Friday, April 26, 2013
Some days it’s hard
It’s hard to look in the mirror
When all you see is this fat chick staring back at you
When all you see is how much weight you have to lose and how long it’s going to take
When you see all the times you’ve messed up, didn’t track, binged on chips, sugary soda, and the like
When you don’t feel good about yourself
When you try, you try to tell yourself that you’re beautiful but
It just doesn’t cut it
It sounds fake
Instead you hear that voice
That small, negative voice that has replayed in your head for a looong time
It says “you can’t”
It says “why bother? Why try?”
It says “what’s the point?”
It says “you blew it, you might as well wait till tomorrow”
And it’s hard
It’s hard to tell that voice to shut up when you’ve listened to the negativity for so long
But that voice has got to go
And it’s not easy; it’s going to take some time for that voice to become optimistic despite the mistakes that I make towards my weight loss journey!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
One of the hardest things for me on my weight loss journey is knowing what to eat
I'm not a huge cook, it seems like it takes me forever to cook something that should really only take 30 minutes but I'm still learning!
I definitely want to try new recipes soon
but today's topic for sparkcoach was easy meals so they want me to write a blog for future references
I really like the plate idea they suggest- I've heard of it before where the plate is divided into four with protein, carbs, fruits and veggies and a glass of milk.
The easiest meals for me are veggie burgers, PB and J on wheat of course!
I'm still trying to come up with some easy and healthy lunch options
I also love frozen meals talk about easy!
Or Spark coach Becky talked about this easy meal idea: mashed beans (I'm assuming that's refried beans) with 1/2 pepper, 1/2 tomato, 1/4 cup salsa, mix it all together sprinkle with cheese and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and serve with tortilla chips, grapes, and milk (grapes are sounding good right now!)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sparkcoach has assigned me to write a blog about the pros and cons of my supermarket shopping habits
Although I don't buy the groceries, I go with my grandpa sometimes
When I do go, the pros would be that I get to choose what I like to eat, put new foods in the grocery cart, and exploring all the different possibilities of food!! It's also fun when I have a list and gather all the ingredients to make something (like a vegetarian chili I made... last year! lol)
The cons would be that it can be overwhelming especially when there's so much cheap junk food around you it can almost be discouraging because it's like- why does junk food have to be cheap and healthy food have to be pricey???
I guess what I want to start working on is going to the grocery store more with my grandpa and helping out by trying to find coupons and make a list and of course, not going to the grocery store on an empty stomach!
what are your supermarket strategies?
Sunday, April 07, 2013
(Read this blog as if I was writing it on April 6th, not today's date, thanks!)
How did I do today?
Well if a healthy person were to look at my food choices, they probably wouldn't approve. :(
There's so much going on behind the scenes than what's in my food and fitness trackers.
The choices I make
The choices I make to follow through with my personal fastbreak goals
And that's what happened today
Every Saturday, my Grandma brings pizza from the restaurant she works at.
Man alive I'll tell ya-
this week's pizza was my FAVORITE kind of pizza of ALL TIME!!
It's the pizza that people call burnt but it's where the cheese on top is overdone.
And it just so happens that my goals for this week were no fast food- including my grandma's pizza!
I saw it and I almost cried!
Ok, not really but tears were about to prick my eyes because the pizza was RIGHT THERE in front of my face!
So I put it away in the freezer- out of sight out of mind right?
I chose a decent lunch and hadn't eaten for quite a few hours (dangerous I know!)
As you can guess, I was pretty hungry for dinner and that pizza in the freezer was calling my name!!!
But guess what?
I didn't have ANY!!
Normally I would've been oh well, I'll have it tomorrow's a new day
But I know that if I caved in then I would've let myself down-again
I would've done the same thing, starting strong but then blowing it
Now I know that if I can resist my FAVORITE pizza, then I can accomplish even more than I thought.
YOU CAN TOO!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
do what I did in the past when I was trying to lose weight
I let one day slip into a 9 month downward spiral
9 months I could've continued to lose weight and get healthier
I let one day, one day of mistakes and pigging out turn into this 9 month junk food bad habit frenzy
DO stay on track
don't do what I did!
I know we hear it all the time- don't let one bad day derail your progress or make you throw in the towel
but it really is true!
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