Saturday, June 22, 2013

To Diet Or Not To Diet?

I don't want to diet!

I literally can imagine myself, feeling like a toddler in a kicking and screaming mood, shouting at the top of my lungs...
I know dieting doesn't work. I always feel deprived and when I do give myself permission to have "a little" taste. I snap and indulge too much.
My question is how do I not diet? I really want to figure this out. I have been on the diet mentality for many years. Although it may work for a few days; a few weeks; even a few months, I always lose and gain the weight back, plus more. The honest truth, dieting is not helping me. It's time to break the diet cycle.

I know, I know.

I almost feel like I am setting myself up for even more failure, but I have failed at dieting and dieting has failed me. You should see the impressive collection of diet books I have collected through out the years and recently. It's time to put an end to my diet obsession and collection.

I no longer have a forbidden list of what I can't eat in my life.

This is my new adventure and I'm excited to see where it leads me.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mom's The Word

I'm a lost for words.

Today my Mom gave me a photo copy of a magazine of a healthy diet. Words of anger sprang to my lips, but I let out a quiet sigh instead. It hit me like a ton of bricks...

My Mom is worried about my health.

I have hypothyroidism.

I have degenerative joint disease of the knee.

My left leg is starting to swell on a daily basis.

Ever since the car wreck in December, I seem to be falling apart!

My Mom has a lot of things going on in her own life right now and the last thing she needs to be doing is worrying over my health.

I need to step up my game. I have good days and I still have bad days. It's time to crank my good days up to the next level.

Mom your my motivation!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nerd Alert!

I'm trying, but do you ever get the feeling that Karma is trying to kick your ass?

It's an excuse, forgive the language. I'm just feeling that overwhelming urge to shoot myself in the leg. I refuse to do it. Overwhelmed with over analyzing, who does that? Obviously I do!

I trying to keep up my routines... breakfast is the big wow factor.

BUT... This past week I have not indulged in my breakfast-on-the-go-oatmeal. I just recently learned that Almond Breeze Almond milk (unsweetened and original) has a substance called Carrageenan which if undegraded could cause gastrointestinal problems, or cancers. I can't be certain if my almond milk is degraded or undergraded. It's scary to know these things and wonder about the FDA approval like Carrageenan. How does one go about being healthy when all our food is filled with fillers, substances, preservatives, additives or anything else I can't pronounce on a label. Now don't get me wrong I am NO Bill The Science Guy, but when I hear this, especially when I'm doing my best to have a healthy lifestyle and the object is to lose weight, it's enough to start freaking me out!

I'm not a science nerd, I promise. It's just time to look a little harder on the ingredient list. Now don't feel too bad for me. I have learned to make my own almond milk. I know... look at me! Who knew and it's not to difficult or time consuming. I'm lazy and perfectionist, this alone drives me to procrastinate, but that's another tale for another time.