You Are What You Eat!

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This cracked me up!  This week I’ve been looking at and evaluating different diet plans; Paleo, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Weight Watchers…what to do?  I’ve been achy and lethargic and wondering if it’s the lack of good exercise or the food I’m eating causing this.  I don’t love exercise, then when I do exercise- the pain!  I’m stiff and sore!  An article I read talked about foods that cause inflammation.  Hmm, I thought, do I need another diet plan?  Or do I just need to develop a better exercise plan, and to learn to “suck up” the stiffness and soreness.  (I’m kind of a wimp!)  

I’ve been talking to my friends that are fit, and they say “get used to it, exercise more (a lot) and you can almost eat what you want!” Well, ok,  I think I’m still hoping for the magic bullet.  There is no bullet.  I need to get up and exercise more.  As the weight comes off I’m bound to get in better shape and hopefully have less- or at least different aches and pains.  When I sit around the house, I tend to get depressed- not good for a diet or exercise plan.  I also get stiff and sore.  Today and tomorrow I’m home and off work.  I’m going to set out to be more active, sit at home less (although I do need to do my taxes), and eat better.  I’m also thinking of, trying to, maybe, giving up soda.  Wow, I can hardly type that!  Yes, I’m going to try to drink more water.  I’ll so miss the fizziness of the soda, and the flavored bubbly water, not to mention caffeine.  But I’ll give it a try.  Anyone out there kick the habit?  Any tips?  

Over the next year I would like to:

  • decrease my grains, sugar, soda, and meat consumption.  
  • I would also like to increase my exercise
  • eat at home a lot more, and
  • run a 5K.  (I’m not even trying until I reach 210).  Currently at 270.  

My progress for the Sprint to May Challenge- slow but picking up again.  I need to lose 20 pounds to meet my STMC goal.  We still have all of March and all of April.  It’s somewhat do-able!  Eight and a half weeks.  That’s only 2.35 pounds a week.  I may be able to still pull this off.  Whatever portion of this goal I achieve will be welcomed!  

Off to exercise!  

About anonymousfatlady

Kind mannered Morbidly Obese Female, on a journey to better health. Over 150 pounds to lose. Help Wanted!
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6 Responses to You Are What You Eat!

  1. Lauren Lane says:

    Good luck! Getting started is always the hardest part. If you need some help motivating yourself to get to the gym, I listed all my favorites here on my blog and they work WONDERS! http://lefatquack.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/15-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-working-out/

  2. You got this! Just move your body and use portion control of your current foods. You can use a tracking app like myfitnesspal to see what you are eating. Once you get into a habit of exercising regularly and tracking your food, your comfortable now foods, you can delve into cleaning up your food intake to make it more doable. Since you would be noticing serving sizes then you can concentrate on cutting out your sodas and limiting sugars. I noticed that I was drinking a lot of my calories such as orange juice, cranberry juice etc. so having your logs even though they may not be pretty for awhile, can help you find where you need to be. I started out last May at a little over 300 pounds and am down 74.1.. I was like you and hated exercise but now go to the gym 5 days a week and love it. I’ve completed 4- 5k’s in the last year dusting this process. I say register for a 5k and walk it if you have to and then register for another one and get a little faster and so on. I’ve found that paying the fee to enter the 5k motivated me to egg to the gym. You are your own worst enemy and competition! I hope I helped even a smidge and wasn’t too rambly! Lmk if you need help along the way bc we are in this thing together!

    -fluffy2fitmomma

  3. Get to the gym not egg! Lol

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