Sunday, March 23, 2014
So, after a very long hiatus, I'm back.
Last year, I got to my highest weight: 216. I lost about ten pounds over the course of a half year, just by being slightly more active and doing less binge eating.
This past month, I have started using the Sparkpeople app on my iphone, and it has made things so much easier than before. Before, I was constantly worried about remembering calories so I could log them onto a computer. Now, I just enter them in on my phone and go about my day.
I'm doing things a bit differently this time: I'm eating significantly more protein, and I'm eating in the mid to high end of my calorie range for the day. Without exercising at all (because I'm in thesis mode and I seriously do not have time), I have managed to lose over 10 more pounds in this past month or so. That puts my total weight loss from my highest at 20lbs.
My goal? Right now its to graduate with my Masters out of the "obese BMI" and just be "overweight."
I can do this. Slow and steady wins the race.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
So I recently stopped using Birth Control because I gained weight while taking it (that, and I had to get my prescription renewed in a new city with limited transportation.) And I don't know if it's hormones, but man, I feel really down and out today.
I have no motivation to exercise, do homework, engage in mentally stimulating activities or give a damn about calories or what I'm putting in my body. I was supposed to go to campus early today to take care of some work, but I dealt with some serious financial aid bullsh*t and decided to stay in and take care of it tomorrow.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
First, let me get one thing straight: I am absolutely *thrilled* that my boyfriend is so successful on his diet. He started out weighing about 4-5lbs less than I and he's down over 13lbs now.
The kicker is, I've been eating super healthy, and he drinks beer. Not a lot, but maybe a few (2-3) once or twice a week. He also hasn't worked out in over a week (like myself). I am not jealous. Nope. Not one bit.
Ok, maybe a little.
I just got to tell myself to ignore this little voice and be reasonable. 1. His metabolism is probably faster 2. I haven't been to the gym in a week + because I can't afford it 3. My weight will come off eventually. It is better to do it slow and steady. 4. A lot of Sparkers don't have the blessing of having a live in partner (or husband, sister, roommate, whatever) who has the same health and nutrition aspirations. So I should quit my bitching and be grateful.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
You know what's awesome? Having a closet packed with clothes that don't even come close to fitting you, but can't bear to throw them away since you just did a closet purge. I know, I know, everybody says that you should clear out your closet because most likely when you lose the weight the clothes wont be back in style.
You know what I would be left with if I did that? Shoes (most of them worn out), pj pants, boyfriend's old t-shirts, two shirts suitable for class, one pair of pants, and two skirts. Granted, thats a lot more than other people have, but it seems a little on the low side compared to what I'm used to.
My mom was so incredibly kind enough to send me a bit of cash so I could at least find something to wear to class.
I'll admit, going to a new mall, in a new city, all by myself was a little bit anxiety inducing. Whenever I found a store that had clothes I liked, I quickly discovered that none of them had sizes that would fit me.
So I broke through my own prejudice and mental barrier and went into Lane Bryant. And while I couldn't really afford anything I liked, but I managed to find a pair of tights I liked in a cool color.
On a whim, I stopped into another store, and I was easily the youngest person in there by 30 years. And by chance, they actually had some stuff that fit me well and was in my style.
Once I had blown through all my cash, I finally saw it. A plus size clothing store for women in their teens and twenties. The models were beautiful, and full figured. Both the sales clerks looked well put together, and both of them "looked" overweight. While I didn't buy anything there, I do know that if for whatever reason I come across more money to spend on clothes, I'll be able to find something.
Shopping was a humbling experience. But I refuse to choke down the lie that I'm not beautiful because of my size, and that I'm unworthy of looking well put-together.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
One of the major premise of Eat to Live is that we should be having raw, leafy greens on a daily basis, and should comprise the bulk of what we consume for the day. Right now, I'm having a DELICIOUS smoothie with banana, blueberries, spinach, a clementine, and a little bit of almond milk.
The other night I stumbled upon rawfoodlove.blogspot.ca It's a really well written and beautiful blog that has tons of raw recipes. Some seem a little bit more doable that others, but I think I want to try to incorporate some of them throughout my week. Its just going to be an experiment to see what makes my body feel good.
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