Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly

I told you that my life would be a rollercoaster!!!

The Good: I signed up for a 5k yesterday. It is next weekend!!! My uncle does it with his fiance every year, and he knew that I was starting to get interested in it. Also, my friend Mariam has signed up to do it as well!! She is such a great friend!! It will be in downtown Houston. Some more good stuff...I had a smoothie from Smoothie King for breakfast yesterday and it was only 275 calories! It was pretty good! I also had Subway for lunch.

The Bad: We went out to our farmhouse yesterday and on the way home we stopped at Burger King and I ate two $1 double cheeseburgers int he car. I felt soooo guilty!! I was so mad at myself!! My stomach was killing me and I had a huge headache. That's what fast food does to your body! Why did I do that?? So, that put me over my calories for the day by 230.

The Ugly: It gets worse. Because I was in such a bad mood for what I had done earlier, I went to Walmart to get some new movies out of Redbox and bought me a King Size Reeses Big Cups!! And I ate them both in the car!!

I just don't know what to do. I'm not losing the weight and I am about to give up!!


  1. DO NOT GIVE UP!!! And don't beat yourself up, you ARE human after all and it is difficult to control our eating urges. But today is a new day, Googie. Please, for all of us out here in the blogosphere - keep at it. It will be so worth it in the end.

  2. I definitely don't think you should give up. But I do think---and I'm sorry if I'm prying or not minding my own business---that you're doing it wrong.

    Your diet still seems very meat-based, rather than starch based. There's this perception in the U. S. that "lean meat" will help you lose weight and bread and potatoes will make you gain it, but that's totally backwards and crazy.

    Counting calories won't help either, because your metabolism will adjust to the amount of calories you eat.

    Really, the only way to fix this problem is to eat a diet consisting entirely (or almost entirely) of whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

    You should read this:

    And good luck, and don't give up. :(

  3. Don't give up! That's the worst way to go! Start clean, have your family back you up. Tell them how you're feeling and as for their help.

    Set goals and rewards. Also, find a workout plan. Stick to it!

    There are plans from Women's Heath to Biggest Loser programs. Have you tried Jillian's 30 Day Shred?

    Blog about each workout and we'll help you through!

    You can do it. Don't let anyone (or that voice in your head) tell you anything different.

  4. So take it from me, it can be very frustrating if things don't happen the way you think they will. You are doing very well with your workout plan, I think your food plan may be the culprit. I never thought I would say this, but have you checked out Weight Watchers? It has helped me lose almost 5 lbs in two weeks, and it feels like we aren't dieting. Yes, I am writing down everything I eat, but I don't feel very bad when I don't eat the greatest. I know how many points I get a day, and if I want to spend them on a Reeses PB cup, then I will...I will be hungry the rest of the day, but that was my choice. You are doing great Laura! You have inspired me (and Jerod) with the changes you are making!

  5. Laura, so much of losing weight is a mind set. You're doing great with working out! Now, get your mind around the eating. It's not about depriving yourself of things, it's about eating smart. Like the day you knew you'd eat Cicis and planned for it. So, you can eat the cheeseburger, but only eat one, then adjust your other meals accordingly. It's about good choices, every time, creating a true lifestyle change- different choices at restaurants, different meals cooked at home. Your body needs a healthy balance of ALL kinds of food- fats, veggies, meat, breads, etc. I hope you find your click in this and can be encouraged again by your results. Weight Watchers is a great program. It taught me the skills I needed to examine what I was eating and choose accordingly. For example- a grilled chicken sandwich with mustard is the same point value as a standard cheeseburger at McD. So, when I'm tired of the chicken, I can eat a burger and not feel guilty (as long as I choose the burger, not the qrt pounder). It's not about depriving the good stuff, it's choices!


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