good morning lovely ladies (and handsome gentlemen C: )
thank you for following my blog ! here you will find many adventures of weightloss, fitness, and learning to love your own body JUST the way it is !
its almost 8 am, and i have a final to run and take, but i hope all of you have an AWESOME day.
this one, right here C:
back to 155. lehhgo.
So! As you all know this is my weightloss/fitspo blog for myself that I have had for almost a year, and as you all know(or don’t know) I’ve been away for awhile due to school, stress, getting sad frequently, and just straying away from this lifestyle. I have not backtracked too far, but I have backtracked some. BUT this is about to change through a very big change.
My best friend and I both want to lose weight, and we both do boxing together as well as handle stress in awful ways that transform into depression, eating, etc. And we both have tried it on our own to lose weight, but have had little success.
WELL. I have been talking to her, and she wants to start a weightloss blog. I told her about my current one (this one) and we have decided to adapt this blog as now OUR blog.
I will be on regularly, but she will begin posting and reblogging some and signing her name so you know which one is on the blog currently C:
We have also adapted this into a challenge considering both of us are EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE.
Whoever can lose the most body fat percentage (we will calculate this on a weekly basis) will win for that week. we dont know what or for how long of a period, but we want to lose around the same weight as well C:
So, I hope this will be a good experience for all my followers as well as us C:
She will be “moving in” soon, and i hope this will be the motivation and inspiration to kick our butts as well as your butts into shape C:
So it begins..
I compare myself to other people. Whether I pose as being “healthy” or “weight loss blog” or “fitspo” those images of girls I wish I could be are everywhere.
I want to be my own motivation. I don’t want to sit on tumblr all day and reblog pictures of pretty girls who in reality hurt me more than help. It is fine to admire people, but for me I use them as a self confidence obstacle. I want to look at my body and my body alone and measure what I have done and what I can do.
I have learned many things about myself, and I want to be the one that I look up to for body image. Not in a conceited way, but for once be proud of myself. Not ashamed.
and she teaches my new boxing/fitness class.
she sounds like her.
acts like her.
and her work out is like hers.
omfg this is the best decision of my life ever.
like you have no idea.
she scares the shit out of me.
i love it.
and i hurt.
that is all.
i dont care ! as long as you promote a healthy life style ! pleasee and thank you ! :D
So, what I have seen a lot from people trying to lose weight is the dreaded “binging problem.” This can be anywhere from snacking constantly all day, or eating a huge half a pizza in one sitting. Well, it’s time to get deep and personal with my own problem and how I came about to make it happen less often and not as horrific.
First, before we go into this, you can’t avoid binges forever; but you can, however, avoid having them as often. Now I am no professional, but I have had my fair share of binges, and this is how I avoid having them so often anymore (:
1. Problem: You are depriving yourself.
I find when I get so absorbed into losing weight I completely go cold turkey. I skip every piece of junk food and sweet and go straight into the celery and carrots. I can go for about a week until the cravings get so bad I just cant help but stuff my face.
Solution: Start by weaning yourself off of the bad foods instead of just all of a sudden cutting them out. And even after you have weaned down still treat yourself every now and again ! I like to add in a bit of extra dressing to my salad every now and again, or use those extra few calories on a scoop of icecream. Think about it - by going over a few hundred calories every now and again (like 300 calories of icecream) is MUCH more efficient then going 2,000 calories over when you cant take the cravings any longer.
2. Problem: Emotional Eater
Need I say more? I eat when I’m stressed, and oh buddy does it get intense
Solution: Exercise ! Now, I know it may sound cliche but I kid you not. Exercise makes you happy ! And after I workout every time I don’t feel super hungry. Also, if you MUST HAVE THAT SWEETNESS INSIDE OF YOU. Try looking up a healthy recipe alternative to whatever you are wanting. For instance, a big fruit smoothie vs a huge bowl of ice cream. Just sit back and think of alternatives (:
3. Problem: Boredom.
Oh God. This one I think hits me the most. you just sit back and snack all freakin day long without even noticing…
Solution: Count out 1 serving of whatever you want, put it in a zip lock bag, and limit yourself to ONLY that baggy. Either that or leave a sticky note on the fridge. Also, what helps me is when I’m bored and want to snack, I eat in front of either a mirror; or I eat slowly and consciously of everything I am putting in my mouth
4. Problem : Cravings.
Oh no. The dreaded cravings. Whether it be period cravings or normal cravings. I feel like I always lose to this one ._.
Solution: Write yourself a note. I did this last time I binged and felt like utter crap. I wrote it to “future me,” and wrote down all the negative emotions I was feeling at that time. Whenever I feel a craving coming on I pick up that note and remind myself not to go over board. I can still eat whatever I’m craving, but in moderation.
Other Solutions for any random Binge:
Don’t buy the bad junk food! Rid your house of the super bad junk food, or limit what junk food you buy! Never go grocery shopping while you’re hungry, and write down what you want to buy BEFORE getting there so you don’t go over that list!
EAT ENOUGH FOOD. STARVING OR UNDER-EATING ONLY LEADS TO BINGING.
If you are hungry- EAT!
Drink a butt ton of water. Trust me, it works.
Calorie count the junk food before you eat it.
I hope this can be useful for anyone who has a binging problem like myself! It’s super hard to break, and I still have problems with it; but it is slowly and surely getting better each and every day!
My weightloss and I go back and forth constantly.
I lose the weight, gain it back, lose 5 pounds, gain back 6. It’s been like that since i started this journey. But you know what is changing? My attitude. And not only my attitude, but everytime I back track and get back in the game, I go a bit further everytime.
For instance I couldn’t break 152 pounds last year no matter how hard i tried. But every time I went back into it I got a bit closer, and last december I hit 149.5.
For me its 3 steps forward and two steps back with weightloss. But I learn more each and every time I step back. I get new tools to step forward that one step.
I will get there one day, and I will keep it.
So if you are in my boat and feel distraught or even disgusted with yourself- don’t give up. Whatever you do don’t. You will be able to do this, and maybe your progress photos don’t show many results; but they are STILL THERE.
Don’t back down now. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. I will be there right beside you.
I’m going to get there. No matter what.
I tend to stem off into rants a lot, and I hope at least some (although quite lengthy) can bring some light into someone’s day.
i was eating a baby spinach salad and when i was trying to fork some of it in my mouth and one of the pieces of spinach went up my nose ;A;
So for my daily calorie goal (i try to stay within 1300-1700 range) I think i ate around 1700 today…. not sure. the home made tuna salad my dad made kind hit me at a craving so i hate a butt ton of it for dinner XD whoops.
So (to be safe) I added an extra 700 calories to my daily intake (because it said it was super low calorie but you never know food its basing it on) and added in my exercise (which was 3 hours of jiu jitsu and 20 minutes of elliptical today)
So myfitnesspal says I need to eat like… 1,700 MORE calories ._.
Um… I’m kind of confused food wise on how to balance how much I eat with my excessive exercise days and when im on my break days.
anyone have any clue about this?