Originally Posted by blizzard_babe
I've been following this thread (and will now follow your blog), and your students sound like just about the greatest kids ever.
Well, not as good as *MY* students (former students... out of the classroom this year
), but, you know, an awesome second.
Oh they are, I just adore them
And their parents are wonderful too, very supportive and caring when I was in the hospital over the summer
Check back with me in September, I am going to be sobbing hysterically when they all go to Kindergarten
Originally Posted by kristenok18
While I was out driving today, I was thinking about your dilemma of how many calories to eat per day.
Anyway, I was thinking that you definitely don't want to cut them so drastically that your body freaks out, but you want to eat less than what you have been. Have you been keeping count of how many calories you're eating currently? Once upon a time in my pcos journey, I kept a food journal to see what exactly I was eating. I didn't count calories, but I wrote down EVERYTHING, and kept track of fiber, fat, protein, and carb grams. It is easy to figure calories from those: protein and carb grams are 4 cal each, fat is 9 cal. I aimed for 20g fiber per day. As I keep hearing over and over again, the only real way to lose weight is to eat less calories, so if you know where your starting point is, you can gradually cut yourself back. Say you are eating 2500cal/day, cut it down to 2250. Do it gradually enough that you aren't going insane from hunger pains. It'll also help you see how much protein vs. carbs you are getting.
A tip I've found is that I can cut my craving for sweets by eating more protein. The more protein I eat during the day, the less I crave things like ice cream. If you tolerate nuts, eat a small handful about 1/2 hour before meals. It helps by sending messages to the brain so that you aren't as hungry going into a meal. My body seems to be delayed in sending those messages, so doing this helps me from over-eating (I don't realize I'm full until I'm over-full).
Hope this helps!
I am going to start keeping track at sparkpeople. I already filled out tomorrow's breakfast and half of lunch. That is a great idea, then I can see how many I am currently getting on average and go from there
Originally Posted by neveryoumindthere
Please please please, look into EFT for weight loss emofree.com
You can remove any of the emotional barriers that are keeping the weight on and since you suspect it has something to do with the abuse, I'd say you are light years ahead!
Praying for you. You can do this!
Thank you, I will check in to that!
Originally Posted by mich
What a great thread. Thank you for sharing your story, and thanks to all the posters as well. After reading the last post I called and made an appointment with an EFT practitioner. A girlfriend had given me a gift certificate to go a long time age, but I kept putting of calling. I also want to mention what a difference a protein supplement has made in my weight loss journey. I agree with previous posters who suggest it. I now drink the Designer Whey supplement and it makes a huge difference in cravings and hunger and helps with weight loss. This is what they use (and heavily promote to annoying levels) on The Biggest Loser. Today I skipped it at breakfast, and what a difference. I kept finding myself in the kitchen and thinking about food all day. Slimfast has too much sugar, I would avoid it.
I am a person who can relate to not fitting in restaurant chairs and booths. You are not alone! I was "morbidly obese" for 12 years, obese since high school. There are places I would not go to eat because I knew I would be too uncomfortable. Now 60 pounds down that problem is starting to fade. And I am short, so picture very short and very wide. That was me for 20+ years.
You are such an inspiration, know that you are inspiring me and others every time you post or blog!
Yes Slim Fast has a lot of sugar in it. I will look in to other options. I love almonds, I have some unsalted ones. I will try to get more of those in. I seem to be okay up through lunch. It is the afternoon snack that gets me every time. But I have changed my work schedule so now I can have some almonds on my break *can't eat them at the school*, then come back, brush my teeth and hopefully be full and uncontaminated
*I checked with the child's Mom, she told me I am A-OK if I eat them outside of the building and brush
I think I have the Monday blahs. I feel very lazy lately. Kind of like I just go to work, come home, play online and repeat. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that my Mom has me hooked on The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser
I feel very unproductive and sort of "blah"ish.
Of course you can argue that BL is inspiring and it totally is. But it is such a time sucker.
I re-worked my schedule so that I can have an hour of lunch break to read and just center myself. Kind of prepare myself for the afternoon carb fest. I love how the snack is always crap and how litterally 80% of my students wont eat it! I love it when they pass up cake and juice and ask for water instead
Maybe I am being a good influence after all?