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Changing Food Habits

Saturday, March 19, 2011

After BLC 16, I was so frustrated at myself for letting another block of time go by where I went up and finally went down and ended up after 8 weeks just 1 pound under my starting weight.

I threw caution to the wind and began to eat whatever I wanted. In just a few days I had gained 15 pounds. I was up again to 298 last Monday. I was truly fed up. Angry with myself, I decided to scour the internet for "simple" miracle weight loss products. It's amazing how many of those things I have bought over the years. Although we all know most of it doesn't work, I wouldn't be able to tell you. In my mind, if I spent the money to purchase those things, then I was just going to loose weight by osmosis....right? Did I really have to do what those diets explained? I've never tried Atkins or any other type of diet that gave me instructions on what to eat. I put in the meal plan option here on Spark People and followed it for a week. I lost weight that week. Then I got lazy again and didn't want to spend the "time" it took to follow the instructions.

I keep telling myself, what's wrong with me? I know many people feel this same way as I did. A friend of mine told me what she was giving up for lent. Not being Catholic, I was not planning on fasting anything. I did however think that what she was telling me what a good idea.

I decided to monitor my calorie intake very closely and cut out all sugars and starches for 2 months. I know it seems long, but I am looking at it 1 week at a time. It will probably put me to the end of the BLC 17 and I am excited to see the results. The only sugar and starch I will eat are natural ones found in fruits and vegetables. Already in just under 1 week, I am down 8 pounds. I am at 290. I am taking a new oath with my husband to help encourage me.

My husband and I just came inside from walking in this wonderful weather. My son was riding his bike. I was holding on to the leash of our dog. I know that my son would enjoy bike riding more if I could go along side of him instead of walking next to him and telling him to slow down the whole time so I could keep up. My husband told me that 20 more pounds, when I reach 270, then we will buy me a bike. I would prefer to be 250 before getting a new one but we decided that I need a reward for my effort. I really don't know if bikes even have a weight limits, but I would like to be lower in order to get one.

Well, I don't know how this blog sounds, but all in all I am glad that I decided to cut out certain foods from my diet. It is proven successful so far. I know that introducing sweets and starches back in my diet will be a slow process, but I am excited to have finally put my weight on the downslope.
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    Don't worry last spring I was just under 370 and my bike held fine...the tires made me a lil bit nervous but they hung in there too! Reach your goal but don't cut yourself out of fun, especially if its with your child! Hey you never know it may get you burning even more. Hang in there and don't let the fluxes get you down.
    3473 days ago
  • MAC7755
    Good Luck with your dietary changes. I can relate to being frustrated with gaining weight back that you have worked so hard to lose. I hope this works for you.
    3476 days ago
    sounds like you are on the amends! good girl! emoticon
    3476 days ago
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