Monday, June 13, 2011
Start with the most basic of basics. What do u want out of this? even more basic, will w8loss get u there? right now as ur trying to lose w8, what are u looking to get from being @ ur goal w8?
What will the thinner, leaner, smaller, whatever-er you, buy you that you don't have @ ur current w8?
What duz pay day look like? There's a non-scale victory/victories that ur looking for. What is it/are they? What will keep you trying? What's the vision?
fill in the blanks:
"when im @ (insert goal) then..........(insert what that day will look like)"
it comes down 2 UR very definition of hotness.
and be honest with urself. no lame-0 PC/Sunday skool answer(s) pleez. If ur vision/desire/goal is to stroll into a room full of potential dates rocking a pair of skinny jeans and turning heads, don't waste ur time with the generic, "i just want to be healthy".
be real about what u want. u dont have to tell me if u dont want to. Say it loud, say it strong (ev3n if its just to u)! make it the "why" that keeps u trying.
start with that + ur on ur way to being the hottest loser.
- TD Out
p.s. ill have something l8r this week 4 me.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Since graduating from college, I've noticed that the vision in my right eye has degraded somewhat. My eye doctor indicated that it is a mild astigmatism and that I need to wear prescription glasses a few nights a week to keep down eye strain.
When I asked her if there was anything that I could do diet or exercise-wise to cure this without glasses, she indicated that there wasn't.
This was the same doctor who unwittingly pointed me to a natural cure to an eye disease that i used to suffer with once or twice a year (Have only had it once since beginning of 2010 and was able to cure it by diet).
I once heard someone on the radio poo-pooing a natural cure that "didn't work" which i had just used effectively to cure exactly what they said it absolutely couldn't cure.
So a couple of nights ago, I Googled "Astigmatism natural cures diet" and went through a couple of sites. I got a list of foods that would in theory help with the cure. I don't know if they will or not. At the same time the foods are mostly vegetables (to quote the Tums commercials, "something my body needs anyway).
The list of foods include the following:
* Carrots(No surprise there) eaten with:
* acai (gotta figure out how to get this one)
* goji (never heard of)
So this week, I'm going to shoot for 1-3 of these per day. If I'm consistently getting 2 then next week, ill up the range to 2-4. until I'm up to 4-6.
So how about you? Take this from two angles
1) What is something that you want out of life beyond weight loss?
* Do some Google searches, check out a few pages and see which foods or nutrients are most beneficial toward that goal (spoiler alert: if your looking for stronger muscles, u may find lean protein items). Envision what it will be like once the nutrients start to take effect. Make that ur motivation.
i envision only needing glasses once a week or the doctor talking about my astigmatism going down. It happened for a friend of mine.
2) What is a food or nutrient that you know you're not getting enough of?
Say it's dairy for example. research the health benefits of dairy? What nutrients does it have and what are their benefits(spoiler alert: ive heard that calcium help with w8 loss, but confirm that). Research good substitutes if ur alergic, intolerant or just really don't like.
Make these nutritional benefits ur motivation. Get a list of 5-10 foods and start with a goal 1-2 or 1-3 per day for a week. When ur clearly eating at the midhinge of the range, up the range.
Being the hottest loser is more just campy weigh-in blogs (tho i do loves me them blogs).
* Come up with a goal
* Research the foods that will get you there.
* slowly incorporate them into the diet
* As u eat them/buy them, remember the vision
That's my strategy.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
**Warning: This blog contains the expression of frustration on the part of the blogger. If you are someone who responds to any expression of frustration or "negative" emotion by...
- using the term "pity party" (or some other such emotion-is-bad phrase)
- trying to get the person to realize that they shouldn't be frustrated
- using over-used deflections like "don't beat yourself up", "tomorrow is another day", or "just move on"...
then please either don't read or read and don't comment**
My vacation overall was good. It really was. I got to see my friends and their family in their new home. Their oldest child is growing up so fast. I overate, but had healthy snacks on hand. Given how little I ate out except for the traveling days, I still may actually lose weight this week.
There were two moments involving my weight and health that stuck out (one good and one bad).
The first night the family was hanging around outside playing. They live on a cul de sac with three houses facing a nice rounded end of the street (safe play area for ball and bike). the youngest is "getting into soccer". Basically, he kicks the ball and the adult playing with him kicks it back toward him. Both parties have to chase the ball as needed.
After about 10-15 minutes of this I realized that I was:
* enjoying the light exercise of chasing the ball
* not winded
* not feeling any knee pain.
I would have been 1 for 3 at best when I first started SparkPeople. For all I have read about some of my SparkFriends' goals of wanting to play with/keep up with their children or nieces/nephews, I finally get it. It felt gr8, a nsv!
and then (cue other shoe to drop)......
First thing the next morning (shoe drops), mommy proposes going to the swimming pool (crowd goes nuts)!
"You did bring swimming trunks, right?"
"Oh, well you can probably borrow..."
It was bad enough having to sit the two of them down 10 minutes later and explain/admit to them, "No, I really don't want to be seen in public wearing a pair of swimming trunks". But the looks on the childrens' faces followed by the long drawn out" whyyyyyyyyyy" when their parents had to break the news that "Mr. Trent" wouldn't, in fact, be coming with them...............yeah, not exactly a high point in my life.
D*rn it, the whole point of losing the now over 50 pounds was so that I WOULDN'T hate the way I looked. I'm almost 195. I'm supposed to be enjoying FREEDOM to NOT still feeling like the stinking fat kid (yes, even @ the swimming pool)
And isn't this supposed to be something that guys aren't supposed to worry about!? Ugh.
What good is being the Hottest Loser.....if he's not even hot enough to wear a swimsuit at the swimming pool!!??
Don't get me wrong, I really like the way I look in jeans and t-shirt. I am very healthy and am enjoying the benefits of better health. This just kind of pushed the limit and broke me, I guess.
(end of rant)
As I drove to the gym, after they left for the pool, I made a vow to myself. Next year is rematch. If I don't go back and visit them and go to the pool with them, I will plan to go to a beach. And yes, by Jove (whoever Jove is), I will have the body to wear a swimsuit.....
...and I will.
- TD Out.
p.s. For those of you who are wondering what my THL exercise goals are going to revolve around motivation-wise, consider this a spoiler-alert.
p.s.s. Who is Jove anyway? Never figured that one out. If I find him/her on SP, I'll friend them.
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