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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My clothes that were tight when I weighed roughly 10lb less than I do now are fitting much better! I'm guessing in 10lb they'll no longer fit. And for bonus points people have noticed all my hard work even though I've kept pretty quiet about it. This week rocks so far.

  
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CHATTIEGIRL 6/25/2011 9:57PM

    Hi 4KID_4ME;

Keep going girl because you are doing great. Stay in the healthy life style lane and love life. God bless you always. Learn from Spark people every day.

Joyce

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BARCLE 4/13/2011 2:48PM

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Just pondering

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I'm finding it really hard to eat my calories some days. It's not that I don't want to or have an issue but that I'm genuinely not hungry. I'm really not sure how to approach this. I'm trying very hard to eat mindfully and stop when I'm full so I feel like I'm disrespecting my body when I'm wandering round the kitchen at 9PM trying to find something to eat that will get me to the magical 1,200 mark for the day.

I've spent years mindlessly shovelling crap food into my body, even when I really didn't want it, just because it was there. I'm no longer the same person who just eats for the sake of it so maybe that's why I'm feeling so conflicted.

I'm thinking I'll try and keep to an overall for the week so if some days I'm under and others I'm over as long as it equals out over the course of the week I'll just let it be and see where this new journey takes me.

I really do feel like I've stopped dieting and started eating again like I used to. I'm not thinking "I can't have that" but more "I really don't like how I feel when I eat that" these last few weeks. I've noticed that bread and pasta, my former go to staples, make me feel really bloated and uncomfortable. I've cut them out and feel less bloated and my tummy is definitely flatter. So much so that other people are noticing. I'm thinking refined flour and I will have to have very few and far between meetings for a while and just see how I feel. That's not to say that I'll never again eat a sandwich, cake, pastry, mac&cheese, etc but I'll be far less likely to go there first.

So, yeah, that's rather a lot of ramblings about calories and such. Oh, and I decided on Quorn pieces with spinach. Good protein hit and I can add another veg to my daily total.

  
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MELLABELLAS 4/8/2011 5:57PM

    What an interesting post! Now you have me wondering about how I feel when I eat those kind of carbs.. hmmm... do i feel bloated and lazy? I should write down how I feel after having my bagel today.
As far as the calories go, it's ok to go under your calorie goal sometimes. I just worry about you cuz your body may go into starvation mode. When I was on an 800 calorie, all liquid diet a year ago my body didn't feel hungry. I would sit there staring at my soup thinking that I just wasn't wanting to eat. Everyone is different tho so this may not be the case with you.
I hope you have a great weekend!
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JERSEYFLOWER 4/7/2011 6:13PM

    It'll even out after awhile and you'll fall into a natural pattern of eating the foods that help you reach your nutritional goals for the day (without feeling like you're stuffing yourself.)

My advice - walnuts. One serving (1/4 cup) is 200 calories and 20 grams of healthy fat. Walnuts were my crutch at the beginning. Make a snack of one serving of walnuts and one serving of raisins and it's 320 calories!

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It's April

Friday, April 01, 2011

The nights are staying lighter and, hopefully, it'll get a bit warmer.

I'm focussing on losing 10lb this month to take me into a different BMI category. Here's to April!

  
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BONDMANUS2002 4/1/2011 2:20PM

  Each day is a re-newal!!!

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Monday musings

Monday, March 28, 2011

I was thinking as I soaked my aching muscles post workout this evening. I realized that with one more pound lost I will have lost 10% of my starting body weight! Ten percent doesn't seem like much but it takes me out of the 200s, drops my BMI 3.5 points and brings me halfway to out of the obese category of BMI.

My next goal is to lose another 10% or 20lb. This drop will put me in the overweight category for BMI(not great but going in the right direction), leave me with 21 pounds to my first goal weight, mean that I've lost nearly a quarter of my self and mean I get some pretty, new, SMALLER clothes!!!! And I'll count my shopping spree as exercise for that day because I'll be going in every single shop trying on anything and everything to see what best works with my new shape. Oh, did I mention I love to shop?

I'm on the 30 day shred band wagon and I'm going to try to eat really well between now and Easter and see where that puts me. I'd love to drop 10lb by then because that would really motivate me to keep going.

Onwards and upwards!

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 3/28/2011 9:37PM

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I've been away from the scales

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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I've decided to pick a pair of jeans I want to get into and use them as my benchmark for right now. I've been waaaay too obsessed with numbers rather than how clothes fit. I'll keep you all posted when I get back into them!

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 3/24/2011 4:03PM

    I am so proud of you for kicking the habit. Pick one day a month, usually the 1st or last and stick with it, unless there is a reason to get weighed weekly.

There are so many other factors. How our clothes fit is a great one. I am wearing smaller sizes, people say I look so much thinner and I haven't been on the scales in a while. Will wait till 4/1 and see how that dept goes.

YOU ROCK FOR MAKING THAT DECISION!

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BIKINIMAMA11 3/24/2011 2:28PM

    I still do a weekly weight check on my scales, but trying on clothes that had gotten too tight is so motivating. I have saved jeans and shorts that I really like but were too tight to wear, and I do a progress check every so often. It feels SO great to button a pair of shorts that I had almost given away for fear of never being able to wear them again. Yesterday I wore a pair of jeans that I have just started wearing again (because they finally fit!), and I realized that they are actually getting to be too big!

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BICKEY11 3/24/2011 2:20PM

    I'm a huge proponent of ditching the scale, trading it in for a tape measure, or in your case, a pair of pants.

I bought a pair of jeans a year ago, right before it got warm out, never even tried them on, they were the same size I always bought from that store. So when the cool weather finally came around, i was shocked to find they didn't fit. Since it had been like 6 months since i bought them, I couldn't return them, so I vowed to get my butt into them. They fit now, a little snug, but I couldn't even get them past mid thigh before!

Good for you for ditching that nasty scale!

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