Monday, July 09, 2012
I am not sure if it is actually a good thing to keep reading so much on healthy living, diet, weight loss etc. because it can be quite confusing and I get the impression that it can do more harm than good. How many times did I read and hear that to loose weight you have to become more active and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Funny thing is that i have always been using the stairs even if I had to get up to the eight floor because I hate elevators. If I have no other choice but use it then I make sure another person is with me, but if I can I use the stairs. I also love going stairs and I might not be the fastest but I think my endurance on stairs is pretty good.
Another thing I always did right is drinking water. I am not a big fan of soda and I love my water so I always drink it. Sometimes I drink coffee or tea in the morning but always unsweetened. Every couple of weeks I kinda crave something else to drink but instea of turning to soda I usually have a glass of apple juice mixed with sparkling water and the craving goes.
These are only two examples of things I do right and there are a few others. I try to avoid processed food and I try to eat more freggies. I even change the way of preparing my vegetables. I used to throw the vegetables in boiling water and cook them until there weren't any vitamins left. Now I always steam them and I love how intense their flavor is and that they still look as if they haven't been cooked at all.
So I have been wondering. How is it so hard for me to loose weight although I already changed so many things? To answer this I have to turn to my obsession with The Biggest Loser again. On this show the contestants are filmed all day, so there is no chance for them to cheat without anyone noticing, but sometimes some of them don't lose any or only a few pounds even though they work out hard (definitely harder and more than I do) and eat right. The reason why they don't lose is stress! So maybe that is a huge aspect in my not that successful journey, too. Okay, I lost a few inches here any there but as much as I have tried not to obsess with the scale, I still want to see results on it, too. Maybe I have too much stress in my life? That might sound stupid to some since I am unemployed at the moment and home all the time, but there are still many things concerning my last job that are bothering me and I have to deal with. Who knows, maybe once I am able to put an end to it, my body will reward me with dropping numbers on the scale. Until then I keep doing what I am doing and try to stay positive.