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.