Saturday, June 21, 2014
I copied and pasted this from my actual blog, which is http://www.daniellesconfessions.blogspot.c
om. There are so many social networking sites that I'm involved in that I often forget to post here
Weight Loss Wednesday: -12 lbs, 6 More to First Goal
This past month has been quite a challenge for me. Iíve said goodbye to pizza, garlic knots and days on the couch, and hello to turkey sandwiches, large salads and daily workouts that wouldnít cause Barbie to break a sweat. (Sadly, I often wake up feeling paralyzed.) My commitment to eating steel cut oats every morning didnít pan out. Turns out you have to continuously stir it for thirty minutes, and I donít even have the patience to watch my Keurig brew a K-cup which, by the way, is about 60 seconds.
So I started drinking protein shakes, specifically Special K Mocha Cappuccino. If you ignore the fact that they have 18 grams of sugar per serving (regular cola has around 30), theyíre fairly healthy. (Coffee-flavored cola doesnít sound enticing, anyway.) The combination of protein and caffeine help keep me awake as I wait for my dog to relieve himself. By the time I come back inside, Iím somewhat awake, my stomach is nice and full, and my coffee is ready.
12 pounds is a small amount of weight compared to what I need to lose, but Iím really proud of myself. So far Iíve done it on my own. No dieting, no extreme workouts (as if), and no diet pills that send me running to the bathroom. Perhaps I couldíve lost 20 by now had I avoided Sonic, but their Reeseís Blasts are mighty delicious.
The only hard part has really been staying inside on my lunch hour. I used to love getting out and eating in my car. Unless youíre a massage therapist, Iím sure you also have stressful days. (Even they must want to scream sometimes.) Now I eat in the break room. On the one hand, Iíve gotten to know coworkers with whom Iíd never get to know. On the other hand, sometimes I feel like Iím suffocating by being inside all day.
On average, I go to the gym three to four days a week. Every day, though, I walk my dog for 15-30 minutes. Iíve noticed little things since exercising, like walking uphill doesnít take as much effort and my joints arenít as sore. (Before now, I hadnít admitted to the latter.) Itís embarrassing being this big. People judge you, cast silent judgments and wonder if you should really be in the Sonic drive-thru to which I say yes, damn it. My body, my problem.
I know there are others out there like me, and I would love to connect with them. Feel free to message me on my Facebook page. There are strengths in numbers.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I joined a gym and am really happy about it. Today was my first day. It's supposed to be a 'judgement-free' zone but, of course, I overheard two women talking about 'fatties' in the bathroom. When does it end? It took everything I had to join, everything I had to get out of bed today and go, everything I had to step on that treadmill knowing all I could do was 30 minutes. It was hot, I was sweating and really uncomfortable. Like, really. I wiped down my station. I put on deodorant so I didn't smell, and then they go off about how gross that feeling of sweating is while putting down overweight people for running on the treadmill? How about either not making any comment or thinking 'wow, look at her go?' or, better yet, just focusing on YOUR workout and not everyone else's? I know I shouldn't be taking this to heart, and I wasn't working out when they were, but I've dealt with being overweight my entire life. Kids used to poke fun at me in middle school, so the comments hit a little too close to heart. Nobody seems to understand how sensitive I am about those comments. They think, 'You're strong. Why let it bother you?' I'm only human, though. It won't stop me from going, but I'm definitely bringing headphones and tuning everyone out. People can be so mean.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I'm trying to aim for 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies each day. It's harder than I thought it'd be. I used to eat waaay too much pizza, so I'm trying to find another way of getting that fix. Like a lot of people, my job can be very stressful and pizza always makes me happy.
Every day I've been eating an apple, orange and a banana, and trying to fill up my lunch and dinner with a lot of veggies. This has, unfortunately, had quite an impact on my stomach and Gas-X isn't doing the trick. Does anyone have any suggestions for, um, relieving some pressure aside from letting it out? I like to be as much of a lady as possible about it
Monday, March 03, 2014
My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though.
I begin every day with a bowl of steel cut oats with some type of fruit, like strawberries or banana. She recommended I eat fish and I grimaced. I cannot stand the taste of fish. When I asked if omega-3 supplements would help (along with losing weight), she said yes, but not as much.
I've been walking every day for 30 minutes, too, if not longer. Is anyone else in the same situation when it comes to fish? Most of my friends and family enjoy it, but not me. Nasty.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I stopped by a local park on my way home today. It's staring to get colder, but it was nice to see other walkers. I did about 20 minutes around the frozen pond.
It was a lot warmer this past week, and I noticed I wasn't as depressed. I'm concerned about the upcoming polar vortex, though. After the holidays I think we're all just ready for spring.
Time to renew my apartment lease and, as I expected, it's going up by $25. My goal is to own my home within the next 3 years. Getting tired of paying rent.
I hope everything is well with all of you!
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