I have done so well with staying on plan and following the no sugar and white flour eating plan called “Why Can’t I Stop Eating”… (see my 9-17 blog if you want to see the actual eating plan)
I have no doubt this is the plan for me!
IT is EASY, SIMPLE and I feel SO GOOD on it!
Other than a few tiny bumps in the road (bumps I created LOL.. ) I have stayed on the plan very well! IT has not been hard for me… it has actually been such a “NO BRAINER” way of eating that I embraced it and ran with it! I am telling you when you don’t eat sugar and flour (processed foods) then you simply don’t CRAVE IT!
THEN comes Thanksgiving… I followed the plan…. Amongst 65 people at 2 different dinners.
THEN… I ate a silly little Rice Krispie square!
OH.. the sugar rush… and then the SICK feeling PHYSICALLY.. … I just felt light headed and yuck! I chased that sucker with 2 bottles of water! LOL
I came home and then I picked at the sweet potatoes my Aunt sent home…. She adds brown sugar and tons of butter and bakes them…
And get this… they didn’t even taste good… the were so darn sweet… (they used to be my favorite dish at Thanksgiving)
Then the next day I ate other stuff that was not on the plan…
And Saturday too and then Sunday!
AND let me tell you a little secret…. When you don’t eat sugar and flour for 4 mos (other than 2 different times in the last 4 mos and those times I stopped after I did it and got right back on track with the next meal!)
ANYWAYS when you don’t eat that stuff and then you do immediately you will feel sick and light headed and just plain yucko!
BUT if you eat some more again… and then again… before you know it… the YUCKO feeling becomes the norm… for how you feel!
And the snacky,,edgy cravings begin…. And “Eat Like a Cow and Graze All Day Plan” takes over (wink to my friend Nancy!)
Well I have felt too good and slept too good to go back to that way of eating!
THURS, FRI , SAT, and SUND night I didn’t sleep good at all…. IT has got to be the sugar I have eaten!
Some of my 10’s have felt a little tighter the last week so that definitely is not acceptable!
My goal is to be in an 8 by New Years! T-32 days BABY!
Friday’s weighin showed I had lost a lb… but I doubt seriously if the scales were right! My scales are 1 yr old but just in the last 2 mos. I have been getting strange readings out of the blue like this: I weigh 3 times in a row and I used to get 3 SAME readings in a row exactly!
NOW I weigh 3 times in a row and I get 3 different readings… So I keep weighing till I get the SAME reading twice… which leads me to believe.. the scales are broken!???
Anyway Fridays reading showed 172 and today’s reading shows 175. I got new scales and will weigh on them in the morning! STARTING point for a challenge I started for the next 10 days!
I am not going to flip or stress about the number! SERIOUSLY… this is not a journey that comes to an end…and some magic number will finally appear and I will say “OK I am done!”
This is finding what works for you and then keep doing it… and incorporate it into your life to where it BECOMES PART of your life in such a way that you just do it… without thinking TWICE about doing it!…. YOU just breathe “HEALTHY” and
I trust and know when I follow this plan I lose weight.. I don’t even have to wonder about it! I just do!
NOW to just get a workout routine that I BREATHE and JUST DO.. without THINKING ABOUT IT!!!
I only Strength Trained 1 day last week! COME on….. now…. That is not going to be acceptable!
NOPE can’t do that… THAT changes starting TODAY!
OH yeah.. I can try to make myself feel better and say I raked the leaves for about 4 hours Saturday… and cleaned the yard for about 6 hrs… (we have a HUGE yard WINK)
BUT bottom line…. I have to STRENGTH TRAIN to build muscle and get smaller and more toned for my 8’s!
OK.. SO said, done, finished! MOVE forward… put some action… NO more wasted weeks….
ALTHOUGH I CAN say the week was not completely wasted as far as eating and exercising goes.. because I learned allot about what I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO!
I will NOT go back to putting the weight back on… My health is just too valuable to me!
FOR the next 10 days I challenge ANY and ALL of you to stay on your EATING PLAN of choice.. and DRINK YOUR WATER.. and EXERCISE or just MOVE!
DIG deep!!! It is within you to do this.. to get healthy... to pursue that fit body that is WAITING TO EMERGE!
DON"T let complacency or upcoming holidays... let you get stagnate.......
Don't keep trying to improve and don't lose your focus!
I think I even was letting complacency creep in a little and also my reaching the 50 lbs lost milestone let me get a little lax... and I started thinking "HEY I look pretty good... BUT the reality is still this.... I am overweight! PERIOD!
I am not going back to 221 but I also don't want to stay in the 170's either! LOL
Here are some pictures of my new clothes I got for Thanksgiving. My boys had given me a gift card back in May but I just didn't want to buy any clothes at a size 16...
These jeans are a 10 and the shirts are a medium.
First picture below is comparison from Last Thanksgiving (2009) and this one (2010)!
Picture above is December '09 to Thanksgiving '10
All pics are from a size 20 to a size 10 except for the one with 195 across my face??? LOL that was on my pants leg when I did it! ?? ANYWAY in that outfit I was in a 16...
AND soon to be an 8, YEAY BABY!
SO who is up for a 10 day challenge! SEE