Sunday, July 5, 2009
Inspire me, please!
Today I started my new diet. I've been having some stomach issues lately, they seem to be getting worse as time goes on. I haven't watched my diet even though I needed to due to the fact that I had my gallbladder removed over two years ago. But it seems like lately everything I eat seems to really mess with my stomach. So as of last week I decided to go on a fairly strict diet - portion control but also what I eat. I've cut out all red meat and pork (I couldn't really eat pork before but I've cut out bacon too), I've cut out most white flour products (trying to stick to whole grain stuff), cut out sugar (except natural sweetners like honey). I'm also trying to drink alot more fluids, especially juice. I tend to not drink much at all, even when I'm hot or active. Thus I stay partially dyhydrated all the time and this has started leading to me having head aches quite often. Plus I'm trying to get back to walking again, when I walked a couple of miles a day and did basic sit ups and leg lifts at home I started seeing results. I have gained back all the weight I had started losing. My BMI and weight put me in the over weight category for my height. I've watched both sides of my family struggle with their weight all my life and I don't want the rest of my life to be a constant up and down battle....although I've already started seeing that pattern in my life. I'm still searching for that ONE thing that motivates and inspires me beyond anything.....I don't know what it will be or if I'll ever find it. For now I'm just trying to do this one day at a time. I've made it through today but not without temptation. Evening seems to be the worst for me, I make it all day and then by evening I seem to start to crumble. But I've set my goal for 25lbs by November. I'd like to be down 10lbs at least by my birthday at the end of August. Gotta get my butt moving! I've tried to find other women/girls that are an inspiration to me. Right now my biggest inspiration is Kristen Stewart, I love her carefree, rock n roll style and her skinny build!