Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Alright so day 2 of high carb was a little easier because I was more active, training, work etc, and although I was worried about the high protein low carb days, day 3 & 4 were actually easier than I expected. I think because Sundays are my lazy days and a high carb day it might always be the toughest to tackle.
So again lots of food on this Fast Metabolism Diet, each portion is only 2 or 3 days so your never committed for more than that, and it makes it so going super low carb for only 2 days safe enough for me (sorry I know many will disagree and say you can do low carb all the time, but I am going by my specialists and what they tell me is right for me)
I've been experimenting with some different recipes to align with what I can and cant have.
Not that I deep fried anything, but I always used a bit of Olive oil to cook, which I am allowed, but only days 5-7. So using vegetable broth to cook stuff has been a new take for me, and something I think I can continue to incorporate.
I have been able to cook normally for dinners and the kids just add a carb in, or bread etc, so I don't have to cook 2 separate meals, which is awesome!
So far so good, we will see how it goes being on the road the next 3 days and bringing healthy fats in. I won't register my weight until Sunday, but I can't help but step on the scale every day and so far I am down the two pounds I gained back going crazy the week before starting, so hoping it continues.
Will let you know Sunday how the last 3 days went and the final score! And yes I know its not all about the number on there, but a little nudge would be nice!
Monday, March 10, 2014
so leading up to my big start date on Sunday of this new diet to try, I have to say I sabotaged myself probably more than I have in months.
But I did do the prep work, I made out my list for the week, Breakfast, Lunch, Supper and Snacks as well as times for each all planned and written down. Grocery order done.
Yesterday was tough, not because of the food, as it is 2 days of high carbs, how hard can that be?? lol and there is lots of food given how much weight I need to lose, so no reason to be hungry. So I truly know in this case it is matter over mind cause my mind is rebelling. For example I stared at a brick of cheese at least 4 times yesterday because i cant have it, I never crave cheese, i like cheese but I don't crave it, but tell me something is a no and poof I want it.
I also think because yesterday was a mellow stay at home quiet day, I obsessed a little too much on when the next time to eat was, so again something I have to work on as i know I wasn't truly hungry, just bored.
So Day 1 down, food was good, no hunger just mental roadblocks.
onward and upward to day 2.
Little more worried about days 3& 4 since they are the 2 days of high protein low carb, so definitely something I struggle with but trying not to get to rolled up in it.
And a little worried about the weekend as i am on the road Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday. Will bring healthy snacks but with planned business dinners etc I will have to try my darnedest to make good choices. On a positive note those are the 3 days I can have all three, protein, carbs and healthy fats so that should be a little easier.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
So been keeping on with my fitness, in fact although it is by no means easier, it still sucks and is hard everyday, so I cant say I love it, not sure how people can. But I do appreciate it, when I don't make it to the gym I feel blah, I get stressed out quicker, its no longer completely about weight lose, its more about just feeling better mind and body. So I like that I have reached that point! Set some pretty awesome new bests over the last 2 weeks I am pretty proud of.
20 mins of jogging at 5.6 MPH.
205 pound dead lift and squats.
115 pound chest press and shoulder press.
feeling pretty strong!
but still no change in weight, and although some clothes are fitting better, I do see my body composition changing I still want to lower my weight and get rid of those bulges. So I am starting a fad diet for 28 days hoping maybe it will truly reset my metabolism. Maybe its a stretch, maybe I shouldn't be falling into that trap, but I need a change. And I have done a lot of reading and its not crazy, its quite healthy so fingers crossed.
So tomorrow will be day 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, anyone heard of it? anyone done it? success, miseries, results? I will keep you posted on mine, the good the bad and the ugly!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
So its been forever since I have been on, and I really don't know why. I loved checking in with everyone, seeing what was new, exploring your tips and ideas, I still got the daily mail in my inbox but just haven't been logging on.
I have no reason, life is ticking along nicely, work is it own stressful routine but that's not new, so perhaps I'm hiding? Logging in every day to see people's weight lose is encouraging but also maddening when mines not moving, could it be I was jealous? Its possible, I still get frustrated every day at the lack of change on the scale.
But I know what I am doing right, and what I am doing wrong.
I know there have been lots of positive changes in my body's composition and in my personal well-being, I have a lot less stress since I have been exercising, I don't snap as easy, and I have so much more energy, I feel so much better. SO for that I am grateful and figure I have to get over the scale and continue to value and be happy for those spark friends around me that are doing so well. You guys are an inspiration and I am thankful for that, and well life is pretty good no matter what the scale says!
I did however add this little baby to my wrist to keep inspiring my ass to get tot the gym every day!
oh and have to add this one cause it makes me giggle, I really think I should get a t-shirt like this, but hey I'm up to 20 mins of jogging now, so I've come a long way from my 1 minute sprints. lol
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
So since I've been back from vacation I was able to mostly restart my gym routine, (the alarm still gets turned off on occasion) but my food, I swear I restarted all my bad cravings and stretched out the pit I call my stomach immensely while I was away. No willpower whatsoever.
But this week I am doing some strict eating, just for this week to see if I can reset myself and start to see some results again. I am still the same weight I was when I hit my first goal over 2 months ago now, so starting to feel more than a little frustrated, even though I know its my own fault for not eating right, I still blame the universe for some reason, because come on why can't it just magically fall off?
SO resetting the food, and obviously my mindset to accomplish the right changes again, I know it takes work and commitment, and I thank you all for sharing your journeys and reminding me of that, you are all inspiring!
my little self reminder for the day.......
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