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This week will be better

Monday, April 22, 2013

So I had a rough week last week, I got a little overwhelmed with school stuff and ended up mindlessly eating more than I should have. I also made brownies and ate WAY too many of them ...

So this week I need to focus more on me and being healthy. I went to the gym for 30 minutes this morning and I'm going to watch what I'm eating a lot more today!

I also want to try setting aside more time to just think about my goals and what I need. I usually sit on Pinterest's health page for a while until I feel motivated, but lately I'm noticing that so many of the people on that page have unrealistic and unhealthy goals: You want a GAP between your thighs? That's crazy, real women's thighs touch each other, get over it! It makes me so mad so see these women trying to have such ridiculous bodies that are really only seen on models who never eat and work out for HOURS a day.

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CC3833 4/22/2013 2:07PM

    Well that is great that you realize how unrealistic people are. You are a normal everyday woman... And glad you want to stay that way. Great attitude and great start you got this!

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Week 4: UGH

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Okay I feel like such a loser for already losing motivation in my weigh loss efforts. I just feel like it's SO hard to stop eating. My food tracker doesn't seem to reflect how much I think I eat. Maybe I'm not recording everything correctly. I'm going to start measuring my food a lot more carefully and hopefully that will help me be more sure of how many calories I'm actually eating.

I haven't weight myself in a few days but I'm afraid to see what the scale says. I'm sure it's fine but I just want results faster! I know it doesn't work like that and I hate it. I just feel really disappointed with myself in a lot of ways. It's hard to pay attention to food and exercise when I'm so busy with school.

I need to stop making excuses and just stop eating so much!

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CC3833 4/22/2013 10:44AM

    This is very hard. No one is going to tell you it is easy. And you will slip up. There is nothing wrong with that. 4 weeks is a decent time to keep up your motivation. You just need to keep reminding yourself what you want to lose weight for. I know you're busy but you need to find some way. I am dealing with that now. I have to carve out time for me no matter what. But I am not in school yet... I don't know how I am going to do it once I am...

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DOLPHIN7769 4/20/2013 11:38PM

    Don't get discouraged. It will not be easy. Try to set small goals. Like try to drink one water instead of a pop or one veggie a week more than the prior week. once your able to attain the small goals it gives you momentum to reaching the bigger goals. you cant expect yourself to change everything right away or you will set yourself up for failure. I struggle each and every day i know how hard it is to not reaching your goals right away but as long as we dont allow ourselves to get discouraged we can do it.
Keep pushing we can do this!!
Here is something else I have recently began to read as well. You can take it what its worth. There is a book (or actually a study) call Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. Now Its a bible study but it deals with womens issues with losing weight as well. Its not really expensive.

Main thing is stay positive. And if you need support let me know i will help cheer you on!!

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Week 2: It's getting better

Saturday, April 13, 2013

So after I struggled a lot with hunger during my first week (I'm counting weeks this way because that's how I count time during school: 10 weeks in a quarter!) I sort of gave up on the grain-free thing. I just can't handle how hungry I was, it made me cranky and all I thought about was food.

So this week I started out eating only veggies, meat, fruit and yogurt but halfway through I added whole grain spaghetti, triscuts, raisin bran cereal, milk and cheese! I know I can manage to eat all these things in moderation. I haven't weighed myself this week so hopefully I haven't gained anything back, but if I did, I know it's just my body adjusting. I'm going to work hard and balance eating what I need to and exercising!

On another note, I'm trying to make a personal goal to be more outgoing. Since coming to college, I feel like I don't really have any friends here. I have my old friends from high school, one who I talk to almost every day, my roommates who I love, and my "work friends" who are cool people that I get along with but never spend time with outside of work. I just don't know how to meet people this late in the game. I feel like by this late stage in the year and when I'm halfway through college, no one needs friends like I do, they already know everyone and don't really care to add people to their friend group. But my roommate has convinced me that I don't need to think like that so I'm going to go with her to some social events (NOT parties because I'm not into that.) and try to stop being so shy!

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CC3833 4/15/2013 12:15PM

    Congrats! Sounds like you are doing the spark way.... your way! Whatever works for you! We are not into condemning any certain type of food or exercise! You can be more outgoing. And I'm sure people want to be your friend. Your friend is right you can't think of making friends in that way. And good luck and have fun at that gathering!

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Week 1 is hard

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

So I've completed the first week of my new effort to lose weight. I'm not going to pretend it was easy and encouraging. I was hungry all the time, and cranky. I was working every day on top of being back at school, and it was really hard not to take comfort in food like I often do. I came home late every night to eat a salad, overcooked chicken (I'm a terrible cook) and some yogurt. I even had a night of weakness and at Panda Express for dinner during work! I did lose about 6 pounds, but I'm not letting that make me think I'll keep losing that quickly.

What I was doing was eating a lot of veggies, fruit, meat and yogurt, and not a lot of grains, which are usually an important part of my diet. I miss them! I feel like that's what really helps fill me up, so I'm looking forward to reincorporating good whole grains into my diet after next week.

Week 2 will be more of the same, no grains, but I know for sure now that this "cleanse" thing I've been doing won't be good for me on a long term basis.

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ADZY86 4/10/2013 4:46AM

    Great first work. It'll get easier. That first week hunger is a pain in the butt! Once your stomach shrinks a bit it'll become more normal I'm sure.
I don't do grains either. Carbs really mess me up, and cutting them down is the only way I've ever been able to lose any real weight (without starving myself!) Good luck

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PINKEUROGIRL 4/10/2013 2:21AM

    You can do it!

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ILOVEFOOD590 4/10/2013 1:27AM

    Stick to your goals! :)

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PATTISWIMMER 4/10/2013 1:20AM

    I have been without grains for 8 months... but have some rice occasionaly... I end up eating more vegetables.. which is healthy emoticon

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A new start

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

So I've never written a blog before, but the past year and half has been a major transition period for me, and I'm not making the progress I wanted to, so I think this will help me be more accountable. I'm a sophomore in college, but I'm not having the "typical" college experience. I go to class, I have a job, I live in a tiny apartment and never have any money -- but I don't really have fun.

I'm way to focused on grades and my job my self-improvement to really let myself have a good time at school. I'm not into drinking or partying, I don't do drugs, I don't even like going out all that often. What I do focus on is creating a new, healthy lifestyle for myself. That's what I want this blog to be about. I'm hoping that putting my journey out there will help me stay on track and keep up my healthy goals.

I've been trying to lose weight for years, basically my entire life I've struggled with weight problems, which run in my family. I used to be involved in a lot of activities that kept me exercising throughout high school, but now that I'm not doing that, I'm struggling with the 30-40 pounds I've gained in two years. At my university I have access to a great recreation facility and I use it, and living on my own (with roommates of course!) gives me the freedom to choose what I eat and when.

Starting during winter quarter I went to the gym four times a week (most weeks) and tried really hard to eat healthy, but I hardly lost any weight, and it was discouraging. I've been at home with my family for a two week spring break and I'm REALLY off track now. Spring term is another fresh start.

I'm going to attempt the "17 Day Diet," which my parents have been having success with, and I'm really looking forward to seeing results! Along with that I'm going to go to the gym at least twice a week and work out on my own in my apartment on the non gym days. I'm also going to make a list of reasonable personal goals that I hope to accomplish before summer vacation starts.

So with that, I begin a new quarter of school and a new phase in my Get Healthy Attitude -- wish me luck!