Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Yo-Yo'ing & The 30 Day Shred

Yeah, it's me...the long lost blogger, once again!  I seriously have issues...and they all stem from dieting and shame...oh and laziness!!  The last time I posted about dieting I was doing The Dukan Diet.  My body really liked the diet and I lost nearly 10 lbs (in 2 weeks!), however, about week 3 of the diet I came down with pneumonia.  At the beginning of my illness I was determined to stay on track with my diet.  I made salads, did my pure protein day, etc, etc...then day 3 of being sick as a dog hit and I was pissed.  I wasn't getting any better and I wanted carbs!  Real, honest to goodness carbs...to name a few, bread, chocolate, pasta...more bread and chocolate!  I needed comfort food! I came to the conclusion, or possibly made it up, that my body wasn't getting better because I wasn't eating carbs.  So I had a bowl of cereal.  It was the best bowl of cereal I've ever had in. my. life.  It was over.  I couldn't turn back...let me re-phrase, I could have...I just didn't want to.  Guess what ya'll...I like carbs!  Like really, really like them!  Who doesn't? For one, I'm a huge sweets eater.  I secretly hate people who say they "aren't much of a sweet eater."  Yeah, well screw you and your dislike for sweets...you're weird!  HA! Kidding...I love all my friends that don't care for sweets, I just do. not. get. it.  I friggin love sweets!  I could did eat pure melted chocolate, the kind you use for chocolate covered strawberries, by the spoon full this weekend.  Don't judge...or do, I don't care because I would do it all over again! 

I digress....

So yeah, I quit the Dukan Diet...which is where the "Yo-Yo'ing" in this blog title comes from!  I feel like I'm on a constant Yo-Yo of dieting, eating healthy, whatever you want to call it!  After I decided that Dukan wasn't for me I jumped right on the counting calories and exercising (sometimes) bus and was doing great!  I hit my 10 lb loss mark and was ecstatic!  It's been so long since I've lost 10 lbs, if EVER!  I said this in my last post though and I meant it...I really struggle with staying on a low calorie diet.  There's a lot of freedom, which, for me, turns into cheating.  Because, as I tell myself, "This one Reese's PB cup won't hurt..."  I also struggle with it because of my blatant disgust for exercising.  I hate, HATE, HATE to exercise.  And sadly, for me, dieting and exercising go hand in hand.  I wish with every being in me that I liked it.  I just don't.  I don't think I will ever be one of those weirdos people that is all "Ugh, I'm having a bad day, I'm going to go run!"  Pshh....I'm this girl..."I'm having a bad day, give me a beer and while you're at it, a shot!"  I don't want to be that girl...but it's me and I have to deal with it and more importantly push past it and NOT give in to that lush that lives inside me! 

Here's how I work to stay on track, and let me tell you it's WORK for me to stay on track every. single. day.  I use My Fitness Pal.  If you're a fan of counting calories, which to me, is by far the simplest way to be healthy and lose weight, you should totally go join My Fitness Pal If you have a smart phone they have an awesome app and you can also log from your desktop!  Be sure to "friend" me.  My username is HMW0250.  You can see what I eat, when I'm bad and don't track and when I exercise (this one's a work in progress)!  It's pretty much amazing and has totally been a motivator for me!  I follow all my friends and so when I see that they burned 600 calories and I know I'm going to be lazy and skip the gym...I feel like crap about myself and might muster up the motivation to go do some exercising.  I bet you're wondering "So, how are you doing weight loss wise since quiting Dukan and starting cal counting?"  Maybe you're not...either way, I'm going to tell you!  The first week I started cal counting I gained back a few lbs.  I had expected that and didn't get discouraged.  After my body adjusted I started losing and got to the 10 lb mark.  Yay!  I had lost 10 lbs, my clothes were fitting better, my double chin was a little less noticeable and I was feeling great!  Then the inevitable happened that always happens to me (and only I'm to blame)...I fell off that damn wagon!  I do it every. single. time. I lose any significant amount of weight, which 10 lbs is for me.  And let me tell you...that wagon is friggin hard to get back on!  I had a little 2 week break, while I stayed pretty good during the week I ate and drank like a fat king on the weekend!  It was nice.  I'm over it now...which is where the second part of my blog title comes in! (Took me a lot of words to get here, huh?) 

I follow a GREAT and super motivating blog called Mama Laughlin.  She has been on an amazing weight loss journey and her success is truly inspiring! (I wanna be like her when I grow skinny! haha!)  She did Julian Michael's 30 Day Shred awhile back and had mucho success!  I needed something to get me back in the swing of things...so why not do one of the hardest workout videos on the market! Go big or go home, right?!?  Since I tend to jinx myself by posting about diets and exercise programs and then never completing them or being successful, I'm not going to say much more about my 30 Day Shred journey until I've completed at least 20 days!  I started a diary of sorts on my iPad to write in each day about how I felt during (usually there are tears) and after my workout.  The only word I'll say about it for 20 or more days is this...OUCH!

So I'm back on track and I plan to stay this way for a long time!  Will I stumble?  Yes.  But the most important part is to just "stumble" and not fall off that wagon all the way!   Does anyone else call it the "wagon"?  I picture an old timey wagon barreling down the prairie and my fat ass trying so hard to 1) stay on the wagon  or 2) get back on after falling off!  haha!  That should leave you with a funny visual for the day!  Don't forget to be my "PAL" on My Fitness Pal!  And help me stay motivated!!  Please! 

Enjoy....The Curvy Life!

1 comment:

Mrs. V said...

You sounds just like me! If it weren't for sweets I could probably weigh 20 lbs less... well maybe not, but you get my point? It's a constant battle.

I'm currently getting back on the healthy eating wagon and trying to kick my work out into gear. I've been tempted to try the shred, but it seems so hard I was afraid I would just get discouraged. I'm looking forward to hearing about your journey when you finish. Good luck!!!