I am pretty sure there is a problem if you start a diet and decide to go off it because you are getting too fat! I am fairly certain a girl of my proportions goes on a diet to lose weight. BTW… this is another one of those times I want to say screw this diet; I just can’t lose weight, but, Shannon will not let me and my mom won’t let me and I am SO thankful for that. Not to mention the fact I am becoming addicted to blogging and Twitter and I am too chicken to tell ya’ll I have decided to be fat and unhealthy. So it is time to figure out what’s working and what’s not and most importantly where I need to focus my time and energy.
I have learned quite a bit about dieting this week. There was a funny quote one of our Twitter friends posted one day, and I am sorry I don’t remember who, it said: “Going grocery shopping hungry is like going to the bar when you are lonely… you are most likely to end up with something you really don’t need.” (That quote may be slaughtered, but that is the jest of it). That has been my big problem this week, and no I am not referring to the lonely/bar part, but putting myself in a bad spot by not eating. Who would have thought not eating enough was part of my fat problem. Here is what I have been doing this week… I am not planning my food as well as I should and then I just don’t eat because I am busy and I don’t want to make the wrong choice. Not a good idea! Eventually, food is placed in front of me and all self control goes out the window while eat more in 5 minutes than anyone should in a whole meal! Ugh… Not a good place to be in. Just call me Miss Piggy!
The other issue I have had is with exercise. I know, you are all thinking… What?! It is the middle of YOUR challenge and you aren’t exercising?! I know, I know! I was intending to go on about how busy I have been and I am a single mom and I am doing the best I can, but I have changed my mind. I am not going to give you my list of excuses I am going to give you results. I will still complete this challenge and walk 15 miles by Monday. My legs may fall off, but without legs I would weigh a lot less. 🙂 Besides, how lame would that be to not complete the Fab Fatties challenge and let everyone kick my trash?
I feel like I am letting opportunities for change pass me by. Since starting this blog I have heard of so many amazing people who have lost some serious weight. Why do I feel it is impossible for me? Why does it feel so hard at times? Maybe it is lack of focus in this area of my life?! How can I do it all… work, be a mom, keep up a house, tend to family needs, yard work, socialize, community involvement… (The list goes on and on)! So here lays my challenge… doing it all and still focusing on my own health.
I don’t know if I will ever have it figured out, but I am not willing to give up. So far I have seen enough results to know it is worth perusing. I have more energy, especially when I drink enough water and eat healthy, I am thinner in some areas and some of my clothes are fitting different. I also really enjoy eating whole, healthy foods. It is amazing how much more satisfying them are, how much better they taste and how I feel good after eating them.
Here is the plan of action: I am going to keep looking for ways to fit in the time to prepare whole healthy foods. I am going to eat every 3 – 4 hours. I am going to find a way to exercise. Most of all… I am NOT going to give up and I am going to enjoy the journey and the lessons along the way!
Angie, Determined and Hungry (again!)