Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I'm watching that new A&E show called Heavy and I'm only like ten minutes in but something was said in it that really made me think. If your significant other was unhealthy and overweight and it impacted your daily life, would you consider ending it because of that? This woman said her husbands weight keeps her family from doing what they want to do and they have to revolve their lives around him. It really makes you think. All the people on this show believe that they run to food when something impacts their lives that they can’t handle. If only people would realize this more often, would realize that they use food, usually bad food, as the basis of social gatherings, as the fix for emotional problems. I admit I do the same, when I am lonely snacks call to me. I am always thinking about how I wish people would see the light like I did in improving your lifestyle and the joy in having energy to do things most people don’t see as fun (ex; hiking, running, biking, taking walks). I wish people would THINK about why they eat. Do I always think about what I am eating? No. But I think about it almost all the time. Every decision I make I think about the results of what I am putting into my body. Do I treat myself? Yes. Do I have nights where I don’t think about it? Yeah but I just wish people would think. I hear reports of how New York now has calories on it’s menus in most restaurants and it really didn’t change how people order. REALLY? Seeing that your favorite entrée has 1,000 calories doesn’t make you not want to eat it? You know WHY? Because most people don’t even know what calories are, they don’t even know how many calories you should have in a day. I have a friend at work who was asking me how I did it, and I told her I counted calories. So I showed her the sparkpeople website and counter and she tried it. She came back to me and was ASTOUNDED. She loves cream cheese bagels and couldn’t believe that half her days calories were in that ONE bagel that sometimes she got twice a day as two meals. People can’t believe that an appetizer has more calories than a meal.
I guess in a way I want to teach people because of how happy this lifestyle has made me. I’ve SERIOUSLY considered becoming a personal trainer and or a nutritionist because of how fascinated and amazed I am by the nutrients in food, the effect it has on your body, and how simply making different choices can have a HUGE impact on your body. I love to see change especially in my body, and lately as part of trying not to focus on the negative I’ve been trying to see the positive changes and I do see them in my body. My arms and shoulders are CUT, and I mean really really cut. I can’t wait to wear short sleeves and tank tops. My legs are toned and I bought my VERY FIRST SKIRT! Today I am very positive about the changes in my body and while I know tomorrow I might not be, I’m trying to really change my viewpoint and my mindset. I am not fully happy with my midsection but I am also really noticing how much skin is there so I’m trying to be patient and continue what I am doing and know that it does take over a year for your skin to tighten completely. So that’s me trying to be positive.
Anyway yeah I am really interested in health and nutrition and wondering if it is something I should consider making a career, whether I use the two year wait for the Ultrasound program to possibly get some kind of personal training certificate or I look into what being a nutritionist would be. It’s definitely something I have to really consider and think about. Maybe this summer I’ll work at my gym and see how I like it. Gotta start small before I make big decisions. Anyway that’s my thought. I’ve been doing well with food, controlling portions mostly. I decided to not track today. I think I’ll track on and off to keep from stressing out, but constantly watching the scale. Sundays are my new weigh in day. Have a good one everyone!