Posts tagged ‘Dieting’

May 3, 2012

Wait a second there weight

by Devina


I’m going to be honest and say that I’m self conscious about my body weight (amongst a few other things), a lot of people are. Why am I so worried that I don’t have a flat tummy like the other girls or like the models in the magazines? I thought that people would love me more, nobody likes a fat kid, I mean those women look so slim, graceful and lithe. Society has painted this picture that skinny or slim women are beautiful and desirable and I was mesmerized by the pretty colours and wanted to be in that painting.

There was a point in my life, around 7th grade, that I began to eat less and less (I did not stop eating at together) and exercised more than I should when I should have gotten more sleep instead. I got my results, I dropped a few pounds, yippie, though I felt much weaker physically and mentally. The dreaded pounds caught up with me again after a while and by now I was just frustrated and more self conscious than before.

I read a lot, all kinds of books with all kind of stories and information and lessons the authors have learned over their years. I can’t remember exactly what I had read or what I had seen on television that had snagged my attention. The question was why was it important to be skinny? I stated my reasons above. But it got me thinking, is it important what people thought about me if I was fat? Shouldn’t it be about the person who I am inside? I could lose weight and gain it all back again  but the person who I am will not change. Skinny does not necessarily mean smart or, as I’ve come to accept, beautiful or even healthy.

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December 20, 2011

Rule #1. Don’t Diet. Change Your Lifestyle (25 rules for better health)

by Patrick Dykie

     A week ago I started this journey with a post called, “25 Rules for Better Health.” Today I’ll be taking a look at rule number one. I came up with the twenty-five rules as a way to help myself. I’ve been struggling with my weight most of my life, and all the different diets I’ve tried didn’t seem to work for very long.  Things started to change when I began to realize that there was more to health then just watching what I eat, counting calories, and exercising. I hope you find something here to take with you, and I wish you the best. At the end of this post you will see the entire list of twenty-five rules. For now, let’s take them one at a time. I will post rule #2 in a week or so.

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December 1, 2011

The Dark Globe (Shifting My Diet) – The Holidays

by darkjade68


by DarkJade



I originally started Writing about my Focus on Reducing my Blood Sugar on my Main Blog The Written Word

Here are those Articles for those of you who want to start from the Beginning

Oct 22nd – Lettuce Sandwiches? – Shifting Your Diet 2 (This Article Was Posted on The Written Word)by DarkJade

Oct 18th – Blood Sugar – Shifting Your Diet (This Article Was Posted on The Written Word) – by DarkJade

To Sum it up, a year ago I found out my Blood Sugar was a bit High… The First thing I did was reduce the amount of Regular Soda, and Juice that I was drinking.

I checked it again a month or so back, and it had gone down, but still not low enough… So since then I started to reduce Breads, Regular White Potatoes and White Pasta in my Diet.

And that’s where I’m at. I’ve now been reducing Potatoes, Breads and White Pastas for about 6 or so weeks. It actually hasn’t been all that hard. With the Potatoes I’ve been either eating Yams or Sweet Potatoes instead, which are lower in sugar… Or what I really like to do, is blend Yams and Regular Potatoes together in both Breakfast Potatoes, and Mashed Potatoes… So my Mashed Potatoes are often Orange these days, which is actually pretty cool. And they taste great.

However, the Holidays have arrived, and as I’m sure you know, that makes things a bit more difficult/challenging.

I’m the one who generally makes the Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables for Thanksgiving… My Mom or Oldest Sister generally makes the Turkey. Well, I’d say I ended up eating a decent amount of Stuffing over a 4 day period, and a fair amount of Mashed Potatoes.

Breads really aren’t all that hard for me, as I’ve never been a huge Bread Eater. Chips and Crackers have done their best to sneak their way back into my Diet, but I am combating them as best I can. The trick is to just take a small hand full, and that’s it… Put the bag away, lol.

Soda hasn’t been all that hard, especially since I like Bottle Water, and I’ve found that Diet 7-Up, Diet Pepsi, and especially Diet Root Beer are all quite good.

As far as Juice, I sometimes have a small glass of Orange Juice, or Apple Juice. Basically stopped drinking the High Corn Syrup Cran Drinks, as much as I love them.

I also Love Milk, but you need to keep in mind that Lactose is also a form of sugar, so I try to manage that as best as possible as well… Which I find is even harder than Soda or Juice, as Milk has always been my Favorite Drink. 2% Milk that is, Straight Whole Milk is a bit much.

All and all I think I did okay at Thanksgiving, some Stuffing, some Mashed Potatoes, and some Pie… And now back to what I was doing prior to that week, lol.

Christmas is the next challenge, we generally do Mexican for Christmas, as we do the all out Turkey Feast on Thanksgiving.

Fortunately I’ve never been a Huge Sweet Eater, so I should be okay in the Cookie Department. And other than that, Mexican’s not all that bad, as longs as you don’t eat 200 to 400 chips at one sitting, ha.

I’m supposed to go see the Doc in December, if I get any Blood Work done at that time, I’ll let you know how my newest changes have gone.

Thanks for Listening/Reading, and Good Luck with all that yummy Holiday Food! lol


PICTURE CREDIT – The History of Thanksgiving