Thursday, May 19, 2011
I finally figured out why I am so “full-figured”!
As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time
to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock!
The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says
"for extra volume and body"! Seriously, why have I not noticed this before?
Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap!
It says right on the bottle, "dissolves fat that is otherwise
difficult to remove". It pays to read the warning labels, my friends!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
I have to be tougher. At work we are in the midst of a lot of change. I don't do change well. In the past, no matter how good i was doing, change would send me right over the edge. So far I have been doing good. When I feel like caving, i go for a little walk. Well, today i did just that, came back from lunch and they had ordered pizza...PIZZA! I am so blessed to have friends where i work and the one was so good to remind me that weigh in is tomorrow! I got on SP and entered in a piece of the bread that came with the pizza and perfectly fine with that bread. I stuck to the small amount and was not even tempted by the pizza again... wohoo!!! go me. Yes, i am still watching though...i know this is a vulnerable time for me... so i am keeping alert of the foods around me so that i don't cave to temptation. i realize that life is ever changing, and i can't keep using that old excuse if i am to lose weight...
In my bible reading today, i was reading Psalms 37 and this is what i heard God telling me:
Psalms 37:1-Fret not.
We are not to fret because of evildoers for they shall soon be cut down like grass.
37:3-Trust in the Lord
we shalt be fed.
37:4-Delight thyself also in the Lord
He will give us our hearts desire.
37:5-Commit thy way unto the Lord
He shall bring it to pass.
37:7-Rest in the Lord
Sunday, May 01, 2011
I've been wanting to do this blog now for a couple weeks, but keep putting it off. Well, in a couple of my teams, Losing and Playing and Flylady Sparkers, we have a daily dare, and as the new month kicks off, I started the month by challenging the team to chose 1 small change they would like to do this month. SP teaches small changes, and i can attest to how it works... i knew this, but for years fought the practice...i wanted change and i wanted it NOW, only to go full steam ahead for, oh, about 1 day...lol. just to give up. well, last year was life changing for me...i had a simple surgery that ended up not being so simple. it took me quite some time to recover from, in fact, in many ways, i am still recovering...so the small changes was no longer a choice, but a way of living...and to be honest, i have had more success because of it. first of all, i got real with myself...stood in my own truth.... i looked at my numbers...my weight, my measurements, my BMI and even resting heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol numbers. it may not seem like a big deal, but it was an eye opener...i realized just how overweight i really was, and though all my other numbers were actually pretty good, it wasn't because of what i was doing, that was for sure...so then i started tracking my food intake...not really watching, just tracking, to see what the real totals were...yea, i was shocked i had not had worse numbers on my health numbers...i started surrounding myself with healthy stuff, from healthier stuff to watch on tv, to what i was reading and yes, to what i was eating...i started making healthy food easier for me to get. i started collecting healthy recipes and once in a while, trying one...from there, it sky rocketed...i now actually prefer cooking than to going out.... i then started making more meals instead of buy out...and slowly adding more home cooked meals to out meals...i then started planning my meals, tracking them (before i eat it) and looking at my nutrition report at the end of the day...i then added exercise...starting slowly and moving up as i go...within that time, i have added my 8 glasses of water a day, taking vitamins daily and eating more fruits and vegetables... it's been a slow process, but with each change, i see a difference...and yes, as each change becomes a new habit, it's actually quite easy...not to say i don't still have my off days though...but they are easier to deal with...and i can get back to the right way of eating quicker because i know how darn good i am feeling by doing so and the weight is coming off...wohoo!!!
Other changes along the way-decluttering-i feel better, i can find things easier making it less likely to give up and don't have the stress of finding. I also take me time to read my bible, pray for everyone including ME.
When i started at SP, i weighed 310 lbs-that was a BMI of 60.5
In February, when I started getting real with myself again i was 275-BMI of 53.7
As of the end of April i weighed 260-BMI 50.8
I am still morbidly obese, BUT i am going down...i am getting there. i can see the numbers dropping, i can feel my clothes getting looser (and can actually fit into things i couldn't before) and i can feel my energy skyrocketing...
My goal for May is to prepare my meals for the next day so it's even easier for me to grab and go, making it less likely to cheat. I also want to get out of the 260's, which should be by next weigh in, but also blow the 250's out of the way.
Small changes work! What have been some of yours? What ones do you plan to implement this month?
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This week seems to be my week for a-ha moments. On Friday, the boss was going to buy us all breakfast at McDonalds, I already had my food planned for the day and in fact had eaten most of my breakfast, yet i still ordered (the flesh was weak). Well he came in, and the only thing they forget to give him was my order. In the past, this would of upset me, and yes, i would of pouted, but you know, it was really ok. He offered me other stuff, but I really didn't want it, it was a sign i shouldn't be giving in to the taste now for pounds later, that was a-ha 1, a-ha 2 is the fact that by controlling what i eat, it isn't controlling me. Now it's Easter, and I have tons of candy...yes, even as an adult, mom hooked me up, plus i have left overs from the baskets i made. So i go to put it away in my private spot, not from my kids (they know where it's at), but from me. I find out of sight really is out of mind. In fact, i threw away some old candy from Valentines day. It's there if I have to have it (i'm a woman, there are always those times...lol) but yet, because i hide it from me, i don't have to have to have it all the time or binge on it cuz it's there.
Today was a good day...a little rocky start...hey, when you deal with my family, it's always rocky...but we ended up having a great time with lots of talking and laughing. And, i didn't over-indulge. I portioned my food and enjoyed every bite without it enjoying making me sick cuz i ate too much :)
Below is a picture of my children and 2 of my nieces and grand-niece -her mom wasn't there this morning, so she isn't in pic :(
Monday, April 11, 2011
So, I got lost for a week...darn menstrual cycles...but i did not gain any weight...i didn't lose... but i didn't gain...wohoo!! i am back to feeling human again and started the week with 45 minutes of cardio (broke up in 3 sessions) and did my strength training for today... despite getting only 6 hours sleep last night, i am feeling awesome... i think the fact that i can now wear a dress i have not been able to fit into for years helped that :) i ate good today and am proud of myself...
Beautiful-The grass getting greener
Learned-Purring releases endorphins that help cats to ease the pain and reassure themselves.
Laugh-My daughter put on her Facebook that she had the music up and that she was cleaning her butt off...so i asked her why she was cleaning her butt off? If she had an accident and why she needed music for that...yes, i tickle myself sometimes...and she and a few friends got a giggle out of it :)
Blessings-the rain that makes the flowers grow and the grass get greener...and makes me appreciate the sunny days :)
Bible Verse-But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Quote-Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Decluttered My living room desk
Song-She's Country by Jason Aldean
A positive for today-I stayed on track nutritionally and can now fit into a dress i haven't been able to wear for years!!!
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