It's never too late.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Ugh, where to begin...
I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I've always been chunky. Diet after diet, work out plan after work out plan. I always get off to a great start and then something happens, and it's like I no longer care.
I used sparkpeople at the beginning of the year and lost over 20 lbs. I was feeling great about myself. I got over confident and lazy about tracking my food and fitness.
After a while I noticed my weight creeping back up. I ignored it and eventually stopped weighing myself again. This morning, I wanted to see where I was at, just out of curiosity. I wasn't surprised to see I gained all I had lost at the beginning of the year back.
My eating habits are very poor. I love to eat... all the time. There isn't a second that goes by without my mind wondering to food. I'm addicted.
I need to make changes. I need to be healthy for myself and my family. I want to set a good example for my son. I don't want him to ever have the weight problems that his father and I have.
I'm ready. It's never too late.
Feel free to send me a message or comment. I could really use the support and will return it when possible.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
First, WAY TO GO. You can do this.
First, I was on spark people, started losing, gave up... decided to start again a few months later, got pregnant. So weight loss not an option. So, I start back up after a 6 months after I delivered. After a few months again, I gave up. Finally, I came back this year after about a year off.
Here is why it didn't work. I worked out, but didn't change. I ate less, but still garbage.
Here is why it is working NOW, and will continue.
I am making this a forever thing. I started eating whole foods, and cutting out more and more processed food. (I occasionally have some now, but RARELY) I didn't have sugar for a month. I have allowed it back, but only once a week or less. I will once again after a couple of birthdays over the next few weeks, cut it out. I will allow it in again, but sugar is my trigger and if I don't do this every so often, I will end up with a binge.
First, make small changes. One step at a time. FInd a workout you like, and can see doing for the rest of your life. No, this does not mean that if you find and like Insanity (my next workout of choice) that you have to do it forever. It means more along the lines that you need to start and keep with it. I also walk, do yoga and pilates, and lift weights or do body weight exercises. Any combinations of this will work. Cardio and weights. You got this!
Next, or concurrently with the upper changes, also make changes with your diet. Start subbing whole fruits and veggies for snacks and adding more to meals instead of processed foods. For example, if you have cereal for breakfast, have yogurt and fruits and or whole oatmeal. Or any combination thereof. Lunches. Lean meats, fruits and veggies, add some starches and such. Same things with dinner. Obviously I'm not a nutritionist or telling you this is what you HAVE to eat. I'm just telling you that by changing one meal a day by adding whole foods, you will be amazed at how great you feel, and how you will want to change the rest of your meals too!
I will say, when I started with the whole foods, I didn't know how long I would be able to stick with it. It is over 10 weeks. The reason? I FEEL AMAZING. Food did that. The fuel for my body is fruits, veggies and etc. I love them. I haven't felt this good in forever!
My daughter will be two at the end of the month. As she grows, I want to show her health, nutrition and fitness by example. She rarely has sugar or anything. In fact, her favorite foods are fruits and veggies. I never want her to struggle with her weight like I do.
Feel free to friend me, message me, or talk. You will be able to do this. I promise.
1624 days ago
You are right, it's never too late! Remember, you did it once and you can do it again.
1624 days ago
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