Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week 2: It's official!

Weight: 237.4

Hi everyone!

Sorry for my lack of posting lately. I had a bad bad weekend  BUT I did lose weight! Bonus I suppose.

I am back on track now and feeling better than ever! Loving my life and excited about reaching me goal. Because I WILL reach it! I have to reach it!

I joined weight watchers online yesterday! I made it official. I am glad I did because it is so easy to follow and I really think I will be more successful using it! I track everything I put in my mouth and it all comes up with the point’s value for you! No thinking required ;)

Question: Any dance videos that work for exercise? I am in the mood to move! Dancing!

So how is everyone else coming along?

Have a great day everyone! Back to work I go and carving pumpkins tonight!

Be well!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Week 1: Still going strong!

Hi everyone!

Firstly, let me say THANK YOU to my followers so far. It’s great to log on and see people sharing some personal experiences and offering advice. Helps me a lot!

So Yesterday I completed my second day of this lifestyle change :) I think it will get better as time goes because I am actually starting to like it! :o To answer Christina's questions, yes I am following weight watchers but do not attend meetings. I have 30 points that I eat in a day and log everything I eat. I am drinking ALOT of water and it seems I leave my desk for the bathroom every 5 mins. I am trying to incorporate more fiber in my diet. The fiber bar I just finished has 8 grams...which is pretty good for one snack. I checked the other ingredients (sugar, sodium, fat) and all levels were very low. Maybe that’s why it tasted so dry! What are some other good meals with fiber?

Exercise is a hard thing for me to get into. I truly DISLIKE it. I lack the motivation...and can't seem to find anything that is fun to do. I get bored easily. I love dancing...but all the clubs around me are so expensive and full of amazing, athletic dancers :s Anyone know of some fun exercises to do? I do have a pass to the gym but never go anymore. I know it is bad. I do park about 15mins from work and walk to work and back…also at lunch I walk with a girl in the office… it’s something right?

Also, I may need to eat out tonight!! Which is scaring me…and I am scared of ordering something I am craving. We are only going to Denny’s but still…breakfast is so a weakness. Anyone know what I can order that isn’t too bad but tastes good?

I must say though, overall, this is the first time I think I might stick to my lifestyle change! I usually start one feeling confident and assured I will be a successful but I always fail. This time I started, I so did not want to! But it is weird…I am actually not having the cravings or temptations as bad as I have had before.

Still going strong!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Week 1: Oh Boy!

Weight: 239.8

So this is it...week 1. The worst week of life, so it seems! I woke up this morning with ultimate dread remembering the oatmeal and fruit cup awaiting me downstairs. Mmmm breakfast. I drove to work this morning and passed a McDonalds and a Tim Hortons and I swear they were calling my name! What I would not give for an egg mcmuffin and a donut! BUT I continued driving and parked quite far from work and walked the rest of the way. My mood started to lighten as I was walking. I thought to myself, "Ok, I am able to pass the fast food places without automatically turning my blinker on and turning into the drive thru. This is a good thing!" It was actually surprising considering my love for fast food! Love or obsession? I have yet to figure that out. Its not the convenience of the food that is so compelling ( I dislike cooking), but the fact that it tastes so forbidden! I know so many people say how disgusting and greasy it tastes, but I can't even tell.Wait! That reminds me...that is one of the reasons I need to lose weight and eat healthy. I cant even taste what is unhealthy!

With that said, perhaps when I start eating healthy foods my taste buds will go back to normal? Let hope. I have tried pretending lettuce is a piece of pizza or something else bad..but my imagination does not control the taste. I am not against or dislike healthy foods, some I enjoy quite a bit. But it seems I am attached to junk and cant get enough. Like I am addicted to it and will stop at nothing to eat it all the time. Its craziness and it scares me!

I was eating lunch today (the worlds smallest ham sandwich) and I tried to eat it slowing and not gobble it up in two bites. I noticed after I finished it and the small cube of cheese that I was still hungry...what I did not notice right away was that my mind was hungry, not my stomach. Once I stopped some of the million warnings being sent by my brain to my stomach, "Eat more! There is a muffin in the staff room! Do it, you need it!", I realized that all of my eating is not because I need it, but because I want it. I cant remember the last time I felt physically hungry. Actually, I do not even know if I could tell the difference. It seems my mind is saying I am always hungry. " You just finished a meal, have another!" Have they invented and on and off switch for the brain? Anyone know the cost?

That's it! I have decided...the brain and the stomach will be locked in a room every day of this journey until they learn to get along. They will, won't they? Oh boy!

Be well!

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