Monday, April 25, 2011

What foods give energy?

Bean for breakfast?   I have been getting really serious about losing weight.  I have been trying to think of foods that make me full  without feeling sluggish.  The first food that came to mind is "beans", but then I thought, beans for breakfast that doesn't sound right but then again why not beans.  I ate about 1 cup of pinto beans with jiffy cornbread.  Two hours later, I am still full and energized. I still am trying the coconut oil and getting great results and no gas. I think the coconut oil stopped the gas.  Any one know foods that energize?  Please help

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Looking good!

You go !!!! Biggest Loser, just a few of the crew.

Reasons to loose weight

Diabetes , heart diseases, obesity, fear of everything, I can't syndrome, etc etc etc

How can I stick to my diet plan

Lately I've been eating over the allotted calories I am suppose to eat per day.  I told myself this is a learning experience if I cut calories over a period of time, I will lose weight.  But for some reason by the end of the day I eat over the amount of calories.  Day by day I keep counting and counting telling myself no matter what you eat just keep counting and do not give up.  One day it will fall into place and if I can cut out 200 more calories over a period of time I will lose weight.  I am counting on my body to get satisfied with the food chooses I have made each day but, I  fee so frustrated sitting here asking my self, why can't I stick to my diet plan.  Why is the food overtaking me.  What do I really want?  Popcorn or cookies? If I eat over my allotted amount, I will not get the results I want to see. Why can't I just wait until tomorrow and add them in my caloire count (cookies, popcorn etc).  I can have anything I want but for today I have eaten my allotment of caloires so I need to get a grip and embrace the feelings of being a little empty.  Its one thing to eat when hungry and its another to eat just because it taste good or because I feel lonely. Won't that same food  taste as good tomorrow? Will it loose its flavor?  Is there going to be a food shortage tomorrow? Whats really going on inside.  I feel a calm over me since I started writing so I am telling my flesh settle down because I will stick to my diet  plan this day.  Write down how you feel or start a blog like this one it has really helped be see clearer who I really am.  So how to start a blog?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Making a change by calorie counting

So you figured out how many calories you need to eat to lose the extra pounds but for some reason its hard to stay within the calorie count.  Don't fret, it takes practice to stop eating so much.  First find out how many calories are consumed naturally within your normal day.  This may take a few days to do.  Eat like you normally eat and count every thing you put in your mouth including the sugar in your coffee down to the spoonful of food you eat while cooking a meal.  After a few days you should find that the calorie range is the same, you body has a set point to the amount of calories you are use to.  Now it is time to change that amount. From your normal amount of calorie intake, subtract 500 calories per day.  By cutting those 500 calories you should lose 1 pound in 7 days because for every 3500 calories a pound is lost.  Burn 500 extra calories by exercising and get 2 pound by the end of 7 days.  Some people can cut more calories but it may not be safe to do. If you are having trouble cutting those 500 per day go slow by practicing cutting out 250 for  awhile then going down over a period of time. By cutting 250 it may take a little longer but remember you are changing you life one day at a time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feeling irritated

Feeling irritated? Ask yourself whats going on inside.  Be honest with your  answer  even if the feelings are selfish, hateful or any other irritating feelings.  Try some omega 3 fish oil when you feel bad.  Find a quite place even if its in your car and get still.  Ask yourself whats going on, then answer with the truth.  If someone has made you mad, express how they made you feel while sitting alone.  Keep asking your self how you feel  until you get out what your feeling.  You may realize the feelings have nothing to do with the person at all.  The feelings are really all in your head and you really need to deal with whats going on inside so that your can get a sigh of relief. No one can upset you unless you let them.  This may even hurt inside and you may even want to use food to calm the feeling down but you  may find you are really ready to let go of the voices that keep you down.  Dealing with hurt is  a part of growing.  Soothing music may help also

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

I found this YouTube video that talks about Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. See my last post for more information

Natural Cures

One brand of  Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Today while reading Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures, I stubble on something that caught my eye. The book gave a product recommendation of a weight loss secret. The product is Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil and it states it has a lot of health benefits. Kevin Trudeau says the product has tremendous benefits as well as helps you lose weight faster and easier.  The claim is if you take a tablespoon in the morning and a tablespoon in the late afternoon and do this for 30 days you could say goodbye to high blood pressure, circulation problems would vanish, mood swings would go away, depression lifted,  and constipation would be cured.   It also claims  Arthritis pain would be reduced or eliminated, Cancer would go into remission, cholesterol normalized and acid reflux and heartburn would diminish forever. But best of all if you are overweight, you will probably lose ten pounds! Well that's what I read.

Well I must say, I brought some Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil and tried it today.  Around 2:00 I went to the health food store and purchased some for about $10.  After taking one tablespoon and waiting about 20 minutes  the headache I had felt like it was lifted. I can't say for sure it was because I took the Coconut Oil but I am glad the headache is gone.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wii Rhythm Boxing

Wii Rhythm Boxing
I love Wii Rhythm Boxing.  Last night I burned 200 calories boxing and felt really great.  Today my body moves better.  After boxing I rode the bike for 25 minutes and the website showed that I burned a total of 153 calories.  I am excited to exercise and  this is coming from a lump on a log.  I am a fat burning machine.  Exercise has just made me move better and feel better.

Your perfect weightloss plan

Your weight loss program does not always need to be all or nothing.  There are times when your plan will go straight to hell and what you have learned does not jive with that calorie intake you've chosen.  What I've learned is that when my day does not go exactly like I planned I continue  to count calories.  It took me 6 months to stop eating 3400 calories a day which was what I was use to eating. I kept trying to eat 2000 calories a day but each day I just couldn't change the amount I was eating, then I told myself, so you can't cut 1400 calories out of your life but you can cut 200 of the 3400 calories for a while, then I cut 200 more until I got used to eating less.  Sure I wanted to lose weight fast but what I really wanted was to keep it off for good.  I finally got down to 2000 per day naturally cutting off my appetite.  I still eat when hungry with one exception, I must eat breakfast when I wake up.  If I do this and keep my calories down to 300 to 350 for breakfast, by the time lunch times come, I am feeling hungry again which is what I am looking for.  I want to eat when hungry and really enjoy my food.  When I started cutting the calories my body seemed to keep looking for that sluggish feeling I was so used to.  I wanted to eat then pass out on the couch.  I started paying attention to how I felt before getting sluggish and sat with myself  enjoying the feeling of less food in my body. Sometime it was not a comfortable feeling and I started to feel empty.  Sometimes that empty feeling would make me feel lonely.  Wow, was it really about food?  I would actually rather feel sluggish and fall asleep rather than think about how lonely I felt. I searched for something to take away that empty feeling I started riding my bike for 5 minutes so that the feeling would go away.  I could not ride the bike for 20 or 30 minutes because mentally I just didn't want to do it, but I could ride  for 5 minutes and try to increase over time.  Believe me I would have loved to lose a lot of weight by now but I really had some deep rooted issued that needed to be discovered and plucked away.  I really think the weight will start to fall off now because, I'm a fat burning machine.