Friday, July 18, 2014
My best experiences this round can be put into 2 words: determination and friendship.
First off, even with all the distractions (health issues, insurance problems, new roomies, job frustrations, etc) I was determined to stick with the program, and I did. I did not lose as much weight as I would have liked, but I didn't throw in the towel, either.
Second, the support of the friends I have made in this round, and previous BLC rounds, have proved immeasurable. Without the cheering and the gentle corrections, I wouldn't have made it this far. Just know that my teammates are looking forward to hearing from me every day helps keep me on track.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Day one: no sugar...
Day two: good girl
Day three: can I admit I'm only doing this so I can post a positive blog every day?
Day four: ice cream but I kept it under control, and added a banana for luck...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Two weird/different emotions happened to me today...
One deals with a DD coupon I've had on my phone for a couple of weeks, a deal on a coolatta. I usually go for the coffee; after all, I am a Mocha Maniac. But the weather has been nice enough that I figured some fruity flavor would sit really nice. But before I drove myself over after work, I got the great idea to look up the calorie content. So I downloaded an app for Calorie King, which is a great tool that I used to use, back in the days I had time to look that sort of stuff up in a book. Well, the app is SO much better. Not only did it tell me how many calories would be in that cup of orange-flavored liquid sugar, but it also told me how many minutes I would have to sweat to work it off!! Really, as much as I wanted it, it's not worth 57 minutes of walking. So I erased it right out of my phone. (My NSV for the week!)
The 2nd incident is more embarrassing, but I'm really trying to get honest with myself. Honesty is the best policy, but it's also the only way I'm going to lose this weight. Some days, when I wake up, I go into a sort of robotic eating trance. It happened today, probably because I was 90 minutes late on my nap, due to babysitting after work. Anyhow, since I'm usually home by myself this time of day, and I don't have security cameras watching my every move, it's so easy to consume hundreds of calories without really being aware of it. Some days it's only tummy pain that snaps me back into reality; some days that doesn't even work. I'm always ashamed of this sort of mindless eating, because I should know better after all this time. (See, I told you this was going to be embarrassing...)
Anyhow, after some good food choices, and some not-so-good, I was looking around for something else to inhale, and I suddenly thought: what am I doing? I have already put enough calories into my stomach in the last ten minutes, and I need to stop before I start to hurt. And just like that, I stopped the mindless eating. And the weird part is, I know this will last until dinner time! That is a huge step forward for me!!
I know enough about myself and my eating issues to know that these sorts of eye-opening moments are not guaranteed to come again, but just for today, I'm proud of myself. And I will keep working on these issues.
Stay strong, people!! SP has got your back.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Feeling sort of blah today, and I suspect the reason is because I'm up half a pound from last week. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it's still going in the wrong direction. And I also acknowledge that since I hurt my knee five days ago, my exercise has been limited to slow walking and upper-body ST.
So I was GOING to say that despite my best efforts, my weight has gone up. But that is not honest. Just looking at my food intake for the last few days, I know I haven't put forth my best effort... Cheez-It party mix, (Thanks a bunch, Ed!), frozen yogurt, Ritz crackers that have 200 calories in a serving, Pringles, ice cream because it was a semi-holiday, Tostitos, for the same reason, cinnamon roll because I couldn't resist the smell wafting through my kitchen anymore, and cake from work that wasn't even that good, so I am clueless to why I ate it.
Had the eye-opening thought in the wee hours of the morning that if this were the REAL Biggest Loser, I would have been kicked out this week. So back to basics: no food off limits but limit the calories, no lunges but plenty of core and upper-body work, reaffirming my Mochas goals of being true to the person I'm supposed to be, not the one I've let myself become.
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