Thursday, February 19, 2015

Breastfeeding SMH

I am so glad to be able to do this for my baby, but for me there's a down side.  I'm always hungry.  I don't know how much I weigh, being afraid to weigh myself.  I'm clueless.  There's never enough food for me.  Always hungry is my thing.  I can eat morning, noon, and night.  The problem is making healthy food choices.  It doesn't matter as long as I eat.  While pregnant sweets entered my life.  Now, I can eat them whenever I want.  Never full, isn't an option.  5 more months of breastfeeding and I'm done.  There has to be something better.  When I change my eating habits my supply drops.  Kind of caught between a rock and a hard place.

Venting that's all.  Looking for alternatives to make this thing work.  A plus, I can fit my size 12 pants, my stomach is the issue.  I get it took time to gain it, but now I have to lose it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Slowly, but Surely

The GM diet is what I've been doing this last week.  Haven't been following it to a t, but I have lost 6 lbs.  I'm very excited about that.  It has been hard work, now I'm under 200 lbs.  Good job!  I made the cabbage soup and been eating that daily.  I'm using Noom to assist with my diet plan.  It has given me until April to get to 170 lbs.  Healthy is what I'm trying to achieve.  It can be done and I'm working toward doing it.  Have to be able to get into my 12s.

Friday, December 5, 2014

My How Times Brings a Change

It's been a really long time since I posted here.  I have many blogs and don't use them at all.  They should be used to my advantage, but life happens as other things.  The problem that I'm having is:  I am 5 months postpartum and I can't seem to lose this weight.  Yes, I just had a baby, but I don't want it to go to far.  I understand that it took several months to put on the weight and it's going to take several to lose it.  There has got to be a better way.  Along with this, I am breastfeeding and it seems my appetite will not stop.  Forever hungry.

There are several solutions:  Exercise, which I haven't done in almost a year.  Change my eating habits to vegetables and fruits, not over eating.  Pace myself and take this serious, because this is a serious thing.  I know that I am over 200 lbs. and that is not cute, by a long shot.

In order to get my life, weight, and health under control there has to be some drastic changes.  First, take one day at a time.  Do what I can.  Follow the above guide lines and focus on what's important.  My body.

I can do this.  At first, I was bothered because I lost the weight and picked it back up.  Now, it's an uphill battle that I'm losing.  I can do this, yes, I can.  No feeling sorry for myself.  Also, getting adjusted to my new life is part of the problem too.  It's alright, I give myself until his birthday to be back to normal.

Another thing, accountability is my issue.  I've been eating and eating and it just doesn't stop.  Yesterday, I had not one, but 2 McGriddles for breakfast.  So, eating habits must change.  Add a little exercise in there to.  My flexibility has gone to the wolves.  Sad, very!

I've started to do some exercise with the baby and he loves it.  Now, it needs to become a habit, part of my life.  I can do this, I keep telling myself, but it's easier to just do nothing.

grits and 2 sausages

salad with french dressing, mandarin oranges, fries

Let's see what dinner brings.  I didn't post my weight because I don't know it, but I do know it's over 200 lbs.  Ssshhh, don't tell nobody!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Healthy Decisions Equal Healthy Choices

Yesterday, I decided to cook.  When I do that I try to cook for a few days so that I don't have to cook when I get off of work.  The other day, I put a pork roast in the crockpot so that was already done.  When I got home from Sunday School, I cooked field peas, rice, baked potatoes, and made a spinach salad with cucumbers, carrots, onions, eggs, and chicken.  This should last me for a few days.  For dinner last night, of course, I didn't want any of that so I boiled frozen hamburger patties and made me a bacon double cheese burger, very delicious.  Overall, I have to cook so that I don't waste money eating out and make healthy choices.  In making healthy choices, I choose to not be a diabetic so there I must do right by the foods I eat. 

For my last two endocronology appointments I was told that my levels are at the beginning stages of being a diabetic in the next few years.  This is something that I would rather not happen so therefore, I will make the necessary adjustments so that doesn't come to fruition.  My problem isn't sweets, my problem is pasta, I love it.  The last time I went to the store I purchased large shells, elbow noodles, lasagna noodles, and the small stars.  Got to be more careful, things have to be done in moderation.  So there it is, my life in a nutshell, no all of this doesn't define me, I just know that I can be better if I do better.  That is why I made that large salad to add vegetables to my diet.  I also make fruit smoothies, but I think that break down of sugar in the fruits cause glucose levels to spike.  I can only do those maybe 3-4 times a week, don't want to cause too many issues.  When making my fruit smoothies, I was adding honey, which is a no-no.  Had to stop that.  I put oatmeal, spinach, almond milk, and greek yogurt in them, they give me that sweet and it is a healthier choice, since I really don't like to eat fruit on its on. 

Do I know what I weigh?  Am I really concerned?  No, no, and no!  My body is going through changes, physically and mentally and I am awared of them all.  I have been able to fit clothes that I haven't in years and I am proud of my progress.  My goal is to keep up the good work, constantly add vegetables and fruits to my daily diet and continue to be positive about my changes.  Even if I fall short from time to time, I can always pick it back up again. 

Doing my workout class once a week at church, using my apps on my phone, plus going to the Y (even if it's just sitting in the sauna for a time) is helping with my overall wellness.  So for this I am proud. 

Plus, my pastor gave me this book The Great Physician's Rx for Health & Wellness by Jordan Rubin to read a bible verse to the class before we start.  This book is great not only because it's Bible based, but it gives you the healthier choices when buying and preparing foods.  Great read and I would recommend it to all, not just to be better, but because it references the Bible. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Much has Happened

Many things have happened since the last time I posted.  For instance, I found out I had thyroid cancer in January 2012.  I had the lump removed off of my neck and in April of 2012, I found out I was cancer free.  During that time, I had to be on a thyroid cancer diet.  Now, a year has passed and things are much better, but I still have to take thyroid medicine for the rest of my life. 

Since all of these things have passed, I constantly have to go to the doctor to get my blood checked.  In doing this, I found out that I am insulin resistant.  That means that within the next few years I could become diabetic.  No, I don't eat surgery foods, but my weakness is pasta and rice.  Things have to get better. 

My weight has gone down and I am glad of that, but I most defiantly have to change my eating habits.  More fruits and vegetables and less pasta and rice. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Out All Day

We were supposed to go bike riding. Tee suggested changing trails, but where we rent the bikes is right around the street from the trail. The other trails are out of the way. We would have to ride in heavy traffic to get there and that's not safe.

Instead of bike riding, we walked at my favorite spot Lake Bottom. There were four of us and the temperature was over 90 degrees. It was too hot. The first lap around, I walked the stairs 3 times. We walked the half again and I finished all 5 stairs.

After that, we went to eat lunch. No, it wasn't healthy, but one has to eat right? When we finished eating we set outside the restaurant and talked. My friend suggested going to do the stairs again, I was with that. We walked 5 more times, so to total, I did 10 stairs.

My lunch
mashed potatoes
black eyed peas
macaroni and cheese

Don't feel hungry. I also have bought healthy snacks. There are strawberries and cherries in the refrigerator. Another thing, I have been cooking healthy meals. No, I haven't lost the weight, but I am making changes.

Looking back over the post, which haven't been many, it's the same thing. Trying to stay below 170 lbs. I am doing something wrong. To make it worse picking up these bad habits and increasing others. 36 is around the corner and there are many unhealthy lifestyle changes that I have picked up. This is too sad, the changes have taken a toll on me overall.

Things will get better, they always due. Take it slow and remember the body is a machine and it will deteriorate.

Monday, May 30, 2011

181 Where Did This Come From?

For the last few months, I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing. The other day my friends and I went bike riding. We rented our bikes and rode 19 miles to Ft. Benning from Downtown. Really needed that ride. Today, I walked the stairs at Columbus 5 times. The other day, I actually stretched, haven't done that in a while either. So not going to make any plans to get this weight off just going to do what I can do to make it work.

Another thing, changed what I have been eating. Been eating unhealthy snacks like donuts and chips and dip. Make a change. Starting to cook. Got to stay healthy about to be 36 in a few months. Healthy lifestyle!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Weight has been Staying Down

Time keeps moving and this weight loss thing is very interesting. Due to some mishaps in my life, my weight has been staying below 170 lbs. So proud of that, but not proud of the reason why. The highest my weight has been is 172 lb. After a few days it's back at 161-165 lbs. Truthfully, I need to go shopping, been giving away many pants and skirts. Plus, the weather has changed.

Currently, I need to do the GM Diet because I have not been eating healthy. Not at all. Need to clean out my system. Taking medicine, not eating, eating the wrong things, all of these things does not do the body good. There are so many things that I want to avoid in my life. For instance, cancer, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, etc. I don't need any of these things in my life.

Even though, eating the right foods does help prevent many illnesses we must remember that stress can cause issues as well. Do what you can to eliminate drama in your life. Try to live a peaceful and caring life. Remember we are a whole body, we must treat ourselves right completely.

During this time in my life, I started being motivated and doing something physical daily. Now, all I do is come home and do nothing. Bad habits have reared their ugly face. All things in moderation. No stretching, no walking, no bike riding, no yoga, no accupuncture, no nothing, but heartache and tears. This entire situation has aged me. I see it in my eyes and others do too.

Ride bike trainer at least 5-10 minutes a day
stretch daily
start yoga again
go back to accupuncture
leg raises

I will get myself back together. I just don't know when!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weight has Dropped

My weight is 166.

I have been walking at Lakebottom and doing the stairs five times in front of Columbus High School. On the weekends my friends and I have been renting bikes. We ride on the River Walk. The second time we rode all the way to the entrance of Ft. Benning that was almost 19 miles.

For lunch, a shrimp and strawberry salad.

It has been months since I have written to this blog. I will try to do better. Writing the exercises and my meals will help.

This evening I am supposed to go to water aerobics with a friend.

size 10 Rockstar jeans from Old Navy
size 10 jeans from Old Navy
size 10 dress

This is the first time I have been in a 10 in almost 10 years. That is crazy and yes time does keep on moving. Chaning my daily behaviors has helped maintain my weight. Continue to do what's is best for my body.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Can you Believe it?

Do you know that I have finally gotten below 170 lbs. It has been a long time coming. The current weight is 166 and I contribute it to the GM Diet.

I did the following weight loss diet program and it worked wonders. I strongly recommend anyone desirous of loosing weight to start on this program immediately. Best part of the program is that it is doable! --- B. H. Jajoo

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program

The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management's intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.

The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.

This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol. You must drink 10 glasses of water each day.
Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.
Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.
Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

G.M.'S Wonder Soup
The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.
28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments
Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :
Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
Club Soda is OK.
Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.
How and Why It Works
Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.
Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You're in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.
Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five "quarter ponders". Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.
Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.
Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program