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Oops, We Baked too Much!

Oops, We Baked too Much!

How many times have you gone by that rack at Kroger that says WE BAKED TOO MUCH and saw something that screamed at you “BUY ME!” when you know you shouldn’t… believed you shouldn’t… your thighs told you, you shouldn’t buy anything, and still did?

Well, honey, I went by yesterday and picked up 4 apple croissant and ate three by 8 pm last night and gained another pound. If you haven’t been following, that makes 3 extra pounds, because my plan to get the first two off didn’t work.

I feel like the guy who made “Super Size It,” the movie, going from one fast food chain to the next trying purposely to prove his point that fast food will kill you.

Okay, I get it. I am on this diet plan with you. I should be taking my own advice and not succumbing to trouble food. But, alas, my pants fit–TODAY. I feel happy–TODAY. I’m not in an emergency lose weight place–TODAY! But damn it, 3 pounds is 3 pounds. And I feel bloated. I’ve got to get it off now. And not all my pants have stretchy velcro on them.

Wouldn’t you know, tonight I’m supposed to be out partying with friends, which means extra calories. Well, I ate a good breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I also did an hour yoga class this morning. All I really have to do this evening is not drink high caloric drinks. What could that be??? vodka tonic; water; run and diet coke, low cal beer… There are a few choices that won’t make me fatter.

Here’s the deal. To get the three pounds off, I have not only got to meet my normal diet requirements, but I have to decrease my normal intake of calories and carbs and fat, and/or increase the amount of activity to burn away the fat. One or the other, or a combination of both would be the best way to do this.

Tomorrow I have to work, which means sitting on my butt most of the day, so I’d better plan on a good walk or a swim at the end of the day for an aerobic workout. Aerobics are so important in losing weight. Working, fortunately inhibits me from eating all day. I can’t snack and vocal coach and hypnotize at the same time. I can drink lots of water, though. That always helps.

Okay, by reading my blog today, can you get five pointers in what to do to lose weight, if you have made some mistakes in  the past few days and gained a few pounds?


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Change Your Mind, Change Your Body

Change Your Mind; Change Your Body

How Many Carbs Can You Handle without Getting a Love Handle?

Okay, last night was one of those nights that started off at dinner time with the wrong choices; albeit they were in the hands of someone else. I was fed a fatty pork chop, French fries, a salad (hurray) and some veggies with a piece of cheesecake for dessert. Immediately, I started to dissect the pork and got every piece of lean meat off of it. While no one was watching, I slipped the fatty parts to the dog. After dinner, my partner coaxed me to go to Wendy’s because his stomach was upset. He said the only thing that would settle it was a Frosty. Well, I thought, a small frosty won’t hurt. So, I muddled around Homo Depot while sipping on a frosty.

After I got home, it was cheese and crackers by the TV to “America’s Got Talent,” sitting on my lazy ars. Did I try to do any exercises to balance the carb overload? No!

So, is it any wonder that I gained 2.5 lbs in one day? No, it is not any wonder. It is pure science, my friend. I know it, and you know it.

You just can’t put that kind of food in your body, with that amount of sugar and fat—not exercise—and expect to be thin.

Fortunately, I have a resilient body. I’m going to yoga this morning and have a plan to get at least 1.5 lbs off today. It may take the entire week to get the rest of it off. Fat “don’t” come off easy, as you well know. So, these lazy mistakes we make, come at a big cost. If we keep making them, unfortunately, we keep getting bigger and bigger until, one day, we get a heart attack and complications all over the place because of morbid obesity.

I’ve seen the worst cases in my practice with people 200 lbs. and more over their suggested weight. No one wants to tackle that kind of weight loss. It’s daunting. You get 30 lbs. off and begin to think that there is no end to the struggle. Then you go on a binge and gain it all back in a week. Then it’s even harder to get it off, because initially, it took three months to get the 30 lbs off in a healthy way.

Losing weight is a complex and mentally challenging step for anyone to have to take who is overweight. But how important is it, when your life is at stake?

The most important challenge are life changing steps that will effect every meal and every day of your life… not just the diet time. You have to look at everything you eat, the amount you eat, and challenge yourself—in your mind—to see if these steps are right for you. Your body will let you know.

If your mind is leading you down the wrong path, then it is definitely time to get some help. Changing your mind is the key! Change your mind; change your body. Change your mind; change your life!

Get on board and stop eating your life away today.


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