Dee–you are so wonderful, I can hardly believe you are actually human–Any person that can put themselves out there being real and honest deserves to be praised! Let us all learn a good lesson from Dee–it’s ok to be human, we are all imperfect. Trying to be something that you aren’t never actually pays off in the long run! Be yourself, accept your flaws, and flaunt your positive attributes! We all have something to offer this crazy world!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been more focused on diet and nutrition than ever before. I’ve been publicly posting all of my ups and downs with some helpful tools and informative stats along the way. Unfortunately, I have not lost weight yet. I do, however, know why and what needs to happen for that challenge to be successful. I’m a bit discouraged, but I warned you that this journey would be real and — most importantly — I will not give up.
Here is what I have learned and what I’ve done RIGHT:
- Made fruits and veggies the primary part of my diet
- Greatly reduced sugar, white breads, fats, alcohol
- Eliminated white pasta and white rice (except for a bit of sushi)
- Started walking and AM yoga, barely, but started
- Started reducing beef and pork
- Switched from dairy milk to almond, rice and coconut milk
Here is what needs to CHANGE:
- Still getting too many calories by eating crap at night after a good day of healthy eating
- Still drinking beer, although half as much, still too much
- Still eating/drinking out of boredom and stress
- Still craving and eating salty late-night snacks
- Not enough exercise
- Not enough water
Bottom line — make good nutritional choices, exercise and watch portion control! If you do one or two of these things but not all three, you will not be successful. I’ve had days where I’ve eaten a very healthy diet OR days where I’ve limited calories to 1200 OR days where I’ve squeezed in aerobic exercise. But the only days where I’ve had some fleeting results were those when I managed to tackle all three.
We all face challenges. The journey is never easy. Many are picked, few are chosen to succeed. You can be the difference. Why? Because you are smart, you are kind, and YOU are important!
Posted on May 23, 2012
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