Wednesday, July 31, 2013
One of my most endearing qualities is that I tend to look at the world with Rose colored glasses. Every once in a while I do get put back into my place and have a reality check but for the most part, I tend to be easy to forget the past and try to move forward. I don't have a lot of patience however. I'm ADD and want to be on the the next thing now! So, this Plateau at 50 lbs lost has been somewhat of a challenge.
I know not to expect the weight loss from the start of my Eat to Live journey, but I have had a month (feels like two) where I haven't lost any weight. I'm still eating most of the same meals, no dairy, no meat. I might have let some oil join the crowd, I'll admit. Not a lot of oil but I haven't been strict as I was at first. I have however started working out.
This happened to me last time I was doing well with my diet. I started working out all the time and I gained weight. I rationally know it is muscle weight. I gain muscle fast. Faster than many people I know. I also know that I have lost an inch and a half off my chest this last month! But for some reason seeing the scale say no pounds lost makes me crazy!
So, I've been telling myself for the last month, this too shall pass and moving forward. I did find out that if you've lost this much weight, people (o.k. my mom) will continue to ask you if you've lost more. Maybe that is my trigger. I hate saying I haven't lost anything more.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Well, talk about a long vacation! I haven't been involved on SparkPeople in quite some time. There was that mean ol' gallbladder surgery then a wonderful leg injury that took a year to heal... but I'm like a pit bull, I don't give up easily. I'm competitive with others and sometimes with myself. So I kept plugging away. My gallbladder surgery changed what I could eat. Of course they told me that I could basically go back to my normal diet but that never happened for me thank goodness!
Gallbladder surgery made me hate soda pop. Weird, and I guess not many people get that weird side effect, but it has stuck with me. I really can't stand the taste of it, I've tried it a couple times in the last six months, and it doesn't matter diet or regular just taste awful. I used to drink a 6 pack of diet a day.
Then my dairy intake started to cause problems. First I tried lactaid type milks and hard cheeses...I'd bloat up like a ballon, which at my weight was no easy task. Then it was processed meats. I decided to think about eliminating those altogether. I also tried hypnosis. It worked for a while.
In April of this year I had lost 20lbs, then gained 5 lbs back. I was a bit lost. Frustrated to say the least. I saw something on the Dr. Oz show that mentioned diet... can't even remember now what the subject was, but his guest was Dr. Fuhrmann. He had written a book called "Eat to Live".
I really didn't have any reason not to go look for the book, so I went and purchased it. I was skeptical to say the least. I took it on vacation with me, and kept telling my husband how interesting it was and how it made sense. Then my husband went and broke his ankle. Even though it was a hectic time, trying to figure out things for him, I decided to go forward and try this diet. It was crazy! He supported me and my first week was the hardest. Withdrawal from meat and dairy and my stress were difficult to say the least but after that, it was all down hill. I knew I could stay on the 28 day challenge. I never believed I would really lose that much weight in one month.
Now it has been three months and I'm down 50lbs! I feel wonderful and happy and like shouting to the rooftops! I'll tell anyone who asks how I did it and I want to tell everyone who looks like they are suffering with their weight that it can be done. It may seem extreme at first, but it'll change your life. I'm looking forward to my next 50! What can I accomplish this year? Anything!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I've been bad, and I've been working on it. On surviving everything that is going on right now. I've been a hermit. I'll admit it and now I'm moving on again. I needed some respite but I'm better now. I've had layoffs, union bargaining, illness on my plate. I haven't gone overboard but haven't been working out at all. I haven't gained weight which in my mind is a better part of the battle. I'm just finally at the point that the Sun is out, the flowers are here and I want nothing more than to spend this time outdoors on my bike. So here I go, dragging my family with me and out the door we go. Yeah! Here's to tracking online again. I know I can do this, cause I have before!
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