Monday, December 27, 2010

My review of eating whatever I wanted for two days

Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

I ate whatever I wanted for two days. I also drank whatever I wanted for two days ( only induldged in the alcoholic drinks). I baked breads and cookies for two days prior to this, knowing I would be eating them. I ate more sugar in those two days than I have eaten in a year, I AM NOT KIDDING YOU.

Cookies with frosting, many of them, cran berry bread, gingerbread, more cookies with frosting, chocolate, candy canes, cranberry bliss bars from Starbucks, and that is just the sugar. I also ate pizza, chips and dip, prime rib, stuffing, roll with butter, mashed potatos, chips, cheesecake. And I am sure I am forgetting something.

My reaction to all this? (besides feeling a bit out of control , but also enjoying the freedom to eat without feeling badly, cause I really didnt feel badly for eating it), but my body FREAKED out to all the sugar! Never in a million years did I think I would have reaction to sugar, and it took till the second day for me to realize what it was. ( and talking to Alec about it) . My pulse was racing, racing. NOT even kidding. When I tried to sleep was when I really noticed it, I felt like I was on speed ( not that I know what that is like, but I felt like this is what one would feel IF they were on speed ) I also was never hungry , but kept eating anyway, cause I wasnt NOT going to eat something, cause this was my day to eat! lol It was a huge eye opener, to what I must have put my body through when I ate that way on a daily basis.
I had a food hangover come Sunday Morning, but I ALSO headed right to the gym for Angela's cycle class, then had one of the best runs I have had in MONTHS after cycle class. I burned over 800 calories and felt awesome when leaving the gym. I ALSO did a pull up. without help, I did have to curl my knees up and I think that is cheating a bit, but I got my chin up over the bar and doing so made me feel very strong , and empowered.
Angela and I had a very deep conversation after our workout. and we talked about all the craziness that goes on in our head about all this. Weight loss, and food. There is so much mentalness that goes on with it all. My goal in 2011 is to work through some of the mentalness.

Losing the weight could turn out to have been the easy part. Getting my mind to catch up to my body could be the hard part.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A compare for you

MY Highest weight ever, ( pretty sure) and then a picture I took the week before Christmas 2010. I only took the picture to show Alec, but then I thought , Hey , Why not show everyone?
Have you been waiting for just the right time to start your journey? The time is now.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

its been a while

since I blogged . It is a busy time, and whenever I 'plan' blog time into my day, something comes up and snatches it away. I know its the time of year, ( I have been busy making a few gifts) and shopping, and working, and working out, and now teaching, its all sucking up my time. I have a few things to report :

Two upcoming speaking engagements, One January 6th, and the other Jan 12. Both are at churches, ladies womans group.

then I have a date for a TV interview, with New Day NorthWest! January 11th! So excited!! You can email if your local for tickets, they have a live studio! I know of a few people that have already sent in for tickets, you can too!

Anyway, its all been keeping me busy, but I wanted to post a couple of tips to get you thru these last two weeks of the year.

1. Going to a party, ( or two)? eat healthy options before you go, then while you are there, choose your thing to indulge on first, then snack on healthy things ,and stay away from the food table. Visit with friends and family in a different room. Not sure if there will be healthy options at your party? Then bring your own, Your hostess will love it!

2. its OK to indulge, Even I do it. But its never something that is spur of the moment. Its all very planned. Lets face it, you cant indulge without having a plan. What is that saying? " if you fail to plan, you plan to fail." So TRUE!!! SO that being said, If your planning a special dinner, or dessert, plan it into your calories, and plan a good high calorie burn before it. ( Its always better to do it before, then you dont feel so bad about indulging) if you do these two things, you will feel ok about it .

3. Think about it, Do you really really want to eat/drink that? think about what your putting into your body, know what is in it , ( did you know a Venti salted caramel hot chocolate has 560 calories?) Know what is in the food you eat/drink!!! knowledge is power! never forget that!

thats all for now!! enjoy your holiday season!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I will admit it

I am having a hard time with the "increasing my calories cause I have reached my goal weight" thing. I have yet to do that. But I have also yet to be honest with the I am at my goal weight thing. 4 more pounds, that is what I want. Ok well 5. 5 more pounds, there, I said it, I wouldnt be sad if I lost 5 more pounds . on the other hand, I wouldnt be sad if I didnt lose 5 more pounds either.

I also want to say that if some stranger saw me on the street and we talked and they never knew me as an overweight person, and I mentioned I wanted to lose 5 pounds they would not say " I think your good" As I get now.

So that is where I stand. At some point I think I will need some therapy, I kid you not. this whole weight loss thing and having your brain catch up to your body is some tough stuff. You cant relate unless you have gone through it yourself. I know I look good, I know I am super super healthy and super fit. but seeing the scale have a "13" in front of the last number wouldnt be so bad either.