Whatever I wanted. No limit pizza, cheeseburgers (2 patties), honey buns, doughnuts etc all the good stuff and loved it! I realized in order reach my personal goals, I would have to change my eating habits.
God grant me the Serentiy to except the things I can not change Courage to change the things I can and..... Wisdow to know the difference.
My husband is pretty much a health dude.. lol So I was already eating whole grain pasta bread, brown rice. Lots of veggies at dinner everynight. We didnt even buy soda, so it helps that my hubby likes to stay in shape and be healthy too.
My bad thing was cookies, not icecream not hoho's but cookies. Chocolate chip. Then of course the weekly trip to the fast food place. Cutting the fast food I dont care but my sugar cravings have been horrible I just want cookies or chocolate.. Its so hard..
I used to eat out a lot and occasionally would visit the Taco Bell. I was raised on McDonald's on Friday night, boxed foods, and sugary cereals, but back in the 60's who really knew?
I still don't eat 100% clean, but for me, as long as a majority of my diet is clean, I don't get all hung up in the 5% or 10% that's not. For me, it's more important to go for a burger and beer with my underwater hockey buddies or running friends and enjoy their time and friendship than to worry about one or two meals a week.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
I am SO not proud of my past history. In a deep depression over the sudden loss of my only son, I began to self medicate with beer. I ate Lean Cuisine during the day, no breakfast, began to drink around 6 and continued until the wee hours and then ate a huge dinner before going to bed. I would cook dinner earlier and keep it warm until I was starving as not to interfere with my buzz. I didn't work out at all because of course I felt like crap. Well I don't drink anymore, I walk almost every day. I eat clean and am super healthy now. Hard to believe I am that person. Well, I'm not!
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70 lbs. done!
180 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (22,545) Posts: 1,342 4/18/11 3:17 P
Not really sure just how clean my diet is now, but before i started the healthier lifestyle:
- i ate out a lot with friends - my diet relied very heavily upon carbs (they are everywhere!) - i ate a lot of junk food - my diet was very lacking in protein - i was obsessed with potato chips. - my diet was lacking in vegetables (now i cant get enough!)
Despite all of this, i haven't really gained any weight. It has stayed pretty consistent, i lose and gain the same 5lbs for what seems like forever.
'On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. .'
I have always been a healthy eater. I love to cook and bake so for me it's been about over-induldging on home-made goodies(cookies, cakes). I also have a problem with portion control. However, I did have a brief period in my twenties when my hubby and I were first married when we ate lots of chicken wings from the local pizza place. Thankfully I got over it quickly.
I've been eating healthy foods for many, many years. I raised one child who chose to be vegetarian at a very early age and another who went vegan in jr. high, so I cooked only veg food for about twelve years. I know veg'ns can eat crap, but we didn't. We ate lots of beans, grains, fruits and veggies. We still do, even though those two children are in college now and the rest of us are omnivores so we've added some pastured meats back into our menu a few times a week.
Most of my choices over the years were based on the best information I could get at that time, it's just now I know better about some of those things. And, of course, I've had some bad habits over the years, too--I used to have a terrible weakness for soda and I still do for chips (I just keep them out of the house). I'm always reading up on the latest nutritional research and refining my eating habits even more. I'm pretty happy with my choices right now, but there is always room for improvement. And, we're about to move so that means having to find new sources for things like local pastured meats and local organic fruits and veggies.
I ate it all! Fried, processed, junk, junk! YUCK!!! Yep, a lot of emotional eating and boredom. Still learning to eat clean, it has been a learning experience for sure!
"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your word, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny"~~by anonymous
"Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do all for the glory of God" -1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
Pounds lost: 8.0
Fitness Minutes: (133,867) Posts: 19,485 4/18/11 12:53 P
I used to eat fairly healthy, but I wouldn't say I was an overly clean eater. I ate sugar and I loved doughnuts!!! But, I never ate white bread or white rice.... grew up that way. And we never got to eat sugary cereals while I was growing up (or Kraft dinner, etc). So, I didn't really have a taste for processed foods anyhow (except those dughnuts! lol). But, I have always enjoyed cooking and baking from scratch, so even if my meals weren't 100% clean, they were mostly void of chemicals, dyes and preservatives.
Before really getting serious about my health and weight managment, I used to eat my fair share of fried goodies and trans fat filled sweets. The thing that makes me shudder the most are the Little Debbie Boston Creme Rolls I used to eat in college, sometimes 2-3 a day. Those bad boys were 400+ calories a pop. A POP! Good thing I worked out back then because I couldn't imagine what I would have looked like if I hadn't.
Edited by: PURPLEBRAIDS at: 4/18/2011 (15:09)
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current weight: 172.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,161) Posts: 47 4/18/11 12:23 P
A combination of food and emotional issues caused me to gain weight. While the emotional issues will take longer to understand, I just tracked my typical meal from the time before spark. What I used to eat. I was shocked! No wonder I was gaining weight! On top of that, I was so unbalanced in what I did eat! So full of simple sugars and fats! Yuck!
What about you? What did you eat on a daily basis before spark? Try plugging in your typical day and post back what your totals were.
(I just wrote about this on my blog, too, if you want to read more about my experience doing this.)
Here WERE my totals:
Calories: 3521 Carbs: 446 Fat: 133 Protein: 113
Darn, you'd think I was a marathon runner living in Alaska with a protein deficiency.
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