Friday, August 04, 2006

Sleep, Shangri-La, and Cookies

VH Melville

I got a night sleep the other day I had only gotten 2 hours and 40 to 48 minute sleep. I tend to get hungy when I don't sleep well.
I was worried abut my health about what I want to do to help people. I made cookies they were made with real sugar but less of it and came to three points per a very big cookie serving. They were very good. I am trying to become a better baker.

I got a free copy of the Shangri-La diet by Seth Roberts. I am reading it. I was planning to go on it for two weeks but I am not supposed to lose weight right now. So I might either do a shortened version like a day or something just to see what it’s like. It seems so far to be a cheap version of slim-fast.


Anonymous PopFitnez said...

What kind of cookies did you make just plain cookies or something more elaborate?

6:33 PM  
Blogger iportion said...

popfitnez it was a giant oatmeal cookie like they sell at the mall for birthdays only a bit lighter.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Marshmallow said...

YUM, I love oatmeal cookies - and I think the fact that you enjoyed them this time is a definite sign that you're becoming a better baker!

I've heard mixed things about the Shangri-La diet; the positives say 'omg it works' the negatives say 'omg its a rip off of every other diet out there'.

And YOU need to get more sleep! Two hours is DEFINITELY not enough; take it easy hon! *HUGZ*

8:33 PM  
Blogger Catalogrrr said...

Things will look brighter when you've had a decent night's sleep.From what I've heard about it, the Shrangri-La diet seems kinda scary and not that healthy.

To answer your comment on my blog: knitting is pretty easy to learn. You just have to find someone who will show you the basics.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You are such a kind person...always thinking an encouraging others. It's time for you to concentrate on yourself kiddo. I know...I know...easier said than done. Isn't that how life goes though.
I'm glad your cookies turned out good. I use to bake when my kids were home. Now they are grown and gone, I only bake around the holidays.
I'm keeping you in my prayers.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Living to Feel Good said...

Your cookies sound delicious! Would you mind sharing your recipe?

I hope everything works out for you. Maybe you should hold off on the SL diet for awhile, and get to a better place for you?

Did you just not exercise yesterday or has it been awhile?
Take care of yourself okay?

1:25 AM  
Blogger iportion said...

found the cookie at all recipies

It was kind of sticky and I felt it was hard to press out so I dusted my hands with flour.
You could most likely lighten with egg beaters. I just wanted to make it as is. I love oatmeal cookies too.

Yes, I pampered myself today a little.

I am waiting for my birthday gifts. I am getting an automatic ice cream machine to make my own frozen yogurts.
I am also getting a light cookbook and a video game.

Thank you all for your kindness.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Emi said...

Join the club, I've been trying to become a better baker too. I'm always looking for a low fat recipe to bake, I have this obsession w/ sweets and pastries, so I'm trying to replace all the fatty foods I eat w/ something yummy but healthy.

And for the first post you get...
ummm this > :D yey!

3:44 PM  
Blogger noelle feather said...

How did you get a free copy? Can you share how you did so? I'd LOVE a copy!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

How are you doing?! I am sorry you did not sleep well. And I am so sorry that you are having health problems.
Definitely don't diet if you shouldn't be right now :)
HOORAY for fun birthday gifts!!!!! an automatic ice cream machine to make your own frozen yogurts sound way too fun to even begin comprehending!
And I agree with Chris, you are such a kind person.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous PopFitnez said...


Wow, a giant oatmeal cookie. I can hardly think rationally when I'm near any cookies. Oatmeal cookies and milk used to be very old-school for post exercise feeding.

7:10 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

i portion, good for you. Do what feels good for you. "The most important person in the whole world is YOU." I heard that ditty on some Saturday morning cartoon thing when i was a kid and it's stuck in my head.

I have had to learn hard lessons about looking out for No. 1 in my own life and so now, to help me stay focused on not worrying about everyone else so much, i keep these words on my cell phone when i open it up: "Be Good To You."

I'm glad you already know to do that! Be sure to take extra good care when you aren't feeling well, whether it's emotionally, physically or spiritually (or any combo of the above).

Sending good thoughts YOUR way!

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS and thoughts for a productive, healthy year ahead to you!!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Lily T said...

Happy birthday to you!

I'm also trying to bake and cook new recipes. Our family needs more variety and vegetables very badly. Additionally, making stuff yourself is way healthier. I have until the end of August when I go back to school, then its back to instant whatever.

Take care.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Kenz said...

Hi there! THanks for dropping by my blog and giving me some encouragement! I want one of your oatmeal cookies now... damn you!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hey girl, thanks for dropping by my blog. I'll certainly have a good read of yours this week, cheers :-)

5:46 AM  
Blogger TC said...

using less sugar is a good idea! I usually buy splenda too cook with but if I don't have it, I will give your idea a shot.

11:48 AM  
Blogger iportion said...

Thank you popfitnez for posting
mmmm I should try that monday and have a major workout and end it with skim milk and and a cookie. A personal trainer friend told me carbs and protiens are the best served together post workout. And your idea sounds yummy.

KleoPatra thank you for the birthday wishes

Kenz I feel I need to improve the oatmeal cookie but my husband who loves fat and sugar loved them. I feel I over cooked them. They did taste good though. I know they are good when he likes them.
Lilly I am ordering a book frozen assets light for my birthday. It’s once a month cooking. I hope it
S good. I want something for the busy times. Also canned vegetables can be healthy because they don’t lose there vitamins as quickie as vegetables shipped halfway across the country. You might want to look for low salt veggies.
noelle feather: I subscribe to Seth’s blog via loglines. There was an announcement for blog reviewers. Not sure it's still going on.
TC I try to utilize the recipes I find and look for ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar as my marker. I love splenda but have to avoid it for a few weeks.
Mary thank you, you are very kind
Emi I want to start posting recipes that work for me. I see eating healthy should include some baked goods. Of course homemade allows me to know what’s in them.
Marshmellow Catslogrrr I am not sure I could last on a diet like this. I could really overeat oil and binge on oil even oil with no taste. It might sound gross but I am a classic binge eater.

Chris you are such a sweetie. I am so glad to know you.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous thinkoffthefat said...

Hi Iportion, Thanks for the v&c. You're so cute, you did a row of cookies, what control. I usually do the whole bag. I'm having some doubts about losing weight right now because I saw another news special about a lady trapped in her body by all of her extra skin after her large weight loss. It was gross. Be careful about your low BMI. Bless you.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

My Big Reveal was so much fun!!! I had a great time, and would totally do it all over again! :) I have to keep up the workouts and pampering - they want me to come back next year and show off the even better, improved me :)

10:44 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Great job on your weight loss! I have lost several pounds via weight watchers. I choose core mainly now. Hope you health issues are resolved soon.

12:14 AM  

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