Monday, February 20, 2017
I know that for me to get started I need to meal plan. I find it difficult to meal plan, because there has to be more than just chicken, rice, and veggies. I seriously struggle with finding "healthy" meals to prep. I have been watching a lot of videos on YouTube, that has helped a lot.
I went and bought 5lbs of rice and a bag of chicken and cooked a few days worth of lunch. Like I said, I need to find more than just chicken and rice. I am going to study a lot more.
Bottom line is that I am willing to do whatever it is to get myself in better shape. Not only for myself but for my daughters. I don't want to be the dad that has to sit down all the time because I can't catch my breath. I am almost there now. I just have to do better, and make small changes, that way I can see better results. I am glad that spring is coming, because I am looking forward to bike riding, walking outside, and finding new trails to hike. I just need to by a jogging stroller and one of the carts to pull behind my bike.
I hope to be able to blog more. I just am getting use to coming up with topics.
I think that I am definitely going to start doing recipe blogs, that would be fun.
Anyways, here is your daily dose of motivation and don't forget that anyone can go from Fluff to Buff!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
At least this morning when I woke up I was able to pack my snacks and my lunch so I could avoid the vending machine of death! I was eating out of it everyday, and we all know that they never stalk it with anything healthy. I can eat 5 bags of the sausage gravy potato chips! I am not going to lie, I cam awful close to it, but I stopped at 3 bags! It has been 3 days I believe since I have touched the vending machine. My plan is to save my money for good healthy food, like fresh fruits!
Today I woke up and packed my lunch and snacks as following:
Snack: package of Hot Buffalo Tuna (plain) with Halos and a Fiber One Bar (sounds like a lot but this was spread out over a couple hours)
Lunch: Ground Beef with homemade Taco Seasoning over Lettuce w/ Sour Cream and Salsa and Cottage Cheese
Snack: Fiber One Bar with some Halos.
I haven't decided what I am going to do for dinner today, but I think after dinner I am going to go for a walk at the local mall, that way I at lease get some exercise that way too!
Also, I think that I am finally ready to post pictures!
Motivational quote: "Don't stop when you're tired. STOP when you are DONE." -unknown
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I already have 7 month, so with them being so close together "YAY!". I am excited but it has been a little bit of a struggle getting use to. We are having another girl, and so it is really nice already having everything that we need, except for needing another car seat and a double stroller/double jogging stroller. Also, like I mentioned I started a new job. I absolutely love it. It has been the best job I have had by far. I can't deal with a stressful job. It definitely does not help with my health!
Which is the next thing that I wanted to talk about, my health. I have been struggling to get on track with my eating. I can do it for a couple of weeks and then just relapse, and the next thing I know I have gained back most of the weight, if not more than I just worked so hard to lose. Then I just get super depressed and then I binge eat. It is like a snowball affect for me. One thing after another. It's getting pretty old.
Having gained back to almost 300 lbs it has been really depressing for me. I think about all these ways I can get this weight off but actually doing it stresses me out like no one's business. While I am at work I can do just fine, I normally take a package of tuna and some fruit and I do just fine, but as soon as I get home, I start eating like crazy. I usually have pretty healthy stuff at home but it never sounds good so I always just run to the closest fast food. I know that I can't be doing this but no matter what I do I can't stop myself.
So far today I have done relatively good. I am going to make a better choice for dinner tonight, and actually eating at home
So, here begins a new journey to a healthier and better me! Also, if anyone has a recipe for infused water please let me know. I want to start taking that to work!
As always I end with a little motivation: "Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change"-Shaycarl
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The only thing that I can't figure out, is that I have been doing so good, that after losing 17 pounds, the weight just stopped coming off, and even started to creep back up. Can someone please explain this to me? Another thing that I am trying to figure out is that how much protein I should be eating, and how many calories? I am just so confused on how much I should be eating to continue to lose weight. I feel like that eating right, is the hardest part. I don't know what to eat, how much to eat, when I should be eating. Like breakfast, how many times do I have to eat oatmeal? What Can I switch it up with? How often should I be exercising? What kind of exercises can I do without a gym membership? It is so over whelming that I get stressed out. When I get stressed, I get depressed and then I just want to give up. That is what would happen to me before, I would give up, and I would just continue to eat whatever I wanted. I am glad that I haven't given up yet. There has been days where I just was like, I am done. I can't take the stress anymore, but then I would tell myself that I just have to get through this feeling and remember why I am doing it. I agree 100% that motivation is what gets you started but determination is what keeps you going. I want this so bad, that I can taste it, and it tastes so sweet (not sweet as in cake or cookies sweet).
I really missed blogging, I have thought about it every night, but when I go to start blogging, something comes up, and with the shift change at work, it has thrown me off like crazy, but like I said I am back and ready to share my emotions with anyone who is willing to read!
Final note before I leave you, PLEASE Remember to never give up, and that one moment of weakness is not worth ruining everything you have accomplished so far. We are a work in progress!
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Now, that I know that I feel that way after eating what I am not supposed to, it will give me that strength to keep myself from making those bad decisions. I truly still want this healthier life style, and I think that it really shows, because before, I would have just said SCREW IT all. I am more determined than ever to get to where I want to be!
up a few days. On, Thursday we walked to the High School, and we were going to walk the track. I decided that I wanted to see how far I could run without stopping. I made it 1/4th of a mile. I haven't ran in almost 3 years, it was really hard but I did it. I felt great! After that I decided to run bleachers. I did 4 sets (up and down is one set). It is a start, and I am going to get back to being able to do bleachers and then run a mile.
Please remember that, because times get hard and you slip up, doesn't mean that you give up, it means that you have to go at it the next day and remember why you are doing it. That's how I am going to go from Fluff To Buff.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ granola
Snack: Apple with Lime and chili powder
Lunch: Salad w/ cottage cheese
Snack: Quest Bar (Cookies and Cream) and a cheese stick
Dinner: Grilled Chicken with a cucumber and tomato salad w/ balsamic
Snack: Apple with Lime and Chili Powder
So, yesterday we decided to go on a walk on the green belt, it is really pretty greenbelt, the path is covered in trees and runs by the river. I will have to take a picture to share. Anyways, you have to cross major roads along this path. We just crossed and I heard a car honking, and turned around and noticed that these two young boys were on their bike starting to cross, when the car stopped to let them pass, the car behind that one, decided not to wait and went around the stopped car and blew through the crosswalk, inches from hitting the kids on the bike, I was baffled by this person to not even stop. We, continued our walk, and when we got back to the same cross walk, we started to cross because there were no cars, coming. Well I looked to my right and noticed a truck that turned the corner and started to speed up. I thought for sure that he saw us and that he was going to stop, but he sped up like he was going to try to beat us to the cross walk, I jumped in front my girlfriend and the baby fearing that he was going to hit us and then at the last minute he just slams on his breaks and comes with in 4 feet of hitting us. I was freaking out, and I was yelling at him, and all he did was told me to keep going. I was seriously so mad, and freaked out because it all happened so fast. I thought for sure we were going to get hit. It was terrifying. Every time I shut my eyes all I can see is this truck coming at me. I don't like that at all! I would like to say that I want everyone to get out and be active, but please be safe, If you are driving, please pay attention. It is not worth killing someone.
So, end of the night. It is Friday and I just want everyone to stay strong, so here is a quote for some motivation:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Lately, I feel like temptations have been coming from left and right. Yesterday, doughnuts, and today birthday cake at work? I was successful in denying it! Which I am pretty proud of myself because before I wouldn't even think twice about it.
Breakfast: Apple with Cinnamon
Lunch : salad with smoked turkey and cottage cheese
Snack: cheese stick and apple with lime and chili powder
Dinner: turkey burger no bun and broccoli
Snack: Quest Bar (cookies and cream)
We also went for a 1 hour walk. I do have a story about the walk, that I will post tomorrow .
So, now I will leave you with some motivation to keep going!