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Giving up being a COW

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am really tired of watching every little thing that I eat and planning out meals and snacks. I have been doing the mini-meals or eating every 3 hrs for years. I have read all the stuff that says eating every three hrs is the best way to lose weight.. I don't believe that anymore. Why? because I am still a fatty. I even bought a book called The 3-hour Diet.

I am sure it works for some people and I see a lot of people on Spark eating that way. Quite frankly, I am sick of it. I am sick of always thinking about food, when I am going to eat my next snack, logging all my snacks, dividing my calories between snacks and meals. It is all getting ridiculous. I am constantly thinking about food this way! I also realised that I forgot what hunger feels like because I never felt it (unless it was Ramadan of course). What kind of diet has you eating when you aren't feeling hungry. I am not talking about starving like when you start feeling faint but a little hunger where you can actually feel your stomach is pretty much empty and needs a refill.

So I gave up. I am just doing three normal meals a day now. I have actually gotten my appetite back. I am so happy about that! I am not eating now for the sake of eating. I am eating out of being hungry and I am enjoying my food now. My appetite was gone for years, I was just a cow eating all the time, shoving food in my mouth when I wasn't hungry and everything tasting the same. Cooking was a chore and just a means to keep my stomach topped up. I am really enjoying cooking now and actually look forward to tasting the finished product and experimenting with new recipes.

Eating when I am not even hungry? Why did I ever think that was a good idea?

  


Glad I logged my food in.

Monday, January 12, 2009

bloody hell... I was stressing out today about my assignment, catching up on housework, reading that bloody chapter that I am behind on and that massive zit on my nose. I totally downed 10 cookies and 2 chocolates and figured that I blew the day. I was going to give up my workout today just to catch up on on my stuff but after calculating my calories I was kind of pleased! Even after eating the cookies and chocolate, after eating a nice low calorie but high quality breakfast and lunch I am just under 1200 cals! I can have another 400 cals for dinner. I can easliy work around that! SO glad I logged my food in. I made a quick clean up in the house and got my blood pumping. THat really freed up my mind as well.It is really hard for me to concentrate when the house is untidy. I will do the floors and the dusting tomorrow. But at least now I feel that I can concentrate on my studying and I may even take off for a couple hours and go to the gym!

  
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IRISPETAL 1/15/2009 10:56PM

    As salam Alaikum!!!
I just joined the team. My name is Iris and I reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The teams' site said that the leader hadn't logged on for 60 days and would like to nominate me or whoever will to be the new leader. I really think that you may be a better choice. ma salaam


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Dove Firming Lotion

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ok, I do realise that a firming lotion won't make me a size 10. Or lift some vital part that need "lifting". (no need to go into details I am sure) I do also realise that since it is a lotion there are no permanent effects. However, I was curious to find out if it could make the skin actually look firmer. This is what is says on the bottle.....

"Elasticity is key to firmer LOOKING skin. Dove Firming Body Lotion is dedicated to improving skin's elasticity.
Firming moisture and skin conditioners come together to improve skin's elasticity all over your body for beautifully firm LOOKIng skin now and in the future.
A slimmer body in just 2 weeks? Doubtful. But confidently firm looking skin? That's a promise"

I did try it at the store on one hand and I really thought that I felt something different. I tried it this evening and I can say that my skin looks pretty good maybe not exactly tighter though. Anyway, I will try it out until I finish the bottle if I can stand the smell that long. I love Dove products but this one is strongly scented. My skin also felt a bit tacky after.

We will see... emoticon

  
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REDHEADYELLOW 12/1/2008 8:53PM

    I really like Dove's products too. I've always wondered about those "firming lotions" Good Luck!

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big fat realization at the mall... :O

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My hubby and I were walking around in the mall this evening and while I was there I caught a glimps of myself in a full length mirror. I do know that I am fat but I never really SAW it. As I was walking around I looked at myself in other mirrors and windows. I actually look fat. I mean I KNOW I am fat but I don't feel like a fat person if that makes sense. It didn't make me depressed or anything but it did make me feel good that I have been working out and trying to eat healthy. It does make me more determined to continue and strive even harder to slim down.

Wow, I am a fat person. As we were walking I noticed that I was one of the fattest ones in the mall too and there were probably only 2 shops there that I could actually buy clothes from. Wow, there is a wake up call! emoticon

  
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IRISPETAL 1/15/2009 10:57PM

    I know exactly what you are saying. I have been there sis'


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TATASTHA 11/15/2008 9:34AM

    My realization came when I saw a family photo. I come from a family of large people but when I saw the photo I noticed that I was the largest in the picture. The important thing is to take it as a motivator to loose weight not a reason to get depressed. So you are on the right track by this time next year (or sooner)you will be able to buy clothes from any store. emoticon Just keep thinking about how nice that will be.

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Study and gym!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I am proud of myself today!

Normally around this time I start getting stressed thinking about my up-coming exam. (Dec.5) What I feel like doing is just sticking my face in my books and not looking up until exam day. My priority becomes only studying and even though I eat mainly healthy things I start eating to much and I totally skip the gym.
Today was going to be the start of that again. I really fought the urge to stay home from the gym but I figured I wouldn't get too much studying done after my hubby got home from work so I went anyway. I did pump class and 10 min on the elliptical and 20 min jogging and sprinting on the treadmill. I am happy today because I am starting to jog faster and longer! Woohooo!
My goal for the next 3 weeks and 4 days is to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and to continue to keep track of my calories instead of throwing it to the wind!

  


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