Saturday, February 23, 2008

Loosing Streak

So, I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I have been loosing weight for the last 4 weeks or so! I haven't had a streak like this in a really really long time, and I must say, it feels amazing. I think I put on an earlier post that I am not on the Best Life Diet. I like it a lot. It's Bob Green's book.

He really doesn't make you count calories, but asks you to really pay attention to your "hunger scale" so that you aren't every really too hungry, and you stop as soon as you feel comfortable (even if you could eat a little more). This has made a big difference for me.

In addition, I have, for the most part, stopped eating 2 hours before bedtime, eliminated white bread and regular pasta (I had pretty much done this anyway), am in the process of giving up soda (I'm still hanging on to diet right now!), and have been trying to get more exercise in.

So, I'm pretty happy with my progress. I'm actually thinking about offering a class at my church on the best-life diet. It's something I'm praying about.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Kate, I can't see your posts

I can't see your last 5-6 December posts! When the screen refreshes, there are no messages. I hate that because I wanted to know about your travel experiences....anyway you can repost in January so I can see them? I'm guessing I'm not the only one that is having trouble....

Happy New Year!

What is Weighing You Down?

I decided to start the Best Life Diet, by Bob Greene, and promoted by Oprah. I have been struggling to do Weight Watchers for years. I think it is a wonderful program and is a healthy, reasonable way to loose weight, but for whatever reason I just was not sticking to it. I had to try something different.

So, I asked for the Best book for Christmas, planning on just reading it for reference, but after looking at the scale and looking at myself, I knew I had to do something different.

I am in phase 1...I eat a healthy breakfast, I stop eating 2 hours before I go to bed, no alcohol, 3 meals a day with 1-2 healthy snacks, a multi vitamin, an omega 3 vitamin, and a calcium supplimient...finally I am to increase my energy level. You don't have to limit or monitor your food intake for the first phase (4 weeks). This I CAN do.

Also, and probably the most important, you start to really look at yourself and your life to figure out why the hell you keep putting on so much weight. What drives you to the fridge? Why do I put weight back on, quit on diets quickly, or look for just about any excuse I can to eat? These things I AM dealing with in Phase 1, and, probably, for the rest of my life.

I am doing really well so far, and I am praying that I can keep this up. In order to do that, I MUST figure out what is driving my eating desires, what is weight me down....

Think about it, you are worth it.

Oh yeah, and I can't weigh in for 4 weeks, that is going to be a huge struggle. I have asked my husband to hide the scales, because I normally weight myself atleast 1 a day, usually more.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sickness Stinks, Until You See the Scale:)

So I have been very sick since Wednesday, barely able to eat anything until last night we went to the Cheesecake factory, and I was able to manage a little meal and piece of cheesecake :).

I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, I hate to be sick. It's especially hard with a little one when you feel dizzy and nauseated so you can't play with him like you want. But my husband and mom jumped in to help and we all survived.

I did feel a little better when I got on the scale yesterday morning and lost 1.8 for the week! Just need to keep this going now.

Mom is going healthy for thankgiving, sugar free, low-fat, that kind of thing. I was a little sad when she told me that, but appreciate her efforts. My mom has lost over 50 lbs and is less than 9 lbs from her goal weight! She is going to be 70 next June and now walks 4 miles 5 days a week and is very active and healthy! She is a good inspiration.

Alright, I'm going to rest, still not feeling the best. Stay strong over Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 5, 2007

I lost .6

I just wanted to report in that I lost .6 lbs this week...not the best but I was happy to have a loss. Hard weekend at home, lots of temptations. Today hasn't been great either but it's only Monday!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Serious about Being Serious

So, I hate to keep posting when I'm not making positive progress. I have continued to gain weight week after week lately, which has been very discouraging. I know I deserve it, but I just hope against all reality that I will be rewarded for WANTING to change vs actually CHANGING.

This week in my bible study I asked that people pray that I get serious. That I was so tired of asking for help and then not being serious.

I blame others for my lack or discipline, I blame the time of year (Halloween candy), job (sometimes stressful), being tired, being happy, being busy, being bored....pretty much I blame everyone but myself.

So, I am stripping away the things that I blame and rely on too much...right now I am not getting accountability calls, I'm not rewarding myself for working out, my goal is to just do it.

I need to get serious! My mini goal is to loose 10-15 lbs by Christmas. I will try to report my progress each week.