Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This year I learned something about myself, I learned that when I deprive myself of anything I really enjoy eating I end up craving it so much I give in every single time. Now, while this may be common sense to others it never was to me because I never looked at it quite that way.
For me a lot of the recipes that call for substitute ingredients also do not work for me, the food tastes awful. Of course I'm a chef's and a baker's daughter so I have a very good palate and so I need to have real food made with real ingredients, besides those substitutes always costs so much and we are on such a tight budget I can't afford those, plus I wouldn't eat them any more any way. So I'm saving money and I'm sparking so much more.
I made some cookies, Melting Moments, they are awesome. Well this year, just this month I made the wise decision to STOP torturing myself and stop bouncing up and down on my scale ! In the end I'm going to have to "live" daily with my food and drink choices and I don't want to be a yo yo on the scale of life anymore.
Now, I'm using every tool available for me on here, and I've joined a gym that I'm actually going to and working out in the pool, that works out the entire body, twice a week for right now. Three days a week I workout at home doing dance workouts that work the entire body.
I'm actually starting to enjoy myself too ! Now I just started this new lifestyle, which I call a common sense lifestyle for me, today, Dec 30. Yes I gained back a lot of my weight but now that I've found what works for me I'm sure going to do it every single day of my life.
I found that I need to move for 30 min consecutively every day of my life to obtain my goals, better health, better body, better attitude. So, I made those melting moments and instead of eating 12, they have cream cheese frosting on top of them, I only ate 3 ! I couldn't believe it !
But by not having to think, OMG ! I can't have these, I shouldn't have these !
I can now relax and remember I can have two or three cookies once in a while, when I really would just "like" to have a few or them or less and I'm not craving them.
Also I do take Vita Craves Adult Multivitamin Gummies and I have to say, this sugar addict "isn't craving sugar ! " I can't believe it myself ! But I've been taking them now for over 2 weeks and I am not having any type of cravings for anything ! Even during my period when I'm always craving chocolates etc I just had my period this month and by taking these I never gained any weight and I never over indulged ! I'm very proud of myself !
So, for me I will not be depriving myself of any foods that I want to have for any meal or any snack. My portions are normal now, I always use my salad size plates for my meals and I never have any foods touching each other or piled high either.
I'm finally taking my health and my very life very seriously now, I sure do wish I had started earlier but things happen as they are supposed to and when we are ready to accept the things that will make us better, healthier and happier then that's when we strike and we use every tool available to do so.
Here's to each and every one of us and our short and long term goals finally being realized.
Your Spark Friend,