Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Doing It

Whenever I see someone that has lost weight, I always ask "How'd you do it?"

So, I was thinking. How am I doing this?

1. Write down everything you eat in a notebook. Trust me, you won't eat 10 Oreos if you have to write it down. You just won't.

2. Park at the back of the parking lot next time you are out. If America would stop driving around and around looking for the closest spot, we wouldn't have such a weight problem in this country. People around the world walk EVERYWHERE, EVERYDAY. We are such lazy, lazy people. WALK!!!! ( I do this carrying my 19 lb. baby in her carrier- No excuses!)

3. Find a healthier, lower calorie option for each of your meals and snacks. If you to eat a bowl of chili, try to eat 1/2 of what you normally do. Find a smaller bowl. If you drink 3 Cokes a day, drink one. Over time, you will start to eat healthier and you can stick with it. Make small changes. They work.

4. Speaking of small changes, stop eating the crap off of your kids plates. Sit down each time you eat. There is no grabbing of chicken nuggets on the way to the trash. You deserve better.

5. Figure out why you are eating the way you do. What's at the heart of it? Try to feel your emotions instead of eating them. And for me, knowing WHY I am losing weight is helping me to stay motivated. I want to be healthy. I am very afraid of high blood pressure and diabetes. I am going to age gracefully. I will be as healthy as I can be.

I read somewhere that it is hard to be fat. It is hard to lose weight. Pick your hard.

You have to be ready to do the work. I hit rock bottom in October. I saw my future and it included Lane Bryant. It wasn't acceptable to me. I will not be overweight.

So that's how I am doing it.


amyjr said...

Amen Sista!

MIT Mommy said...

I should let you know that my kitchen is quite clean and my dishwasher only has a few cups in it. You'd be amazed. That is RIGHT NOW, without anyone coming over in a few minutes!

Your advice is well said, just slightly different depending on your own personal challenge. Good luck.

OHmommy said...

Great advice. You look awesome Indy.

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head- small changes make a big difference. Just being aware of what you are doing and why you are doing it. Eat less and move more.

Keep up the great work! Soon we will be pool side in Vegas! :)

Anonymous said...

"I saw my future and it included Lane Bryant." That is classic. One for the quote board in the New Dorm!


Jessica said...

I definitely thought about many of these things lately and decided that I need to something. Like you said, maybe start with small changes and work myself into a larger routine.

Best of luck with your weight loss! Post some pictures!

MommyWizdom said...

I love numbers 4 & 2, in that order. I discovered that I kept eating my kids leftovers one day and was totally disgusted with myself. I just give them smaller portions now and everyone is happy!

Keep it up; you're doing great.


AreWeThereYet? said...

You are soooo right!
- Starting my food hournal today.
- And no more eating off kids plates.
I want to look as good as you did Friday night! (hugs)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I'm so glad I'm on this weigh loss journey with you. I've found and great friend and lost weight doesn't get much better then that!!!!

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