Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1000 pound woman

So you are probably wondering about the title, well let me explain.

I was on facebook yesterday morning and looking at the home page and saw my radio station posted something so I always like to read there updates and was in shock at what I was reading.

So there is this woman who weighs 600 llbs now and is looking to reach 1000 llbs. WHY, WHAT is this woman thinking and why on earth are we giving her the attention. Can any of us say fame, fortune, publicity stunt.

Of course I must comment on this status and like many are outraged at this. I said why not focus on someone who is trying to better themselves, not someone who is harming themselves. Many agree with me and seems to be the consensus that this woman is harming herself and then come to find out she has children, 2 babies. Why would she do this to herself and her family.

I decided I need to distance myself from this and get ready for the gym.

Boys and I are driving to the school and what do I hear, my radio station talking about this on the radio now. Not only talking about it but they were actually talking with her. They were reading the posts from the web and how most listeners are disgusted but they will be talking with her again tomorrow.

There is also a web site dedicated to BBW's and of course she is on there. It is for men who love her and love her rolls (her quote). It is pictures of BBW eating, pictures of there rolls, etc. Ok so this is my thought I have been a BBW all my life and yes there are men out there who like us for us but really there are limits and boundaries as woman we should take. I get it that we should love ourselves for us but to flaunt it like that and to purposely try to gain weight is wrong. Would she feel the same way about someone who is anorexic or belimic (sorry for spelling) I bet she doesn't agree with that.

Anyways I guess she gets what she wants as I am here writing this blog technically about her and not my successes so lets turn the tables on something good and personal.

I am so close to my mini goal I can taste it. I stepped on the scale and I was 200 and I can not tell you the last time I was that let alone under 200 and I am 1 pound from that goal and to me making history in my life. My family and friends are behind and feels great to have such an awesome support system. Even my oldest son is supprtive and encouraging me and that means alot as we have struggled over the past few years with our relationship. So I guess in a sense another goal is being met.

My other goal is to get started volunteering at Y and that is soon coming to reality. I have done some of the paperwork involved. So I am close. Things just seem to be falling into place and I'm so happy about life right now.

THanks again to my readers, followers and supporters. You are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finances 2 and weight loss

I wrote a blog recently about finances and trying to lose weight and I thought of some other things that have helped me and hopefully can help you.

One word WATER: I know that alot of people don't like to drink water but it is calorie free and proven to work when trying to lose weight. Regardless if you are or not tryign to lose weight it is something our body needs on a daily basis so why not drink it. Especially if you are working out and sweating you need to drink lots of water to recover the fluids lost while working out. Trust me I know I have been foolish at times to forget my water and have paid for it. On the financial part of it you can buy cases of water quite cheap now. Again look for the sales. Actually the cheaper the bottled water is better then nestle purelife and of course it is cheaper. I know what they say about tap water but it doesn't bother me I just let it run for awhile and i'm healthy. Again it is a personal preference.  I remember when I was doing weight watchers they suggested 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounce glasses, now I don't think I'm drinking quite that much now but I am drinking alot more water again since I started this life change.

Label reader: I was never a label reader and even now I don't go about my shopping obsessed reading the labels to see how many calories or sugar are in a serving of something. I do tend to look at a label if it is something new i'm buying and mostly looking at the sugar content because I am a diabetic. I think that soem of what they put on the labels is not necessary all true. Remember just because it says light doesn't necessary mean it is better for you. So if you want to check out the labels on everything you buy and you feel ok with it by all means do so for me it is not a concern.

Cheating: How many of us struggle with weight in our society, I believe it is a large amount and I believe that we are human and all have that moment of I want that bag of chips or chocolate bar. It is ok we are human please don't look at it as cheating. We are aloud to endulge ourselves once in awhile. If it becomes more often than not then make a call to your support system that's what they are there for. Please don't beat yourself up about it either we have all had those moments. IT'S NORMAL

Restaurants and portions: So when dieting we can't avoid restaurants or special occasions. We all deserve a treat. So if you choose to be good at a restaurant then that's great but when we want to just go out and enjoy and not worry about that diet for one time then do so. If you want to be good and bad a little then most restaurants give such large portion sizes then use then best restaurant invention the doggy bag, then take the other half home and have for lunch the next day. Or just go for it and eat it all and have that dessert this time and get back to the diet the next day you deserve it. We all do every once inawhile.

Good luck and hope this helps. Let me know your successes and comment here.

Friday, June 4, 2010


So this blog is about Finances and losing weight on a budget. Which is pretty much what i have done as I am a single mom on a assistance.

I had quit my job in December due to my back injury and my unemployment ran out so I was forced to go on a assistance to support my children. The worker was excellent and she was very helpful with suggestions for my back and suggested I join the Y and that it would be covered by them. So I contemplated that as I have never been interested in working out but of course would like to not be in pain all the time and lose weight. Well then January came and I became very sick. So I couldn't even get out of bed some days and was in the hospital several times in that month.

When I was finally able to get up and do some things I headed to the Y to start our memberships and my life change. When I stepped on the scale for the first time I had lost 20 pounds (which I would not recommend doing it that way but unfortunately thats how my journey started). This is when I decided that I can do it and I am going to do it.

So I started working out at the gym and my membership was covered through the ontario works but I was also granted a discount because I am low income and you don't have to be just on assistance to get the discount, if interested in a gym membership and think you can't afford it go and talk to them and see if you can get some assistance, no harm in asking them they are quite friendly and willing to help.

I have also been a junk food junkie and knew I needed to cut these things out and so were my children and they were so helpful and willing to help there mom and themselves get healthy. So we cut out all the junk food buying which saves alot of money trust me on this. We started to buy more healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables with in our budget but really we were saving because of the junk food. As well a huge savings for me was portion control. If i'm eating less food then it will last longer in the fridge unless of course it goes bad before that. Lol. Also it also depends on the grocery store you are shopping at there alot of deals so look for them reading all the flyers for the sales. If you have to make a few trips it will be worth it in the end unless you don't drive but there is help out there I have great support system which is a key as well.

One of my biggest things was eating breakfast I never liked to it was to hard to do because getting the kids ready there was never enough time. Make the time it's important. You want to make sure you have a protein in the morning. Whether it's toast with some peanut butter, eggs or I would make a smoothie. I would put some yogurt, 1 egg (you can't taste it) a banana or whatever fruit i had and smash it all up and it was so good. 1 way to get me to have yogurt. If you can afford to there are as well protein mix and you can add that as well or add some milk play with it for what you like trust me i did and don't try watermelon not good.

Then for me I have a bigger lunch to satisfy me and a snack around 3 and then for supper I will have my smoothie and that's it for the day. Now of course this may not work for everyone my friend can't do this routine but it works for me and what works for her. Why you need to do what is best for you. I have played around with it for months and of course it will change if going out for supper or lunch as we all need a special treat. We are only human.

I do what I can with what I have and it has worked so far for me. Another tip I have been taking apple cidar vinegar vitamins they are also a antioxidant and they help with weight loss and breaking down your food. You can get them at wal mart for about 8 bucks.

I hope some of this has helped, thanks always for your support.