Saturday, July 27, 2013
I haven't gotten my stuff together. It is July 27th and I'm still struggling!
I have been attempting to change my eating habits. I've found that I am always "hungry". I never feel full?! I have, of course, been doing my research-- trying to find solutions and came across an article about leptin & ghrelin hormones and how this plays into appetite and energy. Did you know research has found that leptin is suppressed when one is obese/overweight... GO FIGURE. So, a way to try to get all of the hormones under control: Eating when the ghrelin hormone is highest: 8 a.m., 12 p.m., a small spike at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. And of course, finding ghrelin satiating foods (oats/fiber/protein/greek yogurt-- real foods). I've done well today. I really want to make it through a day without eating too much or making poor food choices. I had oatmeal this morning and a salad with hard boiled egg and light dressing for lunch. My 3 p.m. snack will be greek yogurt and berries.
Now: on to tomorrow: I'm supposed to go with an acquaintance of mine to Zumba-- First: I am nervous at the gym most days on the treadmill, worried someone will "judge" me. I've been avoiding outdoor walks/jogs because I am so big. Seriously, how stupid, I know. I guess I've been hiding from it all, stuffing my emotions and nerves. Second: I've never been to an exercise class or anything like that. I am so nervous of Zumba. I don't dance. I'm not a good dancer. What should I do to prepare?! Should I just make an excuse and not go? I don't know what to do. I am so nervous my stomach is hurting.
I want to change my life. I want to get healthy.