Sunday, January 26, 2014
Yes, that's right. There's a voice in my head, a VERY loud voice, and it isn't mine.
I believe that one day it will be my voice but for now its the voice a Steve Siebold from fatloser.
I have a love/hate relationship with him.
I hate him because he is taking away all my past excuses.
I love him because he is taking away all my past excuses. LOL
The other day he said in his video "I want you to avoid something." - "I want you to avoid excuses"....
I swear this is exactly what I did when he said that; I put my head back and groaned and said "Awwwwwm come on!!!!".... I was not happy!
At that moment I hated him because honestly, when it comes to excuses, I can teach a course on them.
I'm too busy
I'm too tired
I'm not feeling well
I'll do it tomorrow
No one will know if I didn't do it
My favorite is a plain and simple "I don't wanna!"
Since I started to listening to his videos I've exercised every day and each day I push myself a bit harder. The pushing didn't come from my mind or my physical body. My heart finally got involved in the work outs which causes me to push myself. What made my heart decide to wake up? You guessed it. That darn Steve.
He's gotten rid of my excuses and my reasons to have excuses. He's opened my eyes to the games I play. He's made me Want this. I mean REALLY REALLY REALLY want this. What's even better is I KNOW this time is my time to succeed. I feel it in my heart and soul. I know it for a fact.
Some examples of what's happened to me since I started these videos: (by the way I'm only on day 8)
1- Hubby went to get me a bottle of diet soda, which I only drink on weekends. He asked if I wanted anything else. Normally I would say Chocolate. After all, it is the weekend and one little candy bar or donut wont hurt. This time I said "No thank you"!!!!!
2- This morning while cleaning house hubby asked me if I wanted a drink. Normally my answer would be to pour me a diet soda. After all, it is the weekend and I've drank water all week long. This time I told him to pour me a nice glass of ice water.
3- Today hubby took me to HyVee for lunch. Oh my goodness!!!! What a store and what a place for lots of temptations. Hubby got this HUGE piece of lasagna that should feed four people. I wanted one too but I said no.The chef offered me a piece of dessert and I said no. They had pizza of all kinds, Chinese food galore (which I love), bakery foods and so much more. I got myself a large salad and a roasted chicken breast. I came home and weighed my chicken, put it and half of my salad in a wrap.
I did get a dessert while I was there. A small bowl of some fluffy apple dessert. Notice the word SMALL....
4- And last but not least: Hubby is going out of town tomorrow for a couple days. That usually means Binge City for me. I plan the binges. I buy the foods ahead and time. I fantasize about it and I cant wait for him to leave. Today, in preparation for my alone time, I bought some fresh fruit, some healthy snacks and a few lean cuisine meals. Normally I don't eat frozen meals but I'm not going to cook for just me, so they'll help me stay on plan instead of hitting fast food places. Amazing!
Love him or hate him, Steve Siebold gets results. His voice is stuck in my head every time I want to do something that goes against my health plan.
This program only lasts for 21 days so I bought his book too. It will be my health bible from now on.
When I hit goal weight that man will get a set of my before/after pictures and a gigantic thank you.
Life is good and I'm feeling fantastic.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Why am I fat?
That's the question of the day over at fatloser.com
I don't like the term fat but I'll use it because that's what Steve Siebold is using in this 21 day course.
I could come up with all kinds of reasons so lets just get a few of them out in the open..
1- Many many moons ago when I was just a small girl I had to have my tonsils taken out. I remember being rolled to the operating room and seeing my mother crying and telling my dad that I was going to die.
When I woke up, still very much alive but with a sore throat, they gave me ice cream.
When I got home I had some new toys, a new 45 of the song Rubber Ducky by Ernie and lots more ice cream.
**Moral of this story: Ice cream = Life
2- There wasn't hugs and kisses or "I love you" being said in our house growing up but there was a LOT of food. Homemade cookies, desserts, brownies, pies, spaghetti, cheeseburgers and so very much more. When I was sick I got whatever dessert and meal I wanted. When I was depressed mom would bake my favorite cookies or she would make a chocolate cream pie along with the cinnamon rolls that she knew I loved.If all else failed to make me feel better dad would come in and hand me money to go shopping, but that's a whole other story.
**Moral of this story: Food = Love and Comfort
Now I'm 49 years old and I can look back at that stuff and say "Okay, it was what it was, but I'm an adult now and I make my own decisions"....
So lets move into adulthood...
What are my reasons for being fat in the adult landscape of my life?
1- I love the taste of junk food
2- Cheeseburgers are more delicious the bigger and greasier they are and once I take my first bite that party starts in my mouth and goes until the cows come home.
3- I hate to cook, so fast food or boxed dinners are more convenient for me
4- I hate to to exercise. I LOVE sitting down and reading, making art, playing on the computer, or anything else that needs me to be sitting or laying down.
5- CULVERS, McDONALDS, DAIRY QUEEN and CULVERS again.. Need I say more? LOL
6- One piece of pizza is never enough
Etc etc etc... I could go on and on but you know what? All of those reasons are absolutely hogwash!
There are only two main reasons why I'm fat and they're simple:
1- It's easier to be fat and not change my life
2- It's hard for me to cook or exercise because I don't like doing them and I prefer to be lazy and not put in effort to lose weight
The fact is losing weight and getting healthy is hard. We have to completely make over our lives. We have to learn to cook differently, act differently and eventually be different from who we've been.
We all know the rules of weight loss. We all know what has to be done and how to do it.
But its hard to do it. It takes a great amount of determination and commitment, which many of us lose when the cravings start or when we don't want to work out.
When we get tired of reading cookbooks and trying new recipes or get tired of cutting up the veggies or having to shop every three days for fresh food, it's just downright difficult and all consuming at times.
Why am I fat?
Because I'm an adult, who is responsible for my own actions, and I have allowed myself to be fat. Because I'm an adult who gives in to the laziness instead of working out. And its just easier to stay on the road I'm on instead of changing my life.
Why am I fat?
Because deep down where it really matters I have CHOSEN to be this way.
The day I choose to get healthy and stay healthy and the day I really mean it in my heart and soul is the day I lose weight and I will no longer fat.
The question is:
Is that time now?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Grrrrrr, I've sent this link to the Teddy Bears twice today. It's worked for some and not others so I thought I would try posting it here until I figure out what the heck I'm doing wrong.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
We're told by fitness experts to not make too many rules in our health plans. We're told that too many rules will cause binges or cause us to sabotage ourselves.
We're told to be strong on our plan but also relaxed enough with the rules to enjoy life.
That might work for most people but it doesn't work for me.
I needed to open my eyes and realize that the tips for success that work for many people don't work for me.
As an example: I'm trying to stay with clean eating. No boxed foods, no preservatives, nothing with more then 7 ingredients and I have to know what those ingredients are. Since I'm just starting out in this way of life I decided to go for the 80/20 rule. As long as I eat clean 80% of the time everything is good and I'm successful. But that wasn't true at all. I used that 20% every weekend to eat junk food and fast food. I ordered pizzas, went to Culvers for cheeseburgers, cheese curds and chocolate concretes, basically ate and drank whatever I wanted. Weekends became my twenty percent. The problem is on Monday the scale would be back up and I would have to lose extra weight that week so I didn't have a gain. It was a crazy roller coaster ride with the scale.
The 80/20 rule might work for a lot of other people but I need more structure and more rules.
I do much better on my health plan the MORE rules I have.
I have to have a rule for every scenario possible. If I don't have a rule, I will let the old me out to have her fun.
This morning I got up and started writing my rules. They're in a notebook that I will carry in my purse. I will also print them out and put them on the fridge.
Some of the rules are basic ideas that we all know to do when trying to lose weight or get healthy; like taking healthy snacks when we go somewhere.
For me, knowing something and doing it are two very different things. In order to do it I MUST have a rule for it. It's a mind thing. I guess my mind likes to follow rules and doesn't like a lot of freedom. For me, freedom equals sabotage. Freedom equals food and lots of it. Freedom gives me an out. It's just a fact that in order to get healthy I cant have much freedom.
Here are some of my new rules:
1- Put on my workout clothes AND shoes first thing in the morning, 6 days a week. (If I put on my workout clothes but not my shoes, I will eventually take off the workout clothes without working out. So I Had to put the shoes into the rule)
2- Take healthy snacks and water with me when I go anywhere.
3- If I'm going to be gone for awhile take a healthy meal with me.
4- On weekends I can have a carton of light iced coffee or a 12 pack of diet soda but NOT both. (When I have both it makes me think that weekends are free to do as I please)
5- I will check the nutrition information online for fast food joints and restaurants then write down the healthiest choices they have. I'll carry that information with me so that if I end up at one of those places I will only order what's in my book.
More rules will be added to these. The fact is I AM different. I NEED a lot of rules to make this work.
Rules rule my healthy universe.
The point of this blog is to let you know that not all the success tips work for all of us. If they don't work for you, quit trying to make them fit you and find your own personal success secrets. Make the health plan fit you, not the other way around.
Now I'm off for my Saturday morning workout.
Have a sparkling day my lovely friends.
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