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New Approach

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Well, it's day three and the past two days have been a bit harder than I've anticipated. I think to start out, instead of counting every calorie I'm just going to focus on portion control and healthy alternatives. Going full tilt right off the bat was not the right option for me. It's really hard working in a fast food place to not be tempted by the food they're serving, so I'll concentrate finding meals and snacks, in proper portions, that are filling and healthier than what I've been eating so far. I think today I'm going to try my hand at making my own granola bars. I really want to make this work so I'm going to crawl before I walk. Also making some regular old bread today. Wanted to try to make a braided loaf... It's setting up in the oven right now.. hope it turns out the way I want. Well I'm going to go for now.... I need to grab something to nibble because I'm hungry. Until next time!!!

  


Day Two!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hey everyone! Didn't do so hot calorie-wise yesterday. Went over my goal intake. So I'm a bit bummed about that but today is a new day and I've only got 239 calories so far... Thinking of packing my lunch so that I'm not tempted to eat work food. Not sure what to take though. I'm going to go through some recipes tonight and see what I can find to whip up this weekend so that I'm prepared for next week. Need to make some snacks so I'm not over-eating at meal time. My biggest problem is finding good for me food that won't induce heartburn. Well, I have to go get my things together for work and take my acid reducer so I don't want to puke at work... Until tomorrow!

  


First Day: Excited/Nervous

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hello everyone, this is my first blog entry on my first day as a member of this community. I would like to first share a bit about myself. My name is Tabitha and I am 21 years old. I have an 18 month old daughter and a wonderful fiance and I want to be healthy for them. I want to be able to fit into whichever wedding dress I choose as mine. I want to feel better physically and about myself mentally and emotionally. Medically I am classified as obese. When I discovered this I was not very happy. It's taken me a long time to get up the nerve to actively work on losing weight. I know it will be hard and I have spent my entire life struggling with being over weight. I am not going to blame genetics or a slow metabolism because, simply put, I am where I am weight wise because of me. Yes, yes, my parents could have instilled better eating habits and my slow metabolism could mean I am genetically predisposed to being overweight yadda, yadda, yadda. In the end I am the one who ate too much, didn't exercise enough and allowed my weight to get out of control. My biggest fear is leaving my daughter without a mother.
I have spent years feeling like a second class being because I am overweight. I've been bullied, verbally, and physically because of it. I feel unattractive and am honestly quite depressed when I think about how much I weigh. Looking at my body in the mirror before bathing hurts me because I don't see a healthy and attractive young woman looking back and I fear that I am doomed to spend my life feeling like this.
I have been wanting to take action for quite some time and found this site today and decided, why not? Why not take a chance and see if I can challenge myself to do better and be better. So far I have a very supportive group of people to help me stick to and achieve my goals. My biggest challenge is simply finding time to devote to physical activity outside my job. I have a job that has varying hours and I don't get what seems like much time to myself. My job is stressful and mentally tiring. I am on my feet all day and many times get home after dark. I feel like I have no time to spend with my daughter or my other loved ones. Thinking about it is depressing and I admit that I turn to unhealthy eating habits as a coping mechanism. Food tastes good. It makes me feel happy to have a delicious meal in front of me. I overeat because my eyes get bigger at my stomach. I don't usually get a break to eat at work so when I eat I gorge and end up feeling over-stuffed and miserable. Then I feel bad because the free meal I get from work is not usually a healthy one. I work in fast food so it's very tempting to just grab my free food at the end of the day and not worry about eating a healthful meal.

In conclusion, here are my health goals: I want to eat better, find the time for exercise, improve my life overall and finally feel good about myself. I look forward to this experience and am hoping that this community and the challenges and resources I find here will be what I have needed and wanted all these years. My weekly goal will be to log onto this site everyday and keep track of my meals and fitness. I want to drink more water, and get more sleep. I want to lose at least one pound in the next two weeks. Wish me luck!

  
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    Wow! I think you have set realistic goals and I am so proud of you for making this first step. It's all worth it! You are worth it! emoticon emoticon

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KA_JUN 3/5/2013 3:50PM

    No need for luck, you can accomplish what you set your mind to do! emoticon Your goals are admirable and worthwhile, I know that modeling a healthy lifestyle and mentoring our boys is important to me and I can't do that if I continue doing unhealthy behaviors.



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