Monday, April 21, 2014
It is hard to get enough calories in at times. It is not for lack of trying, but I just can't seem to get it consistently to exactly where I would like it to be. I am feeling full all the time. It is hard to believe that I didn't feel that full, when I was shoveling calories with not too much nutritional value in my mouth. What a change for me. I mean really a HUGE change. Would I like to eat some of what I did....the answer is...'you bet ya'...will I??? No, at least not for now. I'm in a race with myself to not only eat healthy but to exercise and get to goal weight. I have a goal I posted, but that is not my 'real' goal. It will take a few months to achieve.
I don't like to miss my exercise and plan my day around the weather, to get it in. I like to do all of my exercise outdoors if at all possible. Anyway, I'm off to week #6 on fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, grains... I've checked out cookbooks, created my own recipes and borrowed others from friends. Meanwhile, I still cook my husband a dinner, because he is not eating the same. He works so hard, he needs the additional calories and I don't mind at all. If I make a dessert or something special, I get someone to try it because I don't. I'm pretty excited about lose clothes and firmer places on me. That is all for now
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Oh goodness, where do I start on this one. If you were to look at nutrition tracker today, end of
week #3 of me eating basically fruits and vegetables along with some pasta/beans/rice/nuts/seeds and an occasional bread, you'd wonder 'what is going on?' I basically wanted to see if I felt good at the end of 3 weeks on this and what my energy level was. Well, energy is fine and sleep is really good. I've exercised quite a bit more and actually don't mind it. I am shrinking by inches or my tops and bottom have taken a growth spurt. Seriously, I do feel good..could be the 'spirulina' ..gag...tastes like pond scum, I've been downing. I take extra vitamin/minerals just to make sure I'm getting all. My plan was to really stick with as many really good nutritionally organic foods I could find. So, I may extend this little plan longer or gradually reintroduce more foods, but I feel so good.... No Sugar is a big key to success and plenty of water....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Brrr it is a cold March Day! However, I got my hike in, double the miles today and cycled a little bit. I'm really on a learning curve eating veggies and fruits for awhile. I take supplements. Yikes, dropped the B-12 bottle with a crash, so I need to replenish as I don't get enough of that, I'm sure.
I lost 12 pounds since a week ago. It is a no-brainer though, when cutting out all the sugar, butter, milk products, meat products, cheese and limited wheat. I am doing this to see if I feel good and to reduce some triglyceride numbers and the top number of my blood pressure. I'm drinking lots of water, but that is pretty normal. So far, since I mix and match my beans/grains and have a voracious appetite for green salads and all my veggies (nix the limas)....I'm feeling great.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I have been planning for awhile to jump in feet first at the beginning of the new year with an idea to JUMP-START my weight loss. What seems to really work for me is giving up sugar. No, I do not like it at all and it takes discipline to not munch on home-made goodies or eat my favorite Breyers ice-cream and sweet treats. However, that one area of my food intake increases my weight rapidly and I don't really benefit from carrying around extra poundage.
# 1 - no sugar, no hidden sugar,
# 2- begin the day with an alkaline water: 1-2Tablespoons of lemon juice & Bragg's Apple cider vinegar and drink 8 and more 8oz glasses of water a day.
#3- exercise early 20 minutes or more, hiking or cycling, 5-6 days a week. Add crunches, stretches, dance, strength training on alternate days.
#4- Own my own personal weight-loss. By that I mean, its my discipline I'm implementing and do it with a fervency to achieve results for my own personal satisfaction. This will help me not to be deterred by the 'other' voices out there, that say 'your losing too fast', 'you should this and that'. I have learned that when I am seriously embarked on the journey, that I am forging paths that work for me. It takes my commitment to stay on track. If pounds come off fast, it might be that the lack of intake of 4-6 sugar cookies, sweet ice-tea, ice-cream floats and so forth may actually have a reverse effect!
#5 - No food after 7 PM. No food after 7PM. ...the reason is simple, I don't need it. Water is
#6- Weigh once a week. Since I started on Tuesday, January 1, 2014, Tuesday will be my weigh day.
#7 Enjoy the freedom as each pound drops. It is less stress on my joints, my entire body will benefit.
Both pictures were taken a few months ago, at what I weigh, now! So they are a pretty accurate representation of looking at what I plan to shred and shed. How I manage to mountain bike and hike in this shape, still astounds even myself. I'm hoping for increase speed as I shed the excess weight.
Finally, May this New Year bring much joy and loss of weight to each and everyone of you. May your character be strengthened in your strength training, running, hiking biking, swimming. And most of all, May you know God's grace through Jesus. I cannot do this without praying it through and seriously praying for help to stay the course.
God Bless you.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
It has been 11 days of being wheat free, except for by accident putting a tablespoon of wheat germ in my smoothie instead of flax meal. However, I've been able to bake and not eat. This is a HUGE accomplishment for me. I feel really good and am noticing I have more energy, not light-headed feeling and just overall feel great. My knees don't hurt, either, like they did before. It could be loss of some weight or that coupled without the wheat products. With summer fast approaching and temperatures up, humidity up... the exercise is getting done, early. By early, sun is up and I'm out of here. Today, I coupled my 3 mile bike riding with 50 minutes of hiking our trail, when done. I was a little slower coming back, but all in all was not completely wiped out. And on the menu is turkey (baked in the crock-pot) and lots of veggies. All the exercise is not making me more hungry...just thirsty for water. It's taken awhile, but I finely feel like the sugar products don't have a grip on me. And of course the wheat. Who would of known, that you could feel so good without either. Now that is Priceless!
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