Me. Spring 2016. 221 llbs.
Me. February 2017. 226 lbs.
Mi fiel ayudante de Pilates
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I am watching my portions, cooking at home, and trying to eat as many whole foods as possible. If I want to eat something like a piece of baklava with my coffee, I do, but I make sure I stick to having only one. Life is short. Like what you eat. Like the healthy foods in your diet, and don't forget the treats, just make sure everything is in moderation. Eat for pleasure, not just to diet.
I am doing a mix of cardio and strength training about 4-5 days a week. I lost most of the weight before and rebounded just to gain it all back. I have learned a lot about myself, and I am a much different person mentally and emotionally this time around. With all that I have learned along the way, I am positive that this time I can lose it all and keep it off.
Emergency Emotional Eating Prevention List:
Examine Logic - If you would eat healthy foods instead of your craving, you are hungry. If you only want to eat your craving, it is a craving. Distract yourself and resist it.
Throw Out Trigger Foods If You Can't Control Yourself
Go For a Walk and Talk Problems Out With God/Pray
Fill Up on Water
Sip Hot Tea
Brush Your Teeth
Pet a Cat or Two
Read a Book
Call a Friend
Exercise -- Great Mood Booster!
Sexual Activity -- Great Mood Booster!
Distract Yourself Constructively
Listen to Music / Sing / Dance
Watch a Good Movie. Food Not Included.
Do Reiki -- Relaxes You, Relieves Anxiety
Get a Massage
Go to Sleep
Find Your Joy!
Avoid that first compulsive bite. "[The bite that is compulsive is the one you know will send you into a binge frenzy. Prevent the first compulsive bite and you prevent the binge.
Be careful with your emotional triggers that lead to you reaching for food as a comforting tool and HALT before that first compulsive bite. H.A.L.T. = Hunger. Anger. Loneliness. Tired. Just some of the many feelings that lead us to reach for food. Before you even reach for the food, ask yourself what you are feeling and distract yourself while you figure it out mentally. Once you know why you want to eat and what the root cause is, do something about it or decide to not. Make it your choice, your decision; put things in your hands again. You are now in control.
Mindless Eating Prevention List:
No eating when not hungry
No eating while watching t.v. or movies
No eating while doing anything than distracts focus away from eating
No eating while simply bored
No eating as something to do
No eating as a way to put off something you don't want to do
No eating after cruising the kitchen absent-mindedly; cruise on.
-learn to truly manage the urges to emotionally and mindlessly eat
-really strengthen my foot and get in such incredible shape so that not only can I dance, but I can follow any lead elegantly my partner may throw at me
-learn how to swim several different strokes really well
-go from being morbidly obese to obese then to being just overweight then to residing within a healthy body weight range
-be able to walk 4 mph for at least an hour
-cinch my waist and boost my booty sexy (get my curves back)
-weigh 150 lbs, my normal weight, and being optimally fit
-participate in RAGBRAI
I am rehabilitating my right foot from a procedure done to treat three Morton's neuromas in it. Hopefully as I recover, I will be able to increase the amount and variety of exercises I am able to do.
Right now I am walking almost everyday, especially to reach my total minutes exercised if my other cardio exercises for the day fall short. I am also biking, doing water aerobics, swimming, strength training, and dancing (just a little bit).
I live in Iowa, and my nickname is Sage.
When I Meet My Final Goal: it's just too delicious to decide on yet. ;D
My Reward for Losing Weight During My Weightloss Journey: I have taken to opening vacuum-packed bags of clothes which I had put in storage until I could hopefully one day wear them again. Every 20 lbs or so, I get out the next bag and start to go through both it and my closet. Anything that is obviously too big or is the right size but doesn't look good on me gets chucked. It's incredibly cathartic!
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| current weight: 225.4