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Obebience v. Rebellion

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Obedience V. Rebellion?

Rebellion is winning.

I see where I came "back", blogged 3 days in a row and have not been around since. And my results???

Gain. Feeling FAT! Feeling slow. Fighting vicious voices in my head.

This is sooooooo not good.

I would love to take this time to declare my new strategy. To be determined, motivated, obedient to my own plan.

But failure, repeatedly, tells me that does not work!

One step at a time. One choice at a time. Being mindful of the choices-works.

Losing sight of the moment, allowing the negative voices their say, general apathy-doesn't work.

...I've always fancied myself a rebel. I find it romantic, sexy, empowering. But in my new "adulthood" (I turned 40 on my last Bday and it feels like a new beginning) I have found that rebellion is not *all that*. It is usually spontaneous, not well planned or thought out. It usually has no clarity-maybe a good intention, but no real foundation. Obedience, on the other hand, is solid. It needs a goal. It needs steps. It requires focus. And it allows for the occasional rebellious curve, but will always be there beckoning me back. Obedience is my new rebellion.

For this week I will find 10 minutes of exercise a day. I will drink gobs of water. I will find veggies the majority of the coverage of my plate. I will enjoy obeying these "rules". My goal is NOT feeling fat. It is having a smaller number on the scale and the tape measure. It is being conscience of my choices.

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DIXIED88 7/12/2011 1:49PM

    Great goals. emoticon

Now you are a rebel against doing what you want. Think it's too hot for a walk=rebel against that little voice and jog for 30 seconds! Craving that ice cream=rebel with a 60 calorie orange push up pop (plus it so takes you back to the good ol' days)!

You are fabulous. You can do this!

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CAALAN23 7/12/2011 1:23PM

    Good enough for me! Come on, let's go!

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CSIENK 7/12/2011 10:34AM

    Sounds like you set some reasonable, good goals for yourself. 10 minutes of exercise a day, drinking your water and eating veggies are a great way to get yourself back on track.

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New Gymmers

Friday, June 03, 2011

I bought new gym shoes today. Do they still call them that? Gym shoes?

The variety is outlandish! In style and price.

I went over-board in price. But my feet are worth it. (and my DD's bowling clinic got canceled-so I just spent the refunded money on my shoes)

Now if only they would do all the work of exercise for me...

Ha Ha! I do feel like I can run faster in these shoes than you can in your old sneakers. Race ya to the corner!

Ah, to be a kid again.

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DIXIED88 6/3/2011 3:10PM

    You're on!! *takes off giggling so hard it's hard to run!*

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Keepin it real

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I am being a real stinker about going "all in". I am going to start small and watch the magic happen. I did upper body yesterday. Today I had more of a lower body workout. Tomorrow is all about the core!

I will get on here as much as possible. I will post positive stuff. Albeit, honest stuff. I will not be perfect. I want to find myself NOT thinking that I am the most boring person on Earth every time I go to write a blog.

How's this for not boring: Tomorrow I start my first day as the Pre and Post Summer Camp Administrator at the YMCA. I have 3 staff under me. I have about 60 summer campers to entertain. (aged 6 years to 13 years) I have never done this job before.

Fun! Nervous. Excited.

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DIXIED88 6/3/2011 9:57AM

    Yay for exercise, baby steps, positive thoughts, and fun jobs with kiddos! It's all good!!!

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TIGERLILLY5909 6/3/2011 7:26AM

    You'll do great! Have fun!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Two Steps Backward; One Step Forward

Forward. Forward. Forward.

Positive thoughts.

Positive self-talk.



Life change.


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DIXIED88 6/2/2011 2:41PM

    Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones! emoticon

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SWEETMOMMY41 6/1/2011 3:59PM

  what a great blog! thanks for sharing!

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Research is making me CRAZY!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Low-fat, high carb?
High-fat, low carb?
Meat, no-meat?
Real fat, fake fat?
No sugar, fake sugar, real sugar?

I just finished watching the documentary Fat Head. It was put together to dispute Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me. It was compelling.

I recently read an article in Reader's Digest suggesting the same stuff that Fat Head suggests. Such as, a low fat diet with high carbs is really not working. Low fat causes depression. If you've read my blogs, you will know that I have had depression issues. They always seem to crop up when I am diligent about my diet. Hmm?

I have also heard that you have to do a "diet" that works for you FOREVER. I can't fathom low carbs FOREVER. But then, I can't fathom depression FOREVER either.

They also pointed out that the whole eat less-move more equation does not add up. People do not lose according to the numbers. There is more to it.

Evolutionarily, we ate meat and "found" vegetation. There was no such thing as bread, vegetable oil, margarine, sugar. Fruit was our sugar.

How does one get fat from corn anyway??? I am seriously going to do away with my canola!

The dude in Fat Head ate fast food for a month and LOST 12 POUNDS! His doctor was shocked. Now, he also walked several miles per week and limited his carbs to around 100grams per day. Not sure I can do that.

But, the most compelling debunk he sited was about the good fat, bad fat (LDL and I forget the other one). He found that the Doctor who did the shocking, life-altering, study--Fudged the information!!! We actually need to eat saturated fats (animal fats) to raise our "good" levels. And women should NEVER take Statins for lowering cholesterol because lowering cholesterol does NOTHING to reduce heart disease (and he points out that in the commercial for a statin medication-it actually says that in the fine print). Scary!

So, what is an overweight woman supposed to do?

I am very interested in the idea that HORMONES control how we lose weight. And that when you tend to hold fat, you have messed up your insulin. I need to do more research to find out how to get that regulated. But I do believe that a "diabetic" diet points to the right direction.

If you know anything about this, or have any opinions about this--chime in!

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    My weight has been slowly creeping up for years now and I've tried several different approaches but alas the weight stays on...I will follow your blog closely for suggestions. You ask great questions. I do believe cooking at home and cutting down on packaged food has helped.

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MOMGABE 4/3/2011 3:35PM

    I agree that there is a lot of information out there that is very confusing. I believe that each person must choose a food plan that will work for them in the long run. For me, it is a lifestyle change.
Over the past 8 years, I have essentially eliminated fast food, ie McDonalds, Taco Bell, etc. I will occasionally have a 6-in Subway sandwich. I attempt to consume very little processed foods, ie. frozen lunches, dinners, packaged snacks. I cook at home at least 6 days a week and take the leftovers for my lunch. All pasta, bagels and bread are 100% whole wheat. Over the past year, I have worked on increasing my servings of vegetables and fruits.
With that said, I don't believe in the "good" food vs. "bad" food concept. I allow myself to eat M&Ms, ice cream, cookies on occasion but obviously must limit my portions. When I do have a treat, I savor each bite so I really enjoy it.
Am I at my "ideal" weight? No. But it is a weight I feel is reasonably healthy and I feel comfortable in my clothes and in my skin.
Hope this helps you clarify your own nutrional goals.

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