My Journey to a Healthy Weight and Life!

Hi all I recently watched a video on youtube dicussing food addiction.  I have to say that what was being said really made sense to me.  So I wanted to give you the link to that video.  I will not post the video on this blog as it is not my content, but I do believe that it has some great information.  I also have something to say on the issue and so this video is sort of what I think of food addiction and how I agree.  =D


Hi all, sorry that I have not posted recently.  Had to get my attitude in alignment, then got sick with changing my diet to much and going back and forth.  This video discusses the things I needed to focus on and not the fact that is was only a pound.  By the way I am the only one that has looked at my weight loss this way.   Everyone else says that I expect the impossible from myself.  So anyway.  Enjoy!

Okay so yesterday I sort of was not the verygood. And my attitude needed a big adjustment.  I had to find some inspiration and some good old fashion butt kicking.  I found that last night and have since recovered from yesterday’s disappointment and discouragement.  I really do not understand why I expected this to happen faster. It is not like I have set down a routine for working out or even found exercises, right now I am just adding activities to my daythat I do and see how much that I am burning there.  I will be working on stepping thta up in the next couple of weeks since I am starting to feel better and have more energy.  I do hope that too will take the time to find out whta  you are doing before you start making changes, it is really helpful to keep a journal and see what it is that you are and are not doing.   I hope that this post helps, I will be trying to go back on the calender at this site and add what is was I was doing before I started making the changes.

Okay so yesterday was my second weigh in.  So what was it.  Well I will let you see for yourself and the video following is my reaction.


And my reaction.

{March 27, 2009}   My kids want a turn too. LOL.

I did this video because my twins just wanted to be on here so bad.  So after them being good and letting me make my other two videos, I did one just for them.  I think that it turned out great and they are just too cute, but I am biased.  =D


Okay so we all know that we need exercise, but are we really getting it.  Or are you thinking that you are being lazy.  Well I am here to tell you that you should find out.  How many calories are you burning everyday.  A little or a lot.  I am found that Iwas burning more than I thought and that exercise can come in a lot of different places, but also that I could be doing a lot more.  I want you to get it in your head that you should be moving.  You cna do anything, but you need to be moving.  Walk in place during commercials, wiggle your foot while reading, lift your toes while typing,  just do something that gets you in a mind to keep going. 


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.

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