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.
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!
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.
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!
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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