No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
So I suppose a "first" post should describe who I am.
Welp...I'm 30. I'm fat. I have a whiny dog (who is awesome). I'm in love. I have acquired cats that don't think my dog is as awesome as I do. I have a crazy family. But a great boyfriend who is aware and accepts that. But right now I'm just tired of being overweight.
I wasn't always this way. As a matter of fact I was always thin growing. I woudn't say skinny - but thin and shapely.…Continue
Have you found that at times your motivation to lose weight falls by the way-side, feeling defeated that you can lose the pounds you want?
I sure have, it's the most frustrating process EVER. But this all changed for me once I realized I needed to have a shift in perspective and have seen great results since!
Have a read here if you're interested: …Continue
Added by Jane on April 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Five years ago, I won my struggle with my weight. I worked hard, and lost 40+ pounds. I look great and felt even better. For the first time in my life I wore a size 6 jeans honestly felt like I'd won the lottery
I soon found that keeping the weight off was , MUCH more difficult than losing it to begin with. Then I fell into the trap of reading umpteen different health and fitness blogs and veering far , far away from what worked for me, my body and my lifestyle, and trying to emulate…Continue
With the Biggest Loser being in the news lately, I wanted to take a look at what we can learn from the show and the controversy. The Biggest Loser is a reality television show and creating something for television, it has to be dramatic and captivating. As written in People Magazine, normal weight loss is not interesting. So they exercise them like crazy and give them tough challenges that no typical person losing weight would do or could sustain. The controversy over the latest winner's…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
You hear people say "today is the first day of the rest of your life," all the time in those inspirational stories of weight-loss that we have all watched way too many episodes of. It's the first day of the rest of your life - we get it, but we refuse to apply it to ourselves because that would mean we'd have to get up and make a change. It would force us to look at our behavior on an in-depth…Continue
So I am getting physical therapy and am in the room with the door closed and the therapist is working on my lower back, when I hear through the door someone talking about the diet that she is on. It made me sad and angry. Sad because it reminded me how I tried lots of diets to lose weight and when I was on the diet, I thought this was "the one" that was going to work. But they never did. After I lost the weight, I would start gaining it back within a few months and of course more. I did this…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you are like me and tried every diet and exercise program and spiritual and religious program and therapy and nothing worked and you feel hopeless, keep reading..... That's how I felt 5 years ago. I had been dealing with weight and food issues since elementary school. In sixth grade, the pediatrician put me on the first of many diets which included diet pills (uppers), yes that was a long time ago when the doctor didn't know better. I was a binge eater and sneak eater, but always…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My mentor Roy Nelson (www.thenelsoncenter.com) says that if we keep on doing what we’ve always been doing, we will keep on getting what we’ve always been getting. When I started his program, I was desperate and did whatever I needed to do to lose the weight, keep it off and get the feelings out. I soon found out that just as the food and weight was a symptom of a deeper issue, I had other things I was using to prop up the ego which needed to be…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
With Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death, I am reminded that many celebrities not only act in their profession; but they put on an act in their personal lives as well. Acting as if we are ok when we are not; hiding behind pride and ego when we really feel bad about ourselves, that is what we emotional eaters have in common with celebrities. I put on a good front that I had a good life, that I knew what I was doing, that I had it together, that I was in control; when the truth was that inside I…Continue
My mentor, Roy Nelson, quotes Thoreau often, reminding us that "Most…Continue
On the Jenny Craig forums someone asked how to keep up their motivation once they've been on a plan for more than 6 months... it got me to thinking about what I've done in the past, what has worked and what hasn't worked. I think a large part of making the program into your lifestyle is your mindset. Here was my response:
I really started gaining weight in college when I completely stopped playing sports and led the typical college life of too much bad food,…
Having got on the scale this am--with many weeks having gone by, and not doing so, was jolted out of my sweet period of denial--to my new period of Sorry Reality. I am now within 5 pounds of being where I was at 35--100 pounds overweight--I am now 69--not a good thing for many reasons, the first being health;second, seeing a new Dr. Wenesday, and it is always nerve-wracking not knowing what the attitude…Continue
I’m sure a lot of people fall off the wagon…and I’m sure that most of us get right back on…
That was my day yesterday…Wednesday’s have always been a reward day…It’s weigh in day for my BLC group on Sparkpeople…so I have always taken it as a day to boost my carbs for a meal or 2 in the morning. Sometimes a few chips or something if that’s what I’m craving…It’s a day that helps me stay strong for the rest of the week…
Woke up…weighed in…down .2
Story of how…
What is it with the numbers…every morning I moan and groan about stepping on the scale…every morning I think I’m going to skip it today…I know in my head that I don’t need to step on that contraption of bad news…make a coffee go sit down…ya right!!
So step onto the scale I do and there are those nasty numbers…up .2
Well then the parade of what did eat yesterday…going over everything…I already knew I didn’t eat enough calories…my protein was way…
Added by Emily Guerrero on October 16, 2013 at 5:52pm — No Comments
I do not feel empowered by carrot sticks. NO matter how many I eat I still feel hungry. But I don't have enough points to eat anything I want to eat so here I sit with a large bag of carrots in sadness.
Breakfast: coconut chia granola with almond milk
After walk snack: banana
Lunch:turkey sandwich with nitrate free turkey slices from Oscar Mayer, 1/4 avocado, lettuce, garden tomatoes
3 extra turkey slices
1/2 slice of bread
(had trouble stopping the eating thing - just wanted to keep going, but I stopped before it got crazy)…
I think I'm going to have to take a picture of EVERYTHING I eat. That helps me celebrate what is on my plate and also to not have seconds or mindlessly eat. (Sorry the pictures I take look so gross. It's taken on my phone in poor lighting)
Breakfast - Coconut Chia Granola
30 Cal. Almond Milk
Lunch - Chicken Sandwich
Snack - Green Smoothie
Chips and Salsa
Dinner - Hot Dot
Snack - Corn Chips…
What I Ate - I finally feel good enough to function!
Breakfast - Coconut Chia Granola
30 Calorie Almond Milk
Lunch - Chicken Sandwich
Two bites of chow mein
Snack - Green Smoothie
Dinner - Chili,
Cornbread with a little butter and agave nectar
After Football Snack - Chili
(I've been doing so well not eating after dinner. I will plan to do better tomorrow.)
Note - I still have congestion and I sound…Continue
Added by Kelly Smal on September 20, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments