Sunday, June 24, 2012

Much better today

Hello everyone, thanks for the great supportive comments!!! I am feeling much much better about things. Yesterday I went to the gym and had a good workout, I then spent a good portion of the evening journaling. I am in the process of making an action plan for myself in 6 months I turn 30, I want to be in a good place to start a new decade. I am setting goals and making a step by step plan of how to reach them. I feel that I am finally setting myself up for SUCCESS!!!

As far as food goes I have decided to make some delicious filling veggie soups or salads to fill me up at work, and practice some discipline when it comes to wheat thins and cheezits...I like how Trina put it that like an alcoholic she can't have just one of anything she shouldn't. I think that is a good way to look at things and it will help me to stay away from the junk. I also agree with Kay, I have had my best success when I give up alcohol for awhile. Alcohol gives us calories with no other nutrition, and it loosens my resolve to lose weight. I saw a quote yesterday from Dr. Atkins that makes a ton of sense to me:

"Here's the problem with all alcoholic beverages, and the reason I recommend refraining from alcohol consumption on the diet. Alcohol, whenever taken in, is the first fuel to burn. While that's going on, your body will not burn fat. This does not stop the weight loss, it simply postpones it." Dr. Atkins

With that said I have picked myself up from my cheating ways, and I have decided that NO cheating is ok. My goal is to be fit, slim, healthy, toned and cheating simply won't help me get there. I am gonna work very hard to get back into the zone and get away from emotional eating. I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I will talk to you guys later :)


  1. Hi Katie! Yeah for you!! You can do it. Thinking I could have a little of this or that is old diet mentality. It's what I believed when I believed in "calories in/calories out". I'm smarter than that now (and so are you) - it's not about the calories; it's about the source of those calories.

    I'm 43 and I feel cheated that I'm only learning this information now. If I'd known it years ago things might have been different. Don't WAIST another year unhappy with how you look/feel! Nothing you can put in your mouth is worth that - it really isn't. I love this quote, "Your body is a mirror: It reflects your choices, your priorities, your habits, your attitudes and your quality of life. If you don't like your body, be willing to change the way you are living."

  2. Hi Katie, I love that quote from Dr Atkins and it is so true. That is how I lost all my weight by not drinking every day no matter what Jorge says.
    You can do it - have a great day :-)

  3. Thanks for the update. I'm so happy to hear that you are doing better today, and have a plan to get yourself focused again.

  4. That sounds like a great plan!

  5. Katie, your plan does sound good! I also have to do the NO CHEATING when it comes to crackers or potato chips or anything like that. I used to love sweet wines but I gave them up. I do have an occasional beer though because the carb count in a Michelob Ultra is pretty low and I can have two without much problem. But only occasionally!