(mostly from my other blog)
When did you start this journey of eating healthy?
I started to eat healthy on June 28, 2010.
What is your current weight and how long did it take you to get there?
I weigh about 148.9 lbs & have lost 104.6 lbs in 1 Year + 4 Months or so.
What Food Program do you follow?
I can't say I really follow a specific program. It's really my own version of WW Core & a 12-step program! The reason I can't say it's a particular program is because I was having food allergies or something that was making me feel sick that was food related, so I started to research my symptoms. I also started to write down what I was eating & when I was getting these reactions. After a lot of research, I realized the negative affects both Flour & Sugar have on our bodies. Jackpot! I eliminated both items from my diet & no longer have episodes of what I was experiencing (hypoglycemia symptoms).
Can you give us an example of what you eat?
As I mentioned, I don't eat flour, of any kind, ever. That doesn't mean I don't eat bread, pasta, tortillas, etc. because I do. I just eat the kind without flour (or sugar). I also don't eat sugar (including honey). I weigh and measure my food. I try and eat the following at every meal: 4oz protein, 2-3cup veggies (not breakfast), 1-2 fats, 1oz grain (only twice a day max) & 1 fruit (a day).
In your "About" page, you mention that you got mental help. What did you do?
Part of my journey, as I mention in my About Me page, was working on the mental aspects of eating clean & healthy as well as the physical. I took a long hard look at myself & what I've tried in the past to lose weight & realized my approach was all wrong. I just wanted to lose weight. It wasn't working. I realized I needed to find something or someone who would help me address WHY I was overweight. Do I eat emotionally? Am I stress eater? Is it my metabolism? I started to educate myself & started reading a lot about food & what it does to our bodies (I'll share these things another time). I also spend a lot of time on weight loss forums for encouragement & tips. A favorite is Weight Watchers!
What are your statistics?
I'm a 30ish years old, 5'-4" tall, 148.9 lbs & a size 12 (M/L) tight 10. I'm an apple shape & tend to carry my weight evenly (maybe a tad more in the tummy).
What do you do for exercise?
When I decided to change my life back in June 2010, I also decided that I wasn't going to go overboard on an exercise regimen. In the past, I've gone on a diet & exercise program. It wasn't working for me or I wasn't working for it. With that said, my first 70lbs of weight loss, I walked (at a comfortable pace) a couple times a week for no more than an hour. As of week 32 (+70lbs loss), I decided it was time to pick up the pace and I started the Couch to 5k (C25k) program*. I have now graduated. I also play competitive Soccer once a week. I need to do some weight lifting in the near future!
How long have you been at your goal weight?
I haven't reached it yet, I don't think!
I say, "I don't think" because this is not a diet to me. I eat healthy and will do so for the rest of my life. My body will release what it will....
Do you have any way of contacting you?
Leave a comment/question below and I'll try and respond!
Will you bring back the old comments from your other blog?
Sadly, I can not.