Sunday, June 28, 2009

Giving GI a try

I've been doing some reading on the Glycemic Index. I think this is the type of diet that I need to be following. I still need to do more research to fully understand it.

The basic idea is that not all carbohydrates are created equally. Carbs can effect our insulin levels differently. There are "low GI carbs - medium GI carbs - and high GI carbs. It's important to eat the high GI carbs in moderation.

I'm going to try and make small changes so that I can begin a healthier lifestyle. I've already done more than I've ever done before, in starting this blog and joining a few websites to help track calories.

This is my turn.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Weekly Weigh Ins

Week 1
6/20 - 311
Week 2
6/27 - 316 (+5)
Week 3
7/4 - 313 (-3)
Week 4
7/11 - 316.5 (+3.5)
Week 5
7/18 - 315 (-1.5)
Week 6
7/25 - 313 (-2)
Week 7
8/1 - 315.5 (+2.5)
Week 8
8/8 - 314.5 (-1)
Week 9
8/15 - 316 (+2)
Week 10
8/22 - 315.5 (-.5)
Week 11
8/29 - 317.5 (+2)
Week 11
9/05 - 316.5 (-1)
Week 12
9/12 - 314 (-2.5)
Week 13
9/19 - 315 (+1)
Week 14
9/26 - 315 (0)
Week 15
10/3 - 318 (+3)
Week 16
10/10 - 319 (+1)
Week 17
10/3 - 315 (-4)
Week 18
10/10 - forgot to weigh in
Week 19
10/17 - 315 (no change from two weeks prior)
Week 20
10/24 - 315.5 (+.5)
Week 21
10/31 - 314.5 (-1)
Week 24
11/21 - 310.5 (-4)
Week 25
11/28 - 312 (+1.5

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Minor Setback

So....I was doing really great for a total of 4 hours. I did all the research online. My lunch was within my point range and I had lots of good intentions.

I came home and moved the coffee table out of the way, so I could pull out Wii Fit. I moved the exercise bike into a more usable position. And I changed into comfy clothes that I could work out in.

But things went down hill from there. Instead of starting right away, I sat down at the computer. Big mistake! I was only going to look at a few blogs before getting started. Unfortunately, I landed on a page that showed pictures of these yummy looking cupcakes in ice cream cones.
That made me remember the ice cream in the fridge. It was bought before I really wanted to try going on a diet. So I made an ice cream cone. After that, it was like, "well I've already messed up, so I may as well enjoy it. I'll start tomorrow." I had a huge bowl of cereal and then later ate some Ramen.

Now I'm sitting here feeling stuffed to the gills. And I hate myself for it. Every time I try to limit myself, I end up going all out. I hate the restriction, so I sabotage myself.

I hope I can pick myself up after this setback. I'd like to get on track tomorrow. I don't want to keep making excuses for myself.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tools To Help

I joined an online weight loss community called Calorie Count. I created a profile and actually typed out my current weight. I posted in an introduce yourself section. I even started tracking my food.

I hope to use it much more often. It has a section for tracking your activity and your weight loss. Plus there are recipes and such on there as well. The great thing about it is that it's all free! That, along with the weight watchers point calculator that I found online, and my friend's help, I'm hoping to keep myself in line.

I also bookmarked some other great sites for recipes. I hope that by planning out my meals, I will be able to restrict my calorie intake. Not buying snack foods at the grocery store will certainly help.

I really need this to be my turn.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Beginning

I've been feeling pretty depressed lately. I created this blog a month ago and still haven't done anything with it. That's because I haven't started dieting at all.

Today, I got motivated. I did a bunch of research on Weight Watchers and how to do it at home without paying for the program. A monthly fee is just not something we can take into our budget at the moment.

Plus I don't have a lot of faith in my success so I don't want to pay for it. That's great thinking to start out with huh?

But I did the research and then I talked to my best friend on the phone for a long time. Usually, she has her two girls and neither one of us can really talk long. Today our conversation lasted just over an hour and a half. It was so good talking to her.

Weight issues is a natural conversation topic with us because we've both struggled with it for years. Having her around was always a great motivator for me. But she lives 6 hours away now, so it's hard maintaining that relationship. And when we talk, I don't want to bring up the negative stuff.

We decided we should start talking more often, like once a week, to try and keep each other in line. And I really want to do it this time.

I want to change my life.