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.