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October is Around the Corner!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I can't believe tomorrow is October 1st. I am totally ready for my favorite month! Also, the Fall 5% challenge starts on October 6th. I am ready to get started! To remind me why I want to continue to strive toward a thinner and healthier me...

Why do I want to lose weight?

I have always been chubby. Or, at least that's what I thought. Looking back, I have never been skinnier than when I'd thought I was fat. Now that I am in the "overweight" category by almost 20 lb. I can see the insanity there.

1. I want to be healthier. I want to live a long and healthy life, and not be victim to disease that affects the overweight.
2. I want to start a family. I want to be a good role model for my future children, and I don't want them to have the same thought process regarding food as I have. I want them to be "normal."
3. I want to feel better about myself. I love some parts of myself. I want to love my body more, though.
4. I want to fit into my clothes again.
5. I want to stop having to buy larger and larger clothing.

I have many more reasons, but to start the month of October on the right foot, I wanted to remind myself why I am doing this thing, and all I have to gain from reaching my goal.

  
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WALLINMW 9/30/2012 1:42PM

  Tomorrow is a new month, and Monday.....i'm thinking Day 1 too!

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Day 3 - Fell off the Wagon.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Well, day 3 didn't go as planned. I am ok, though. We all slip up now and again. I am starting fresh today and back on plan, feeling motivated to do this thing! It is hard because my husband brings treats into the house.

I am talking about those evil "Fall Party Cakes," which are those Easter cake things that are covered in white chocolate and taste heavenly with all their trans fats. I ate 4 packs of them. It was a full on binge. I narrowly avoided eating a chocolate bar we have left over from s'more-making a few weeks ago. Plus, I ate a big plate of rice with dinner. So the day ended poorly. Started great, though!

The lesson from this story is don't let the hub bring things into the house, and if he does, make him keep the stuff in his car or something so I don't eat it!

  
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MCFERRET 9/30/2012 8:20AM

    We all succumb to cravings at one time or another. And it's okay to indulge (a little) You recognized it, gave into it at the moment, treated yourself, and decided to make a change. Good for you!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/30/2012 3:05AM

    ooooooh yes! Especially going through withdrawals on it!! dang hubby should get a smackdown!! LOL

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GRAMMYRHONNIE 9/30/2012 12:06AM

    Out of sight, out of mind. I have a shelf in the extra room with my husbands goodies, I will buy his snacks and put them in there and LEAVE them there. And I don't have to see them every time I open the pantry door. :)
Beside the grandbabies like it too, they go to the door and say "nack", they're 2 and 3. And for me it's the BAD room.
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FITGRL124 9/29/2012 7:45PM

    You got right back up and that is what is important!!!

As far as the goodies go - you should tell hubby that if he wants them, that's fine but he shouldn't tell you that they are in the house. He can keep them all for himself.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 9/29/2012 6:58PM

    I started making my husband totally responsible for his goodies. I didn't chide him for eating them or suggest that he doesn't bring them home. Instead, I approached it by telling him that I need his help. I asked him to remove them from the kitchen. I didn't care where he kept them, but not in the kitchen. I didn't want to put them away when we bring them home, I didn't even care if I don't know where they are. He did, and it made a big difference for me that they weren't there staring me in the face. Yes, I know where he keeps them, but I consider them his. If I want one, I ask him. If he is eating one, I might take a bite. It has made a world of difference for me. So thankful he was willing to do this.

As far as "falling off the wagon," just pick up and go on. I don't look at it as falling off the wagon anymore. I'm done belittling myself for my mistakes. I acknowledge that I made a poor choice, realize that in the long range view of things, one time is not going to derail my goals. I just move on with a better choice the next time.



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CANES4EVER63 9/29/2012 2:43PM

    Great lesson! That's my strategy too. If I don't buy the bad foods, then I can't eat them!
And great attitude! The only way to change what you ate, is to modify your diet/environment, acknowledge that it happend, and get your butt to the gym! Keep up the great work!

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Day 2 - Going Strong.

Friday, September 28, 2012

I did really well on day 2. A little higher in carbs...like 40 something and around 37 net carbs. I am still happy with that. I am down a few pounds already. I am still pretty motivated! I made corn casserole last night and ate two servings, hence all the carbs, and I ate two servings today, too. It is all gone now though so crisis averted. Now all I have to do is get through the weekend without drinking.

I haven't been exercising... just trying to get through school and work.

  
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FITGRL124 9/28/2012 6:14PM

    Good luck this weekend!

I love corn casserole! Yum!! :)

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DRAK416 9/28/2012 2:18PM

  Congrats, GL

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Day 1 of Low Carb - Success!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 1 of low carbing went really well. I resisted Cheez-itz and Skittles at work last night, which I am proud of myself for. I had a salad with a small piece of chicken mixed in for dinner last night. I didn't go to bed hungry, but just before being hungry. I actually made it through one day of a plan! I have been restarting EVERY DAY because I always mess up on day 1. The longest I have stuck to anything 90% of the time is 2 weeks. And that's being generous.

My only somewhat regret is eating 3 of those pre-made sausage patties like the ones McDonald's has before my dinner. I was hungry, or I felt like I was. But those patties are on plan, just had more fat than I wanted to consume.

I am going to try and get a walk in today if the weather cooperates. Day 2, here I come!

  
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AUNTB63 9/27/2012 8:22PM

    Way to go with your "day 1"....I always did like the fact that every day we get to try again to do our best...... emoticon

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GRANDMA0627 9/27/2012 2:20PM

    Congrats on your success with Day 1! emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/27/2012 12:45PM

    I love Cheez its. That was hard for me to give up! LOL

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/27/2012 11:48AM

    I know all about the starting/stopping method. LOL

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DSHRUBS3 9/27/2012 11:09AM

    WooHoo!! Hope you have a great day 2!

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FITGRL124 9/27/2012 10:56AM

    Hey - at least you didn't binge eat on skittles at work so give yourself a break with those sausage patties! :)

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OPERATIONSIZE6 9/27/2012 8:54AM

    I am exactly the same. I keep changing plans and can't seem to "stick to" anything for more than a few days. At least I keep trying! Wishing you success this time around!
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Low-Carbing it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I have decided I can't take anymore. I need to do something different. I am going to try low-carb again. Not severely low, but under 30 grams per day. I am tired of failing every day. I feel super motivated right now, and I am going to run with it.

So far I have had 3 strips of low-sodium bacon, a salad with 2 tbsp. lite vidalia onion dressing, and I am about to eat a piece of round steak and some veggies.

Wish me luck. I'm sorry you have to read about the same things almost every blog (ex. me starting over or starting a new plan).

  
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MOCHA2470 9/27/2012 1:50PM

    I wish I could do low carb...I love my cereal, sandwich's and pasta...I just try to make sure they are high in fiber to fill me up! Good Luck.

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RECREATING_ME 9/27/2012 12:21PM

    When you think about it, we all are starting over every day. Whether we stuck to the plan or not, when you wake up for the new day, you have to start all over again.

While seeing the long-term progress is fine, being focused on the choices being made right now helps me realize what works for me and what doesn't. Then it's just a matter of repeating what worked the next day. Having that kind of focus also helps me realize just how much better I feel and how much easier it is with day-to-day living.

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MOONSTORMER 9/27/2012 1:35AM

    we are all like madonna - need to keep reinventing ourselves. or at least our approaches to this journey. keep trying new approaches until something works for you

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/26/2012 10:29PM

    clearly we don't mind reading about it...that's what we are here for don't cha know? LOL You'll find what works for you and then you'll be more apt to WANT to stick with it. Consistency, that seems to be the key.

and don't worry, we've got your back

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LUCKEYRN11 9/26/2012 2:03PM

    I have been thinking about instituting the Bob Rule - No carbs after lunch.

Good luck!

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FITGRL124 9/26/2012 1:11PM

    Good luck!! :)

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STEPHHAYES227 9/26/2012 12:40PM

    our bodies need carbs, so if you are feeling run down, just try different sources like fruits, veggies, root veggies, nuts. Not processed carbs. Good luck and don't beat yourself up. You are here and you keep trying

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EDDYMEESE 9/26/2012 12:28PM

    I totally get it! I did so great on South Beach and then had a wedding, family from out of town, etc..that was a month ago and I still can't get my butt back in gear!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/26/2012 12:22PM

    I love low carb! Good luck with it!

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