I thought I would actually take time to write here, an actual entry for others to read. I’ve tried a lot of fad diets, and counting calories, and all this other stuff to lose weight. It’s hard. I don’t care who says what, no matter what you do it is going to be difficult, as you are changing the way you operate, a habit that is so ingrained into your psyche that it can’t be changed.
However I have to say that Keto is probably the most successful I’ve ever been. Mainly because I’ve just removed all the items that I am not supposed to eat, so there is no temptation. Yeah my coworkers bring in cupcakes, muffins, pizza and all this other tempting food, but I’ve managed to avoid most of it for a while now, which is a great thing, because now I can just eat my steak with extra butter with a happy grin on my face.
When I first weighed myself, I was 202.5, and as of this morning I’m 196.4, that’s a six pound difference in less than a week. And it’s still dropping. The pants that were too tight are starting to fit more comfortably, I’m not irritable as often, I don’t get snack cravings, and there isn’t a temptation. I’ll be adding workouts next week, to up my game, I hope to be down 40 pounds by this summer.
A note on Keto.
It’s fucking difficult. and when I say difficult, I mean FUCKING DIFFICULT. I had no idea how many foods contained so many carbs, and how it is fucking hard to go without. If you love your carbs, and can’t give them up, this may not be the thing for you. However if you happen to do ok with a heavy meat diet, look into it. My problem is sugar, and I needed to drop it anyways. Good luck my fitbuddies!
It’s been a while since I’ve made a journaling post here. But here we go.
I fell off the wagon. Sometime mid last year I just gave up, saying I’ll get back to it later, when I have more time. It frustrates me that I just made excuse after excuse. So I’ve picked it up again. I’m doing the c25k Program again, and am determined to follow through. I’m hoping to compete in at least 2 5k’s this year, and maybe I’ll managed to get through it all.
Today’s run was rough. The shins started screaming at me something fierce, so next time I’m gonna have to really make sure that I keep stretching a lot before hand. About three quarters of the way through I really was tempted to just walk the rest of the way, but I didn’t. In fact I got so angry at myself that I upped the pace a bit in my last segment. Fuck my leg hurts. SO worth it. Suck it brain, this betch be running.
This time with more enthusiasm. I stopped doing c25k for a while because “it hurt” and my “ankle hurt”. Honestly I’m kind of ashamed at how quickly I quit, however this time? This time I’m making pain my bitch. I’m not letting other people bring me down because honestly what good can they do? I won’t hold myself up to others standards but my own, and if someone tells me I’m trying to hard, I’ll look at them and laugh. If it doesn’t hurt it’s not worth going for.
So come on you naysayers, I welcome the challenge.
If you are…-ahem-…like me and enjoy your daily sweets, try freezing grapes. They are a sweet little additive to your day, that isn’t something that is high in sugars and calories. They are hard to eat fast, so you slow down, but a bag of frozen grapes (off the vine) lasts about a month.
Hi guys! Being a veggie (that is myself I am!) I really am iffy on breakfast burritos. Not because they contain egg (well yes to that too because I can’t eat eggs, they make me sick!), but because they tend to be loaded with bacon and sausage and cheese, and potentially losing all the goodness a burrito can have!
So I made my own.
Here are my ingredients, some garlic, tortillas, green onion, brown rice, tofu, mushrooms and salsa.
I chopped the green onion, garlic, and mushroom into small bite sized pieces, and threw them into the pan with a bit of canola oil, letting them cook for a bit before adding in my rice.
Crumble! Yes, use your fingers! Crumble the tofu in after the veggies and rice have had time to cook, and mix everything in.
Season however you like! Personally after living seven years in Texas, I’ve grown fond of spicy in the morning, it’s a great way to wake you up and fill ya up as well! I used red pepper, celery salt, and some random bit of sage I found in our spice cabinet. Stir constantly as the tofu will want to stick to the pan (I used half a block of extra firm tofu). Cook for about five minutes, then pour into flour tortillas, add salsa and enjoy!
Most people think doing things healthy is by crash dieting and changing all at once. It isn’t. In fact, doing things healthy takes time, because you aren’t going on a diet, you are changing your habits into a new lifestyle. Crash diets, fad diets, the like, they don’t work. You may see results, but when the “diet” is over you just relapse into your old eating habits, which aren’t healthy to begin with!
A few good tips for starting a new healthy lifestyle.
1)Keep a food diary for the first week
Seriously, record every little thing that goes past your lips. Don’t change anything at this point, because this is just to record your normal eating habits. Don’t cheat! This stage is very important, if you lie to yourself, you are only going to fail. (record even your water intake, every little thing that goes past your lips!)
2)Switch one carb for one protein a week.
For vegetarians and vegans this is hard, trust me I know, but instead of that bowl of cereal have toast with peanut butter on it, it’s got a great source of protein, it’s lightweight, and lower in sugars! I usually have a banana with it, and a glass of soy milk. Milk is also important, especially for women, keep those bones healthy ladies!
3)Do it slowly.
This is the most important. Ween yourself off unhealthy foods, don’t just cold turkey drop them. Most who drop bad habits like cold turkey relapse, and hard. They end up going on eating binges and the new healthy lifestyle is ruined. Pick one thing and slowly ween yourself off, whether it be soda, chocolate, eating starches all the time, what have you.
4)Don’t hate who you see in the mirror.
Love them, love them with everything, because you are doing it for them. If you hate who you are now and try to change it, you’ll hate who you are when you change as well.
Not very impressive huh? I didn’t think so either. Oh! And for giggles here is a picture of me and the dog.
Shockingly enough, I’ve been trying to lose weight since the start of the year, and I’ve lost about 25 pounds so far. I am always trying to continue and better my fitness, and improve my body. This blog will be filled with exercises and fitness tips, as well as progress pictures and recipes.
I would like to note, that I don’t hate my body, in fact I don’t hate any part of it, I love it, and because I love it, I want to see it shine in all it’s glory. This blog will be filled with healthy recipes with alternatives for vegans/vegetarians/omnivores, so that way each person can enjoy a healthy recipe that is cheap and easy to make.
Trust me, I’m not a nutritionalist or a fitness expert, and I work at Disneyland so my budget is extremely low. My ask box is always open, any advice I can give, and the like. Thanks for reading!