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why can't people think before they speak?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

..the reason why I left work (I worked as a Spa Director and Aesthetic Instructor so I saw lot of people) was because I couldn't go thru one more day of someone asking me "so...when are you due?" (PS...I'm NOT pregnant...but, yes I do look like it...all/most of my weight is in my abdomen..)

I'm actually not sure what's worse..the comment or the fact that the person starts to back-peddle and keep on apologizing for the comment.....my "answer" to the question is "no..I'm not pregnant..it's just residual fat left from having the kids" (with a forced smile attached)

...this sort of thing happened to me today(again)...I've tried not to let it bother me, but it just reopens that wound that I've tried to hide by being at home (not good I know...)..this is the first time I've cried about it though...
and you would think it would be motivation to help me lose the weight...but it only makes me want to eat....UGH...I need to mentally get out of this funk....

Still haven't called the Nutritionalist yet...hopefully tomorrow.

  


Today I turn 37...

Monday, June 13, 2011

and I don't know what to think about it.

I am starting to think that I have an "overeating" disorder....every morning starts out great...great breakfast (usually oatmeal with nuts and yogurt or a shake that's high in protein) and i even can get a good morning snack in...but by lunchtime and beyond I lose all control!!

I will eat anything I can get my hands on...today...rice krispie treats I origionally made for my son (who was sick today so he wasn't eating anything) then I made myself a fantastic supper (b/c my husband couldn't be bothered to have supper with me...though he was thoughtful enough to pick food off of my plate....and yes, I'm being sarcastic) of chicken, asparagus and a salad...then I proceeded to dive into a bag of chips and then chocolate cookies....I am STUFFED...needless to say I weighed myself yesterday...193 but after today I won't be suprised if I added 2+ lbs:(

I really don't know what's going on...my dr. has suggested I go see a Nutritionalist to see what is up....I know it's all mental for me....I KNOW how to eat well and that for my body type I need to encorporate MORE exercise into my daily life and the weight will just sail off..
I make GREAT plans to lose weight...complete with meal plan and exercise schedule...but I just can't stick to it and once the "day" comes to start...I just push it off to the next day.

If anyone is reading this and has ANY thoughts or suggestions...PLEASE I am open to it all!! (just don't be mean is the only thing I ask)

  
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OFABULOUSME 6/15/2011 12:09PM

    First off: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the day.

Your story sounds so like mine. I decided to try the Slow-Carb diet from 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris. It's not for everyone but it seems to be working for me (slower than it says in the book, but working none-the-less).

The big thing for me is cheat day. By allowing myself one day a week to have whatever I want (and I mean WHATEVER) without the guilt, it has changed my whole outlook on food, guilt and temptation. Now if something is presented to me during the week, I say no thank you, and make a mental log to enjoy it on my cheat day. Yes, it means my weight is going to go up the day after cheat day, but it has consistently gone down from week to week since I started the plan.

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JOYCERN12 6/13/2011 11:45PM

    Happy birthday, Hope You figure out what works for you. Joyce


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Just a small set-back

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So last week I took my boys to see Disney on Ice with my SIL (who got the tickets from work) anyhow...just before the show started, I was reaching for my youngest and lost my balance...fell bakwards and ended up having a fractured sacrum (the bone just above the tailbone)...holy pain!! It's been almost a week of constant pain...standing is good, but bending over and sitting, not so much:(

And in this time, my eating has been terrible!! Coupled with not really being able to move much (just to take the kids to school and get the dog walked) is all that I am doing...I didn't weigh myself on Sunday b/c Saturday was a total write off for food...my husband (lord love him) was the "chef" for the weekend, and needless to say, the food he made wasn't so low cal or low carb for that matter (to him, potatoes are fruits and pizza is healthy b/c it has all 4 food groups on it!! grr)

I am going to try to get back into using the Wii again to hopefully lose the weight I gained over the past 7 days....but it's just a little set back, I'm not going to let it get me down and be my excuse to go back to terrible eating habits...

  
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SLIMTHICK2 2/12/2011 8:53AM

    From the sound of things I'll say that you are well on your way to achieving you goals. Take it easy and all the best to you as you make your way back to your routine. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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PENNI68 2/10/2011 8:14AM

    Good for you!! Keep that positive outlook and you will do fine! I hope you heal quickly!!

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So I'm finally losing weight...whew.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

That's right..I have almost lost 20lbs (at this point it's 19 to be exact!) and it's working. I'm NOT dieting...I have decided to make the conscious effort to make it a Lifestyle Change....I'm done just giving into eating the same meals I used to make my kids (I say used to b/c now even for them I'm making better selections for them...though neither of them are overweight in any sense of the word, I just want them to eat great, healthy food)

For Christmas, "Santa" brought a Wii for the family with tons of games (and wii fit and jillian michaels fitness ultimatum included for mommy!) and I'll tell you...they WORK!! When eating the RIGHT number of calories and especially choosing foods that keep me full, AND with using the Wii (I'm doing it about 3 to 4 times a week) and with walking the dog 2 times a day AND with taking the kids to and from school everyday I'm seeing results!

I did have a pretty easy head start. At the beginning of December I became very sick (chills, aches, swollen throat etc..) that ended up turning into me having a mouth FULL of canker sores for almost 10 days...so I was living on chicken broth and protein drinks....I immediately dropped about 5 to 8 lbs...but when you get better and don't change the eating habits, I gained some to almost all of it back...following month it happened again on New Year's Eve (MINUS the cankers thank goodness!) turned out I had a strep infection for over a month! YUCK.
But it gave me the perfect incentive to keep going...once I was well enough to use the Wii...the weight has been dropping at about 1.5 to 2 lbs per week!!
I have become very faithful with my nutrition log and making sure to adjust the caloric intake to my weight loss!

To determine your "ideal" caloric intake for easy (and I mean easy) weight loss here is the calculations:

Take your weight, multiply it by 15 (this is the max # of calories to maintain that current weight) and then subtract 500 calories if you would like to lose up to 1lb per week, OR subtract 1000 if you would like to lost 1.5 to 2 lbs per week!
This is what MY calculations look like:
184 x 15 = 2760 - 1000 = 1760 (this is the MAX # of cals I can/should have per day to see weight loss)...of course if I happen to go above the caloric intake I also make sure to schedule my cardio and weight training sessions to "burn" calories as well.

I have been using the Recipe section to gather my favs, and ones with ingredients that I regularly have in the house. I think if it's too hard and if I have to go out of my way to have specific items in the house, then it's something that won't work. I'm a busy person and I need something that I'll be able to sustain once I have reached my goal weight. (see i didn't use the word "if" because I know I WILL reach my goal weight) It's all about perspective and I let myself have chocolate (my weakness)...I try to only have one "starch" per day/sometimes 2 depending (I have eliminated high starchy carbs and processed items, sticking to whole grain and using veggies as a starch source)

The other night my parents were over for dinner (and to take the kids skating) I decided to make pasta/garlic bread etc...it was quick and easy. I knew I would want some garlic bread but then didnt' want to have pasta...my resolve was that I had a spagetti squash in the pantry and I had that instead of the pasta with my meat sauce, which then allowed me to have one amazing slice of garlic bread! Crisis averted and good eating day stayed in check!

When it comes down to it...if you want to eat something...check out the caloric intake (as well as carbs and fat and protein)...and then decide is it worth giving up food that your body needs, or can you "work it off" in a workout?

  
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LADYPUNKETTE 2/2/2011 10:28PM

    Great blog and reminder that a lifestyle change is more important than a diet and that we can still enjoy our treat as long as we do it with the knowledge of what it will entail (less of other treats or more of exercise)

Great job on your 20lbs down!!

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I'm back...and 2lbs lighter!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Well...for some reason I'm having issues with my camera/video...I had one completely done and for some reason I can't get it downloaded properly on here! I am going to try again...and I've done some editing, so I apologize if it's extrememly choppy...it was over 10 mins and I thought that was too long...I realized that I was really talking about nothing!!

BUT...my video in a nutshell...I've had the AH-HA Momment!!
I'm a visual learner and I need to see as I go (which is why I love SparkPeople..)BUT...I don't have an iphone to add the app for SparkPeople, nor do I have a laptop/notepad to write it all down to be accountable...

I found the "paper and pen" version of SparkPeople! This is my "day 2"...my video loggs my day one and I am down 2 lbs from my first video log...I'm quite happy since I wasn't really concerned for the last few weeks and I've been giving into my "cravings" of junk food and over-indulging in things!

I am going to keep trying to upload my video...keep my fingers crossed!

Have a Happy and Healthy Day!

  
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LARRYPHIPPS 10/24/2010 3:34PM

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, YOU CAN DO IT.

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ANNISSAT 10/24/2010 3:06PM

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