My Journey to a Healthy Weight and Life!

Hi all I am here to give you another video.   In this video I explain where I am and what I am doing.  I talk about my nutritionist, changing foods and basically what I have been doing.  Also just to let you know I have been doing oodles of research as well.   =D



{March 24, 2009}   Journaling your makeover

First off I am learning so much right now.  So much I already knew and much more I did not.  I am so excited about this and my family just wishes that I would shut up already.  =D 

As I think that I have stated I have gotten lucky and found a Nutritionist that will be helping me through my journey.   I can not stress how important it is to find the right people to add to your support system.  I got lucky and now I have a Nutrionist.  Yay.  That being said the first thing that I was told to do was journal.  As you can see from my blog post, I sometime have a hard time being timely.  Well with a food journal that does not work.  You have to keep track of every little thing you but in your mouth.  Now what I thought I was really going to hate this.  I started off small.  Just started writing down what I was eating, then I went to writing down when and how much I was eating.  Now I add what I was feeling or if my day was stressful. 

I am gaining a better understanding of me.  I am not detoxing my body just yet, but I am detoxing some of how I handle food and emotions.  It is a really liberating experience.  Letting go of old thoughts and habits.   Not easy and I have no where even begun this process, but I know that I am making some progress.  I know because I feel better and because my pants are a tad looser and I was more comfortable while driving today.  Little progresses.  My journey to a thousand miles has just begun and I have started taking small steps to my goal. 

Here is a website for food journaling and exercise journaling that my Nutrionist recommended.  I really like it, it is very user friendly. The first one that I tried was not and I almost gave up my journaling because of it.  My Calorie Counter

{March 22, 2009}   My View of the World

This video is to give you a perspective of how I live my life.  My husband and kids do things and I watch from the sidellines.  I try to interact and be a part as much as possible, but am usually out of breath quicklly.   I apoligize for the audio on this video, it was very windy that day.  

{March 22, 2009}   Working hard

I wanted to say that I working hard.  I have been keeping a food journal.  Trying to keep up with my family and also keep up with my other interest.  I do have a bad habit of becoming tunnel vision when I start a project.  I want to let you know that this blog and project is first and formost on my mind everyday.  Sometimes to the point of distraction and frustration to my husband and kids. 

I have been doing lots of research into food and weight loss.  I have also been looking up some very interesting people that have done things similar to what I am trying to do.  However I want to take this to the point that you get to watch me do this. 

I have gotten a nutritionist to say that she will be helping me with this project and I have been trying to empliment her suggestions into my life.  I did a video for you all this past Friday too that shows sort of how I feel.  I just thought it might help others sort of get into how it feels inside of my head. 

Also with this changing how I see food and how I react to it, I am noticing I am changing how I feel about and react to others.  It is taking some getting used to.  I will tell you that I now know I eat alot more out of emotions and feeling like I am missing something than because I am hungry.  I have also learned that I really do not feel weel when I eat alot of foods together at the same time.  I feel much better just eating one or two very small things together and drinking a ton of water.  I can tell that I have been dehydrated for years.  I feel much better when I drink filtered water and eat small little bits here and there through out the day.  I have been testing this theory the last few days and now I know what I need to be doing. 

So soda and junk food are looking to be the evil that lurks in my mind and on my lips, but I am now awakening to the harm that they have caused me.  Sort of like waking up t the knowledge that someone that you thought you could trust was actually there to cause you harm.  Lurking, luring and tempting to do the harm to your self.  Time to break the bond and like a bad case of stockholm syndrome I am now having to retrain my own mind.

{March 17, 2009}   So we need a beginning weight.

Hi all I just wanted to give you a couple of quick videos to say hi and to show you the beginning weight.  We all have to start somewhere and this is my somewhere.  I was really shocked by the way.  I have lost like 30lbs in the last 3 years.  How is that for something!  =D

I promise to try and not shot any more videos while driving.  I realize that background moving can make some sick.   Sorry.

Here is the the video that shows the weight. I was really surprised that it was lower than the last time I was weighed 3 years ago. 

Hope you enjoy this.  The next video will be more in depth as to the mission and purpose of this blog.   As well as to the goals and ways I wish to help others.  Have a wonderful day!  =D

{March 10, 2009}   Let the Journey begin

Hello all!  It is here on this site that my journey will begin.  I am here to let you know that this blog and the pages here within are going to be  a document of my journey to weight loss and a healthy happy life.  I welcome you to follow along. 

I will be doing these changes with holitstic and natural everyday common since.  I will be changing what I eat.  I will be changing how I live and how I relate to food.  Is it going to be easy no.  Is it going to be fun,well that might depend on the day.  But I will be getting there and sharing it with all that care to know about. 

See I am over 400lbs.  I have trouble walking more than 50 feet without being out of breath.  I am tired of having people look at me like I some disgusting thing, because what ever they think about me.  I do not like the judgement when they do not know me.  I know that I have made bad choices and that I have health issues that hinder some what I do.  It is still time for a  change and I am going to effect that change in me. 

I hope to help others and inspire them.  I will be sharing my progress through posts and video and plan to show everyone how and what I am doing.

et cetera