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Finding a reason to train….

If you, like I did at one time have decided to take up running, swimming or just physical fitness then find yourself a reason to do so because if you do not find a reason, you will fail.

It is true.

You will fail.

My best half marathon time was logged in at 2:46, this personal best was achieved at the Royal Victoria Marathon in 2006 when I was running the race in memory of my grandmother and grandfather. This reason, the decision to run it for them motivated me to contunie through the tough training days, it gave me the motavation to hobble my way across the finsh line even though I was injured. And at the end it gave me a gratification that I was doing something for them, it was in the end 21km of memories.

Now your reason dose not have to be profound, just give yourself some sort of motivation to move forward, your body can only do half of the work, your mind will be your greatest barrier in achieving your goals. Finding a reason to train, something personal to you and only to you will push your legs that extra mile, give you that extra push when you feel you can’t go on….

 

Oink, Oink my friends…

 

orgnial blog post found at https://jbingham82.wordpress.com

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May 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Deciding to Train….

I recently started to read once again…John Bingham’s book “Running for mortals” and found this amazing quote …..

                                      “The first step—Deciding to train—-transfoms more ‘mortals’ into adult-onsdet athletes

                                          than the last step across the finish line”

This quote is so VERY, VERY TRUE…….

And here I go again….it’s time to train…..for the 2009 Victoria Marathon!!!!!

I am perfectly scared shitless this time though….it will be my 4th Half- marathon and I am more nevous about this one than I have been about other runs….

I am not going to worry about my finishing time this time though but I am however going to train as hard as my pudgy little body will let me…..

This is where I will vent my frustration, and my injurys instead of a weight loss blog I will be switching the gears on this blog to include my training schedule so anyone interested in learning how to run a half marathon or what they should do can ask me…..I can tell you what works for me and what dosen’t but most of all I will share my failures and my success’s with you….

 

Oink, Oink my friends…

 

orginal blog post found at https://jbingham82.wordpress.com

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Finding greatness in your “failures”

On May 3rd 2009 I laced up my shoes, stood beside the crowds on a great sunny Sunday Morning that only the city of Vancouver can offer, and stood at the start line of the 2009 Vancouver Half Marathon. This was not my first marathon, in fact it was my third. I stood there, beside that crazy part of society that pushes the human body to itsouter most limits just because they enjoy the sport of running.

This marathon was important to me. I, for months had decided that I would like to finish the 21km distance in under 2 hours and 30 minuites. I was instant on this time, for some strange reason this time was so very very important to me, somehow acheiveing this time would validate me as a runner, finally validate myself as an athlete.

I was properly trained for the run, I had put in the kilometers on my treadmill that I need to put in, lost weight that I needed to loose to get my body in better shape to run the 21km distance. I was ready, and focused. Then out of no where, a leg injury prevented me from running 2 weeks prior to the run. This pain plagued me, every time I walked it hurt. I was mad, I could not believe that after all my hard work and training that this stupid injury would prevent me from acheiving my goal. My very important goal. In the days leading up to the run my leg started to feel better, then the worst possible thing happened. I got sick. Fever, coughing, sweating when its 5 degrees out, sick. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without coughing up a lung, and all of this happend 2 days before the run.

So, I thought about not doing the run. Giving in to the sickness, the pains in my leg. Then I decided to do it. And at the start line I stood, hacking up a lung but I was standing there. After all my hours of training, I had earned the right to run this race, I had earned the right to run.

The beinging 5km was alright. I was coughing, and breathing became a problem because I was all stuffed up. I saw my boyfriend and sister at this point and seeing their faces gave me the motivation to move forward, to finish the rest of the 15km. I was already tired, and the finish line seemed like it was 18 milllion miles away. I started to feel dizzy, the effects of dehydration started to kick in at about the 8km mark.

And then it happend….

My greatest fear …….

My “IT band” which is a muscle that runs from your knee to your upper thigh snapped at the 10km mark and my leg locked up. I could not bend my leg, I could not do anything. A person working a first aid stand pulled me aside and asked me if I was alright, I said yes. He said it would not be advisble to finish the race, that I wouldn’t be able to run it. He patted me on the back, said good luck and away I went hobbling towards a distant finish line.

At that point I wanted to quit. I was in so much pain, so stuffed up, and coughing constantly basically I wanted to quit. I wanted to just leave the race. I started walking, I could no longer run. I was in tears, after all my hard work, after all the weight I had lost I had now failed. I felt horrible.

So I hobbled a kilometer and my leg started to losen up a bit, when 3 ladies who were memebers of the “team in training” group smiled at me and asked if I was alright. I explained my story to them and they said “Well you can walk with us, we just want to finish this thing we don’t care about the time.” Then I started to talk to my new friends from Seattle. The  one had a son that passed away from lukemia and  she was running the race for him the other lady lost a mother to the disease. They were still smiling, they were just so happy to be there, to be apart of this race.

They became my motivation to finish.

In pain I began to power walk. I left my new friends and said “see ya at the finish line.” The last 2 kilometers felt as if it stretched for miles. I knew that I had long gone past my 2hour 30 minuite finishing goal, but I was just greatful at this point that I finsihed the race.

I crossed the finish line at 3:13:56 almost 45 minuties longer than my goal. But I crossed the finish line with a smile. I felt lucky. I have so much to be greatful for, finishing the race longer than predicted did not matter anymore. What mattered is that I looked past my “failure” and found the greatness in realizing that I did not fail….only that I finished in a different way as I thought I would.

Oink, Oink, my friends………

 

Origninal blog post found at https://jbingham82.wordpress.com

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living is a gift.

 Living is a gift. No matter what god you pray to, or what scientific theory  you believe of how us humans came to be; life is a gift, but more importantly it is a privilege.

 

Life is a gift that most of us take for granted. We go about our normal lives, our  day-to-day lives and yet most of us have no regard of what a privilege life is. We don’t realize how amazing it is, how much of a gift it is to see others that we love live their lives.

 

It is only when something happens to us that challenges this notion of life that makes us appreciate how privileged we are to be living, and to be surrounded by others doing the same simple thing, Living their lives.

 

Death is something that no one talks about, and something that no one truly respects. The notion of Death is something that lives somewhere buried in our subconscious, it is something that don’t want to think about. Death takes life away, it essentially takes this gift away. I have had many people in my 26 years of living  pass away, I have had to deal with Death, face that part of our existence head on. My own mortality has been tested a few times, I have come close to death, come close to that final frontier, that final step to our existence. I will tell you this, it was far more easier being faced with death myself than to watch others I love come close to it, or die themselves.

 

Our gift of life was given to us long ago, as our bipedal human legs stretched across that African Savannah about 2 million years ago. The gift of life is something that we all take for granted. We do not realize just how fast that gift can be taken away, how in one single moment it can be taken from the grips of our hands, and how fast it can be taken from the people that we love.

 

We are in the end blind. We are blind not only to our own mortality but the mortality of people around us. Even with all of our knowledge that our society has obtained throughout our evolutionary history, and even with fantastic medical breakthroughs that we hold in our hands, we and people around us  cannot stop Death.

 

To this I say Live your life. Live if not only for yourself but for the people who love you. Don’t take meaningless chances with your life; respect the gift that you have been given. We should all be holding our lives in our hand as if we were holding fine 18th century china. We need to cherish not only our own lives but the lives of people around you. Don’t argue with people over pointless things, don’t start arguments that are meaningless. Don’t ever leave your loved ones without letting them know that you love them, and how much they mean to you.

 

I now more then ever appreciate the gift that was given to me long ago. I appreciate life. I appreciate the joy that it brings.  I am gifted with this appreciation in the same way that I was gifted with my own life.

 

Oink, Oink My friends…..

March 26, 2009 Posted by | Motivation, Plateaus, Success, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quotes that have and still inspire me.

I have had a little bit of writers block lately, I have had trouble with what I should  write about on this blog so I figured the best way to get it “unblocked” was to go back to the beginning, go back to where my inspiration comes from, my favourite quotes…………

 

“The Miracle isn’t that I finished, The miracle is that I had the courage to start”

 

                         -There is so much truth in this quote. Starting anything is the hardest part, finishing

                           Is the easiest.

 

 

“Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to”

 

                          -This is true, being jealous only feeds the negative person that lies within you, the person

                            That you want to get rid of.

 

 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” –Plato

 

                           -Plato, can’t argue with the man.

 

 

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” –Plato

 

 

“Your body is your only vessel, fuel it wisely.”

 

 

 

 I have a few ideas for next week, Iam sure that I will have alot to say by then….

 

Oink, Oink my friends…….

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghosts of a Previous life.

No matter how I try. No matter how far I get away from my previous negative lifestyle, I am forced on a daily basis to face Ghosts of my previous life. They exist in many forms, come to me when I don’t expect them but they are there, haunting me, taunting me, trying to pull me back towards them, back towards my previous fat life.

 

I am not perfect. There has been many things that I have done in my life that I have not been proud of, people I have hurt for no reason other than to make myself feel superior, better, people who I made fun of who were fatter than I was all in an attempt to mask my own fatness. When I look back on my life before now, at that sad girl that turned into a women somewhere along the way, it makes me sad, but most of all it scares the shit out of me. I am scared that one day, somewhere in the future I will go back to binge eating, and gaining weight. I am scared that for whatever reason that I will go back to the previous Piggy and that I will find myself back to being that fat kid in school, or that person that laughs at everything, the person that makes fun of herself before others can. I guess this is normal. I guess it is a normal feeling to have.

 

Every temptation that I give into I feel guilt, as if I have done something wrong. Every workout that I miss I feel like I have failed, fearful because I have reached a healthy weight now and maybe I will get too comfortable, stop working out and gain it all back.

 

I fear the 21km that I am going to run in May. The Half Marathon that I will attempt again. I am scared, actually no horrified that when I again reach that 13km mark I will get injured like in my past runs, and that I will fail to reach my goal. I fear that more than anything else right now. The ghosts of previous runs, previous failures are consuming my mind.

 

The ghost of no self-worth enjoys scaring me now and then, recently more than ever. I don’t even know what size I am, I am constantly buying larger clothes so  I don’t know how to shop for my body. Even when I do find clothes that fit, and know they look good, my insecurities about my stomach area rears it’s ugly head. I am forced to face that ghost, the past insecure me. I don’t like her, I hate her, but she is sometimes still there, she still exists.

 

 

I could tell you that these ghosts are “Nothing” but that would be a lie, that would not be the truth. They are something, and I hate to be the one to break it to you but they will follow you throughout your whole life. They will. They still follow me. They always will.

 

Now don’t think that I am this little helpless person still because I am not. I am the most confident in myself, the way that I look, everything in my life. I am for the first time in my 26 years of living on this  little planet happy, truly happy. I am in a great place right now, but sometimes these thoughts, these insecurities, these ghosts haunt me, I have no control over them or where they choose to rear there heads.

 

I can tell you this though. These ghosts of your past, these memories, these insecurities are actually a good thing. You can count on them to be your constant reminder of what you use to be. They are the only thing that will keep you in check. They are your fat reminder, essentially your fat alarm clock, they are necessary to make sure that you do not fall into your past life. Painful as they are, they are the things that push you forward and make sure that you do not fall back.

 

Oink, Oink my friends……

 

Original post found at: https://jbingham82.wordpress.com

 

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deny yourself the battle to win the war.

“The true nature of a man is determined in the battle between his conscious and subconscious mind, and that the evil that exists in your subconscious mind is sometimes too strong to resist. The only way to win is to deny it battle.”

This quote sums up weight loss. There is nothing that I could say; nothing that I could write  could sum up your impending battle with weight as well as this quote can. You right now, at this moment in your life are going through the same processes as people who battle drug, mental and other addictions. You are no different. Your battle is no different.

That quote is the only truth that I can offer you right now. You will face a great many battles in your journey and each one will take you further away from your current negative lifestyle. You will have to battle negative people, you will have to distance yourself from a previous comfortable lifestyle, you will essentially have to let go of the previous you. More importantly  though, you will have to find a new you, to move forward you must change yourself and your image in which you see  yourself, not only on the outside but on the inside as well.

I can’t tell you how, I can’t tell you when, I can only tell you that you must. In order to move forward you must change the old you, you must change the way you think about you.

The old piggy.

I was my greatest barrier to losing weight, I didn’t realize it then but looking back I do realize it now. The reason why I had failed so many times was because of myself, I can blame no one else for this. My mind was my greatest barrier, until I decided that I would no longer allow it to consume me.  Throughout my life I would  over think everything. I would constantly care about what people thought about me. I would  consume myself with caring how other people viewed me. I allowed myself, my mind to battle itself. I  and no one else allowed the battle to happen, I essentially fired the first shot. If I had not cared what other people thought, my journey through weight loss would have been easier. I consumed myself with over thinking and over analyzing  what negative people thought about me, I would not want to work out in public because I would think people would be saying “why is that fatty working out”, I would not want to go shopping because I would be fearful of the glares that other people would give me as I stepped out of the change room with all of my fat showing.  I would think every moment of every day of my fat life that I was not good enough, that I was sub-standard because of my fat. In reality these negative people didn’t care, this battle that I chose to fight with them was all in my mind. It was a process that I chose to under go, a battle that I chose to fight, until one day I refused to care what  other people another thought about me. I refused the battle, turned around and walked away.

    

     Piggys Advice

     My advice comes from someone who has been where you are. My words come from someone who has battled my mind my whole life. If you deny yourself the battle, if you place this energy towards something else, something positive you will win your own war. You will be denying yourself a battle that is in the end pointless to fight. There are no winners in the battle of the mind. There is no good outcome. Just stop caring what other people think of you, stop caring what others want you to be. Consume yourself with positive thoughts; force your mind to focus on the good things, the positive things. The more positive you are the more, the bitterness that you choose to let go of, the more you will prevail.

 

     This blog is an example of how I deny my mind this battle. I piss people off on a daily basis with this blog, for whatever reason some people find my bluntness, my honesty sometimes offense. Perhaps it is because I am slapping them in the face with a reality that they did not want to face. Or perhaps they are offended with me because I am saying things that people never say, I am calling them out on their crap. This blog  is a direct reflection of how I no longer care what people think. I no longer care if people will get offended, it makes me laugh, makes me smile that I am capable of evoking that much emotion out of someone. Now don’t get me wrong there were causalities along the way, there were friends that I have “lost” because they couldn’t deal with the new me. I could have fought for them, made this blog a little bit nicer so that everyone would be happy, so that I would be liked. But to do this would give in to a battle that I promised myself long ago I wouldn’t fight.

Here’s the key my pudgy friends…………..

The more you battle, the more you let the thoughts of others consume you and your mind; the more of yourself you will loose, and the harder it will be to find the true you, the awesome you, the real you.

 

Oink, Oink my friends….

 

 

Original entry found at:  https://jbingham82.wordpress.com

 

March 11, 2009 Posted by | Motivation, Success, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Mirror, Mirror On the wall…..

Mirrors.

Love them.

Hate them.

In any case they are everywhere. They are in the store window, when the sun hits it just right. They are in a calm lake that your eyes fall upon. Or they are simply just a thing that hangs in your bedroom, or bathroom. And no, Mirrors do not lie.

In any case they are everywhere. Everywhere you look, you are forced to look back at yourself. For some people they love it. These people, lets call them “the Lookers” come in all shapes and sizes. They are not just your tall, blond-haired nightmare- these people love what looks back at them.You know who they are, they are the people that want to make sure that every strand of hair is in it’s perfect place, make sure every eye lash is perfectly seperated. They want to see themselves because they are happy with the image that the mirror produces. They are happy with their own reflection.

Most of us however, hate mirrors. Most of us are envious of The lookers, and wish for that level of self-confidence.

For whatever reason, thin people, chubby people, most people just hate their refection. And when I say hate, I truly mean HATE-lets call these people, “The wishers”. These people look in the mirror or a reflection of themselves and wish that certain things were different. They wish their noses were smaller, ass a little less wide, whatever they wish, they wish it – and then look away from the reflection in discust.

I myself for most of my life was a wisher. I was part of the majority of society that hated what looked back at them, the wishers were my brothers and sisters. I wished that someone would just replace my body with a thinner more fit body. Wishing about something however I have now realized is only part of the battle. “Fait” has alot to do, you must give her a hand now and then. So my wishing friends, go on, wish. But wish for something that is attainable for yourself. Don’t wish to be something you know you could never be. Make the wish realistic.

Mirrors are not the enemy. Although many of us think that they are. Mirrors give us a glimpse of what we are, but more importantly they give us the motivation to become something that we want to be.

 

Oink, Oink my friends………..

March 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When your train starts sliding off it’s track.

No matter how dedicated you are, no matter how good you are at working out, you will at some point fall off your weight loss train track.

IT WILL HAPPEN.

Here are the most common ways that your train will find it self De-Railed

The novility  wears off.

             – Your first few weeks of your weight loss journey are great! You will feel charged up and energized, you basically feel invisible! You nail all of your work outs, in the  first few weeks you are eating fabulous and are saying no to any and every temptation that comes your way. Then the novelty wears off. You body starts to get sore. Moving is now harder because you have essentially sent your body into a state of shock.  Cravings come back, and it gets harder and harder to say no to those tasty temptations. Then you start slowly giving in. You start only working out half the time you use to, and you start eating more and more of the crap you shouldn’t. You have essentially lost the motivation, and your switch has turned off.  This is the number one reason why diets don’t work and will never work. If you find yourself sliding down this slippery slope, start over, start marking or graphing  your weight loss, inches lost, work out time. Give yourself some type of motivation to keep going. This little piggy made a weight loss graph which I posted on my wall and it gave me the motivation that my mind needed to go forward. You need to find it, your motivation. Find something that will work for you,  but most of all remember that you are doing this for yourself, and no one else can do it for you.

You Loose your fat ass and then become “Comfortable”

                    – You are fat. Therefore you WILL ALWAYS BE FAT. That fat, chubby, former you is hiding underneath the new you, just waiting to come back out. You have to keep reminding yourself that being fat is an addiction, and like all addictions it never truly goes away. This is happening to this little piggy now. I am almost done losing the weight, I have about 15lbs to go until I reach my goal, I however have become “Comfortable”. Meaning, I know I have lost enough weight that I know I look better, I know that I have gotten myself healthier, I feel great  but my work out routines have been slacking lately. I have just realized this is recent weeks, I have neglected to make time for my workouts, I have not shown them any “love.” When you find yourself here, try getting out an old picture of yourself, look at it, stare at it, and remember that if you do not re-jump start your weight loss (or weight maintenance) rountiene, you will find yourself right back to being a fatty. You will become fat again. You will fail. So don’t. Just don’t, I have started training for a half marathon, which is forcing me to run a given number of KM every week, so now I can’t fall off track. Find yourself a goal, they usually work wonders.

Sad times.

                        – Some people are emotional eaters. They eat more when they are either really happy or very sad. I am one of those rare people who eat more when I am happy, and eat less when my life gets stressful. Most people however emotinally eat, they eat when things in their life goes a little bit sour because food, just like drugs, and ciggerates offer an instant pleasure. I know this girl, lets call her “Katie” she and her boyfriend are having troubles, and by troubles I mean that HE is a complete douche bag and should be strung up by his non-existant balls, because he has cheated on her. She started her weight loss journey about the same time as I did and she lost about the same amount of weight. But now, she has lost all motivation, even though she was  not fat anymore, due of this betrayl she feels fat, ulgy and not worthy of anyone or anything, including her workouts. Now she is coming around and realizing her boyfriends douche baggy behaviour, but she still feels horrible about herself and has began to eat more, and exersize less. She has gained in two mouths almost 75% of the weight she lost. She feels like a failure. I was talking to her via MSN, when I finally said …”Get over it, jesus christ, get over it.” I don’t know why but those words propelled her into a new weight loss journey. She is back on track. Now I am not saying to just get over it, but put your frustration  into something efficent. For example, if you have lost a loved one and find yourself emotionally eating, why not sign yourself up for a 5km or 10km run to honor them. If your boyfriend or spouse leaves you, then make yourself feel great by looking better. The more you focus on the positive the more you will forget about the negative.

 

Your train will slide off it’s track. It will happen, and when it does you have a choice. A simple choice. You and only YOU can make it.

You have to choose; if  you are going to lay down and die or if you are going to stand up and fight.

Choose wisely my fellow fatties.

 

Oink, Oink my friends…….

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nutrition, and why it’s like a credit card.

Nutrition is probably the number one hurtle that we all have to overcome when trying to lose weight. Mainly because we don’t realize just how much calories we should be eating, and we don’t understand (or in most cases just don’t care) just how many calories we are shovling in our fat faces.

Start reading, Nutrition Lables

If you live in Canada or the US you can turn over any food that you buy and see just how much fat, and calories are in a  given food. You will have a set amount of calories that you are suposto take in on a given day. To find this out it is best to either talk to your doctor or consult the internet, this number usually goes by your height, your current weight, and the amount of weight you want to lose. Let me make one thing perfectly clear. Don’t let “Counting calories” consume your every day to day life. Just be aware of what it is that you are putting into your body.  Basically what I am saying here is don’t be an ignorant fatty. Don’t be that person who says they are changing their life but does not want to put in the actual effort.

Food Scales, a.k.a. The devil

Most people when they embark on a weight loss journey will buy a food scale. These little devices were and still are the worst thing that has ever happened to the modern day fatty. Don’t measure your food, feed your body what it needs when it needs it. If you start measuring your food, weighing your food, you will get sick of it  and you will eventually eat more, and more often. You will develop that “Fuck it” attitude towards food and you will find yourself in the exact same place that you are now.

Hidden Calories

So instead of measuring your foods, just be aware of how many hidden calories are in certain foods. Salads are the worst for hidden calories, if you like me, love those creamy salad dressings then you will be shocked at how many calories are in just one tablespoon, for most of them it’s almost 100 with 5 or 6 grams of fat. Basically any sauce that you find yourself putting on your foods, take a look at how much calories and how little actual nutrition is in it.

Cut the Salt

Now salt has no calories, it is however the number one condiment that we use on a daily basis. Salt does not actually make you “gain” weight but it makes your body retain water. Also, when you are consuming too much salt you are esentially “burning” off your taste buds, so you need more and more and then more salt. If you are like this piggy and lovvvvvve salt then try buying half salt, it’s a little bit more expensive but will cut your daily sodium intake by almost half without actually giving up the salt. And no you can’t taste the difference.

Water, Water, Water….

We all know that the 8 glasses a day rule is bullshit. I hate it. Never liked it. Just drink more water. Water flushes out your system, helps in the reduction of temporary water weight gain, helps with better skin etc. etc….the list goes on of the benifits of water. Water though has one more important role in your weight loss journey. It should replace those high calorie juices, pops etc….. Don’t drink your calories, Eat them.

Why 100 Calorie Snacks can be dangerous.

When you make that first stop to the grocery store you will be on the look out for low fat foods, but especially low fat snack foods and these things are great. Low fat popcorn is a great way to curb your carb cravings. However, there has been a new fad in weight loss that has taken hold and which is now gaining ground especially in these past few years. The 100 calorie snack. You buy a box of 5 or 6 packages of 100 calorie something,  chips, candy, cookies etc…. Now don’t get me wrong these things are great, it’s a good way to get control over your portion sizes and to satisify a craving. They however can be very, very, very, very dangerous. Because they are “only 100 calorie” some people (including this piggy) would have 5 or 6 a day. So that’s 5oo or 600 wasted calories, so just be careful in how many of these snacks you during your day

Shop the Permiter.

When you are in a grocery store, all of the good foods tend to be along the permiter of the store. Veggies, Dairy etc…. So start there. Don’t go right into the middle, fill up your shopping cart with the good stuff first. Take this rule with you; that top part of the shopping cart, the place where parents place their bratty children, let that be your guide to how many “bad” things that you will alow in your house. Once it is full, that is it. No more “junk”.

Your Nutrition Budget

You can view Nutrition the same way you view and use your credit card. On a credit card you are given a limit, go over that limit or not pay your bill on time and you are charged intrest. Now with your calories you are given a certain amount daily, just the same as your limit on your credit card, if you go over that limit by a substational amount then that “Debt” or “Intrest” turns into pounds on the scale. It’s simple. Eat more, Gain more.

You are not dumb,  so stop pretending to be.

Work within your limits. You know what is good for you, and what isn’t. You know that a fast food meal isn’t probably the best one for your new weight loss goals. You know that chips, dips, and all that great stuff is bad for you, and is most likely going to set you back couple of pounds. You already know all of this. You already know everything you need to know about nutrition, you always have, you have just chosen to ignore it, and that is why you are now fat.

Coffee, and coffee houses.

Coffee has become more of a social activity than anything else these days. We meet up with friends for coffee, but temptations will find us there. Those nice little coffee cakes, and the high calorie drinks also will find you there. If you go to Starbucks try having your coffee with non-fat milk, sugar free surup…a.k.a….the skinny latte. These have about 100 calories in each grande cup. Make sure that when you are drinking regular coffee that you put little or no coffee cream in it, and try replacing a sugar with a sugar subsititue (splenda etc…). Coffee has no calories in it, it is only what you put in it that makes it high calorie.

Nutrition is the biggest part of your weight loss battle. You can exersise until you are blue in the face, but if you feed your body loads of calories your physical activity will mean nothing.

 

Oink, Oink, My friends…….

March 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment