Sunday, January 12, 2014

Five Days of Oz

I have to have background noise on when I am knitting most times.  Whether it is an Audible book, podcast, videocast or something I have "taped" on t.v.   I worked my way through the skating finals, the rest of the Americans last night and this morning five days of Dr. Oz episodes while working on my Sprinkle Gift.

Dr. Oz is doing a month long series of you type of things.  I don't always watch all of the episodes in their entirety which is the magic of having of taped it, I can forward through the stuff that doesn't pertain to what I need to hear at the time.  This past week, there were several segments on different diets.  If you watched them all, you might wonder which one to go with.  I did take some notes that I think will be beneficial to work into my getting fit routine.

He had a couple of authors on that I might investigating a hold of their books ( "Eat It To Beat It and 21 Days to a Flat Tummy) through our Library at work just to read, but I think for now, I am going to stick with my hybrid approach.  I have Weight Watchers online for another month and also am going to be using the free app, My FitnessPal that syncs with my fitbit on my iphone.

I am torn between the two ways to go.  I hate to pay for something, but what I am finding with  Weight Watchers online is that I can "get" more during the day in the ways of extras than I do with MyFitnessPal.  With the latter, I am out of calories before the day is over, whereas with WW that does not seem to be the case.  I suppose what one should have done is used one for a week and the other for the second week and see which I lose more on, but hey, that would be soooo easy.

I am anxiously waiting to see what Hungry Girl comes out with.  It is my understanding that sometime early Spring, she will be bringing out her new "diet" or as I would rather call them eating plans.  Diet is such a four letter word, eating plan has such a connotation that it is perhaps forever and not just for the moment.

I am a fan of Hungry Girl.  I have most of her books and loved to watch her when she would do segments on Dr. Oz and when she had her own series on the Food Network.  Her books and recipes are Weight Watchers friendly.  She turned me onto the egg in a mug recipe that I use quite often, when I can't talk the Tall Guy into cooking me an omelet.

Another segment that Dr. Oz had on last week was stress and eating. I know this is me!  I am an emotional eater, always have been.  Last week at work was one of the worst I have ever had.  I am just a minor piece in a huge huge huge project at work.  And my piece while being a small piece, was threatening to set the whole project back which in every way would be unacceptable.  Frankly, I was either sleeping loads because of the stress, eating whatever I could get my hands on, or not sleeping at all.  It finally appears that after five days of living and breathing it, that it may come together (hopefully we will get some sign off by the end of next week), but in the mean time, I know that I have to get a handle on the stress.

I can tell you that the Peanut Butter Fudge is all gone (because I ate it all up yesterday) so I won't be going to it for a fix on the stress.  One of the alternates that one of the authors talked about was reaching for cocoa, not the hot chocolate stuff, but real cocoa.  I might have to try that, although I am not sure if it has less calories than my Chai tea, which is my go to fix when I am not drinking my Salted Caramel Creamer.  The differences between the Chai and creamer are about 110 calories, but the Chai has ginger in which according to the Dr. Oz segments has some good properties for stress and a flatter tummy.

I apologize for all the rambling about Dr. Oz's show last week, but for me and my whole Knit and Fit thought for 2014, there were some really good things I took away from the week worth of shows.  And it has me geared for a new week!

My goals for this week:
Stay on program all week any program as long as it is on a eating plan
Make a decent lunch and actually take an hour for lunch and walking three days
At least 7 hours in bed (hoping for sleep, but that is just not going to happen)
Enjoy the week!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Last year I consistently watched Dr Oz and got some good ideas. Today I happened to have it on and now he has rescinded his approval of agave nectar and says pure maple syrup is most preferable for sweetener and never any sugar substitutes like aspartame, etc. Sprinkle project is very promising!