Making a blog post from my smartphone.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Sometimes you don't see how bad a problem is until it's put right up in your face. This is what happened as I was looking over my videos from the last three Vlog Every Day in April (VEDA) videos. I'll tell you after I post the videos here, but maybe you can guess just by watching them.
So, if you haven't guessed it yet, let me go ahead and put it this way. I don't have four sets of blue t-shirts and gym shorts. I haven't shaved or showered for the better part of a week! I'm tempted to blame this on my clinical depression, but honestly, it just really underlines what I talk about briefly in my latest video. I have abandoned any personal standards for myself. Making these videos has really underlined that for me since I have had to embrace the one standard of posting and editing a video everyday to my new vlog (SUBSCRIBE!).
So, last night, I set three standards for myself which I sort of picked on the fly while making that video blog. It's always good to write down your goals, so I'll go ahead and do that here.
1. Go to the gym at least 6 times a week. I'm not going to say how long I'll be exercising, but the actual ACT of getting my butt inside the building is what I'm going for right now.
2. Keep my food log. You can follow my food log at MyFitnessPal. Please help me keep this current and encourage good eating habits. I tend to forget about it after breakfast.
3. Start saying "No" to food that is not good for me. This really is more of a social issue I have to deal with. You see, I live in a household with seven people, and it gets very hectic. A lot of times for dinner, we end up taking the easy route and making processed food and fast food our dinner. I also tend not to turn people down when food is offered to me even when I've already eaten because I don't want to make the person who has offered that food to me feel bad by rejecting them. This needs to change immediately. I need to stand up for myself and start saying no.
And finally, I need to take a shower before I put myself on camera. It's as simple as that.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Monday, August 20, 2012
Yes, I know it’s been over a year since I posted. I apologize severely. I’ve had a wedding to celebrate, I became a year older, and I didn’t get any thinner in the process. I’d much rather we focus on the present and the future than dwell on the past. I’ll have to trust that you’ll start reading me again from here on out.
I kept pondering what the hell I would put for a new post after such a long hiatus. How I would describe all the things that would happen. But, all of that was just an excuse to be lazy and not inform you on whether or not I’m keeping on my weight loss journey. I got severely depressed. I lost my gym membership. I haven’t been exercising. I can’t weigh myself. That’s all bad. I’ve kept a food diary for almost two months straight and I’ve kept under my calorie goal since I started. That’s good! We’re going to focus on the good. I’m going to make more good happen.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
First, I haven't been doing my cardio like I should. I always do weight lifting, and almost always skip the cardio, which is absolutely vital to losing weight. Cardio sucks. I hate it so much. The days I do actually get it done, I stare at the track for half an hour trying to get myself to stand up and walk because I hate it. Girls probably think I'm staring at them walking on the treadmill being creepy. Nope. Just thinking about how much I'll totally hate the next 30-45 minutes.
Second, is the diet. Which I have been seriously slacking on. I was snacking at night, staying up late and eating delicious salty carbs before I went to bed. Altogether, an easy formula to keep a plateau going.
To remedy the diet part, I've been tweeting my food log. You can follow it at #bbfoodlog. Please do not USE the hashtag. I need it to sort out my calories at the end of the day.
For the cardio, I guess I'm just going to have to suck it up and get it done. I'll need to figure out how to train a new mindset so that I can at least try and enjoy it as much as I enjoy weight lifting, and I need to commit to it every day.
Speaking of commitments, I'm also going to start writing here at least two times a week. I know all of you who read this blog want to know what's going on, and it's been unfair that I haven't been keeping you in the loop. I promise to change that. As a negative reinforcement, If I don't make at least two posts per week, I will film myself singing karaoke and then post that. If I forget this promise, please remind me.
The big thing I'm learning about this journey is that it is mostly an internal battle more than an external one. You constantly have to examine yourself, be honest and then fix whatever might be wrong. That is hard for anybody to do. It's no wonder that so many people, including myself, struggle with losing weight.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I skipped the ice, added some yogurt and a bit more orange juice. I'll figure out the nutrition info later.
|The fun-straw is a lie. You can't drink this smoothie with that thing.|
3/4 cup frozen pineapple
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain, organic, non-fat greek yogurt
2 oz chopped carrot
Add all ingredients into blender. Blend until mixed. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy.