Tuesday, April 20, 2010
So my friend told me about this "diet" she does and you drop a lot of weight really quickly. Basically the guidelines were *no* processed foods, almost no sodium, eating small meals etc. She said 100 ounces of water, and she told me 2839028 times 'It's only gonna work if you do it strict, if you cheat even a little bit you may as well not do it!' She drove me crazy. She brainwashed me into thinking it was all or nothing.
I told her I didn't do it strict strict and she made a joke about the time she wasted telling me about it. What she doesn't understand is, I used a lot of her guidelines. I made boneless skinless chicken breast with Mrs. Dash marinade, so no salt... I ate whole wheat rice or red potatoes as my carb, and lots of veggies. I had small meals, etc.
However: It was Dispatcher's Week Celebration at work, luckily I only worked 3 of those days. 1 day we had pizza... I had two slices, one day we were given money to buy dinner and I had IHOP, which I had chicken strips and fries (very bad, I know;) and the third day was nachos.
Did I follow her diet *strict*? No, however I *am* 3 pounds down, and currently on my TOM which I typically gain 5 pounds during it. So I wanted to say to her 'I may not have done it your way, but I still lost some weight, and I was able to eat some yummy stuff.' But I figured it's easier just to let her think I've failed, I don't like having food police on my trail (I work with her btw). What she doesn't know is the food I ate today and yesterday was exactly what was on her strict diet ha ha. I don't mind eating healthy, but if I have to live off of this stuff, I'd never make it.
So I'm doing it my way, and tough noogies for her ;)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I just will never understand me, one minute I am giving my brother some of the 'less healthy' food in my house so he can take it away from here... and the next I am debating whether or not to give into my craving for chili cheese fries.
It just amazes me that my motivation can change from minute to minute.
So I was wondering, what is everyones thoughts on motivation and cravings? When your motivation is missing what do you do to power through it? For cravings, do you give into your craving and just go with the flow? Or do you try your best to ignore it?
Lately I have different people telling me different things about how I should be losing weight... and I know I need to decide what will work for me. But I guess the problem is I'm not sure what that is right now.
Friday, April 02, 2010
So eating lean cuisines and other things are really getting old. I want to start cooking/preparing my meals for the week... I also live alone.. I don't mind making a big batch of something and portioning it out for a week. I thought I would see if anyone had any favorite recipes from sparkpeople.com or just in general :)
I really think cooking and trying different things will make it more fun and will help me stay on track :) At least, I can hope ;)
Thursday, April 01, 2010
I know it is mainly an emotional thing right now, and stress related as well. But what I don't understand is it is the exact opposite.. normally I would be wanting to eat everything I could get my hands on, but instead I just don't want to eat. It's been 5 days now. Don't get me wrong, I am eating, the first 2 days it was just once a day, I have been forcing myself to eat twice a day.. and today I am trying to get back to normal.
I am sure my body is in starvation mode... at first it let me get down to 250.4, but my body is stayed at that weight to the *ounce* this entire week. I know my body is freaking out and I am trying to get back to normal. I have just never had it like this, I have had emotional eating issues, but I've never had them where the result is me not wanting to eat. I'm doing my best to force myself to eat, and start exercising again, and hopefully some more weight will come off.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Last week, I started off SO WELL. I was exercising, eating right, I was on a roll. Towards the end of the week, I just stopped, for no reason. I started eating fast food again, and 1 "cheat day" turned into 4. Now I am back at work ready to start a new week. It came down to 1 of two options... 1. Order delicious food with the rest of my coworkers, and continue down this path that will only cause me harm. or 2. Push forward, and eat the healthy stuff I have brought with me.
I'm glad to say I chose #2. I did not order food, I am happily eating my soup, and popcorn while they pig out on all the grease. I will be walking on my breaks, and getting back into the swing of things.
I have accepted last week, and I am ready to move on... but I can't help but think that had I followed through, I would have probably broken the 20 pound barrier I haven't been able to break, instead of gaining .4 pounds. But this week, I am in it for the long haul, and I will not let this sabboteurs get to me this week!
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