Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I am doing a brief check-in because I binged last week. No need to go into details, but I binged on something sugary. This left me wondering if completely sugar-free is a good idea...
I have gone back and forth on trying to find the best diet for me, and I know my body doesn't lose weight if I'm eating sugar/gluten regularly. So I know what I need to do. However, until I have fully surrendered to this reality, I'm not sure if I should continue to go down this road.
Thoughts? I would be particularly interested in thoughts from former/current binge eaters about what works best for you.
I am around 148lbs now, so I have gained a little since mid-summer. Most likely from eating sugar again. Hmmm
ps. I keep forgetting to take my progress pictures! I will try really hard to have them taken this week.
Monday, August 13, 2012
So, I struggled in California. I ate gluten and sugar, probably about once per day (sometimes more than one treat per day). Now, it's time to recommit.
My trainer tells me to put a post-it note in a prominent place and use that to remind myself that I am sugar/gluten free. I have to redo my post-it note as of today, August 13, 2012. My weight is fluctuating between 145-150, and I know what I need to do.
No sugar, no gluten! It might not work for everyone, but this is what works for me. After my sugar-free experiment, I firmly believe that this is the only way I can lose. My body has gotten to that point, after the weight fluctuations due to my eating disorder.
Now that I am home again, it will be easier to follow this plan.
By the way, I am eating meat again. I think the protein and other nutrients from the meat help me to stay full, so that I don't have to eat gluten/sugar to keep my energy going.
I see my trainer for the first time in two months on Wednesday...let's go!
PS. Progress Pix as soon as I can get my boyfriend to take them.
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I AM FINALLY LOSING WEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 2 years of maintaining around 150-155, I am down around 145lbs!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy, I don't really know what to do, say, think. I just wanted to share my joy with Sparkpeople, and from there? Maintain my diet, maintain my exercise program, and get down to goal weight?? OMG, goal weight!!
So, I just went on a long trip, which included 3 and a half weeks of work at an academic summer camp on a college campus in Rhode Island. Right before I left, I had a really intense pep talk with my personal trainer. That provoked my decision to let go of sugar, just for now.
So, during camp, I didn't touch the desserts in the cafeteria. I didn't touch the ice cream, or the mounds of cake and other goodies. I ate 100% sugar free, and probably 90% gluten free. And now?
Well, I stepped on my home scale this morning after not weighing myself for about a week, and it said....145lbs!!!!!
This is an incredible victory for me, as I have been STUCK at 150lbs since I stopped bingeing two years ago. After I got over my binge eating disorder, I lost about 30lbs. HOWEVER, I stopped losing around 150lbs, and thought I'd be stuck there forever.
I GUESS NOT!!!!!
Wow, I feel great. Now, to get groceries for a good lunch, and then it's off to the gym this afternoon.
Monday, June 18, 2012
I just had a great workout, and thought I would come home and take some progress pix. I had gotten out of the habit of taking progress pix, and I would like to reinstate this habit.
The last Progress Pix I took were from January 2012, 6 months ago. I am not going to collage those pictures next to my newest pictures, because it will just make me upset. I haven't made any progress in losing lbs, inches, or body fat % since January, so there's no reason to compare.
These newest progress pix mark my decision to go refined sugar-free. I have a sugar addiction, and will eat tons of it when given the chance. I think that this is a significant part of why I have not lost any lbs, inches, body fat, etc. since my last progress pix (or since this time last year, for that matter). I tend to let myself eat a LOT of sugary foods, for fear that if I don't I will end up bingeing.
Therefore, refined sugar-free is an experiment. If I binge more than I did while allowing sugar, I will go back to allowing sugar. But I want to see if the excess refined sugars in my diet are keeping the last 20lbs on. I have a feeling they are.
To all those who read my blog, thank you. I know I have been terribly inconsistent on Sparkpeople, but I'm coming to terms with the fact that if I don't AT LEAST track my food, I will not lose these last 20-25 lbs.
Here we go:
Side view (I only have one, bc I accidentally took the same side twice):
And there you have it. Here's to the sugar-free experiment!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I just wanted to check-in with a short blog entry. I'm feeling GREAT, and I just lost a pound. I wanted to a little bit about that!
Weighing in is a funny thing, as weight fluctuates so much. I think I've finally gotten the weighing in process down, after buying my own scale and weighing AT THE SAME TIME EVERYDAY. I weigh in the mornings, which seems to be giving a pretty accurate reading across days/weeks.
So, I've FINALLY crossed the threshold from the 150s to the 140s. I see only progress from here on out, as I have upped my workouts and am still working on my gluten-free lifestyle. I have settled back into vegetarianism, and I think these are all the right things for my body.
I'm feelin great! Happy Saturday!
I will share February Progress Pix early next week.
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