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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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