Monday, May 16, 2011

I have been gone from SP for quite some time but not from working out and eating healthy. Recently I have begun the 4 hour body (from Tim Ferriss's book) and doing the slow carb diet. So far I have been doing well, about 4 lbs.

The diet is as follows:


thats basically it. i am going crazy right now. i hate food. I dont want to even look at food because i am so tired of eggs, meat, vegetables, and beans. I am moving to England in 5 weeks and I want to lose 10-15 lbs in that time. This diet has been proven to work but its making me crazy for a couple reasons

1. I dont think its all that healthy. He says it is, and others agree, but I am torn. On the one hand I know this is for life and I should take short cuts (especially one that makes me miserable) but on the other hand I really want to look good when I see my honey again on June 18h. I want to be smashing. I am 207 but my goal was to be 185 by the time I got to England. I work out twice a day most days. What to do?

2. I am ready to jump off of a bridge not being able to have fruit. you are allowed one cheat day a week, but I find that I am splurging too much.

3. I just want to be a normal person who can just eat regular food, workout, and maintain weight. I know the whole calories in vs calories out but I want to get it off before I leave!

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    Take one meal at a time......try not to stress.....

    I say do what feels natural to you....fruits are good for you in moderation and try to limit your consumption of those that are high carbs....example, I eat 1/2 banana instead of a whole one since I am overcoming diabetes....SparkPeople advocates eating regular foods but limiting salt, sugar, fat and reduce your portion size as well as drinking your 8+ glasses of water a day. Try to stick with that.

    I don't believe in dieting but I do believe in healthy nutritious food choices as well as the cardio aspect which has enabled me to lose almost 30lbs since January.

    You can do this!!!
    2443 days ago
    I have been there so many times. You are right there are no short cuts. This diet, will only get you short term results at best. In the long run, you need something that you will be able to stick to. I have had to learn that any shortcut to being healthy will not last and most times, in my case, have negative results.

    I know as women, we want to look sexy and beautiful for our men. However, I have learned that my husband is always happy to see me when we are apart no matter how much I think I need to lose weight. You are a beautiful woman and I guarantee, he just wants you to be healthy and fit and all the rest is our own body image problems we have to get over.

    Whatever you decide, make sure it is something you can stick with for hte long haul and make sure you aren't unhappy. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2444 days ago
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