Thursday, January 29, 2009


I guess it's all about the "acceptance" thing. I am learning(slowly) to "accept" the fact that I let myself go. With "acceptance" maybe will come persevereness to overcome the obsticles I face everyday. I am sticking to eating healthy (except for a few minor choices =) ) and trying to walk even just a little bit until I can work back up to where I was.
I am also finding out that this is a "LIFE" change not just a temporary thing. I have no desire to just be "skinny". I want to be healthy! I am having to re-evaluate every aspect of life. That's a hard thing to do for me, but willing to do it nonetheless.
I have set small goals instead of big ones. If I set my goals to high...I will give up yet one more time. I honestly can't afford to do that to me one more time. I set my first goal to lose 20 pounds. With that I will reward myself in some way or another. (No...not by dessert)! I also give myself 3 months to accomplish that goal.
I know I have the knowledge to do this....and I will. Good luck to everyone else on this same mission. My thoughts are with you! =)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What am I looking for again??

As some people may know a couple of years back I was seeing a dietician. I continued to see her for 2 years. I think the world of her and she has given me great advice! She pounded "FIBER" into my head. Her theory is "if it doesn't have 3 or more...leave it at the store!" (That's 3 grams of fiber). She has since moved on to another job, therefore I quit going. (If I couldn't see her..I would do it on my own). Since then I met a wonderful man (Rick) who is (or was) very "Protein" based. He lifts weights a lot and into the whole muscle building thing. Then I have my dear sister who has lost a LOT of weight on Weight Watchers. Who at that time pushed "points". Now she advises me...Calories and Fat Grams. So in all this confusion...I telephone yet another sister...who is saying...1 thing at a time Sis! Get rid of the High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup. LOL I love everyone and all their advice.
I have to mention...I hate grocery shopping! I think it's a waste of my time. Planning meals...listing each and every ingredient as not to have to make yet another trip to the store. I am a get in and get out kinda girl. I never had a problem going to the chip lane. Just pick them up and throw them in the cart. =) So now I am required to spend double that time in the store....looking for..

  1. Fiber grams
  2. Calories
  3. Points
  4. Fat grams
  5. Protein
  6. Carbohydrates
  7. and now....high-fructose corn syrup

LOL...again.....What am I looking for?? This whole diet thing isn't what it's cracked up to be. So in close....I think I will take all my knowledge I have recieved and walk to the fridge( that's excercise ya know!) and pull out the chicken breast(skinless...boneless) and the head of lettuce and chop it all up and call it....Confused Chicken Salad!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Well this blog will hopefully encourage others in some way. I decided to journal on trying to get healthy and fit. I am no good at the whole diet thing. (obviously) =) But with any hope at all I will be able to see where I am going wrong and where I am right and just not following through with it through my journaling process. I know for my family...we have all started diets after diets after diets...and I think it's fair to say...None of us have an easy time with it. I always made the mistake of.."lite". Lite?? Lite what? Ho-Ho's Lite? Yes they are's like eating air. Have you ever seen "Lite Apples"? Me either. Why because it's a wholesome-good-for-you food choice. And why have I not been eating them? Well they are out of season...they are too expensive...I never know what kind to buy...yada yada yada. The simple truth is....I DON'T WANT TOO!
I have found myself saying "I would do ANYTHING to lose weight" Really??? Ok well I have discovered there are 2 things I won't do to lose weight.
  1. Eat Healthy
  2. Exercise

It doesn't make any sense to me. So throughout this journey of trying to eat healthy and do more exercise, I thought I would journal on it and maybe get some feed back from others who have been where I am now and can offer some advice!

Oh by the way....I'm starting this tomorrow... =) LOL