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Monday, October 8, 2012

Does the tortoise really win the race??

I could blame life for the reason I haven't blogged about my 6 month challenge.  Or I can be accountable and blame myself.  

For no reason at all my 6 month challenge came to a screeching halt.    I can't even begin to say what exactly caused me to stop.    I could blame the weekend we ate nothing but take out food.   Or the day I craved chips and went on a chip binge.  There could be so many reasons why I stopped.  

Then it occurred to me.  It wasn't the food I was eating, or  how much/less I was eating that drove me to stop doing the challenge.  It was... the lack of exercise I wasn't doing.  Without it,  losing weight is like a tortoise.   You know the one that supposedly won the race against the hare?
I disagree with this analogy.  No way can you win the race if you're hardly moving.  Creeping your way to the finish line.  
The tortoise was moving so slow, I can't imagine that boredom didn't strike half way through the race, and it veered off into a different direction.

If boredom happens, you're doomed to stop doing whatever you're doing, and veer off into a different direction. You resort back to doing nothing. 

I know and have always known, unless you incorporate exercise into your life, losing weight by lack of intake in just boring. 

I need stop focusing so much on what I'm going to eat today, and focus more on how far did I walk today?  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Week 2

Well another week has passed.   No drop in weight.  Mostly due to me sneaking a few more carbs than I was allowed. 
Funny, how even though you eat right 90% of the time how that 10% of bad eating can determine which direction your body is going to go or not go.

Not making excuses but a lot has been going on.  I had an allergic reaction to Motrin and broke out all over with a rash.  I looked like I had chicken pox.  Then I threw my back out.  Seeing a Chiropractor the last few days.  Hopefully he'll straighten me out. 

I know I'm an emotional eater so, whenever something goes wrong even the smallest issues.  I find myself eating all the wrong things.   I usually forgive myself and realize unless I change things before my weight date, I'll have to face the damages like a big girl.  
Thankfully, the scale didn't move up or down.  Staying steady! Phew

The plus side of doing this type of diet has been my energy level.  I'm moving a lot more and my mood has been a lot better.  

Some of the things I need to work on is my late night snacking.   Getting over that habit might be a bit of a challenge.  Not letting my emotions turn me into a food truck.  

Heres to another week down.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Fridays is always a rough day for me, mostly because I watch my grandson.  Keeping on track with my food sometimes can become a bit of a challenge. 

I had a small hiccup.  As the night approached it seem to have gotten worse.  Not too much damage, but I could see I was struggling.   By bedtime I found myself starving.  I ate more than I should have for the day so I'm not sure why my stomach was growling.  It lead into a miserable night of sleep. 

Eating healthy isn't that difficult.  Its the old habits that are hard to get over.   Wanting my late night sandwich and chips for example.  Just wanting some good ole carbs! 

I'm hoping today will be better and get me back on track. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two more days down...

And I'm hanging in there...  All those chip dreams have come to reality.   I gave my grandson some chips as a snack and before I knew it I was eating them too.   I didn't eat many, but enough to make me regret eating them.   I didn't eat enough to count to write it down in my app, but enough to play on my mind NOT to do that again. 

Moving on...

I'm waiting to reach 165 before I start walking.   I know I should just do it now to help move theses numbers down.  But,  I feel more comfortable to wait.   I'm almost there.   Tomorrow is weigh in and I have been peeking on how my weight is doing.   I need to go buy some Ketone sticks.   I need to see if I'm in Ketosis yet.   I have a feeling I'm not.  We'll see. 

Today is also my anniversary.   I was a bit scared to think what we'll be eating for our big day. But not anymore.   The husband is having dental work done.  So soup is it.  

That's it for now.  Will pop in tomorrow to give my weekly weigh in.  Wish me luck!

Monday, September 17, 2012


I have been having chip dreams. Watching myself wheeling and dealing in my dreams for some chips. Dipping them into sour cream... Yum!

Yesterday I felt pretty good. There were times where I was craving rustic bread. I think those thoughts came from talking with my Dad and Friend. Once something so delicious as bread is mention, it sticks to me like glue.

I've been weighing myself every morning. I must say I am VERY happy with what I'm seeing. I can't wait until Thursday. Its my weigh in date. Hoping it continues to show good numbers.

Eating nothing but protein, fat and low carbs hasn't been too difficult. Although I need to work on taking in less fat. I don't want to have a heart attack while on this diet.

Heres to a good day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Two days down...

The first day was great. I was pumped to start on a diet I was familiar with and start losing some weight. Second day not so great.

In the past while on a diet I would always make foods ahead of time. I was well aware of this going into this diet.
You never know when you'll be out or not coming home for awhile and you need to be prepared.
Well, I messed up on my second day. I wasn't prepared. I ended up eating more carbs than I was supposed to. Night time was better. I made up for it.

When you log out of the fitness app it always has a message about your food and exercise day.
Example: You're right on point with your calories for the day. Exercise more if you want to lose this amount of weight by this amount of time.

Last night when I logged out. I got scolded. That's right my fitness app scolded me. It read I was under my calorie count and if I keep doing this, I will put my body into starvation mode and it will take me longer to lose the weight. So, even though my carb was high, my calorie intake was below my target allowance.

Today I am in planning mode. Going to the grocery store and planning out meals better. I must be prepare for any emergencies.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

8 Month Challenge!

I have deleted all my old post. Reason? I'm starting a new challenge and wanted to start a clean (posts) slate.

I will be challenging my self to 8 months of eating on Atkins aka Keto diet. I did the Atkins yrs ago and lost a good amount of weight. Keto is pretty much the same type of diet.
Its basically getting your body into ketosis (fat burning mode) to lose weight.

I'll be joining 3 other people. I'm using fitness pal app to track my progress.

I will update nightly on here to let you know how I'm doing.