If I can… YOU can too!!!!

Posted by gum232 on June 28th, 2011 |Filed Under ME |

Finally……. I have seen it!  I saw 80 pounds LOST on the scales!  WOW!  I never would have thought a few short months ago (an eternity when it comes to dieting) that I would have been successful at my weight loss endeavors to this point.  It has been a roller coaster of emotions more than anything, yet a self discovery.  I have never been a selfish person - but you have to be when it comes to what you eat, what you put in your body, what you feed your emotions with on a meal by meal basis. The biggest realization still is that I am feeding my body.  I try to switch up my meals-meats, vegetables, etc but sometimes I am just not “in the mood” for what I have to consume… but… I eat it anyways because the nutrients are what my body needs.  It is very discouraging to look at my looooonnnngggg term goal because it seems like forever away.  I still have atleast 100 more to go, if not more.  It all depends what my body says.  Since I’ve never been there I think it seems to be that much further for me. Trying to stay positive.  I think I have hit a  plateau too so we’ll see in the next week what happens. 

WHAT ARE YOU EATING??

Have you wondered that?  I have been asked several times what I am eating so I am going to give some general items/recipes that I use on a very regular basis.  Please talk to your doctor to make sure that you are okay to eat certain foods that I am if you have any questions or concerns about incorporating them into your lifestyle.  The way that I am eating now is going to be the way I generally eat for the rest of my life.  When I get to my goal I will be able to indulge slightly but only occassionally.  Popcorn, my dear friend, oh how I miss you.  Sorry, that just came out.  I do miss my home popped popcorn in a smidge of coconut oil-but NO I have not eaten any since the night before I changed my life. 

Oh wow!  Yet another revelation!  “I” CHANGED “MY” LIFE!  That’s not where my thoughts were heading but I have to run with it.  I changed my life.  I… changed my life.  I changed… my life. I changed…my… life.  Think of this concept.  I- meaning me, personally, without anyone forcing me to do so, changed- altered, diverted the path that I was on, my- own, individual, life- existance.  I am taking full ownership and responsibility for my actions when it comes to eating, or, better known to some by now, feeding my body. If I can… YOU can too!!!! Whew!  The thoughts are like a pinball bouncing around in my head about this one now.  More to follow I’m sure….

Well, where was I?  I started this passage on Valentine’s Day because deep down I knew I needed to do this for myself, because ultimately, if God loves me enough to let me hang around this long, through lifes experiences thus far, that if I improve my temple I can, hopefully, be an example for someone out there, to make a difference in their life, to improve their temple too.  It might be selfish to a point but you have to love yourself and care for your own well-being as you do for those you love, but more so.  No one knows yourself as much as you do, speaking of diet history-your likes and dislikes, cravings and satisfactions, desires and thoughts, as well as the numerous reasons that you start a food program and ALL the reasons that have lead you in the past to stop and return to your old ways.  You have to make changes.  If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got. You’ve got to make the changes that you know you need to make for yourself to get the results that you want.  If you eat metabolicly and make your body do the work, burning off your excess poundage, then any time you “cheat” you only “cheat” yourself-oh, and stop the metabolic burning process.  Make goals small and obtainable while pushing on towards the big goal.  Personally my little goals are to stay focused, treat my body right, emotionally stay in control and hope that my body was fed properly to produce a loss on the scales each week. 

Any loss is progress which makes the goal a little closer.

 

 

P.S. I will write a page on each meal as well as snacks that I eat if you choose to read about them. 

 

 

 


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  1. Christine on June 28, 2011 11:20 pm

    Heather,
    First off let me says congrats to you and your weight loss. Changing ones lifestyle can be difficult yet so rewarding. I know the road has not been easy for you (by reading your posts) but I am truly inspired by your words. Thank you for being so willing to share this journey with all of us. Keep pressing on and know that God is using you to help others as well.
    Christine

  2. quiltdiva on June 28, 2011 11:55 pm

    Wow - you are so inspiring to me as I begin my journey! Your post had truths we don’t like, but need to hear - like that cheating only cheats ourselves. Keep up the good work!

  3. gum232 on June 29, 2011 4:35 pm

    You all inspire me to keep trying! Thank you.

    I know it’s going to take a while to reach the point where I am comfortable in my own body. I pray constantly for patience and endurance for myself and others to face all the junk that’s thrown in our faces daily. If everyone would eat more healthy and stop going to the cheap fast food restaurants, I bet the prices of fresh veggies and fruit would go down and the price of a combo meal would sky rocket! Yeah some places put the nutrition facts on the wrappers but people that habitually eat that kind of food don’t really care. Trust me! I didn’t care when I would drive thru and pick up some calorie and fat ridden foods.

    Nutrition facts, by the way, are based on a much higher calorie diet, and typically larger serving sizes, than any human needs to consume that’s not extremely athletic or that metabolizes calories differnt than most “Americans.” Really? Is the American Dietary Guidelines working for you? It doesn’t for my body. We’ll get on that soap box another day!!

    Until then… eat healthy, make the best choices for your body and remember to do it for you because you are worth it.

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