Life on the Diet.

Posted by fourleaf on May 30th, 2010 |Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Ok, I know. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. But, this part, this is a diet. No ifs ands or buts about it. 15 grams of carbs a day. 15. For what, my third week now? OMG. I want a brownie. I want cake. I want ice cream. I want a sandwich. I want rice. I want ITALIAN food!!!! I want anything to do with yummy yummy carbs!

But no. No, I may not have those things. When this is all over, I will have to a.) be very very active, and b.) pick and choose. However, I will not have to worry about staying in Ketosis.  I will simply have to worry about burning off what I put in my mouth. I think that will be much simpler than eating minimal amounts, going for 40 minutes a day at the gym on a stationary bike, walking the dogs on a mile circuit, playing tennis, practicing dance and trying so very desperately to burn off the pounds of fat that I have carried since birth.

Today, I’m tired, grumpy, and want my carbs. Tomorrow, more working out. For now, sleep. Blessed, wonderful sleep. Perhaps in a couple weeks, I will reach One-derland.


Posted by fourleaf on May 29th, 2010 |Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

So, naturally, my previous plan just didn’t go as scheduled. Nothing ever does.  I pulled up to the place to go to an info session, my little college car in a sea of mini-vans and just cried. I couldn’t do it. I felt so out of place. At my school, most girls spend their time working out, partying, and tanning. They don’t worry about this sort of thing. I felt like an outcast. I couldn’t go through the process with people my mom’s age. I felt so alone. I felt so defeated. Like I either needed to be much larger to do this sort of thing, or much thinner to workout in sight of the other girls.

So, I just started working on my own. I ate less. I walked almost everywhere. There was improvement, indeed.  I lost 1-2 lbs a week fairly steadily, before a project or another made me forget myself and gain weight. So, I got home and decided that during my month of free time before work, I’d start again.

So, I joined a weight loss clinic. It has turned out to be an Atkins diet with a lot of vitamins. However, it’s working! 8.6 lbs the first week, and 3.4 last week. The biggest problem has been the whole 15g of carbs per day thing.  Ick! Can’t hardly eat anything. But, it’s working! Thank goodness!

I’m also working out nearly every day at the gym on a stationary bike for 30-40 minutes, playing tennis a lot, and walking the dogs on a mile circuit every morning. So, it’s hard work, but I’m so happy with the results! Those little pouches of fat on my back were the last straw when they appeared this past year, and they’re the first thing that seem to be going! ^_^

Diet Decisions

Posted by fourleaf on January 7th, 2010 |Filed Under Diet, Psychology | Leave a Comment

So, having thought about it for a while, I don’t think it’ll be socially possible for me to stick completely to a VLC diet of pre-made shakes and bars and things. I will have to eat some normal food. So, what I shall have to do is just compensate by eating only a shake’s (or a little over if necessary) worth of food. While technically not allowed, it will be in the spirit of staying on track. Heck, it’s what I’ll have to do after the “all liquid” phase anyway. It’ll be a tiny bit of “Phase II” in “Phase I” that will let me not be a social outcast and yet I can stay on track.
I think these moments will be mostly cottage cheese or Spinach Souffle (Stouffers. Yum.)

Making Decisions

Posted by fourleaf on January 6th, 2010 |Filed Under Psychology | Leave a Comment

So, I’m working on my plan, at the moment. So far, I’m investigating medically supervised Very Low Calorie kinds of things combined with a workout program. It thrills me and scares me really. They definitely provide results, and relatively quickly. That’s good for me because I’ve felt so hopeless that I think results will keep me on track.The problem is that they require a lot of self control. Eating pre-made shakes and bars as my only food will be rather painful. I will have to minimize temptation, I think. However, I am hoping that the quick results will boost my resolve in weak moments.

I will also be trying out some exercise videos and even that EA Sports Active for Wii!

This is only the beginning

Posted by fourleaf on January 4th, 2010 |Filed Under Psychology | Leave a Comment

Welcome to my little blog. It’s Winter Break and I’ve decided to finally get fit. This flabby part of my life is over with. I’m 19 years old and I want to be fit.

I’ve been apart of sports teams and dance schools all my life but I’ve never been fit. Now, I’m not even in that and I’m just swelling like a balloon. I can’t stand it. I must do something.

So, for the remainder of break (approx. a week) I will be prepping a new way of life. This will be my record. This will keep me accountable. I will do reviews and provide a commentary from a College student’s point of view.

Starting today, I am going for a BMI of 24.9 or less, approximately 150lbs.

Ready, set, go!