Fun Health Experiment and Weight Update

Hi sweeties,

I am am super excited as today is Thursday and tomorrow is my last day at work before Spring Break starts. The staff only gets a three day break but I extended my weekend cause a few of my coworkers thought I really need and deserve a break. I currently have an hour between work and class so I thought why not start utilizing these breaks for blog posts. I am also planning to catch up on stuff during the break so you will see more of me regularly.

Anyway remember my Christmas Health Plan? Where I was dropping a half pound a week? Well that went alittle biserk once I moved to the new place which is 3 stories up with no elevator and then school started. I am constantly on the move and barely have time to eat…yes I said it. To some of you this might be shocking but thats what happens in my life, everything take precedence over sleep and food. It was very scary when I weighed myself towards the end of February and I had dropped to a mere 118 pounds from 125 pounds. That is when I decided to eat what can so I can to salvage what weight I have left. I ate pizzas everyday and burgers, started back on the snacks and brought my weight upto 119 which is where I want to stay. I thought this is a last ditch resort to make sure I don’t end up looking like a skeleton that I was in college (I was a horrific 89 pounds and couldnt seem to gain any weight)

Here is why this is important to you! This ditch effort proved as somewhat of an experiment! I would suggest not trying this at home lol

Remember the theory that you are supposed to consume 1200 calories a day to not go into starvation mode? Well I kind of utilized that. I was eating when I could which was pretty irregular and twice a day instead of three times a day. But I think my nasty, fatty and greasy food with empty calories ensured that I don’t loose weight and go into starvation mode. Now why is this something that most of you shouldn’t do at home? Well for one your empty calories add chubiness where it shouldnt be added, your thighs and stomach. Then ofcourse the emergence of cellulite is another disaster you dont want to witness. Now if I had continued exercising regularly it wouldn’t have mattered as much cause I would have burnt most of the fat off.

You must be wondering why this experiment helps you and why am I talking about it with you all. Then here is the answer: Empty calories will help you maintain your weight or even consuming empty calories in limited quantity might even help you lose weight too but its going to give you a less proportional shape. It is going to bring along with it cellulite and other patches of fat in places that you dont want when trying to look and stay healthy. This also proves that somewhat unhealthy eating can be managed with mostly healthy eating and a good amount of exercise. And in closing I will say the experiment proved that enjoying things you like in moderation and doing some form of exercise wether running, gym, dancing, yoga etc can get you to the healthy lifestyle you always wanted 🙂

With this in mind my healthy streak resumes starting tonight 🙂 and together we will attain our goals of being the healthiest we have been all our life. Whose in with me?

Have you conducted any health experiments on yourself BY MISTAKE? if so please feel free to share with me 🙂

Fitness 101:Why do Diets Fail? Finding Motivation and sticking to it

Hi sweeties!

    I have never been as enthusiastic to share something on my blog as this post right here right now! The reason being all my theories and diet tricks have bore fruits and my goal of losing 0.5 pounds each week has been met. I have officially lost 1.5 pounds in 3 weeks and yes some of you might think whats the big deal thats not a big number. It is a big number when you hear I ate everything I wanted. I ate mac n cheese, Cookies, chocolates, ice cream and what not! Now you must be thinking this is some sort of scheme where I would con you out of your money by asking you to buy my books or dvds. Nope WRONG! I am going to tell you exactly how I found my motivation and how you can find yours if you follow this pattern of a diet plan! I hate when people share with you their “How I got from here to here” journeys and dont describe what they did. Some of them just chalk it up to good genes. I get it sometimes its true other times it does involve alot of steps!

Last year my hubby was helping me get back in shape. With my feet out of commission for 2 straight years I had gain about 30 pounds! Although most people still considered me pretty fit from their standards I wasn’t used to the new body with some flab here and there. I was depressed and unahppy. The last thing I wanted was this stringent diet of what I can not eat! For months if not weeks! Guess what that lead to? DE -MOTIVATION! That led to me giving up! That led to me being at my weight the entire year oh not just that it actually slowly started inching up further to my horror!

Thinking about the thought process the last week of December I realized hey if I can eat everything I want I will not fall of this wagon. I can eat burgers, pizzas, steaks and what not why would I feel miserable or depressed? I did just that! Only I started counting! Trust me the magic is in numbers atleast for people who enjoy foods of all sorts! And no you cant just get away with counting calories! Thats where everyone makes the mistake! You have to pay careful attention to carbs, fats and proteins cause any of those things can turn into FLAB! And no you dont have to be a math wiz to do the math cause trust me I am a full time math hater. You just need some free online tools that can do it for you and it takes less than 3 minutes a day. I will be discussing one of my fave tools on my blog pretty soon so look out for that!

Heck some of these tools even let you get away without working out! Yes for those of you who hate working out I know I just grabbed your attention! And if you like to be active but not at a gym trust me I will be talking about that soon too! Creative ideas to workout without ever stepping foot in a gym!

One big reason to loose motivation is also what I will coin the MOUNTAIN EFFECT. You are climbing the hill and you are far far away from the peak! You give up easily but hey what if you made smaller goals? and rewarded yourself on the way? How easy would it to be celebrate your success at each step! So to motivate yourself don’t jump into a huge diet Goal (unless ofcourse its for an event coming right at you!) start smalll hence I started with my 0.5 goal. And jump with joy each week when you meet your goal! Oh and you would, trust me after you remember eating all things you enjoyed while you were on your SO CALLED DIET.

Trust me its all about taking charge and saying I can do and eat what I want instead of being stuck with “I cant I am on a diet” Such a restrictive and saddening process. So go ahead take a small piece of that chocolate your co worker is offering you cause you know your limits for that week and dont let your restrictions bring you down!