Saturday, April 12, 2014
I got on the scale this morning.. 12 pounds total I've lost so far. I am very hopeful that this is the key to my finally releasing this poundage. I'm learning a lot about myself and how food affects me.
Although I do think about the foods I have cut out. I don't crave them at all.
I'm learning and seeing there is a different way to relate to food.
Before. food was anything but fuel. I used it when I was sad, bored,nervous I would sooth my emotions.. and a lot of times it was just a habit.. having that ice-cream late at night.. or the beer with cheese and crackers. Or carbohydrating it up at every meal during the day... and feeling hunger in a few hours... meaning pasta, bread, rice.
So I know this does not work for everyone. But for me it has made a world of difference.
I've learned that physically , and energy wise , and mentally I am so much in a better place.
I realize that all those cravings have to do with my hormones and regulations of my body.. When I eat "those" foods. It seriously changes my thought process , it lights up those pleasure centers in my brain that make it almost impossible to stay away from those foods. It really is difficult to explain. I'm not finding it hard at all to stay away.. from them. I kind of look at them like they are poison to me. I am almost afraid to re introduce them into my diet. which is the point of whole 30, to see what affects you in a negative way.
So going forward. I have another 9 days to go. I will do the trial testing at the end of 30 days and see how my body responds. I will obviously include some of these foods into my life again, in a very limited way. Hopefully I will see what works well for me.
One thing that stands out to me, Is only eating 3 full meals a day.. There is not any snacking , you give your self a good 4-5 hours between eating which gives your body an opportunity to dip into using your fat storage. Otherwise , you never do that if you eat every few hours.. you are providing the energy from the foods you are eating directly. So that was a big eye opener to me.
Also Protein at every meal really satisfies you for many hours. I know that most of you know that. but for me I know see it and feel it. I know going forward all my meals will have protein , along with lots of veggies , and possibly 1 serving of a carbohydrate.. MEASURED/WEIGHED the pasta or rice or potato needs to be a LITTLE side serving not the main meal! Yes I've read that too, somewhere here on sparks. But until I was to get rid of the cravings I had trouble doing that..
What I need to do now is get back moving again. Going for walks, the gym This week I will shoot to do 3 days and do that for a while..
Thanks for stopping by, any and all comments welcome.. what are your experiences? Does this ring a bell for any of you? I have always wondered will I ever get to a point I can do this. Finally I feel i've cleared the carbohydrate cobwebs out and can finally release this extra weight.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
This book which was recommended by a friend... has really helped me. It talks about inflammation in our bodies and how the foods we eat have a direct correlation to how are bodies feel.
It talks about eliminating certain foods.. that cause problems... to eat the foods that help with psychological health, hormonal health, and have a non addictive quality.. and you and I both know what those are. (sugar/carbs)
I have stuck to it... the first 3 days where difficult as you can imagine. But it did not take long before. (4th or 5th day) that I saw I was not interested or craving carbs. I'm the girl that had to have her bagel and cream cheese and milk every morning..
after 30 days you then added the types of foods you eliminated for a couple days.. and see how your body feels.. then you will know what is causing you pain and discomfort.. you can then decided if this food is worth it or not.. I suffered from breast pain... along with knee and hip pain for the last few years.. but those are gone... only 2 weeks.. I've read about some people who had GI Issues which this helped them...and a good part of this you do lose weight.
Update: 14 days so far! two more weeks to go.. before food challenges..
weight : 182 ( -10) I started at 192
waist: lost 2 inches
hips lost 0 inches
tummy: lost 1 inch
thighs: lost 1 inch.
Not bad for two weeks. 10 pounds gone and 4 inches gone.
A personal best in the journey of weight loss. During these two weeks I did go to the gym , maybe 2-3 times. My life is in a bit of a challenge right now with family, and work. More on the illness of a parent and grown daughter moving large life event and work is a challenge too... So to stick this out is a real accomplishment.
My plan moving forward... I'd like to start challenging myself with the foods I have removed from my diet. You see I know that if I do this now doing the challenges so early on ..
It will be a very slippery slope of going back to my old eating habits.. I KNOW IT.... So for two more weeks, I will continue to do lean meats, veggies galore, and nuts and healthy oils.. and moderate fruits.
WHAT I HAVE GAINED: No breast pain, knee or hips.. stomach is less bloated, I feel like
I have clearer thinking, less "overly " emotional. More energy,
I feel strong and flexible.
I think I know in my heart I could not totally release these foods.. but I need to learn to limit them . Make them a "special occasion' sort of food. Small slice of cake.. or go out for an ice cream..
I will probably monitor these foods! never mind the rest.. These are the high calorie nutrient poor foods.. that only make you crave them and want them even when you are full...not good. As long as I keep a watchful eye on this I will be ok.. they have their place in my world.. but I don't want to live to eat.. but rather eat to live.. which means health foods to fuel my body.. I'm proving this to my self every day..
Thanks for reading would love to hear your thoughts.. Diane
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Well. Its december 1st and I need to write down what I plan to accomplish for This month.
1. Drink 6-8 cups of water daily
2. Post all my food daily
3. Excercise daily with a minimum of 10 minutes of activity.
The way I look at it. If I don't make an effort to go to the gym or do a class. If I force myself to at least do 10 minutes. That is at least 10 minutes of activity I probably would not have done!
So here I go. It is the end of the day. The gym is closed but will pick one of the exercise videos here at sparks. To start off my month with activity! Get me going.. I've been such a slug the month of november.
I was concentrating the last couple of weeks on posting my food and drinking water.
Now I will zero in adding activity. and being more careful of my calories going into my body.
Making them healthy calories.
Friday, November 15, 2013
What is discipline? Some thoughts from a very frustrated chubby lady.
I need to make sure its a really good reason for losing, when it gets tough it has to get me through the hard spots. Those times I just don't feel like it or let my life step on my toes. I just decide "not today" I'm to ________( fill in the blank)
I need to make sure I do one small thing over and over again. Baby steps! Every single day till it is ingrained in me. I've been living this way for a very long time… lets face it things need to change. But baby steps.. will get me there.
I need watch what urges I have that act against my goals.. Watch how my thoughts affect my actions. I have habits I do ALL THE TIME…I just keep doing them, its easier I guess. but not any more , i am willing to focus and stick too not letting the urges and habits just take over. which will involve planning.
I need to Pay attention to my excuses, and how I rationalize what I am doing or not doing. I do this a lot. Unfortunately… this must stop.
I Really need to notice the benefits of that small change I am making. Is it my head is clear to think, do my pants feel loose, am I moving easier not so much pain? This is learning to turn inward and make it stick because doing it makes me happier and healthier to enjoy life.
I found that when I stick to it, I always feel better. Be it exercising, and eating well. But it is so darn easy to go down that path of least resistance. I'm back , I'm still struggling. still trying to work on it. I'm really glad I"m here at sparks. I feel this is where I can make it work.
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