Thursday, November 08, 2012
Just a quick blog to let you know I'm still here.
I have basically been trying to watch what I eat and failing miserably every day. I did OK yesterday, but I have gained back the 4 lb. I lost. I have stopped participating in the fall 5% challenge, too. Perhaps these two things are related, but I can't seem to get back on track.
My latest problem is eating snacks at work. I am eating junk off the snack cart and it is costing me in pounds... I can't stop; it is almost like binging. I am doing it daily. I don't know how to stop. I have to be around the snacks, and I can't seem to leave them alone.
In other news, still don't know if I am pregnant and just getting over a bad cold. I am miserable on all fronts. I wanted to lose a few lb. before I got pregnant, but it looks like a far away dream at this point.
Sorry to be such a downer. I just feel terrible about my lack of commitment. I want this, why can't I just STOP self-sabotaging?
Monday, October 15, 2012
So, I have taken a week off Spark and actually lost 3 lb!
My scary and exciting news is that my husband and I are going to try and get pregnant now. I am taking some time off school and we are going to start a family. I am super scared but excited, too. Wish me luck!
This means that I will no longer be dieting to lose weight. I am going to try and lose a bit here before we get pregnant, but I'll be gaining 20-30+ lb. (I hope the lower end, not 50+).
If anyone has any experiences to share on pregnancy, I'd appreciate it. I'm nervous!
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Today is of the fall 5% challenge. I weighed in at 157, having eaten fair food for the past two days. I am so ready to get back on track!
I walked for 25 minutes this morning, so off to good start!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Give 3 or 4 reasons and for each (reason/excuse on why my diets and exercise plans have not been well-executed in the past) write a strategy that will keep me on track for 8 weeks.
I read this on BEATLETOT's blog and decided it would behoove me to do it.
"I am craving something sweet."
Strategy: Chew sugar-free gum. Buy the yummy dessert-flavored gums.
"I am craving pizza/cheese sticks/pure fat."
Strategy: Eat a piece of cheese, not 10 mozzarella sticks! I am going to have to outlaw pizza entirely, because I can't eat it in moderation. The craving comes from that salt-fat phenomenon. When I eat salt and fat together, or sugar and fat together, I want more of both! It's like food crack.
"We have nothing to eat that is on my diet."
Strategy: Be prepared to shop consciously at the grocery store. I need to focus on the periphery of the store, where the meats, fruits, vegetables, and *fresh* foods are.
"I really want a drink."
Strategy: I need to get over this one. It is not a healthy way for me to manage stress. I have to remind myself that nothing (especially alcohol) tastes or feels as good as being at my goal weight will feel after all of this trying and starting over.
"Free (insert calorie-dense snack or treat here)!"
Strategy: People at work make things all the time and bring cake and whatnot in constantly. It is almost daily that I face temptation. Just because it's free doesn't mean I should eat it.
"I'm tired and I don't feel like exercising."
Strategy: I'm committing to at least ten minutes of exercise per day. I can walk around the block (.5 miles) at least daily, and I want to make my goal to do 20-30 minutes of walking and exercise of any sort at least 5 days a week.
I use that excuse not to exercise almost daily. I have what is clinically known as "tired all the time" syndrome.
Anyway, that is the assignment and I am crediting BEATLETOT with the idea to write a blog about it. I have a lot more diet excuses than exercise excuses. I usually blow my diet before I don't exercise.
I hope you all are having a great October! I, for one, am taking charge of my life!
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