Saturday, May 17, 2008
most vital in knowing how my life change worked is knowing what my life was like before....my "diet" my entire life consisted of fatty foods delicious yet nasty greasified foods... i hardly ever drank anything other than coke or oj and even then you'd usually find me drinking a coke with breakfast.... portion size did not exist, a calorie was a number that meant 0 to me not a thing, and the idea of being a petite women was non existent. i used to say that seeing a girls hip bones stick out of her jeans made me hungry, hungry enough to grab me another bag of doritos! i used to say i was built this way... i didnt believe there was a possibility of being any less than a 157 lbs what i weighed in 6th grade, i was negative... i had to change that first, i had to believe that anything was possible that i wasnt stuck in that body i had so ignorantly eaten myself into my entire life... i had to treat myself like a child and say no when i wanted things that were really pointless, i had to realize that i was being wasteful of what i was filling up my body with, of what i was spending my money on, on my health and my life.... i changed everything about how i used to eat i stopped eating like a 300 lb man and started eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day and i worked out every single day... running 45 mins lifting weights you gotta do it all and dont waste your time exercising if you plan on having a donut later for real! when i first started jogging, a can of soda was equal to the amount of calories id burned off after 25 mins! it was a huge eyeopener so you have to be aware of your caloric intake. i never said good bye to my food i just stopped enjoying it over time... it just cost too much in so many ways... and when i do have cravings im able to have a handful and stop its not like the old me, i ate like the market was gonna shut down! and there'd be a shortage of all the things i liked! point is when you figure out what you like thats low cal and and you start replacing all the junk and unhealthy things you eat with yummy things that dont "cost" so much you'll find you eat more often and intake less calories than you would if you didnt eat all day and had fast food for dinner! things i like cheese stix yogurt craisins i dont like nuts but they are great for you i do like almond butter yummy! i love salmon grilled or any kind of way, i love salads too and fruits all kinds try everything you thought you didnt like all over again give healthy stuff a try you will be amazed by what you like! eat every 3 hours! seriously every 3 hours, it keeps you not hungry so you dont eat more than a proper portion size of something... i even like to cut average portions in half as to make sure i never over eat that way theres always room for a tiny bit more at the end of a hard day if i must indulge! also when you eat every 3 hours you make sure to keep your metabolism going all day! a good thing! i still have individual bagged portions of all my fave snack so i always have something to hold me over on the run. meals dont have to always be quick and at bk! we deserve more than that and we should take the time to nourish our bodies! u can soooo do this!!!! this is a time where we are retraining our bodies and MINDs on what is good for us what feels good and what tastes good... also remember this isnt a time when you should be feeling bad about yourself this is a time for regrowth and a new out look on life -attitude is everything!
ps WATER lots of it forget everything else!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
OMG! i did it i finally bought a bathing suit i feel AMAZING in! i loved my one from last summer it was pretty much the same thing i've always worn ...skirt to hide the inner thigh flab and backless tankini top to hide what i call "the rainbow" over my belly button... well no more!!!! a WONDERFUL friend of mine, matter of fact my mentor, has known me since my biggest days and went shopping with me.... i had to show her the bathing suit i secretly tried on days before and she loved it! couldnt get over it and was amazed at my doubts to make a final purchase... needless to say i left empty handed...then there was kenya's new pic in her hot red monokini and that was the last thing i needed! thanks for the push you didnt even know you gave!!!!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
everything you do or DONT do in this life is your choice! i not only continue with portion control but i do a few calculations in my head of what im about to put into my body! i've never left a mall and felt good about myself till just a few days ago so with incentive like that its not as hard to watch my weight, though i do remember it being quite the task when i was larger.... with portion control you still have to watch, somethings may be tiny and loaded with unnecessary calories soda juices beer condiments like mayo, when you cut the wasteful stuff out you can have more of the things you like and as you learn on this weight loss journey how to eat and still feel good, you'll learn that jolly ranchers may taste good but not as amazing as natures real candy, Ocean Spray's craisins, sun dried cranberries i dont even like cranberry juice but im in LOVE with my craisins, they're sweet and delicious and if i liked nuts i would eat them too cause they are a great healthy high protein snack! i eat ALL the time i mean, fruit in the morn or a yogurt, some cereal, a handful of raspberries or strawberries, i like clementines and tangerines, cheese stix a sm 90 calorie snack... i never gave these things a chance when i was a big girl my own discrimination against "healthy" foods, but i will tell you this much i discriminate everyday now its just the greasy fast food monster i avoid, one serving of fries is all the calories you need for one whole meal so i stay far away from that, maybe once a month i'll have some but to tell you the truth i dont even miss them, none of my friends try to kill me whenever i have them around sooo why the hell should i keep greasy unhealthy things around to sabotage me! i have a super bare fridge and pantry.... and i continue to live an active lifestyle! i actually said out loud for the first time in my entire life: i love the way i look and i meant it and i didnt feel conceited or bad about it, i've worked my ass off to look and feel this way and i know for a fact it is possible... so i tell myself STILL everyday never again! i'll never loose sight of the bigger picture i want to love me and be healthy and feel good so yea i'll keep watching my portions and cal intake for the rest of my life... but ITS WORTH IT cause IM WORTH IT!
Friday, February 29, 2008
"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service." -John Burroughs
;) PURELY FANTASTIC!
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