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Posted by less_o_me on 2007.10.09 at 07:48
I am wondering if anyone has ever tried calorie cycling, aka zigzag dieting or if you're on Weight Watchers, the "Wendie Plan." I never last too long trying to count calories or watching my portion without taking a day off or cheating or whatever you want to call it. So I thought this might be a good thing for me to try. Plus, I find that I can eat really well for a few days and the scale doesn't change, then I take a day off and check the scale the following day to assess the damage and my weight will drop.

The theory goes that your body bases your metabolism on whatever you have been doing in the past 24 hours or so. So if you eat the same amount of food every day, your body eventually adapts to that and you hit a plateau. This is supposed to keep your body guessing.

Eating for Health

*tap tap* Is this thing on?

Posted by less_o_me on 2007.09.27 at 13:37
Anyone out there?

I created this community with the best of intentions. I think any of us here who have struggled with our weight know the shame and embarrassment of starting some new program all gung ho and then petering out quite quickly.

The thing is that I still believe the concept of this community to be an excellent one. And I still believe that I have to eat and move and think to get this weight off of my body. I just haven't been doing those things.

So, why am I back now? What makes this time different? Because now I am moving. I've been going to the gym five times a week for a month now so I feel it's safe to say that I have gotten on track (or headed towards the right track or something!). Now it's just a matter of conquering my eating habits.

Although I haven't been practicing what they preach I am a firm believer in the ideas taught by Oprah's guys - Dr. Oz and Bob Greene. I've got their books, I've read them, I know what to do. And now that I have my body actually moving I feel like it's time to do it. I have no great aspirations. I have a goal weight but that's it. No time frame, no hurry, no convincing myself that I will be at goal by {insert fabulous event here}!

So anyone out there? What are you doing? :)

Forget Regret

So, here's my plan

Posted by mysirensong on 2007.07.08 at 18:08
*Try to stay around 2000 calories each day
* NO FAST FOOD (Subway doesn't count.)
* Cut out as much sugar as I can - mainly high fructose corn syrup
* Try to move as much as possible - paying attention to my body's signals and not pushing, but getting off the couch as much as possible. Even just walking Bailey a little further each day. I've begun taping the Namaste Yoga on FitTV each day - I'll try to do some of that each night but they go a little beyond what I can do -- the important thing to remember is to LISTEN TO MY BODY. I would love to get back to the 10,000 steps thing but we'll get there eventually.
* 64 oz of water or more each day.
* No beef. No pork. Chicken and fish are it meat wise. Otherwise, lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. Mom is on board with this for the most part, too, I think. Hopefully the job situation will hold up and I will be able to continue to buy groceries. ;)

One day at a time. Oh, and journaling - somehow - what I'm eating each day. If I do it here then I'll put it behind a cut.

So, that's what I've got going on.

Forget Regret

Back ..

Posted by mysirensong on 2007.04.03 at 13:38
Current Mood: determined
OK, so, I started using Spark People again yesterday. I'm not doing anything drastic -- just trying to stay under about 1800 calories a day, tracking what I eat, and trying to drink water. Nothing fancy, just trying to refocus my energies on health and wellness and hoping some weight loss comes in there somewhere.

I've really put taking care of ME on the back-burner lately, and I'm just tired of it. It's time I really began turning this life around. I have six months to prove to myself that come what may with The Man, I can take care of things myself -- starting with my body, and my health. (Of course, I'm using some *motivation* from him along the way - but that's neither here nor there. LOL)

Posted by less_o_me on 2006.11.05 at 11:26
This community, she is dead. How do we get this joint jumping?

Forget Regret

Checking in :)

Posted by mysirensong on 2006.09.01 at 10:39
I weighed myself this morning and I was down 2.5 lbs. I was pretty surprised by this because I haven't been doing much in the way of exercise. I know that the first couple of days I really cut my calories and fat way back - but that wasn't hard to do, considering what I'd been eating up until that point. Still, yesterday was a bad day food-wise. I'm going to go track it, though. Tracking helps, and I swore to myself that I'd track everything these first two weeks so I'm going to do it.

Posted by less_o_me on 2006.08.31 at 11:38
Current Mood: tiredtired
Just did my workout for the day. Barely. My god but I am tired. But I did it anyway because I will never ever get lean, strong and healthy unless I do. Go me.



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Posted by less_o_me on 2006.08.30 at 19:03
I didn't track calories today. I feel sure I am eating plenty and it's all low in fat. I feel like I've got the hang of things now so enough with the tracking for a while. I'm eating when I am hungry, making sure that everything is low in fat. I feel good about the eating right now.

I did cardio today, and it was an off day for strength training. I wanted to do some stretching but the little man only had patience for one video. Next week though, I will have half the day to myself and can expand things a bit.