Day seven-eleven

Ugh I apologize for not writing more. I’ve been with out internet so it’s been quick stops at coffee shops here and there.. I’ve just had no time to write a worthy blog post.

Well the past four days have been incredible! I’m getting on track with my eating habits. My urge to go eat fast food is decreasing daily at a noticable level… I’m even feeling REALLY good about the way I look. Not to say I haven’t before this, but dang, I love everything about me even more right now. Whether when I’m workout out, or just at home being lazy. Just that alone is making my mood great and motivation high.

One thing that has actually made me chuckle these past few days is a habit I know i’ve had for years but just now noticing it. I have this thing where I like to open the refrigerator and just look inside and then shut it. This could last 20 seconds, or just 5. It’s hilarious when I look back and think all the times I do this. Last night I just ate dinner, I was full, had no desire to eat or drink anything else but I got up, opened the refrigerator door and just looked in it. Searching for something. Not to eat it, but just the act of searching was what I wanted. Once I achieved that feeling I closed the door and sat back down. My mother actually noticed this and was boggled by it. haha.

It just got me thinking of how people dieting could have this habit and it might actually be a struggle for them. I do it knowing I’m not going to eat anything even if it looks good. What about the people who can’t help but do what I do but actually find something and eat it? It has to be SO difficult to manage a diet if they have such a hard habit to break. It’s not even a bad habit so to speak. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look in a refrigerator. However, if it results in over eating than it can be a terrible thing. Soon there will be books not on how to eat healthier but “how to pad lock your refrigerator door”.

I also think my workout routine is complete. I’ve been going Monday/Wednesday/Friday and trying to do cardio Tuesday/Thursday. I say trying because I have problems with my legs right now, just a strange pain and to be safe I’m not working out my legs, and I’m restricting my running/biking to a minimum until I can talk to a doctor. The fact I’m actually doing a set routine for over two weeks now with a desire to keep going is fueling my passion to not give up. As much as I want to, I don’t care if I get bulky or more lean. The ultimate reason to workout in my opinion is to better yourself and make you more healthy. Getting skinnier, or bulk is just a bonus.

 

Day three-six

Hi everyone, sorry for not updating lately. I’ve been out of town and just busy. As you can see in my weight page I’m at 175 again. It’s not really a bad thing, I have been working out regularly and sadly had to eat out one night while out of town.

I couldn’t help it. We were driving for hours and I couldn’t just go to the kitchen and pull out some fruit or make a sandwich. I brough some snacks but those ran out fast on a road trip. I think that’s a huge problem for people dieting. If people could diet alone, have no factors influencing them, and be able to stay in a controlled room people would be successful at dieting so much easier. What does one do when they HAVE to eat and your only options is fast food, or possibly a cookout and everything isn’t healthy for you at all? It’s tough being on a diet. It sucks sometimes to have friends that want to go out and you have to debate whether to go because you don’t want to put yourself in a situation that might effect your diet. When I was in high school and on my first diet I remember not wanting to hang out because they would demand we go out to eat.

People need to realize when starting a diet that it’s not going to be easy. It’s tough out there when everyone around you ISN’T dieting. Sometimes they understand, sometimes they dont. Either way it’s not easy. That’s just one of the reasons dieting is so hard. Articles I read that say it was “easy” I laugh at. It’s not, their joking, just wanting to make money, or were oblivious.

Knowing it’s going to be hard is a good thing. It’s even harder when someone dieting gets to a wall that I experienced this weekend and there’s no way around it. Being aware that the probability of some days you just CAN’T stay on routine is the best advice I can give in this situation. I’m not sad for what I did, it’s life.. I had to eat… I’m not going to give up despite my situation.. It’s just one of those things that you have to get back up and keep going.

I haven’t had soda in a week. That’s actually something I can control thankfully. As in, everywhere you go there WILL be water. At least I hope there is hehe. The picnic we went to there were two coolers. One with water (I’m guessing a 24 pack), and the other filled with soda of varies types. By the end of the night I think maybe ONE other person grabbed a water other than myself. The cooler with the soda was almost empty, yet the one with water was still over half way. I like water but I can’t drink that much! :)

I did get weird, yet strong urges to grab a soda. The taste of a refreshing pepsi/coke feels pretty good, I’m not going to lie. As bad as it is for us, I still like soda. The only thing different from the past week and the previous weeks is I’m putting the “its bad for you” ahead of the “it tastes good”. At the picnic I wanted a pepsi SO bad. I almost got one too but as I went to reach for it I couldn’t. The thought of those chemicals and awful ingredients entering my body made my stomach curl up. So I stuck with water. I never thought of it that way but maybe me putting “its bad for you” first is a universal statement for others. Everyone knows soda is bad for you, at least I hope so by now in this day and age… Everyone knows soda tastes good or it wouldn’t be on the shelves. Re-adjusting those facts in your head might help someone that’s fighting that soda addiction… Food for thought.. :)

I’m still looking for a solid workout routine for the weeks ahead. I’ve been doing my own thing and its working fairly well. I just like to have options. Soon I’ll make a page for my workout experiences.

Day two

I had all my finals today and they all went REALLY well. I’m so excited to get good grades again this semester :) That has taken up a lot of my time. I actually had a solid breakfast, small lunch, and a healthy balanced dinner. With snakes in between. I felt SO good all day. I love not having to be stressed from what I eat.

I did have some trouble though. After my last final, which I did really well in. In my head I was thinking “I should get a reward!”, and I started driving to where all the fast food places are in town. Then I realized what I was doing and just went home. It just got me thinking, even when I was eating right all day, feeling great, bad habits can haunt anyone. It felt so “normal” to go get some dinner at McDonalds or Wendys… If I wasn’t REALLY wanting to do this I could have easily “cheated” today. I didn’t, and I’m so happy for that.

 I think that hurts people so much. Eating bad food, being lazy, and everything that contributes to obesity is a habit. Not only are people who diet changing everything they do to better themselves, they’re also breaking those hard earned habits that they have been doing for years, sometimes tens of years. It’s just another factor in the age old saying “diets never work for me” in my opinion. Something I’ll always stress is no matter what diet you’re on, you have to be passionate about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. This goes for anything really. Little things like what happened to me today could have ended badly. I could have totally ended my diet after a day and stuck with my old habits because I felt more comfortable that way. I’m not though. Even though I’m not comfortable right now, I’m fighting to stick through it and I hope everyone else that is on a diet does the same.

Day one

Today actually wasn’t that hard. I mean, I have after all done this for years before and my will power is pretty up there. I was just worried it actually wasn’t, or I forgot how to handle and control myself since it’s been awhile since I was on a structured diet. Overall I’m in a good mood. Sometimes eating healthier increases your positive-ness, mood, attitudes, etc. Mostly because you don’t feel guilty from what you’r eating. Yeah, I felt some what sad I couldn’t eat that cupcake in my kitchen, or grab something at taco bell while I was out. That shocked me. I thought I trully was going to fight myself everyday to keep up but after a day I’m feeling really good about this. :)

I’ve actually decided to lower my update rate from 1-2 days to 2-4 days. Updating every single day seems like its pretty boring and time consuming on my part anyways. I’ll talk about those inbetween days as well, just I’m combining those blogs into one for easier reading. So with that being said I’ll cya you all Thursday :)

 

Also I’m always keeping track of what I eat and my calorie count per day. I’m trying to figure out a system that will be most rewarding to my readers. As soon as I figure that out I’ll update with cal count and what I eat daily.

Introduction post for what’s to come

Hey ladies and gentlemen! This is my first blog post on the 3fatchicks.com network and I’m really excited to talk to some new friends and help out as much as possible. I too need a support group with my current project which I’ll explain below. In the mean time, please read my “about” page to see my before/after picture, my story, and my reasonings for wanting to start this blog!

My current project is going to be really tough. I want to stop eating fast food. I’m shooting for just this summer, but if I’m successful (which I will be hehe) I’ll continue to follow through and hopefully blog about it as much as possible! I’m also starting back on my low carb/high protein diet with some added strength training so I can get my body in shape. Right now its just “bla” to me and I really want to tone it up as much as possible! I don’t want to be a body builder, but I’d love to have some bigger arms for a change :)

Currently I’m on no “diet” what so ever. Nothing structures that is. I have learned a lot through my journey so I just keep it smart. I don’t eat too much, but I eat what I want and when I want. This is something I’m stopping from here on out and I plan to blog about it every single day or at least every other day. I’ll be posting what I eat and when I eat and just my overall mood during the day. This is more for myself than anything. I could easily just journal about this by myself but I figured having a community support group, and maybe the opportunity to help someone in the process is a better way to go.

I’m currently working on my workout routine that I will be following five times a week. This will include upperbody, back, abs, and legs. As well as a very basic cardo routine. I’m currently on a softball team as well so that helps on cardo. I can’t stand running, not after my senior year and it’s actually physically painful for whatever reason. My ankles are very weak for some reason and I get a terrible pain after just a few minutes of running. So it’s a real challange, however I’ve recently started swimming laps at my local gym which has helped a lot.

Fast food has been in my life forever. Heck, it was a big cause of me getting so overweight. I know I shouldn’t hold grudges but my attitude towards those companies is very bad. However, I still eat it. Wendy’s, McDonalds, Wingstop, arby’s, tacobell, sonic…. wow that list will be way too long to type out. I think you all get the point :) I don’t go crazy when I eat out because I know its bad for you and I take that into consideration when ordering. Usually I get chicken over beef, and never any fries. I do get soda here and there, which is something I also want to stop doing. Wanting to get into the nutrition field I need to man up and fix my fast food addiction. I can’t stand hypocrites and I don’t want to be one. Here I am telling all my friends, family, and internet pals how bad fast food is for you yet I eat it too? Not okay in my book, and that is the main reason for me wanting to do this.

One of the things that really frustrates me is seeing doctors, nurses, or even dietitions that are clinically obese. It just boggles my mind how they can be happy with themselves and think its okay to be like that. I know, its their choice and I respect that. I’m just trying to prove a point that hypocrites are around, and I don’t want to be a part of it.

I’ll be official starting my blog about my current project tomorrow. This post was more of an introduction and a way for me to explain myself a bit. I can’t wait to start doing this and find my niche possibly. Feel free to email me, comment my blog, or PM me on the forums if you have questions, or just want to chat.

God bless,

Joshua.