Sunday, February 20, 2011

Its AMAZING what your body is telling you

when you actually listen to it!

I have been having tummy issues. bloated and bubbly, after lunch usually, so I cut out yogurt, and that helped, then I must have added something else in cause it started up again. So I just suffer with it every day after lunch.... or sometimes its after breakfast. But it wasnt till yesterday when I didnt eat too much cause I wasnt feeling well, that I figured out what was causing me to feel ( and sometimes look) 6 months pregnant, it was PEPPERS!!! my love of all things, can add it to every meal and make it better, little sweet bell peppers. I love them , but guess what, they do NOT love me. SAD, super super SAD over this discovery. I love them, they have a crunchy sweet thing that I love about them .
the point is, 2 years ago I would have never even thought that if something was wrong with my tummy, that it was something I ate, I just never listened to my body before, but now, it talks, and I LISTEN, and guess what, when you are not putting all that crap in your body , you can pinpoint what is causing the issue pretty fast. Listen to your body, it really is trying to tell you what it needs.

I leave you with a thought that I think of often. before, when I weighed 330 pounds , everything was hard to do, EVERYTHING, even, the simplest task of rolling over in bed, that was hard to do, it required effort, and it was hard. I remember when it was no longer effort to roll over, and I can recall when it no longer woke me up in the middle of the night. My body was speaking to me, 'hi Tami, rolling over in bed should not be an effort, lose some weight girlfriend, you will sleep better' .... So glad I listened to it :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

did you do something today for yourself? To love yourself, your mind , body and spirit? we often think of valentines day as a day for lovers, but why not make it a day to love yourself? Pamper yourself, Get a massage, get in an extra workout ( simply because you can) get your toes done, or simply sit back and read a book. There are many ways to love yourself, and treat yourself in a loving way. So often we do things to our bodies that are not good, not loving, so why not take a day to love yourself? and if you're reading this after the big day?? No biggie, do something this weekend for YOU!
I did something good for myself today. I got TANKED. I wanted to know, once and for all , what my body fat % really was. Because of my loose skin, I can not do the pinch test, it wouldnt be accurate. and the thing that you squeeze at the gym ,isnt all that accurate either. ( Hmm, but mine wasnt too far off) but still. I wanted to have the most accurate testing available to me. I was hoping for 20% see chart :

Body Fat Percentage Categories
Classification Women (% fat) Men (% fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32%+ 25%+

the first % is woman, second % is male. as I said, I wanted 20% I got 23% . As you can see from the chart above, I am considered "fitness status" Should be fabulous, I should be jumping for joy, but knowing that I wanted "athlete status" I am not jumping for joy. I need to lose 6 pounds of fat to be where I want to be.

I have my work cut out for me <3

But with that said, I am still VERY happy with what I have done, and where I am at. VERY VERY happy. I am good. I have a healthy HAPPY heart.

On a very bright side note, I was at the grocery store yesterday morning, and a stranger ( male) came up to me and said " I just have to tell you, you are beautiful " I said " thank you very much, that is so sweet" he said " no need to thank me for telling the truth " when he walked away, another man who was standing there and overheard it all said " Its true" Thank you BOTH , strange men at the grocery store. I Heart You ......

Speaking of Heart you. I leave you with a picture from Saturday night and my dinner that I made for my husband for our Valentines Day celebration .

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I love being little

Little. Never , EVAH, ( said in my best Boston Accent) did I evah think I would be little. And when I say little, I mean for me. cause I know that by no means am I little, there are tiny people out there( my good friend Blair, is tiny, super cute and adorable and I love her regardless ) but I am tiny, for my once size 28 , 330 pound body, this size 6, 143 pound person is tiny. And I love it. I love the way I look in clothes, ( naked, not so much, but that is a whole 'nother story) I love my tiny shoulders. I love my little fingers, never have I ever had little fingers. I have bones, I can see and feel.

If ever I questioned if I want to work out 4 or more times a week for the rest of my forevah, I just need to look in the mirror and I will be reminded that Yes, I in fact do. Cause I love the way I feel, I love the way I look, I love that I can do anything I set my mind to ( 50, on my toe consecutive pushups, here I come) , I love my life. a little over 2 years ago I dont think I could have said, I love my life. How sad is that???

Keep doing what your doing, you will love your results, you will love feeling better and you will love seeing what each day brings you. You will just love you. And there is nothing better . You will love everyone and everything more when you love yourself. That is a fact.