Thursday, July 28, 2011

To Weigh or Not to Weigh...

I initially started this blog in the hopes of sharing everyone my weight loss in actual numbers and pictures.  But now i might be chickening out! Not because i am embarrassed but because i worry about becoming obsessed with the number and not necessarily the need to become healthy and strong.  Isn't that the most important thing anyway?!

I don't even own a scale so i am not even sure how i was supposed to weigh myself regularly.  The gym has a scale however i never really know how well that thing really works.  As i am contemplating this predicament of to weigh or not to weigh...

i am asking, how many of you have a scale? 
And how often do you weight yourself anyway?

I love this picture because this is how i feel sometimes!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Taking Care of My Body..

Last night i had an epiphany as i was going to bed.  But let's rewind before my epiphany!

My husband and i went to a picnic with my father-in-law and some other friends and family.  At a picnic, there is always food.  Lots of ribs, bbq chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, fruit, salad, green beans, chips, and drinks.  As you can see, there was a lot of food.  And since i have been going without meat during the week, i am allowing myself to eat meat during the weekend.  Going without meat was nearly impossible so quickly so i am doing it gradually. 

As my story goes on, i had some bbq chicken, salad and green beans and a pepsi to start.  Then of course, i decided i was still hungry and went for some hot dog in the most delicious bun i had ever tasted.  It was soft and gooey and just melted in your mouth also.  After that, i wanted to taste some of the ribs so i went for some.  With a side  of hamburger bun.  Of course, why not, a Rib Hamburger! That was delicious!
My husband on the other hand did not want another plate because he was FULL! The concept of being FULL did not even cross my mind (maybe briefly) but the idea of tasting everything that was delicious over took me and i continued to eat. After the picnic, of course i was full and uncomfortable.

Fast forward six or seven hours later.  We are at home, watching a movie and the husband is munching on some tostitos.  Mind you, i just had a McCafe fruit shake so i should be fine.  But the knowledge that the tostitos are delicious lures me into eating some.  My husband, ever the loving husband he is, gives me a look but doesn't say anything. 

After i ate to my satisfaction, i felt disgusted!  My body did not feel good because i was way too full! And it just felt uncomfortable.  Of course, i had a mini nervous breakdown infront of my hubby who comforted me and said he will be more supportive and not eat snacks that would entice me.  But that's not the point, is it? I am a grown ass woman, i should be able to know when i am full.

This weight loss thing begins in the mind and nowhere else! If i am not strong in mind, i will not be strong in my decision making about food and eating!

So just after my prayers and before i drifted off to sleep, it hit me.  How can my body take care of me if i am not taking care of it? How can my body be strong and lean when all i feed it is junk and fat? 

It really all does start with Self-Love, the fact that i love myself enough to want to take care of my body!  This week's challenge is: before i eat anything to ask myself, "is this taking care of my body?"

Have you had any epiphanies recently about weight loss?

Friday, July 22, 2011

What You Need This Weekend...

Where ever you are today in the USA, you need two things:

Please ladies and gents, whether you are working or just relaxing with friends and family, keep hydrated!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh the shame...

Ladies, i had cake today! Oh the shame, shame, shame!

The workplace, well at least my workplace, is filled with ladies who like to cook and eat.  And once a month we have potlucks with themes.  This month's theme was red, white and blue in honor of  America's birthday--i know it's late but we are still in July. 

Needless to say there was a lot of food including vegetarian chilli, home fries (from yours truly), tortilla chips and sauce and lots of cake and cupcakes like strawberry shortcake, regular cake, all with loads and loads of icing.  One girl had the audacity to bring popsicles and whipcream.  The nerve.

I usually go into these days with lots of conviction that i will behave and make wise choices.  However, i failed and failed miserably.  I ate little bit of everything and a lot of cake!

I know, the shame, shame, shame! But at least i am still not eating meat.

Have you lost your will power to stay away from sweets this week or month or today?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Going Without Meat

How many of you have gone without meat?

Not to become a vegetarian but to go out without meat for a month just to see how things will go for me physically.  I wonder how my body will react without any beef or chicken.  I have always been a meat eater, always a meat eater.  I have never gone without any kind of meat for an extended amount of time.  Therefore, i wonder how my body will react?

Since meats are so high in calories, perhaps not eating meat for an extended amount of time may be good for me physically.  It can also make it harder for me to lose weight.  Therefore, not eating meat will help in my weight loss, right?

Proteins of course come from meats like chicken, however there are many other ways to receive protein, through plant based foods.  Therefore, i should be able to go without meat for a short amount of time without any difficulties.  After all, it is good for my body.

How about my fellow bloggers...have you gone without meat and did you find it healthier?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Motivate Yourself with Music...

Thought that it might be motivational to have some music and quotes to help you along your journey!
Reach for some water, barbells and hit the pavement ladies and gents!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Today, i needed some motivation in my life.  Therefore, i wanted to share some quotes for weight loss that motivates me on a daily basis to go on.  Hope you enjoy!

Mark TwainHabit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Julius Erving
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
Jim Eason.
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.

Unknown Author
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Vince Lombardi
It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.
Milton Garland
My advice is to go into something and stay with it until you like it. You can't like it until you obtain expertise in that work. And once you are an expert, it's a pleasure.

Winston Churchill
Never, never, never, never give up.
Eleanor Roosevelt.
No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Try Something Different...

I saw this commercial friends and i couldn't help myself but to laugh.
And of course to share it with the rest of you. 

Make the right choices!

Happy 4th of July!