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Back Again

Monday, September 16, 2013

So after two years, back again.

It's interesting, when I started SparkPeople I weighed 125lbs. That's the heaviest I've ever been. And my goal weight was 115lb.

Now I'm back. I had attained that goal and then some, getting down to 110lbs. At one point I was hovering around 118lbs and then moving into a new house in over 100 degree weather I was able to reach 110lbs. For a while I hovered around 113lbs, but now I got back up to 115lbs and am getting angry at my belly.

I know people are like, oh my gosh how can you complain about being at 115lbs? I have this belly that drives me crazy. Even sitting right now I feel like I have a tire attached to my front.

So what's the plan?
Just healthier eating, think paleo (not all the time, but keep it in mind), and eat off of small plates.

I pretty much have a plan of eating a consistent lunch of chicken, broccoli, and some sort of healthier grain. Oddly enough I like steamed broccoli more than any other vegetable so I'm sticking with what I like.

I keep telling myself that I am the only reason I am not at the point I want to be.

We'll see how it goes this time around.

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SONGFIT4LIFE 9/16/2013 8:01PM

    If you had kids the fat can be extra skin, according to my doctor...

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Identifying the Problem

Sunday, May 15, 2011

So I've been working hard to make healthy decisions and I'm not seeing the change I think I should. Well I think I have identified a few of the issues.

I LOVE beer. Especially my Summerfest. But I don't record these into my nutrition. And seeing as I drink at least two a day, and they are 158 calories each, that's 300 calories right there! Almost a whole meal in my book! Plus, I said at least. There are times where I have four a night! 600 calories! Since I'm not willing to give up my drinking habits, I need to take them into account when I'm tracking my calories instead of ignoring them like I used to.

I don't like them. I've made advances though, I do eat them. But I sure as hell don't like them. Especially by themselves. I'll eat broccoli, if it's mixed in pasta with some sort of cream sauce or cheese. All the veggies I eat have to be with something else, usually unhealthy or prepared unhealthily. I ate a baby carrot the other day and thought it was nasty. But in a chicken pot pie it was good. It took me five minutes to eat a strawberry. I know, I'm odd. I eat like a kid!

I crave bread, meat, eggs, and cheese all day long! But if I eat them and try to stay in my calorie range I feel starved all day! One of my friends who eats really healthy says that after a while you start to crave the healthy stuff, but I don't know. 24 years of meat and cheese is hard to turn around in a few months.

Does anyone have any suggestions to turn this picky eater to a veggie eater?

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CALGAL16 5/15/2011 4:09PM

    I think you need to find recipes and try cooking veggies yourself! You will be surprised to find that you can cook them in a healthy way and make them taste good. I think I've always loved vegetables, but one of my favorite dishes right now is green beans cooked in a little bit of butter (1Tb), with garlic, and then sprinkled almonds on top near the end, and salt and pepper to taste. Maybe that's too plain for you, but my family said it was good at Thanksgiving last year! Also, I love Gaspacho, a Spanish cold vegetable soup. But maybe you won't like it since it's pure veggies. Good luck!

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Oh my gosh this is haaaard.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Well duh I think you all knew that.

Let's see, it's been just over 2 weeks since I started on sparkpeople and started focusing on losing weight. Here's what's been going on

- I bounce between 118-122 (mainly near the upper region)
- I have been making healthier choices overall, but it seems like almost every other day I eat something like a piece of greasy pizza or cheeseburger
- I am always hungry
- I exercise almost every day, but it usually is only about 10 minutes of cardio. Working on it.
- I don't like to push myself with exercise. When I have the time and motivation, I will exercise 40 minutes a day, usually 30 min in the morning and 10 at night. Not going to overexert myself thats for sure.

But mainly I feel like a yo yo. I haven't quite seen the changes except that I always feel hungry nowadays. I think that if I stick with what I'm doing- exercising daily for however long that may be and making conscious decisions about my food, I will see changes eventually. After all, it's only been 2 weeks and I REFUSE to overexert myself. I'll take my time and do it at my own pace.

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NEDYFAY 5/8/2011 3:48AM

    The beginning is hard, indeed.

To curb your hunger, munch on something low-cal like vegetables. Or to spacing your food a little more evening - a small meal every three hours works for me, but experiment. Water helps curb hunger, too - a lot of the time we're actually thirsty.

Good luck!

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HELZIE 5/7/2011 3:59PM

    The beginning is hard, but then it gets easier. Promise!

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And so it Begins

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Well I need to lose weight. In the time that I met my boyfriend and learned to cook, I gained a lot of weight. I went from a size 00 to a 4. And I know people don't think a 4 isn't big, but it's the problem of the how quickly that all happened. In less than a year. I don't have a scale, but I think I should buy one. But right now I'm about a 3 by simply cutting out bacon in every meal.

I've gained so much weight that when I see my family on vacations they all comment about the weight that I've gained. When I talk to them on skype they all mention that my face got fatter. I don't fit in the clothes I have unless they are loose fitting shirts and pants that used to be big on me are now too small. On top of that I'm going on a family cruise in July and I don't want to shudder every time I look at the pictures from the trip.

I've had enough, I want to be thinner like I used to be. I never had to exercise or worry about my weight so I feel like I'm stumbling around. I hate the gym, hate running, and hate vegetables. Although the veggie thing is something I'm working on.

So what's this girl going to do?
-portion control (eat smaller meals)
-pack my own lunch (it's too easy to get pizza or fried foods)
-work out everyday with

Like I said, I don't like the gym or running. Instead I'm following the workout videos on sparkpeople's youtube account. I like them. They're not too hard and I can do them at home.

Okay well that's me. Why I'm trying to lose weight and how I'm going to.
I hope this works.