that we hve the financial means to take care of these major maintenance items in the house, before DH it was tough maintaining this house on my own and if i was still single the hosue would be falling down around me ...... so fortunate in times of economic strife ..... so glad we didn't buy a big house together but stayed in my little house .....
THANK YOU!!!! AND while maybe not 50 times:):) at least 2 -3 times:):) Yeah!!! AND it is not like I am saying anything dramatic -- it is just it feels good to be able to SEE how my days are progressing AND somehow it feels better posting here than in a journal. I really feel YOUR input has helped me A LOT:)
AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on your brag:):) THAT is great AND I am GLAD you had a good time last night:)
I KNOW... sometimes when there is a lot of clutter it REALLY is difficult to feel you are accomplishing things. THAT is a visual thing - our personal struggles are incremental victories and do not really show themselves for awhile. I will hope everything is straightened out beautifully very soon:):) I also hope the weather is good for this window project!!
AND how wonderful that you do not have the financial worry about accomplishing this. At least you are calm there and when all is done it will be a complete Yeah!!!:):)
Brag - I am staying on track through lunch:) This is usually my difficult meal AND I thought about what your nutirtionist said to try to be just 100 calories less and thought I would give it a go ... IF I get really hungry I can have those 100 calories in the afternoon:):)
Desire - that I stay - today - 100 calories less than yesterday:):)
Gratitude - I feel GREAT:):) We are up to Wednesday - day 3 - and so far so good:):)
Wishing you a happy rest of the day:):)