I realized that food really is fuel. Not this month but years ago. I was so intent on losing weight that I barely ate a can of green beans. I read labels alright and if I thought there were too many calories or fat I would not eat it. Including the can of green beans. Sounds crazy hugh?
I had frequent dizzy spells and even worked out on machines during lunch at work. Most days I had only eaten a Yoplait zero fat yogurt and a diet soda. If I wanted to splurge I would eat a bag of microwave popcorn. I lost weight...really fast. I would be so sick when I did try to eat food and it would not stay down. I was a fat anorexic. Well that's the way I saw it.
Now my low fuel has nothing to do with a fad diet. Sometimes the choices in my home are not healthy ones so I eat what I feel is healthier than eating the other choices. I know when I'm hungry but I ignore the growling of my stomach. I want to meet my goal for this year and I just can't eat those items that are not good fuel for my body. I don't purchase the bad food...others bring it over to us. My skinny son eats that type of food...and does not gain weight.
I have peanut butter and I plan on using that. I have eggs, wheat bread, red leaf lettuce, a cucumber, chicken breast, a yogurt, oatmeal and regular thin pasta. I normally have legumes around and lentils. That's what gets me through feeling full and healthy. I also have tuna and going to get me some soup. Soup is great to keep you full. These are the healthy items.
I know I need the fuel to get through this journey. I need plenty of water. I've walked the track at the school and had to recover from a dizzy spell because I did not drink enough water. Water is fuel also. It's a lubricant that we need no matter how bad it taste from the faucet when bottled water is not an option. I use hot water and put it in the freezer on those occasions. I am reviewing my food log and see that too many times I do not eat enough calories. Even though I'm fasting one meal this month, I can get more calories in as needed. I know what to do I just needed to blog about it.
I'm going to make a peanut sauce for the chicken breast for Sunday. Sounds good. I think Coach Nicole has a recipe here. I'm going to get my calories because not eating enough is just as bad as eating too much.
I am enjoying being creative when it comes on eating what's healthy and filling and love to fix up those plain salads. I can eat fruit and veggies and nothing else.
Hello Everyone! Im making this quick because I'm at the library.
Tuesday #5 was a very low day for eating. I did have 1337 calories but my main meals didn't give me many calories. I ate really light at dinner. The previous blog had listed dinner twice on day 4 but I changed it. So I didn't eat as much as it seemed.
I worked on upper body for 45 mins and just did some ab work because have to get it flat!
Today I had Spinach Yogurt(I love Yogurt) and I very icy bottle of water. For snack I will eat an apple and have chicken breast spinach and salad for dinner. Also will eat a suga freer pudding for evening snack.
Walking w/the cane is my "cardio" and back work. Can I do core again? I check with my Prevention book.
Day 3 sunday Oct 3
Started a light snack of Yogurt.
Had Pancakes for lunch and I used syrup.
Walked for 32 mins at grocery store leaning on basket. Cardio! lol
Dinner was spinach and beef eye of round wheat bread and apple.
Late snack: special dark chocolate 180 cals. \Treat.
Day 4 Monday Oct 4
Yogurt was my snack.
Lunch: Large salad w/red lettuce apples and cucumbers w/ lite vinaigrette dressing.
Small Turkey burger and bread.
Fat Free Browne. Another yogurt
Had a diet peach snapple tea. Water...drip drip drip...running to bathroom. lol
Dinner: Boneless Skinless Chicken breast small serving boxed stuffing and green salad.l Strength Train upper body.
Overall it was a good two days. I know I had too many carbs on Sun but I was under my calories since I had to lower them because of not being able to exercise 1000 mins as normal. But I'm proud. I guess I don't need dessert everyday.
I'm motivated and encouraged to go forward and cross the line. How about you?
I love when Joyce Meyer says if you are entertaining that spirit of fear then...Do It Afraid!
Go out there...where ever there is and just do what you have to do. Shaking in those boots if need to. I have lived so much of my life afraid to get up in front of people because of being overweight. I know God didn't give me the spirit of fear...but back then I couldn't even think about it. I write poetry and wrote poems to read at church all the time.
When it came time to read them I could almost hear my heart beating in my chest. lol But I read it with so much Power and Strength and I couldn't hear my heart beating any more. I did it...afraid...but I did it. It was a blessing to be a blessing.
This journey can seem scary and may cause us to even sabotage our steps forward. We must know that fear tolerated is faith contaminated. We must have faith in God that He can get us through to the end and further. We must have faith in ourselves that we are well able to do this.
We have not been given a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound and stable mind. You may start in fear but continue on in Faith. Without faith we can't please God.
So let's not tolerate fear in our lives for no reason. I have been a little anxious because I have not been able to do my regular cardio since that accident I had. I was almost in fear of not making it to my goal of Dec 31.
I have had a pair of jeans hanging on my door waiting for November to finally fit into them. Yesterday I had on a pair of my skinny jeans that were a bit baggy. So I took these little jeans off the hanger and ...they fit! Size 14! OMG!!! I'm doing it!!!
I started in fear...but I'm going all the way in Faith and even Further!!!