Friday, July 19, 2013
I have not written a blog in two years, so in my book that counts as a first blog. Reading other blogs frequently helps me. Some blogs inspire, some make me laugh, some give me good tips, and others give me the opportunity to give. I am always so satisfied when I encourage other people in their goals. I hope that through my blog I can help others as well.
Now to the confession... right now, anyway, what I am going to confess is my fears. I have lost 20 pounds in 10 years. I am proud of that accomplishment. I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, and I am happy that I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, if that makes sense. Fears? I'm afraid I'll lose it all. That I'll gain it all back. I see so many overweight women in their 30s and 40s, and I think, "What's to keep me from being like them in a few years?They were probably thinner when they were younger, too." I'm already so busy, with good things mind you, that I find it nearly impossible to exercise. So maybe I'll get too busy to eat well? To even care? To just say, "What the heck, I can eat doughnuts for breakfast." I really, really don't want that to happen. I don't want to gain weight back. Now or ever.
Now that I got that off my chest, I want to point out one thing that works for me. I absolutely love how I can view my food diaries from past weeks easily. I see that my best eating days include a healthy breakfast. If I don't have breakfast in the morning, my eating for the day inevitably stinks. I need to keep that in mind.
Well, even though I had a bad veg-out last night (I logged my weight anyway, even though I know I didn't gain 2 pounds) I am feeling better now. I want to be healthy within my body, and a healthy relationship with the food I eat.
Have a good weekend!
Friday, April 06, 2012
What's up Spark Universe! A smaller me is reporting before the weekend. I'm not only 1.5 pounds away from my goal. So close...yet so far.
Now that I'm following this new eating plan I'm feeling good about my food intake. I know I'll get flack for this, but I'm not logging what I eat anymore. I have a chart on my fridge that I check off when I eat. So when I eat 4 oz. protein, 8 oz veggies, and 4 oz of carbs, I check that off for one meal. To do that and log on here is just obsessive, so this is the method I'm sticking with for now. But don't worry, with all of the other great resources SP offers, I'll be sticking around.
Enjoy the weekend!
Monday, April 02, 2012
Hey Spark Universe, it's been awhile.
I am happy to say that it hasn't been awhile for logging, now that I've been doing daily. It's just been awhile since I blogged. Well, there has been a big change, a big positive change, in my eating. Let me elaborate.
So I am pretty sure that I said in a blog or two ago that I met with someone from a local organization called Soveya. This organization was established and is currently run by a wonderful couple, both of whom used to be overweight and overcame their obesity. Even though I am not overweight, let alone obese, my food obsession and overall unhealthy relationship with food finally got to me. ENOUGH I said. Well, I said in my head (that rhymes!).
It's been a week, and I feel great. The program Soveya puts you on requires you to eat about 2 pounds of veggies a day. Two pounds! Holy moly. I eat veggies, protein (including peanut butter! I diet that includes peanut butter?!), carbs... Yum. I'm never hungry and never feel deprived. That being said, I don't eat processed carbs (basically any kind of flour) or processed sugar (basically anything sweet other than fruit), but because I am eating so much other food I really don't mind.
I've been eating great and feeling great, so I basically can't complain. I'll weigh in this Friday and let you guys know what's up!
Monday, March 19, 2012
1. My husband
2. My unbelievably cute baby girl
3. My mom, dad, and sister
4. My friends
5. My apartment
6. My husband's job
7. My job
8. Weighing under 140 (and maintaining that since my daughter's birth - 11/10/10)
9. My religion
10. Spark People
Thanks to everyone out there!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Well, I have had a pretty interesting week. Well, I should qualify that statement by saying that this week was emotionally interesting, rather than eventfully interesting.
Last weekend the eating was pretty, pretty, pretty bad. I ate about, oh, I don't know, half a chocolate babka? For those of you who don't know what a babka is, don't find out. For those of you who do know what babka is, you know my pain.
I decided that I needed help. I was sick of repeating this ridiculous weekend food orgie and needed to meet with someone who was going to help me overcome this. I consequently made an appointment with a certified nutrition counselor to get some help. I told her that I need help mostly with getting over my obsession with food rather than education about what's healthy. I am going to start my official appointments in about a week and a half. I am going to be following a fairly strict eating regimen, but I am hoping it will take some of the stress away from wondering what I should be eating.
This week I was good, though, and either was within my calorie range or below. Normally I do not like to be so far below my calorie range, but after last weekend I don't feel too bad. Also, it's not like I was intentionally starving myself as much as I just wasn't hungry.
In other events, I signed up for a 5k and started training! I am debating whether or not I should invest in good shoes. They are just so expensive, and who has $100 lying around for shoes? Well, some people do, obviously, but not moi.
Anyway, let's plan for a good weekend! Like they say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
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