Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bye-bye low-carb, Hello, FA!

I had to quit the low-carb lifestyle. It may have helped me in the gym at first, but mentally it wasn't. I go as often as I can and do lots of weight training plus cardio as per my trainer's instructions. Unfortunately, my BED (Binge-Eating Disorder) reared its ugly head and it has been a tough choice to choose a disciplined program such as Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous over my nutrition plan given to me by my trainer. (The trainer's plan had all the earmarks of a low-carb lifestyle, except no cheese .) I tried doing the Stillman's for a while and DANDR 1992 edition for a couple of weeks, too.

I eat my 3 planned and measured meals a day. I don't drink coffee nor consume caffeine for that little added boost to my workouts. I will tell you weight training and cardio seems more difficult without the added protein but even with my pale white skin the muscle definition is very obvious in my arms, shoulders, legs, and finally, I see something in the abs region. My belly looks more like Tara Reid's botched liposuction.(I have lost a total of 56lbs. so far.) My body will never look like a Bodybuilder's and the desire to go into competition has faded. I want to feel good is what I want.

If I don't have that than what else is there?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

I've attended my second meeting last night. The group reads from the AA big book but has its own pamphlets. Since I never do anything halfway I decided to get a sponsor, attend 4 meetings a week, and place myself squarely in their food plan of 3 measured meals a day with no snacks in between or after dinner. It is more food than I've eaten these past few weeks. There is no calorie counting or Fitday madness.

Today is my first day on the plan and I've been very involved with the stress of work. There is no desire to eat.

My sponsor, a young lady, named Mara is very strict and said the only way I can get her to help me is attend meetings, call her every day at 6am, as well as a few others on the phone list, and more importantly to have faith in His will.

Right now, I'm 135lbs. and my height is 5'6". Once a week I will have to weigh myself and see if the plan works and to adjust accordingly.

Also, it is killing two birds with one stone by also removing myself from alcohol.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Food Addicts Anonymous & Greysheet.org

After long conversations with my doctor and nutritionist, they suggested I look into these programs to help with my "diet obsession(s) and depression".

I can't help others unless I help myself first.

Consider this site: "Lora Under Construction".

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tomorrow is Today.

The pressure of going to the Doctor is done. I don't have to see her for another 6 months.

Today is the start of getting ready for my vacation in June. Yes, I've done well on Stillmans and Atkins. Yet, I don't think I feel all that well without more variety in my food regardless of how much protein I eat. It comes down to planning. There are things I can be lazy about but when it comes to my body, I can't be.

I'm trying this again. New workouts. New Music. Spring is here and I'm getting my bike ready.

Here we are with 2 months to go.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It appears I've hit a plateau...

Time to get the ball rolling again!

I'm going to try the Stillman's Challenge again and the biggest test will be the weekend. Can I do it? I hope so!

I will update you all on Monday!