Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where I've been and I'm not Going Back- Weightloss

I haven't been real tempted to post about how I've been doing the whole " weight lost" thing, but after a number of growing concerns through my Facebook, Twitter and email, I thought it would be best to just address it.

It's like the elephant in the room or on the blog.. LOL. 

Yes, I have lost a significant amount of weight! Proven fact! I went from 160 ish pounds( around Christmas, hello SWEETS) at my highest till 140.4 this morning. 

Nope, it's not an eating disorder. Dismiss that from your minds. Last night I enjoyed  a big Fat Juicy Burger from Culvers with the hubby. It can be done in moderation folks!

Here is what is what is helping my weight loss. 

1) I have no desire to eat sweet or sugary things. Occasionally, I'll eat a cookie or two, but I don't drink Carmel fraps like I used too. Goodbye Twizzlers! 

2) I rarely drink pop. It's been eliminated from my diet. When I drink pop, it's Sprite or Sierra Mist. Again, I don't crave sugar, it's really too sweet for me. I've lost my sweet tooth folks.

3) I'm eating more whole foods. Sure I eat processed, just I don't like the taste, or I fill up very quickly. My body has learned that it doesn't feel good on that stuff. 

4) I drink water all the time, my second drink of choice is non caffeinated Tea!

5) Salty foods besides chips and Salsa really has no place in my stomach anymore. My body can't do them. I get bloated, cramps and feel like crap.

6) I just don't drink alcoholic beverages. It  may not be fun, but swimsuit season is coming and I'm looking for cute summer apparel. I can pass on the drinks.

7) I'm filling up on lots of foods that are made from the earth. I'm convinced if it grew from the garden or earth, I should be eating it! Eating lots of veggies and fruits, whole grains and fibers! 

8) I don't even think about food choices most of the time, I've become accomostomed to making good ones now, so I don't think about or become obsessive. Occasionally, a thought might sneak up on me and that's when I combat it with a burger to tell myself it's okay to not always eat healthy.

9) I'm choosing to eat different because I feel better all around- mind, body and spirit. I feel less bloated, my jeans are loose, I can walk into a store and try on clothes I never would. Clothes are now too big! My closet mocks me because nothing fits and that is crazy!!!!

10) Overall, medications changes have also helped me adjust to a new diet, which is something I didn't expect, but I'm getting there. 

These are some of the many things that helped contribute to my weight loss. I can say this, food is huge when it comes to weight loss. You are WHAT you EAT. I never believed it, until this winter has messed with all my running plans.. Food is FUEL for your body, but you gotta do it right.

Q: Are you struggling with weight loss? I have in the past. I know how frustrating it is. I just finally found my sweet spot. What has been successful for you in the past?


Britt said...

Saweet! I'm cutting out sugar, trying to eat only foods from the outside of the grocery store! As well as work out as much as I can!

Karen Seal said...

You go girl, congratulations!! What an awesome accomplishment!
I really need to cut down on the sugar...that's my main weakness!

Sarah said...

Yes, only shop on the outside of the grocery aisle. That is the best places to but food and get the healthiest food!!

Sarah said...

Oh, Karen! I hear ya on the sugar, but once you eliminate it, you don't have as much cravings. Does that sound weird??