Saturday, July 13, 2013
I get so sick of hearing people say "calories in, calories out - it's simple math." Well, guess what - it's not simple math - it just show the ignorance of the person talking.
For some people, yes, it is just that simple and if it was for me - I'd have hit my goal years ago and been able to maintain it.
I was always athletic and was in good shape, never had to watch what I ate. Then I graduated college and got a job where I traveled 95% of the time. Woo-wee, plane flights, hotels, per diem, good food and too exhausted to hit the gym -that's when it hit me :( and it took me 6 years to realize WHAT hit me - yikes!!!
So, since then I have tried anything and everything to lose weight, the only time I was successful, besides the Atkins diet, was when I was working out 3 hours a day, but after 8 months of that and only losing 40 lbs, (which I was excited about), I got burned out and could not maintain that intensity any longer and just QUIT all together. I didn't work out for almost 2 years.
Before that 2 years, I found out I had a wheat/gluten allergy -that sucks! I was off wheat for 3 years, until I went to Europe, I was good the first 2 weeks, but the 3rd week, we went to Italy and, well, When in Rome :). Anyway, I didn't get back off wheat until about 2 weeks ago, again. Even though I felt better getting off the wheat - more energy, better nights sleep, it didn't help me to lose weight.
I finally went to the Dr. and am having a full blood panel done to determine why I have not lost any weight - he has a list of exactly what I have been eating the last several weeks and all of my workouts. I am concerned that my thyroid may be the cause. I had blood tests 5 years ago and was told that I was hypothyroid - but I take nothing for it. I am not a fan of medications. Hopefully, if it is thyroid I can get it working in a natural healthy way.
I am not going to quit my personal training sessions, I know I am building muscle, so once I shed the fat - you should be able to see some toned body parts :). Plus, I feel really great.
We shall see how it goes. The moral of the story; everyone one has a different body type and different issues they have to deal with when it comes to their body weight. Whether it's emotional, mental , physical, chemical - who knows. Don't be discouraged by people who don't know what they are talking about. Eventually with the hard work, the good diet and finding ways to get our bodies healthy and functioning properly, things will start to change and people will take notice.
Be encouraged, it might take a lot of figuring out, but it will happen!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I've been working out really hard and watching everything I put into my mouth and not "SEEING" the results I was hoping to see, but........
I feel much stronger and my endurance is better. I walk taller, I feel more confident in myself. People tell me they can tell that my shape is changing, so I'll take their word for it .
I am not going to be negative about it, because it's a process. Some people seem to lose quickly - good for them , some don't. I am hoping that because it is taking longer, I will see the value in ALL the effort that is going into making this change. . And I will not forget the hard work it took to get me where I need to be, because I don't want to have to repeat it.
Be strong and stay encouraged.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
This is my future!
Monday, June 17, 2013
I have been working out hard for the last several months. My eating has not been great, but I am working on it.
I have been working out with a personal trainer - the best one I have ever had. You know you get those trainers, they are good and nice, but don't seem to push you as hard as they need too. Well, that is not Will, he is tough. He is an MMA fight instructor and trains most of the Gold's Gym trainers in our area. His nickname is "The Reaper". He does not train at a Gold's Gym or a 24 hour fitness, he runs a real fight gym and it STINKS, I mean literally PU! All you smell when you walk in in the mornings is the stench of the sweat from the work outs the night before!!! They do not turn on the air - it stays about 86 degrees in there - YUK!!! I have never sweat so much in my life.
This is Will:
Pretty scary looking, but he is great. He doesn't yell or cuss at you. He is so encouraging. You get to where you think you can not do another thing and he really inspires you to finish it out and finish it out strong. I have not lost a lot of weight at this point, but I feel so much stronger and I am really firming up in places - yippee! I also go to his gym at night to do kickboxing - the real stuff, not the cardio - it is tough.
It's been great because my 2 sisters and my mom are training with Will as well. My one sister and mom meet him at 5:30 in the morning and my other sister and myself meet him at 6:30. My sister, niece, nephew and myself do the kickboxing 2-3 times a week at night and now my brother wants to get involved - so it's become a family affair and everyone supports the other. It's a very exciting time for us all.
Everyone feels so much better about themselves and stronger, it's a process and it will take time, but it's good to be on that journey with loved ones who support you and are enjoying the ride "most of the time" with you :)
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Well, I usually weigh myself once a week, but because my scale is way off, I haven't done that at all since I started back about a month ago. So I wasn't really sure of my progress.
You know, how you have those pants that you can wear whether you've gained 20 lbs or lost 20 lbs, you just can't really tell too much one way or the other. Well, I have those and I thought they felt looser just not sure.
Just so happens that I have a coat - where you can tell, I buttoned it all the way up and it didn't pull - yee-haw!
Steady wins the race, last time I got so burned out becasue I did so much, that this time I am going to take it one day at a time and learn to enjoy everything. It's for life, if I don't do it now - then when????
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Well, Here I am after almost 2 years, back at it.
I wonder how much weight I have really lost in my lifetime? How depressing to think about that. If only I could have kept it off. The 40 lbs that I lost 2 years ago has crept back on me - my own fault of course. But, CRUD, had I kept that off I'd only need to lose about 40 lbs, now I am back to 80. What a rude awakening.
So, I am at it again, this time, with God's help and both of my sister's - who are on the same journey - we will not quit. We will achieve our goals and maintain them and change our lives for the better. I am excited!!
I've always had great support, but not everyone doing the same thing at the same time. Both of my sisters, my dad, mom and I are all doing Weight Watchers Points Plus, very nice to have everyone exchanging recipes during the week and keeping everyone accountable with their daily points at the end of the evening. If someone doesn't send an email with their points by the next morning - the reminder emails go out, in a loving way .
I am on a mission to lose as much as I can in a healthy way by Feb 15th, I am going to visit one of my sister's in Amsterdam and I want to be comfortable on that LONG airplane ride. Pray, that I am a mindful eater while I am over there. I really want this to be a lifestyle change, if it is, then I will be a mindful eater on vacation as well.
Stay safe and be blessed,
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