I'm the one with the strange body clock, please can you throw around some ideas?
Sure! Would you be okay coming off anon? I will be able to privately reply and I’d like to get some more information about your body clock and why you started having that clock and such. If that’s too personal that’s totally fine, just trying to get as much information as possible so that I can try to give the most solid advice I can, and if you’d like to stay on anon that’s perfectly fine. :)
Congrats on finally starting your weightloss journey! What diet are you using to go along with your excercise so you can lose weight?
I am not using any specific diet, such as Atkins or the South Beach Diet or whatever million other diets out there exist. The way I see it, when people use a diet like that, it’s for a period of time so that they can lose weight, get to their goal, and then they go back to eating the way that they did before with maybe a few little modifications. For me, it isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about getting healthy. I don’t want a fast-track to skinny, I want to work to build my body, make it better, be healthier, even if it takes time (as all good things do). So instead of using a regimented “diet”, I’m making changes to the eating habits that I have and what my normal diet is. For example, I’m cutting out fast foods, sodas, etc, working on eating slower instead of practically inhaling my food and drinking a glass of water in between each serving so that I will know if I’m actually still hungry, or if I just feel like eating because it tastes good. I’m working on not eating when I’m bored and not eating in front of the tv/computer. And the biggest thing, is that I’m working on substituting healthy foods for unhealthy ones; vegetables and fruits for snacks instead of chips and cookies, fresh fruits and omelets and such for breakfast instead of two bowls of sugary cereal or skipping breakfast altogether, etc. It’s not about changing what I eat now so that I can get skinny, it’s about making lasting, life changes so that I can stay healthy.
My dashboard is FULL of posts about peoples weight. Why?
I decided I should weigh myself throughout the day to show just how silly gaging all your success based on the scale can be. If what the scale said directly correlated to how I felt about my body I would be on a constant emotional roller coaster. (It’s also good to know I weighed the most after a workout)
Girls please stop, stop judging your self worth off a number.