Monthly Archives: October 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

So today I am celebrating by just posting these cutes memes for your pleasure, may you laugh as much as I did.

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TIS THE SEASON, CANDY SEASON.

Now I am not condoning the thought that if you eat a piece of candy its ok as long as you work out.

Eating candy is not an option as it does do more damage to your body, but this is the season that everywhere you look you see CANDY.

Set your willpower phazers on high and put up your force shield for the rest of this year.

You can do it.

This chart shows what each candy bar is worth energy wise.  Just think how much healtier you would be if you did the exercise and not eaten crap food.

So here is a small Holiday Challenge.  For every piece of candy you are offered, decline the candy, but still do the attached workout. For example, if you are offered a Reese’s peanut butter cup, decline it but commit to doing those 10 minuts of spinning.

Doing the exercise keeps you busy, you will not think about the candy and it will actually get you past the time limit of that sugar craving.

Whenyou are done with the exercise, drink your water you will not want that bar.

Temptation conquered!

Happy Dance Time!!

Go YOU!!!!

SIDELINED

So for the last week I have been having worse back pain then normal.  My scoliosis and DDD is acting up freezing up my whole back, which is strange as it has not turned that cold outdoors yet and I have not done anything out of the ordinary. Oh well, no reason to waste time wondering what I did I have to wonder how to help it so I can get back to being able to stand upright.

So I lay in bed, straight with a heating pad on my back, for hours, which feels good until I try to move.  I walk out of my room hunched over worse than Quasimodo.

I hate just laying around, I have to be moving.  I feel like if i ain’t moving, I ain’t living.  I have always been that way growing up.  Whenever I was sick, I hated to stay home, in the house or lay in bed sleeping or watching SMUT TV, as i call it, but you know it as Jerry Springer, Maury, etc.

So the doctor decided to help with my woes, my medication has been upped.  Which I hate as the side effects of both meds is weight gain.

WEIGHT GAIN????  *#*#*#*#*  Seriously!!

So, I can not work out yet, I have to wait for the meds to work their magic, meanwhile the side effects are starting their wonders.  I shake my head in bewilderment as why do I tell these doctors I am trying hard to lose weight and their solution is to give me meds that make me gain!!!

I know my mobility is usually very limited, but to not be able to do anything movement wise, SUCKS!!!

I am praying this is just another God placed hurdle, test if you will, that I soon will get over and back to being able to do my “work out”.

I still eat on plan, which is a victory all in itself as being so disappointed and feeling defeated I get depressed, begin to feel like a failure, causing me to turn to my comfort, food, to numb my feelings, rustration, mental pain.  Isn’t it amazing how mental pain can hurt us more than anything physical?

But I am doing good, staying on track foodwise.

Even when you get sidelined, you can still remain on the path of your journey.

When life throws you lemons you make lemonade, with sweetner not sugar.

WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

You have embarked on this journey and truth is you welcome all the tips you can get to make your journey a successful ride.

Limit stress- you need to find ways to elevate your stress, whether it be mediate or exercise.  Too much stress clouds our judgements to proper eating as well as stress releases a hormone, cortisol, that causes a person to gain weight.

Get enough sleep-every adult needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep every day.

Watch your dairy-  dairy is very high in proteins and can cause an increase in insulin levels because of the amino acid composition.  Limited dairy to 4 servings a day.

Exercise- this is very important as it aids in weight loss by increasing metabolism, it build muscle which burns fat and just improves you emotional well-being.

Water-make sure to get your water intake in per day.  It is recommended that you drink 8-12 glasses of water a day.

Watch your nut intake-though they are low in carbs, eating more than one serving per day could result in a stall while trying to lose weight.

DO NOT SKIP MEALS- you may think you can lose weight faster if you cut down on your meals.  When you skip meals and you go longer than 6 hours without eating your body goes into starvation mode and slows down your metabolism.

DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST-  no matter what time you wake up, when you arise you must eat within 30 minutes of doing so.  Doing so gets your body’s motor running so you can burn more calories early in the day.

Record what you ingest-this helps you monitor what actually goes into your mouth, calories, carbs, proteins and fats.

Don’t trust the scale-weighing yourself is a way to go, however many times as we exercise we gin weight due to developing muscle mass.  Take measurements when you begin, measure your neck, chest, waist, hips, ankle and wrist if you like.

What tips can you offer someone that have worked for you?