LadyBea40's Journal, 28 October 2013

It's been a couple days since I recorded a journal entry mostly because I don't really have much to say. I did want to record a little of what my dietitian said to me because I need to remember these things in this journey as it really isn't just dieting, it is learning to eat healthy and to be more active. I will admit that I have never been one who enjoyed playing sports or working out. I've walked many miles on the treadmill in my life and my brother was saying to me once you get used to doing it you'll like it. Well for me that is not true. I've never liked working out. I've done it and seen success with it only to fall back into habits that have been with me my entire life. I have to just get real with it and admit I don't love it but it must be done just like all the other chores I have in my life to do. Gretchen my dietitian and I'll call her my mentor said to me that really there is no bad food, but you need to watch how much you eat. I was telling her about how I felt when I tried very hard to make something for dinner that my son in law made me feel bad about. I was actually proud that I had made something that was low fat, low sodium and still got the "this isn't good for you". Anyway, she just wants me to stay around 1200 calories a day and watch what kind of calories they are. I will do my 30 minutes of exercise everyday that my back allows for it. Doing the best I can do is really all I can do.

Diet Calendar Entries for 28 October 2013:
1294 kcal Fat: 54.42g | Prot: 66.24g | Carb: 135.70g.   Breakfast: Tap Water, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, 2% Fat Milk. Lunch: Whole Wheat Bread, Hard-Boiled Egg, Chicken Nuggets, Fresh Express Original Iceberg Garden Salad (Zip), Kraft Light Catalina Reduced Fat Dressing. Dinner: Pork Chop, Mashed Potatoes (Whole Milk and Butter Added), Cooked White Corn, Tap Water. more...
3901 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
on diet LadyBea40's own diet  


I'm really proud of what you are doing- you sharing your experiences helps keep me motivated. :) 
28 Oct 13 by member: waynem37
It's a marathon, not a sprint.....:) Anything that you do, whether it's watching your diet or exercising, is a good thing...if you fall off, you get right back on. If you hate the treadmill, may I suggest a Walk Away the Pounds DVD? I have used them several times, and they seem to be the only exercise plan I can halfway stick to. it's a bit more fun than mindless treadmill walking. They incorporate resistance into the walking. There's a group on here too. 
28 Oct 13 by member: notjune1
I agree with notjune, this is not a sprint!! You just can't quit eating and expect to lose weight and keep it off!! It sounds to me like your son in law needs to be educated on proper weight loss. You ARE right in that it is a journey, not a diet! We all have to relearn on how to eat properly. It is a lifestyle change. We are all learning on how to eat healthy, and weight loss is a great benefit of that!!! Weighing your food does 2 things, it shows you how much a portion is, and it helps with putting you in control of what you eat!! I think you are doing a great job Bea!!! Just keep logging your food, so you can keep track of your calories for the day, and keep it up with the walking!! That is the easiest exercise you can do and get great results from!! I used to hate to exercise too, but that was because I was so tired all the time!! Found out that my thyroid was out of whack!! I have a little more energy now, and really look forward to going to the gym now, but I go to the pool to exercise!! I love it!!! You can get good exercise just playing around in a pool!! But that will come too with time. That is the whole idea with this journey. Time. It didn't take overnight to put on the weight, and won;t come off overnight either. The best things in life are not made in a hurry! Remember, one pound at a time and one day at a time!! Keep up that great work Bea!!!  
28 Oct 13 by member: pumakitten
Sounds to me like your son in law needs to learn some respect and common decency. I know it's not my place to say that, but it frustrates me that he makes you feel that way. As far as the exercise goes, I don't always love it myself. Some days I would rather be anywhere but the gym, so you're not alone in that. Like you said though, it's just another chore than I need to check off my list. Stick with it, and maybe expand your horizons to other exercise you may like better, when you're ready for that of course. You will never regret a workout! Keep that in mind when you're going through the motions. You are doing wonderfully, stay optimistic. As hard as you're working, and as big of changes as you have made, you deserve nothing but smiles!!! We are all here with you, everyday! 
30 Oct 13 by member: Yolanda9179


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