Wednesday, July 25, 2007
So I was watching Shaq's fitness challenge, or something like that-the show where he took 6 morbidly obese kids from a school in Florida and put them into an intense excercise program.
I don't have kids, nor am I having any, but I completely agree with Shaq that our nation and our kids have GOT TO GET MOVING! We're too fat, and it's too easy to just drive somewhere. We've become too accustomed to "instant gratification".
Anyway-long story short, I watched the show, and started to get ansy, and guilty. How can I watch these kids work so hard, and say that they need it, when I'm just sitting here WATCHING them!. I'm watching these kids work their butts off, hating it, but doing it anyway, and they start to lose weight, do better in school, feel better, etc. Then they invite some of their friends to join their workouts-and it's amazing how many kids just showed up, wanting to do something to help them lose weight-some were so overweight I'm surprised they could do some of the exercises, but they did.
I got inspired, and got up after the show and got on the elliptical. I felt pretty darn good this morning, even if I only did 10 minutes. And my sugar was down today, too!
So tonight, I went for a walk around the high school track. I only made it 30 minutes, but I got 1.25 miles in, and even got up to a light jog (bouncy walk, really, for me). And It felt pretty darn good.
Maybe I'll take my shoes to work tomorrow and walk around the small lake up the street....
If I can keep this up, I'll be in shape in no time!
So here's th Shaq and his kids-they're not only influencing kids, their influencing the adults who want to be kids again!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
You know, it's funny. When I fell of the wagon, I'd console myself with McDonald's. I'd turn to the one thing that was making me miserable-food. And I couldn't say no. I'd know that I'd be driving right by a drive-thru, and I'd tell myself that I didn't need it, that I could go right past it. And then I'd drive right on up, grab my food, and eat it guiltily in the car, making sure to throw the bag away before I got home. And then I'd feel sick, and lethargic, and hate myself more.
Now that I've been back on the program for a few weeks, I have more energy, I sleep better, and now when I drive past a drive-thru, I do just that. I don't have that craving, because now I know how it feels to feel good-to not be tired all the time.
I'm still struggling with my blood sugar, but it's not as bad.
I'm back to measuring my food with my little scale-it has become my friend again, and I don't feel bad for using it-I know that I need that help-that don't have that switch in my head that says "stop eating now-you've had a serving". I have my snack bag of cereal, or chips, or popcorn, and when it's gone, it's gone. I know that it'll register with my head and my stomach in a few minutes.
I'm lucky that I didn't put all the weight I originally lost back on-and I'm happy to see the scale is moving down again. With dedication to my new (old) ways, I hope to be back down 10 pounds to the weight I was the last time I saw my family.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Okay. I got bored, lazy, busy, and any other excuse you can think of.
I dropped out of the program.
That was stupid. Of all the things I've tried, this worked. It was easy.
Back to square one, and this time, I get to add Type 2 Diabetes to my mix.
Today, I will make the effort to get at least 15 minutes of exercise in.
I will do at least two abdominal exercises.
I will eat slowly so that I don't overeat.
And I will not make any more excuses.
I will not be a slave to food or lethargy! I will take control!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
It may only be 2 pounds, but it's two pounds that haven't moved in a week!
I really think that the water has made a huge impact. I make sure to drink at least 8 glasses a day, and I'm portioning out my snacks so that I have a little something to eat every few hours. I just throw the little snack bags of goodness into my purse, and off I go!
Friday, September 01, 2006
I've been a little bummed about not moving down on the scale lately, but I keep reminding myself that I'm adding muscle while losing fat, and muscle weighs more. I'm being very conscious of what I eat these days, and even keep a scale at work so that I can portion out snacks instead of just reaching into a bag of something. My clothes seem to fit better, and my "shelf" in the back seems to be a little smaller.
I'll take those as positive results,even if it isn't true, since it keeps me motivated and moving forward.
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