Thursday, May 2, 2013

Out with the Junk!

My apologies - I failed to post last night about my weigh-in results or Day 10.

First the results - I'm bbbbbbbaaaaaaaacccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!  I've been on a major plateau, going back and forth within a few pounds.  Last week, I gained 3 pounds taking me back to a total of 50 down; and I was very lucky to only gain 3 pounds.  This week, I lost those 3 pounds bringing me back to a total of 53 lost!

Now, you might be thinking, "How does that make you over your plateau?  Who's to say you aren't going to just gain that 3 back next week?"  Yeah, that was my initial thought as well!  But I just feel it.  That's the best I can say.  I would estimate that 95% of weight loss is mental, and I feel like my head is clicked back into the game.  It has to be!  I've got to get more of this weight off, AND I've got to start training for September and November!  September - Disneyland!!!  November - Walt Disney World!!!  This girl has to not only look cute but also feel good enough to traipse all over Disney!!!

One thing that will help with this training is the Day 10 task in Food Lovers - Stock Your Cupboards and Pantry with Food Lovers Food.  That goes both ways - stock your kitchen BUT ALSO throw out the trash (aka the unhealthy food)!  If it has any of the following, throw it out!!!
  • Partially hydrogenated oils and fractionated oils
  • High fructose corn syrup and other refined sugars
  • White, bleached, and enriched flour
  • High levels of fat
I remember the first time I went through this program.  I filled up a paper grocery bag with a bunch of stuff that was uber tasty but also uber unhealthy, and I gave it to some friends.  If it isn't in the kitchen, you are even less likely to eat it!  Remember, I've banned peanut butter!  Not because it is necessarily unhealthy but because it is a trigger food.  If it is in the house, I will eat the entire jar - with a spoon.  Not good.

At this point in the program, your metabolism is kicking into overdrive; and you literally get hungry every 2-3 hours - truly hungry.  Around 10am, my stomach starts talking to me - "Yo!  Amy!  Snack time!"  If I haven't planned or if I have junk in my kitchen, I'm more likely to grab something that is going to sabotage my fat burning!

One thing I need to do is get back on the sodium train.  While I may not be adding salt to food, I need to pay better attention to how much sodium is in my food.  Frozen food is PACKED full of sodium, and one of my favorite go to snacks are the veggie souffles - spinach, cauliflower, mmmmm, they are all good.  While I can get 3 servings of veggies for only 140 calories, I have a feeling the sodium is off the hook . . . let me go check . . . 490mg.  Yikes!

The US Government recommends no more than 2300mgs, but I've also heard the recommended amount to be 1500mg per day.  Time to watch the sodium!

Time to work work!  I'll catch up tonight with Day 11!  Until then, start cleaning out your kitchen!  Don't worry about the "wasted" money.  Throwing out the bad stuff is cheaper than buying new clothes for your fat ass.  It's cheaper than having a heart attack.  It's cheaper than the psychological damage you are doing to yourself by being unhealthy!


Mom said...

Wonderful , wonderful news !!! Sounds like you are really gearing up to keep moving forward . We are soooo proud of you . Love and prayers , Mom .

Shirley said...

AMEN!!! If it isn't in the house you can't eat it. I too have had to sanitize my environment again! My head is getting back in the game too. I have let being sick allow myself to comfort eat. BAD! VERY BAD! I kept telling myself after the Dr's apt on Thursday I will get back to eating right and hopefully exercising again(pray I don't have to have surgery). But in the reality, I needed to be journaling and eating better. Like the fine example you have set I will not let this setback and poor judgement linger. It's done and over. I will learn from it and move forward!

Thanks for the great blog, your honesty on how your journey is going and the example you have set!

Lots of love and best wishes for your success!