Tuesday, November 30, 2010
When I saw the doc yesterday and she put me on The Diet...I felt confident. Heck, if I could do that stupid medically supervised fast surely I could do this, eh?
Then I got to thinking about bread...and potatos...and rice...and sweets and thought "I'll never do this" and what did I want, and want RIGHT NOW??? all of the above. But I did not "go there" and I got through it. Today, so far so good. Had a lil mishap thinking chobani greek yogurt with fruit "really wasn't bad compared to plain" - um, yes, it was, LOL. But it was a "learning opportunity" and I'll move on and sin there no more.
If the doc is indeed right...and my body thinks pretty much any grain/so-called empty carb equals a donut and needs to be drenched with insulin...then a lot of this makes sense. Surprisingly so.
Frankly, this is far less restrictive than what I've done to myself untold times! I can have fruit...I can have some healthy fats...I can have all the veggies (that are low glycemic index) that I want. Way better than some things I've done to myself!
I'm tracking, and it seems like a lot of food...this 6 small meals a day thing. In reality, I'm still eating around the same amount of calories...but they are coming from different things - not breads, not starches, not sugar. My fat intake is right on the money with the tracker indicators.
So why am I freaked out that I'm eating wayyyyy too much?
Probably because for years I've skipped a lot of meals and I'm used to barely making my calorie intake for the day. Yeah, I'd read all those things about not eating enough and thought, whatever. Now I have to wonder....
It will all be interesting to see how it comes out in the wash....
Monday, November 29, 2010
Went to the doctor today, been waiting for this appointment for 2 months with a specialist in hormone/metabolic issues. It gave me hope, and i'm cautiously optimistic.
She said by looking at me she can see I'm having problems with insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome (and I'd heard this before, but no one told me how to deal with it). She said she is also testing me for estrogen dominance and more specific thyroid stuff than I've been tested for in the past.
Put me on a diet - Low glycemic index, low (not no) fat, and I will see her in a month. God knows, if I could do a supervised fast for 3 months and live on shakes, i can do this!
And, i'm sick as a dog. Chest/head cold. I've been up now for a few hours and i'm exhausted, so that's it today. Hopeful. hopeful is good.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Mmm. so so day.
on the plus side:
* found the Winter 5% challenge team and joined, woo hoo! Starts Dec 1.
* realized I'd calculated wrong and only need to lose 12.4 pounds in eight weeks (um, yes, I am taking college prealgebra, why do you ask? LOL) for the challenge, not a crazy 30 pounds - cuz I was thinking "maybe this isn't for me"....
* Did 30 minutes on the Wii
On the not so great side:
* I think I'm getting sick, tight chest, coughing, headache. ARGH!!!
* Outside of working out, today has not been productive cuz I feel like crud. But...I have to motivate and get some of it done or I go into the week wayyyy behind. Not good.
*haven't eaten well today, not enough and what I did eat was low in nutrition. That, however, is easily fixed and I'm going to sign off here and go eat something good for me and get my butt in gear on laundry and picking up the house so I'm not starting the week swamped.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Part of what must happen for success for me is to be here, to "come to work" as it were...and not just log in, spin the wheel and be done for the day.
Someone made a crack about their job was so easy, all you have to do to be successful was to "show up". that's what I need in large doses, to show up at my SparkPeople 'work'.
Today I did a 30 min Wii workout. When the nice weather hit I put it away and hadn't bothered much with it, but now that there's snow and freezing conditions, it's a great way for me to get some cardio in.
Went into some of my team pages and looked around, said a few "hey how are yous" and changed up some of my goals. You know, reasons to be here! next will be stopping by a few sp friend pages and saying hey, I appreciate you!
So, i feel pretty successful with many things today - I was a grown up and didn't procrastinate about the homework I needed to do for school, the kitchen that looked like it'd thrown up on itself after thanksgiving, and I pampered myself and got my nails done...and i'm not doing too terrible on the water consumption either!
All in all, success. What did YOU do right today?
Friday, November 26, 2010
I did really well in October...and November slid right back into poor habits and went no where.
The difference in October was I was very invested in a team challenge with the Lesbian Cafe...and I stayed on track well because of the challenge.
With no current challenge going...I'm asking myelf how I can get that jump start I'm looking for....and decided, I'll do my own challenge, based on a blog post I read about someone else's 5% challenge, to lose 5% their starting weight in 8 weeks.
That would be about 1.5 pounds a week, which isn't much at all in the grand scheme, but it's still reasonable, doable....and believe me...I need it. I need that boost, that incentive, I need a big ol' kick in the pants!
Asking myself how can I accomplish this? Some ideas are...
Wear my pedometer, work the water, aim for 1000 cal burn a week, be really invested in SP and my time here...paying attention to my teams, my spark friends, etc.
Of course, I'm flowing into finals week and part of me says, not a great time to try to START anything Lisa! and during the holidays? are you crazy??
but this quote is really working on me, and I think I'd better try to work while the engine is revved! ý"You can either make excuses or you can make progress but you can't do both!"
So here's to losing 12.2 pounds...let's go!
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