Friday, May 03, 2013
I have no energy. No motivation. I feel like I have no Hope. I do know that I have depression, extra pounds on my frame and a negative outlook on life. Someday's I hate it, other days, I don't care. Isn't that awful? I think it is.
I was reading something last night...let me see if I can find the quote
"Being Fat Isn't Your Fault; Staying Fat is."
I picked up this book last night in a bargain bin for $5. It's called "This is Why You're Fat (and got to get thin forever), by Jackie Warner.
I actually like her no nonsense approach to health and weight loss. She doesn't just have a magic formula for losing weight. She walks you through most reasons while people are overweight and what causes them to stay that way. She's done a lot of research on health and fitness and just wholeness.
I like to be informed and know how food effects my body negatively, and she breaks it down and shows you just that. I have been leaning towards more of a whole foods approach of eating, and cutting out sugar completely. Which is exactly what she suggests doing anyway in her book. I also like that she has recommendations for exercise and how often to do them. What I like is she offers suggestions for people who don't have gym memberships or want to be outside. I'm going to read up more on the section on hormones and how to balance them, because I think my hormones are definitely out of whack, which leads to mood swings, cravings and exhaustion.
All that stuff to say, I am having a hard time lately, but I feel like this book has been a little glimmer of light and hope for my future. That's all. Nothing profound. I am trying to get in 10,000 steps a day, so that's a goal that I think I can reach. So I'm going to start with that, and also try to eat clean. That seems simple enough, right?