Sunday, January 17, 2010
Yesterday morning I lost a WHOLE pound a DAY! I was really excited! I didn't know another time that I have a lost a whole pound in a single day. Now, I know when I put my mind to it, I can lose alot of weight.. I also knew I would not be able to do it again the next day. If you think about it, it is hard on one's body to lose a pound in a day and I knew my body needed a reprieve so I was aiming for half a pound.
Everything was going well.. I was within range, did 30 minutes of cardio and was within my goal of burned calories for the week, did my strength training. Than, it seemed like things went down hill. I was nauseous, had a headache, had to go pee like every hour (TMI?), was freezing cold and was really tired from my workouts of the day.
At about 8 or 9 pm, I decided to give up. Seriously, I was like forget this. I was kinda sick of depriving myself and saying No to things I wanted to say Yes to! I decided to have popcorn because I was craving something salty. I went down to the kitchen (I live in the dorms) and someone was using the microwave. Fine. I went to first floor and used their microwave. I threw it in - and burnt it! Same thing with the second bag.. okay, at this point, I am getting fed up. All I want is a bag of popcorn that is only 100 calories! I go up to my room, ready to call defeat! I have one more bag of popcorn so I try again! Maybe that is why I have been able to lose 45# because I try and try again. And, than, try again, lol! With this bag, I did not burn! Yes, success!!!
So, after my eating my popcorn, so I decided I really wanted to throw caution to the wind. And, I ate a bunch of pineapple and bing cherries. Yes, they are healthy! BUT, also by eating them I went over by 200 calories for the day. But last night I decided I just am not going to care for the night!
Anyhow, while falling asleep, I realized something. That most times with this weight loss journey, I do not trust nor believe in myself! I need to start believing in me. If I don't, who will?
After last night, I was prepared to have not lost weight and just maintained and I think I would have been okay with that.. BUT.. I lost .4 lbs! My reward to get through that disaster of yesterday in fairly good condition is to just relax and at most, take a walk today.
By the way, if you read how I sabotaged myself last week.. I am .4 lbs from being where I was before I did damage to myself! Wahoo!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Friday, January 15, 2010
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
About a few months back, I was introduced to Cold Fusion which sells Herbalife mainly in flavored shakes. They also have other products that they sell on the side. In these products, they really push consuming a high percentage of protein.
I have never felt that taking a pill, shake or supplement was the answer to losing weight. I believe with all my heart that I can lose weight by eating right and exercising. But.. than I find myself buying the shakes. Hyprocrite? I think so. I say you do not need it but I take it to help my own weight loss. The ironic part is when I was eating the shakes, my weight loss has actually slowed to about 1# every other week compared to 2# a week.
About two weeks ago, I joined a Cold Fusion Weight Loss Challenge. If you win first place, you win about $500. I really want/need to win it! Because of that, I started to really re-examine what I have been eating and I found out that I am overeating my calories by the number of calories in the shake. Coincidence? I don't think so! After that, I decided to cut it out of my diet. It obviously is not aiding me in my weight loss. Okay, after that, I did not feel like a hypocrite anymore. Yay!
Than today I wanted a treat and did not feel like having cold cereal for breakfast. I figured I would fix this. I would have Cold Fusion as a treat and my breakfast. It also would give me energy to workout. So, I saw it was a win-win. When I was there I brought something called Snack Defense. It is supposed to help so you don't snack at night when you truly are not hungry.
So, here I am, again, being a hypocrite. Telling my family and friends that you do not need to take a magic pill to lose weight while I keep spending hard earned money on it.
Okay, honestly, I kinda beat myself in the last few paragraphs. Now let's try for something positive! Like how it is okay to try something new and how I have cut down considerably on buying the shakes. (Today's shake was the first shake I had all week compared to last week of having one everyday.)
Also, I feel like I have to tell you even through it has slowed my weight loss, it HAS helped my friends' weight loss which I think is GREAT!! Seriously, Amy, Ashley and Will, it is GREAT that you have loss so much weight with the product and I hope you continue to work hard to be a WL powerhouse...
Lastly, I ask you..
Have you tried something similar to Herbalife? What were your results?
What are your thoughts on supplements like Herbalife?
Have you felt like you were ever a hypocrite in your own weight loss like I kinda do now?
And, of course, any other comments, I'd love!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Hi, my name is Savannah and I abuse food. When I am I lonely, upset, bored, or stressed, I use food to deal with my emotions. I know this is wrong but sometimes I cannot stop - it is like another person that takes over. My hope is no day to not emotional eat but deal with my emotions in a healthy, constructive way like writing down my feelings rather than eat them.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Yesterday started out as a good day but towards the end I had alot of emotional turmoil. I guess it really does not matter but I realize today that I was focusing on the negative and not the positives of the day. For example, I was focusing on of not being invited to hang out with people when a neighbor stopped by just to chat or that I hit the mark where I lost almost 2 lbs in the week.
Because of my emotional turmoil, I found myself emotional eating.. I knew I was doing it but yet couldn't stop it. It is like watching a train wreck happen but knowing you can't do anything about it. I did eat alot of salt yesterday so I am telling myself that I gained 3 lbs in a day because of the darn salt.
Well, today I will be on the road for most of the day so I am going to do my darned and do my best at eating.. and I think when I get back I may try doing to the elliptical because it will make me happy for many reasons.
1. Endorphins - Do I need to say more? :P
2. Getting back into the exercise routine. (I took a couple days off because my back has been hurting.)
3. The 700-some calories will equal about half a pound the next day.. so I will be going back down again.
Anyhow, I just wanted to blog real quick - I am off to see my newest niece now! She is only a few days old! Yay for that!
Friday, January 08, 2010
I got this joke from JOHNHARNEY. I hope it makes you smile as it did me!
Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.
Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flakey at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.
Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.
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