Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's on your mind?

What do you really want?  A new business, a new car, a new house? Or do you want piece of  mind, happiness or  love?  Getting things are easy when you set goals and really focus on the goals , you usually get what if your  let go all the worries that  cloud your mind.  Setting goals brings on happiness because you are keeping your mind busy from all the unnecessary thoughts   If you notice, you usually wake up every morning with the same thought or thoughts.  If you are not getting what you want change your thoughts.  Your thoughts become things. Stop seeking answers out side your intuitions.  If you slow down you can usually come up with answers to all of your dreams.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baby Steps

I am still counting calories along with the intuitive eating.  I realize that I was eating way to much while working on the intuitive eating, I am sorry that it took so long to finally get it.  I went to and have been keeping up with my calories on the site but some times its just to much to do, so I have decided to count 300 calories for breakfast, 400 for lunch and 700 for dinner and stop worrying about the total for the whole day. "Baby Steps" I will try to keep my count at 1400 calories but after speaking with the nutritionist I learned that I could have 1900 calories and still lose weight.  I don't really know what foods I will eat for 700 calories.  Dinner has been a real problem for me because I rush into the house after work and dive into the fridge.  I snack on anything then count the calories then eat dinner.  I usually go over my count  but that's ok because I am still learning.  I am just at a point where I really want to see a difference in my body.  I have changed so much over the past year and a half.  I no longer worry  about things that I can;t change.  I try not to stress out over every little thing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lisa Valentino and Celsius Drink


In the article Better than Gastric Bypass in the Woman s World magazine, Lisa Valentino mentioned that she used an energy drink called Celsius to help give her energy she needed to become more active.  She added her mood began to improved and her cravings for comfort food began to disappear. The container says it Burns Calories  Hum?  May need some looking into.

Lisa Valentino in Womans World

I love the Better than Gastric Bypass story from Lisa Valentino in Woman s World magazine. It came as a great surprise when I read how Lisa used the Secret to get what she wanted in weight loss.  At this time I was using the mantra, (I am a fat burning machine) just like Lisa.  It is amazing to see the law of attraction in action.  It came right on time as a conformation that I am on the right track.  I love how she says she used the foods that she had in her kitchen to make up her own calorie burning diet of sort. I imagined myself exercising some weeks back and I am pleased to say I am excited to exercise today.  Thanks Lisa and Woman s World Magazine.

Wii Fit plus

I love the Wii Fit Plus,  the box came with The biggest loser CD and a fit game CD.  I had so much fun walking the tight rope and the hula hooping but it was really hard work.  The Wii Fit Plus measures your body and weighs you.  The game took me threw a phase and determined my age to be 63 about 21 days ago when my age is 49 but yesterday when I got back on the board, it registered age 40,  I laughed with delight.  I do feel younger.   The game was a blast.  I started the wii 21 days ago and did not look back at it but I did ride my bike every other day for the past two weeks. also has become a big part of my life.  The site suggest foods for me to eat but I usually change to what I really want to eat and stop at the suggested calorie count.

Wii Fit Plus CD and Biggest Loser CD

Counting Carbs

I went the to nutritionist yesterday and was told I need to count carbs.  Not the dreaded carbs I thought.  I really don't want to count anything but for my health I guess I will try. (Still counting calories to) So I went to McDonald's and today for the first time in a long time, I wanted pancakes.  The carbs in the 2 pancakes and syrup totaled 54 and my total for every meal is 60.  The eggs were about 8 with cheese.  For me I realize everything is a practice for me. When I started to count the carbs , I thought, here I am on the diet ban wagon but for my health sake I will try.  I do realize for me every change takes practice so even when I mess up I will  try again.   As the saying goes "If at first you don't succeed try try again".

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Control your thoughts

I never realized when I started this journey that I would be so full of joy by this time.  When you control your thoughts you change the feelings inside.  Take a minute and close your eyes and imagine what it would really feel like to be the size you really want to be.  Imagine what you would be doing if you were that size.  What is the one thing you want to do when you finally get to the ideal size. Imagine you are there (ideal size) pretend you are doing that thing.  How does that feel?  Start imagining yourself at that size and doing that thing that you plan to do when you get thin.  Start thinking like a naturally thin person instead of a person on a diet all the time.  The more you dwell on what you don't you will get more of that.  Dwell on what you really do want and get more of that. . 

Getting into exercising

I have started to see myself burning calories.  The new message I wrote on my card is "I am a fat burning machine".  This has become my mantra, the thing I say over and over again to myself.  Since I started meditating on the saying I have noticed a lot of negative thinking that goes on inside my head. I have learned to quickly change my thinking to "I am a fat burning machine" and all the negative thinking goes away and a little happy feeling comes over me.   I started imagining myself exercising and it finally clicked.  I was laying in my bed one morning and pretended to ride my stationary bike and about two weeks later I started riding my bike for just 10 minutes and that 10 minutes has changed to 15 then 20 and now I can do 20 minutes rest and do 10 more. For me this is really big.  Wow!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My new Journey with Sparkspeople

 Each night I would tally up the total number of calories I have been eating because deep down in side I felt like I should have lost more weight.  I feel like I am ready to lose weight so I went to and signed up for the free site. (A friend of mine lose a lot of weight using this site over a year ago) As I looked at the types of foods on the site I started to think, how can I make this site work with what I am doing.(intuitive eating)   I am willing to change the types of food I am eating because its just plan time to lose this weight. Sparks people had some suggestions on what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but when I looked at the menu I said to myself, I can eat some of those foods but some of the foods just won't make the cut for me.      I had some turkey bratwurst in my kitchen and substituted them on the  sparkspeople site.  The site showed how to plan my meals for healthy results.   In minutes I had planned my breakfast and lunch with some of the foods I like and they were already in my pantry. I finished planning for the  whole day.  I promised myself  that if I was not hungry I would not go over the calorie count that sparkspeople had suggested and to my surprised it worked.  I substituted an orange for strawberries because I really don't want strawberries without chocolate.  To me strawberries just don't cut it for satisfying me but an orange does and it is already in my kitchen.  I substituted the suggested lunch  for the bratwurst and decided to eat two of them. The only problem was I forget to allow for snacks during the day so my co worker offered my a Special K bar and another offered my a Strawberry boost and I added them to the sites total.  I can even use the site on my phone.  I guess my 30 day challenge has lead me back to this site and I am open to the possibilities. I feel like I am making changes towards my goal of losing 147 pounds.  I feel great and looking forward to trying it again tomorrow.  I substituted my white spaghetti to whole wheat linguine.  I said I would not diet ever again but it does not feel like I am dieting.  I still feel like if I want a cookie (which are my favorites) I can have one or a couple when hungry.  Loving life 

Putting it all together

Wow,  Its time to get it together and put my money where my mouth is.  I have been figuring  out why I got so fat in the first place and after a year and half I can finally sit in a room with boxes of girl scout cookies and not rip them open and devour whole sleeve or box of cookies. I can finally take one cookie  taste it and not think about them for the rest of the night.  What I have not mentioned was I used to also drink alcoholic beverages like long island ice tea, margaritas and beer at least once a week.  I have lost my taste for alcohol and I was not even trying.  The journey has really changed me for the better. I really must say this blog has helped me because by writing down what I was trying to do I started to change.