counting calories… really???

I’m not trying to forbid myself from eating anything.  You know whatever you tell yourself you can’t have you want more, but my real problem is portion control. That’s where I find this counting calories funny. You look on the back of a label and read the calories and it shows you a number. Not so fast… You have to find whats the serving size is a how many serving is in the package your eating/drinking. That sounds easy enough right.  But keeping track isn’t. Don’t forget to count that gum your chewing… 🙂

 

hard work + weight loss = success

Wondering if I lost some weight, would I have more success in finding a job?! just thinking the employers group insurance would be affected not only cause I’m over weight but also a former smoker. With weight being the issue at hand. I need this to be a successful(In both my job search and weight loss). I’m noticing lots of women and men getting in shape and those same people seem to be doing well in their professional life. Think bout it!!! Many people equate “fat” with lazy. I’m just saying that can be the reason you’re not getting the job.

Walking how much is enough???

As a kid I was slim. Always running and walking places. During High School the kids neighborhood walked  a couple miles or so back and forth to school. Physical Education played a great role in maintaining that slim active person I once was. Now as an adult I have not done anything to keep fit. I stopped walking everywhere. And started driving through any fast food place I lived near. As I think about get rid of the weight I can’t help but think that it all my fault. Although I was raised to clear my plate before leaving the table, habits can be broken.

with lowering my sugar intake and adding more veggies and fruit I now feel that exercise with complete the process. But is walking enough??? how much walk is sufficient??? Since september of last year I’ve been walking. I have not lost a pound as a matter of fact I gained 30 pounds and no I’m not pregnant…  🙂 tomorrow is a new day of exploring this weight loss journey…

day 2…

 I thought I’d have a smart and clever way of saying that I was fat and was not gonna take it anymore. for those who know it’s nothing new. I have gradually increased in size over the year and it all changes this month.

So here it is I weight 245 and I stand at 5’6″. I wear a size 16/18, and today is the second day of  my new eating habits. It’s going well. I took the advice that I’ve been given and try to work it into my routine.  I’m cutting back on all the sugar and starch. And increasing more fruits and veggies.

Junk food seem to be at every turn. can’t hide from it. Today I learned to close my eyes and run. I have wanted to be healthier for some time now. This is my biggest and hardest goal.

I GOT AN IDEA…

I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA FOR MY BLOG CONTENT. ALTHOUGH, I’VE WRITTEN BOUT IT ALREADY (WEIGHT LOSS). BECAUSE ITS AN ISSUE EACH DAY, I WILL WRITE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MY JOURNEY TO LOSING THE WEIGHT. I’M GONNA TAKE SCARY PICTURES OF BEFORE AND AFTER, AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

GUIDES AND ILLSTRATION TO HELP IN HABITS…

 THAT OLD FOOD PYRAMID

I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE REALLY USED THESE THIS AS A GUIDE. I CAN’T IMAGINE SOMEONE USING THE PYRAMID ILLUSTRATION UNLESS IT WAS YOUR JOB.  AS A TEENAGER I WORKED FAST FOOD JOBS AND ATE IT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND BROUGHT HOME DINNER.I HAD GAINED 60 POUNDS IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS BEING EMPLOYED BY McDONALD’S.  I THOUGHT MY WEIGHT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THEN.