Friday, March 30, 2012
Part of this journey is figuring out what you have done wrong in the past. Most of the adults I know were never taught how to properly fuel their bodies. I know I was never taught. I have always heard the eat less move more mantra spouted from every media source imaginable. Is it really that simple? In reality no.
In the months leading up to my decision to join Sparkpeople and to change my life for good this time my average day would look something like this: Skip breakfast cause I hate eating in the morning, have a sandwich and chips for lunch or a baked potato with cheese and sour cream (yum). Dinner would be homemade by me and of average portion. Not to bad right? Wrong. This adds up to maybe 1500 calories. Add to this that once a week sometimes twice we would eat out. This is where I made the big mistakes. My body was hungry. Very hungry. So I would supersize it get the biggest meal and make 4 trips to the buffet line. All of those extra calories my body would store because the very next day I would starve it. I have eaten this way for years.
Psychologically I say to myself I don't eat alot. I don't understand why I can't loose this fat. Now I get it. I have to fuel my body everyday . Once my body realizes it is being fed properly it will shed the excess and uncover the person I am meant to be.
This is the toughest part for me because I have to eat more and move more. I need to be taking in over 2000 calories a day!!! Not only that but they need to be quality calories. So if I spread that over 5 meals that's 400 calories each.
Not sure if I will have a good number on the scale this week but with this information next week is going to rock!!!!
This is why it is so important to teach our kids how to fuel their bodies. Let the learning begin!!
Oh and P.S. This is day 4 without the ick stick and I feel great and yes I can quit smoking and change my eating habits at the same time it's a health journey not a fat journey!!!!