I am sorry that I haven’t posted as much as I wanted to this last week. I have been working on and reading about Opinionated Man’s “Project O” There is a link at the bottom of the page to Opinionated man’s harsh Reality. By working on it, I don’t mean that I am in any way running or helping run this project. By working on it, I mean I have been working on my submission to this project. I have sent it in and will reblog it when it is shared. I encourage everyone to stop by and check it out. And again if one of my followers puts in a submission, please let me know because I will reblog yours as well.
I have not been to the gym since the competition ended. I hurt myself a couple of days before the end and wanted to give myself time to heal. I plan on going back tonight or tomorrow. I took a week off right after the competition, but this last week I have returned to a more healthier eating style, if you want to call it that. My eating habits have never truly been healthy, but I know I have to work on that. I have to find a way to love to eat the foods I hate. I do want to try juicing. I do see that sometime in my future. I do hear that it is not cheap, so I am not sure when that will be.
I put on four pounds the week after the competition ended, but have gotten 2 of those pounds back off. I am currently at 49 pounds down from my original weight. In my original goals I wanted to be down 50 pounds by October 15, I am already there. So I want to change my goal to 65 pounds total down by October 15th. I can do it.
As I was driving home from work the other day, the radio dj from KLOVE radio station were talking about dieting, and there was a study that was out that said if you use the word can’t like i can’t have something, then your brain translates that as deprivation and makes you actually crave that item even more. Instead, people who say I am choosing not to eat it, allows your brain to change the way you think. So no wonder why people who say can’t have a higher failure rate. That is why I try to give myself some reward periods so that I don’t feel like I am depriving myself. At some point, just like soda, maybe I wont need those reward times. Maybe at some point I won’t desire those foods anymore. The trick which is the biggest point I learned, I need to find healthier foods that I love as much as those foods that aren’t as healthy. I never thought I could drink water and it has become my normal, do I still love juice, yes but I don’t need it. I just don’t have to change everything at once, it is a work in progress and I will continue to work on it.
and the journey continues…..