Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Am anxious to know how you efficiently stopped it.
I have to say I am just in love with the Chinese 5 Spice. I added it to spinach last night, then placed my honey & orange chicken on a bed of it. Just scrumptious, so I had it again tonight, with a 1/2 sweet potato with C5S on it, too. I also added it to an apple today. It's cinnamony, but sharp & spicey, too. I think I'll try it on some cinnamon toast.
Sasi, the honey chicken (over the spinach with C5S) will be one of my favorite meals. As I said, I actually made it all again the next night. Even my (dare I say, very picky) husband liked it. Which dried fruits? That sounds really good. Raisins, which I love. I have a WW Moroccan shrimp with tomatoes & raisins over rice that is really good. I'll have to pull that out. The wine & olive sauce sounds dreamy, too. It is so much easier for me to be healthy if it tastes good, too. Otherwise I feel very deprived.
Are you still DD'ing about same 2?
I was playing with idea of talking to a therapist who I saw before. I like her & she is very brainy-smart, so would be very interested in Cynthia's work. I thought she might be a good one to bounce ideas off of. She had suggested doing sort of maintenance therapy - one visit a month - a while ago. But this morning I am having second thoughts. Even if I didn't mention this site, it would take her no time to find it. And I'm Roxanne on her web site, too. I even thought of changing names, but Roger said something to Sandy about the futility of that, and I agree. So I would end up censoring what I say here, and I like having one place to not censor myself. Plus, I'm sure she would want me to curtail it as she is very in to the whole Mindfulness program, which I'm not a super fan of - no kidding! And I don't know what I would gain from it. I think if I saw a therapist, it would be one that embraced MD - great if they also had it, of course - and saw it generally as a positive, as I do.
I have successfully been off of Facebook for 3 weeks now! Almost a month.. I do sometimes want to go on just to see if I have any notifications from people that I haven't talked to in a while or who didn't see my sabbatical status, but I resisted. I need to get back into better eating habits and some more exercise, I have gained a little back more than I would have liked. However, its very doable, I did it once and I can do it again. No major holidays (except my birthday and a friend's) coming up so I should be able to stay away from overeating situations. I will have to try the Chinese 5 spice it sounds yummy.
The holy trinity of sleep/food/exercise - that is so good. (And coming from a social worker, too. I could have guessed.)
Again, I love your idea of reality TV show, using your real life. I'm not quite ready to go there - except around the margins - as I so like spending quality time as my DD self. But I'm going to continue to take baby steps to merge. Still getting used to being 2 years older. Will have to check back on our mutual diary to see when that started - nice to have this account. I can't say it's been easy, but I've resisted urge to go back. Where else could I get support for pretending to be 2 years older than I was pretending to be in the first place?
Sasi, I hope your intense DD phase is enjoyable. I know you like to keep it at a minimum, but it sounds like great fun to me. I hope you let yourself just bask for a while. You always have so much to do, and get so much done, you are kind of amazing. I have never had Thai, but hear it is very good. I'm making meatballs with diced tomatoes tomorrow. We should have an event with just healthy recipes. I'm also passing them on to my on-line Weight Watcher's group. I have enjoyed running the group - I check in with them twice a day to see what struggles they are having.
Ok time to confess.Fallen completely off the wagon for a few days.Honestly there are mitigating circumstances but need some damage control.
Scales not to pleased with me this morning(I can't say it's a surprise).I now have 5 lbs to loose.I know it doesn't sound much but it's plenty to be going on with.
For various reasons I am absolutely physically and mentally exhausted at the moment but mood still positive.I have had a healthy lunch and am going to just make a quick veggie omelette for supper I think.If exercise doesn't happen today then so be it.Sleep is top of my to do list I think as it will make everything else easier.Dd not an option today as my brain too tired.
Well done all of you for keeping me motivated.Lightman-you are keeping up all the work in every area.Go you!Elizabeth-liking the no facebook.I actually find facebook boring now after keeping away so temptation gone.Roxanne-glad the recipies are such a success.I'm always open to some new suggestions from you or your WW group also as I get bored with the same meals.
Here's looking forward to some sleep for me and great days for all of you!
Its Ok Sasi, we all fall off here and there. I definitely did during the holidays on my diet, my tummy is pooching a little more again :/ BUT I have gotten back into eating healthier and its not as hard as a I thought it would be. I am with you on the DDing though, I have really gotten into going home and halfway dding/reading/watching TV again with no urge to be with others. I think its also because it gets so dark earlier here during winter that I just want to shut myself away. I have been really exhausted the past two weeks physically and mentally. I see and think of things I want to do but when I get home I just feel so drained.
I think getting into a better exercise and eating cycle might replenish my energy. OH and for those who are trying to eat healthier and like pasta dishes, I found a light chicken parmesan recipe from one of the baking/cooking blogs I follow. Here is the link to it:
Elizabeth - I have copied the chicken parmesan and plan to make it this week-end. This is so much fun getting new recipes. I really gained over holidays - has any one seen the N Y Times new report? It is pretty depressing about how hard losing & maintaining is - much harder than they realized. You really can't afford to just "take off" a little time. On the good side, all those hunger signals you are feeling even after you've eaten an adequate dinner - they actually are hunger signals. You don't have to obey them, because your body is trying to get back to it's highest weight. But they are hunger signals. I've driven myself nuts saying that it had to be "psychological" hunger, and so tried to identify whether I was anxious, bored, etc. It's actually a relief to know that it's just what it feels like - hunger. There are certainly times when I am nervous - during a storm, for instance - or bored but I know I am & know why I'm eating. You can always find some stress in your life. But if it comes an hour or two after eating, it is probably real hunger. Your body wants more fat than is healthy to give it.
150-190 bpm? OMG, is that even healthy. It scares me to think of it. I try to stay in the 120's.
But what a great reality show that must have been. I always thought Jillian was very entertaining, just not against ME! I do think you have to have conversations with yourself and using someone else to share in the dialogue is second nature to us. I like the Warrior motif.
Sasi - I hope you've been able to get some sleep. Nothing seems to work well without it.
A good nights sleep last night has done wonders.
Eating was fine yesterday.no reason why today shouldn't be ok.I have my gym kit with me so plan to go at lunchtime for the first time in a month.If you hear sirens it's the ambulances coming to resuscitate me ;).
Roxanne-is there a link for the NY Times article?i would love to read it.
Lightman-also interested in the book by JM.I am going to check it out on Amazon right now.
Thanks to all of you for being so nice about my slip ups.I'm sure it will be a journey of ups and downs.
I'm on a carb free diet so any suitable recipies welcomed.
It's a long article and not for faint of heart. But I would rather know the truth.