Quick Call Out
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Okay, if you have been sitting on the fence about eating clean and the changes it can make in your life . . . stop . . . start now. Start small. Give the process time to become your new lifestyle. It was 15 mths. ago that I bought my first book about clean eating. I made some changes that were all good. Selecting more whole foods, learning how to make cleaner options of my families favorites. That alone made my complexion radiant and my energy higher. Higher energy and more 'feel good' about myself made we more active in the gym. As I got more active in the gym . . . I got fitter. As I got fitter, stronger and faster . . . I could do more challenging things. Doing more challenging workouts makes me excited about all that I can do and makes me wonder in what other areas of my life I have sold myself short.
So, does clean eating take time, preparation, dedication and commitment? Yes, it does. Does it solve all our weight and/or health issues? No, it does not. Can it lead to healthier choices in other areas, improve your sleep, brighten your complexion and give you more energy? emphatically YES!
What are you waiting for?
Some have said they would but they don't want to give up their favorite (______). Well, don't use (_______) as an excuse to not make other changes. So, lets just say that (_______) is a donut. There was a time when I could not have imaged life without my regular donut binge. Oh, my, those things were powerful in my life. But I distinctly remember the day that I took the donuts out of my shopping cart and put them back on the shelf and walked away. With each step I coached myself "You are more powerful than sugar. You can do this. That donut has nothing for you. Don't look back. Go forward." Yep, I am a BIG self talker. With each step I became more powerful and the donut became weaker. It was nothing. My self talk became "Look at you . . . you said no to a binge . . . look at you exercising your right to choose what you eat . . . Look at me!!! I'm checking out of the store without donuts! Damn, you are strong girl."
Maybe you are not ready to walk away from the donut. Don't. But don't use the donut as an excuse to not make other choices. The donut is a non-negotiable at this point for you, you will not give up your donuts. However, when you have donuts, you will drink a full glass of water BEFORE you eat one and a full glass of water BEFORE the next one. Make your water intake a non-negotiable. Then, move how often you indulge in your donuts. Maybe start by making it a Saturday morning only thing that you have with a cup of black coffee and your water. Over time you may decide you don't 'need' them every Saturday and it becomes once every 10 - 12 days. Keep moving it out until it is out of you ritual or is such a rare indulgence that you can't remember why you used to enjoy it so much.
I will end the 'Call Out' there and answer a couple quick questions:
My eating schedule:
7:00 a.m. breakfast
10:00 a.m. morning snack
1:00 p.m. lunch
3:30 p.m. afternoon snack
6:30 p.m. dinner
10:00 p.m. casein shake
The Stripped plan for more active people with more weight to lose: The book does have a section about the Cooler 2 plan and how to use the recipes for a more lifestyle type plan.
The Elk and Bison: I do have organic ground bison and love it! However, tonight I am substituting and doing London Broil in the slow cooker with red potatoes and carrots for the family. I will have 4 oz. of the London Broil with a sweet potato.
It you are short but have larger hands, that would mean that your frame is larger and you would need that number of calories and nutrients to support the frame that you are in.
HOTLIKEHUBBY - LOVE YOU GIRL!!! So very excited and happy for you!!! This is going to be an AMAZING year for you!!!!
Oh, oh, I gotta share this!!!!! This morning I did weigh! I am 159.2 lbs. My husband stepped on the scale and he weighs exactly 159.2!!!!!! Now, you can only appreciate how awesome that is if you understand that I am 5'8.5" with a medium frame and my hubby has a slight build and is 5'5". I have always been heavier than my husband. Even when we got married I was 15 lbs. heavier and at my heaviest and his heaviest I was 100 lbs. heavier than my husband.
One more thing and than I a promise I am done! When I stepped on the Wii to weigh it said "That's normal" in relation to my BMI . . . I laughed . . . THAT is not normal! That is fanFREAKINtastic!!!! There is nothing normal about this! HELLO! According to the 'media' a woman my age can't lose 108 lbs. without surgery, a pill, a procedure or gimmick of some sort. I was not supposed to be able to succeed due to hormones, my age, the number of years I had been obese, and the condition of my health when I started! NORMAL???? I think NOT!!! LOL!
Celebrate you! Share your victories with me!