Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Don't Eat It!

Okay guys,

"It's been a long time coming, but I kknnnnooowwww, a change is gonna come.."
~Sam Cooke
(I know y'all missed me dearly)

I'm guessing it was a combination of me losing my journal and my amazing Birth-Week celebration. But seriously when I found my journal it looked like someone used it to stop a leaky pipe. I really just don't want to know...
But anywho...
Back on my grind and back to the gym.

(My Current Starting Weight)

     The reason I'm writing this blog is not to welcome myself back but it is to inform people of an ongoing situation. Have you ever heard of diets that focus on eating only one or two food groups? Like the Cottage Cheese Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, or the infamous Water Diet? I don't know about everyone else but the reason that I am overweight is because I like to eat a lot of RANDOM foods. So, in all reality, do you think I will be able to stop all of that (cold turkey) and eat cottage cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
     No seriously, I want y'all to sit down and think about this one. I have only been eating whatever the hell I wanted for about, (uh) twenty years, but I would trade it all in, (at the blink of an eye) for some cabbage... THAT I DON'T EVEN LIKE!!
I'd give it about four days. I'm sure Dodge's Chicken doesn't serve cabbage...

But, the point that I'm trying to make is that....
You can't rush into a diet, especially a diet that will get you DEAD. Is cottage cheese covering all the food groups that you are required to have in a day? Try that and then go to the gym for two hours and see if your butt won't be in the hospital!
That's called food shock...
Better yet it's a form of anaphylactic shock from lack of food. Your allergic to NOT eating!!

If you decide to carry out the goals to a healthier lifestyle by dieting here are some helpful hints:
  1. Diet covers all the food groups
  2. All diets should include at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day
  3. Diet is affordable and/or a diet your willing to stay dedicated to
  4. ~IMPORTANT~ YOUR NOT STARVING YOURSELF  (Nobody is the same, if your hungry, EAT!!)
Food is an addiction...
If you choose to change your eating patterns, remember that you are trying to change something that has been permanent for a while. You may fall off track a couple of times but as long as you don't give up. Remember, you are fighting an addiction.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In's

This is something that I have while dieting.
I'm going to list it in step formation.

  1. Get a 2012 Calendar
  2. Pick one day of the week out of the month to record your current weight
  3. Track your progress!!
I weigh myself every Monday because the moon and the earth are aligned and I weigh less on this day. This is an amazing form of motivation. I have tracked my weight all the way back to January 1st. It really isn't a good thing to weigh yourself everyday. (LOL, even though I do twice a day. Don't follow in my footsteps!! You will beat yourself up!!) Once a week, write down your weight, even if it went up from last week. If you do this, you can reflect on what might have been done wrong that week and what changes can be made for improvements.

Like I said, "Don't Knock It Before You Tried It!!"