Archive | December, 2011

All About the Small Things

29 Dec

Sometimes when we make big changes in life, we have to start small. By nature, humans have a difficult time coping with change, so it helps us to adjust by beginning with a little task. For instance, in Weight Watchers, they suggest making several small weight goals for ourselves. That way, no matter how many pounds we have to lose, we feel better equipped to reach it by taking it slowly. I am looking to change my lifestyle. I don’t like the word “diet” because to me, it implies that it is a change that is only temporary. For me to believe that I could diet, lose all my weight, and then go back to my usual way of living and stay thin is preposterous. It also isn’t healthy, which is really my main goal in all of this. I realize that my body will NOT be the same as before having two children, and I’m okay with that. I think having realistic expectations helps us as well. I also try to make small changes in my eating habits that I can sustain for a lifetime. Could I live without carbs forever? No, and probably not even a month. Could I live without full-fat mayo for a lifetime? Sure. Do I have to have flour tortillas, or can I make do with corn? Etc…. Everyone has their own preferences, so it’s important that we understand what we can and can’t do without. I can’t live without cheese. Period. I never want to. But it’s okay, because the little sacrifices I’ve made in other areas allows me to have it from time to time. Thanks for reading, and good luck everyone!



28 Dec

Well, the damage is done. I’ve done nothing but eat every moment of every day and my body hates me for it. I’m going to get back on track today instead of waiting until New Years, because New Years is just too far away. So that means throwing away a lot of food-which I don’t like doing. I’ll give what I can to the dogs, but the rest is going in the trash. I was raised with a disdain for waste and I still struggle with that today. I just try to remind myself that if a little waste means me being healthy, then it’s worth it. I’m also going to try to post some recipes on here of low-fat or low-points meals that I make, as well as what I think of them. I really want this blog to be helpful, as opposed to just my rambling and griping. If you have any suggestions of how I could improve my blog, like what I should include, please don’t hesitate to tell me. I’m not an expert by any means, but I’d still like to try to help others while helping myself. Happy New Year, everyone!

You do not know everything about anything!

27 Dec

Ok, this is just a general rant, but it does relate to weight loss and dieting in a way. I’m just really sick and tired of hearing people preach about how they’ve got it all figured out. They may base it all on science or even personal experience, but what it comes down to is that one size does not fit all. Whether it’s diet, exercise, or even religion. Let me be more specific. I’m sick of fitness nuts who seem to live on top of a soap box spewing their organic only, anti-fast food propaganda. They act like you are a horrible, lazy, pathetic human being for being weak and eating a hamburger…or two…or seven. Anyway, that’s not important. What’s important is that we all have to find our own way. If you think diet pills are going to help you in your journey, maybe they will. Nothing is ever 100% all the time, and I respect you enough to know that you can make your own decisions and do your own research. Just because you’re not choosing what I think works for me, does not make you dumb, uninformed, or unmotivated. The same thing goes for religion: no one really knows. It’s called faith because that’s what it is-faith that there is something more out there. However, you can’t prove that there isn’t anything either. I guess, in a nutshell, I’m sick of negative, egotistical know-it-alls who insist that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I think these kinds of people are only going to discourage success in the long run. So I suggest surrounding yourself be supportive, compassionate people who understand that life is one big learning process for everyone…not just everyone but themselves.