Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I did it again. I've over indulge myself this Easter. Not just one day but total of 5 days. And scale does not lie. It was a big rising number on the scale. It's seems almost like I've gained one pound or more a day.
This is the case for me with any type of holidays. Normally starts couple of days before as I prepared for the holiday and doesn't end couple days after the actual holiday, due to so many left over of the feast. Is this called binge? Not sure. I recognize what I'm doing is wrong and not good for me while doing it. I know I'm sabotaging myself by going crazy with foods. But part of me is almost encouraging me to do it. I guess good thing is I don't feel as binge. I just feel over indulged it. But damage is done no matter what I called it. So instead of living in the past, I move forward.
Today (4/22) was my of detox. My detox means not extreme as to juice diet or no solid foods nor fasting etc.. Just being detox from meat, junk foods, sweets and bread. The plan is to eat whole foods plant based vegetarian meals at least next two weeks.
Luckily today, I couldn't eat regular solid foods as I came back from dentist this afternoon. That half of my mouth was numb by the Novocain. And since I have a temporary crown, they said I need not eat hard foods. Only soft foods next two weeks. I'm planing to use this not so good two weeks period wisely and changing to good time for my weight wise.
This morning I wake up with determination, and I'm going to bed shortly with satisfaction. I exercise 70 min. 4miles walk in my treadmill this morning and had a healthy veggie/fruits smoothie. Lunch and dinner I had a lentil soup. So far so good. And I'm staring to feeling good already. I'm hoping to keep on keeping on for this healthy way of eating and exercise.
The go sign was every where. When I was online I see many encouraging quotes. Its almost like telling me and encouraging me "Go Mickey, now is the time, you can do it!!"
I will end this blog with sharing some quotes that universe has sent to me.
“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”-The Buddha
"Fall seven time, stand up eight." -Japanese proverb
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
**Thank you Spark friends for your support and encouragements. ** (^O^)／
Sunday, April 13, 2014
It seems like taking me a long time to understanding and accepting the solution.
I am talking about how to lose weight and keep it off for life. In order to lose weight and keep it off may not be easy. Most of people nowadays understands the solution that "It's not a diet, "it's a healthy life style"with eating right and exercise. If one can understand this concept and follow through, she will keep it off forever and happily ever after. I am focusing on get out of my comfort zone and do what I need to do.
Back in the day, I've try so many different fad diets. It works while I'm on it but as soon as I get off the diet, I've gained all my weight back and some extra. I do not want to repeat past mistake. Since I joined SparkPeople I've learned a lot of healthy way. I now have all the past experiences and knowledge. I think I'm little bit smarter, stronger and wiser then before :)
And trying to understand that there is no easy way out. Especially when you get older and your metabolism slows down, you need to make better choice, work little bit harder. I can not be eating or acting like when I was in my teens, when I could eat/do nothing and still kept fit and slim body.
Ok, I've got the theory, but we all are typical human-being and there are lots of temptations for us to derail our health journey. In my heart, I know creating better life is the choice you make today. Forget about yesterday. If you didn't made a good choice yesterday, you can always make better choice today. But all these self pep talk, its hard to follow through sometime. Although I will try everyday, making best out of what I can do each day.
I become so far in my journey. Lost lots of weight. And I'm in my happy weight range. But I still feels like I am living with Skelton in the closet. fear? Or I should say concern of that "I may regaining all the weight I've lost." And also I do have a body complex. Sometimes, I have problem with accepting new me. The body image hunts me time to time. That I still see my old self in the mirror.
Although I am getting better on my strength training, I can see some muscles are developing and my body composition is changing. In my head I think looks good but in my heart, I do not have enough confidence to wear certain type of clothes. Still feels needing of hide some parts of my body. I am working on it day by day, one step at a time to get my confidence level up. Encouraging myself daily to "keep on keeping on"!! Have some discipline to do what I got to do to keep me happy.
Friday, April 04, 2014
For satisfying curious about trendiness of wheat/gluten free diet and such. I've rented and listened audio book from my library about "wheat" via online. In this book, the author talks about how the wheat affect our body and induced all type of illness includes arthritis and weight gain. ( I do have some mild arthritis in my back and experience of weight gain. I ponder myself, is this the reason for my suffering? ) I thought you needs to eliminate wheat, if you are wheat intolerance or celiac disease. But according to the book, wheat doesn't have much benefit but has lots of bad influence/effect on us. I was so shock to hear that wheat does causes weight gain a big time! I thought I was doing well switching white flour, bread and pasta to whole wheat kind. But sounds like that is not good enough. I feels there are lots of media info and lots of confusions.
I became very aware of the healthy life style since I started my weight loss journey. I now learned "it's not the diet, it is a healthy life style" is the key. And I watch what I eat and I eat lots of veggies mostly raw, some cooked. No processed pkg food. Very little or no meat. And I exercise regularly. But my weakness is the bread. I love love bread. And I now learned that the main ingredient of bread, wheat induced appetite. More you eat wheat product you get hungrier. Due to their sky high glycemic index per serving. It said higher then the sugar. I've been avoiding sugar from my diet as much as I can. ( except, occasional sweet treat.) But according to the book that is not enough, until I eliminate my beloved bread. This is a very serious dilemma for me. I want to be fit and healthy, but not for sure if I want or can to completely eliminate wheat out of my life. And nowadays it seems almost everything out there contain some type of wheat or little. There are some gluten free bread, cracker and stuff out there, but normally they are very expensive and some opinion, it's still a junk foods.
I wonder, what's my Spark friends think of wheat. Wheat or no wheat? Is someone out there doing wheat free living? Any benefit received of doing so? Losing weight and getting healthy? etc.. Last 2 weeks my weight has been up in the sky. Some how I feel so hungry lots of time. And funny thing is as soon as I stepped on scale and found my weight gain, My body feels all suddenly heavy, and looked Like I've gained fat/weight. ( Isn't that weird?) Yes, I've been eating breads. Maybe it's a time to tweak something. Go bread/wheat free maybe?.... For me at this point, I feel need of balancing and get back to basic. Keep motivating in my health regimen. To help with that, I've joined Spring 5% challenge. Which starts tomorrow and I am ready for it.
Yup,"I've got to keep on keeping on!!" I know this challenge always has been help on my journey. It will keep me accountable and motivated. And hopefully to lose 5% body (FAT) weight. And be lower end of my happy weight. ( love to stay there. :) all though, I've gained few pounds in weight. But I am not so depressed or unhappy about it. I am still happy that I can see and feels improvement in my body. I've gained more muscle since I've been working out doing strength training. It does pay off. Let's keep moving!
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