Friday, December 09, 2011
Soooooooo I went to the BMI index. Way high into OBESE still. I mean I know this when I look in the mirror and at the scale, but.... gulp.
So what to do?
Welll, I put in my starting weight and am now going to focus on the DIFFERENCE between the BMI before and the BMI now. 9 POINTS difference, that is.
Now that is something to Wow about. AND helps me realize that since I adjusted the Index by 9, I can then get down another 6 and then some!
Looking on that bright side.
Hey while I did that the sun came out. Now I can get out to the chilly pool and soothe my inflamations while enjoying the fresh air AND the ability to enjoy this body that is easier to move.
Trying to stay on the positive track. Understanding that today I've been able to reach many goals with the help of SparkFriends and Family.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
(i reveal THE way way way below on this page, jump ahead if you don't want to read all my babbling)
OK We all know we are Not supposed to weigh everyday. Wait a week to see if losing takes. Etc etc
This week I did not follow that advice as I was tempting fate and not trusting what I was seeing/feeling/doing!
I was watching to seeeeee/prove that the START I got over the weekend was going to finally STICK. So I weighed every other morning and even in the evening-- THAT is a tough one, but I had to see if what I had been seeing was real. Evening weight was higher-- no surprise- but still a loss was showing up!
Whoohoo and Whew!
Doing a modified Up/Down regimen really helped me to reset. As did having a few days OFF- truly OFF with no pressure or push. Yeppers lost 6 pounds in 6 days, Whew.
I hope to do the 2 week official induction phase of the Johnson's UpDay Down Day once the work stress lightens up.
It is weird that I can lose weight when I am NOT busy and such. And doing 'nothing'. I need stillness and quiet and no push in order to release weight. I really feel I HOLD onto it. Not just because I am eating more-- gotta be honest there, I know the calories rise as I work and hide from work, too. But when I can LET go, I let go of calories and weight both.
The UP Day Down Day regimen really works for some of us. It helps the body know that it is ok to let go because there is a good amount of calories coming in today AND the next day --WHOA what was that? haha That's how I see it, but of course there is a lot of science behind it.
I do believe in the starvation mode. I've seen it happen all too often to not. JUDDD fools the starvation mode AND it also let's the mind/cravings know that there is good solid real food happening. Not a bunch of NO! There is an UP Day happening regularly.
What is amazing though is that when one has an UP Day often the cravings are for healthy food and reasonable satiety.
Yesterday, I had a bad craving and was able to 'think through it' because I have been seeing results. I was able to 'let go of' the craving by talking myself into letting go of the weight instead.
Whew, I needed this.
So glad we don't get kicked out when there isn't success so we can stay here long enough for success!
Well, now I get to face the next hurdle. At 203, I'm flirting with my 50 pounds in 6 months goal-- can I take that 3 off in the next month? Can I take it off and keep it off? Can I handle the success?
I watched my sister lose her 130 plus pounds and watched her BACK off goals several times. I'm so grateful for her courage and honesty through all that journey. She has blazed a trail. She and my mother go to TOPS each week to weigh in and go down and down in weight-with very few gains. This has helped both of them in immeasurable ways. To make the last 10 pounds of each of their needed weight loss go, they went onto the JUDDD and wow they released pounds they'd been hanging onto really comfortably. They along with my brother who suggested the plan for all of us and is about 50 down himself, have really shown the way.
What is THE way? Don't give up, support each other, make it fun, whine if needed, forgive, keep trying and experimenting with what WORKS, care for yourself, etc.
In other words- there is no one thing happening in THE WAY. There is a direction-- how we get there matters, of course, we don't want to risk health trying to get to a healthy place. However, there is not just one thing to do to keep moving in the direction of health.
I NEED to remember this! And forgive myself when I stall.
Cheers and babbles,
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Migraine has me in its grips-- I went off daily meds because of side effects and there is no surprise that this is happening as the semester ends and I have tons of marking and stress re this new job and all the ins and out(LOTS of them!). However, it is not helping!
I'm trying to stay clean and responsible with food, but I'm finding strange cravings!
What's up with pickles and nuts craving? Salt? I'm not Ms Salt Eater really so this is a bit surprising.
Dinner last night was pickles I'd HAD to buy before evening dog walk, Then for dinner pretzels and walnuts. Before I basically passed out for the night. NOT typical for me.
Made myself have a solid breakfast but craving was for salsa and more pickles! Not unusual for me to like spicy breakfast, but pickles, naww.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
BEST to eat real food not edible food-like substances!
Food rules--author is back. i used to listen to a few of these, buttttt now i'm actually willing to be more and more into eating real food and appreciating it when i can.
Here is one saying he mentioned, "If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, your not hungry'
Makes sense! Gonna try to keep on with real food-- it really does help reset cravings! Despite the idea of staying away from packaging 'rule' i find that the EAS protein drink has helped to balance me out. The other side of that balance is TONS of salad greens each day. Is my body saying thank you for bringing REAL stuff and not overstuffing me?
Losing this week after a good solid week of good solid food care, but I'm going to try to post the loss late in week to make sure it sticks!
Breaking 200 by end of year is no longer just a pipe dream.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Here I was trying to be good and I upped my fitness goals. YIKES I was being all good and tracking food and huh? what? they put my upper range WAY up almost as far up as I had binged to around Halloween! Not funny. Not funny at all!
Sooo, anyway, that is the first time that has happened. I had to readjust and un-up my fitness goals so that wasn't staring me in the face each day. I'm barely hanging on and not gaining right now but with so much to lose, I cannot afford to THINK I can eat that much each day. Perhaps occasionlly sure, but not every day.
Anyway. All back to the normal setting. Still cannot eat in that range each day and lose, buttt I can give losing a try again.
whew, that was a close one.
dDawn un-upped to go dDown
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