I am using the live long and prosper diet lol! Thanks away spammer :)
Slow and steady!
I first started counting calories, and being aware of my portion sizes. I try to follow a high protein, lower carbohydrate diet and jam my diet full of veggies. After getting my eating right, I joined curves gym, then did that system for 6 months consistently, and switched to home workouts. I did Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds, The 30 Day Shred, P 90X and attempted insanity lol! I just try to get and stay active in the smallest ways. I walk instead of drive to places less than 5 miles away from my house, take the stairs, park far away in parking lots, and play outside with my awesome 3 year old! I say all the time this journey is ONE DAY AT A TIME! ONE LB AT A TIME! It is the only way I know I’ve changed my life for good :)
I got this email the other day and thought I would share:
I am so inspired by your weight loss and wanted to know if you struggled with overeating. I seem to constantly eat, especially when I’m stressed. I can’t stop eating!
I RESPONDED :
I must tell you first that overeating is how I gained my weight. I am an emotional eater. I eat when I’m stressed, angry, tired, upset, anything slightly emotional is a reason for me to eat. But it took one realization for me to change.
FOOD IS NOT MY ANSWER.
If I am stressed, I think long and hard about my problem and ponder solutions. If I’m tired, I first hydrate and then get some rest. Even if it is 10-15 minutes in my car, in my school’s parking structure, in 90 degree weather. I rest. If I am upset or angry I try my best to keep in perspective that anger is a normal reaction an emotional stimulating situation that I have encountered. But that anger can and will not be satiated by eating!
If none of those tactics work, I get UP!
Whether I am in class, or it’s 2 AM in the morning, I get my blood pumping by walking, running, doing sit ups, push ups, anything to make me realize that this journey is far more important than anything life throws at me. My wholeness, my wellness, thrives on the fact that I Deja, takes care of ME!
This journey will be stressful, and life will be stressful, but you my weight loss warrior can, and will beat stress with success!
REMEMBER THIS IS A JOURNEY!
ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE LB AT A TIME!