For most of us on Thanksgiving, we did NOT prepare the food. How can we eat right when the food is so wrong? The scavenger hunt of the healthy food at the buffet table!
Most veggies on Thanksgiving are prepared in a lot of fat, ton of sodium and don’t get me started on the grease. We can’t control what is in front of our face. However, we can control the amount of food that enters our body. It is all about portion control.
Remember, it is still NOvember. Its okay to say YES to some things but even it out with a NO! If you had a slice of pie on first serving then skip it on the second.
Wait in between rounds. (Trust me your stomach will appreciate it). Walk around and enjoy company. When you have a conversation, you forget to stuff your face. It is scientifically proven by Dr. Reynolds.
I made a video from our Thanksgiving banquet. I went around the potlucks and decided if it is a YAY or NAY to eat. Then, I show you guys what the perfect thanksgiving plate should look like.
So… When I gave you the ‘Jocktober’ challenge I forgot to mention how scary gyms can be. I mean, it is another world. It doesn’t matter what job you have or level of intelligence. To get respect, you have to use proper techniques. However, being new to the gym is very intimidating especially if you encounter the four types of these people.
Advice From Angela on Plateauing
The beauty in having a blog is the relationship I can make with my readers. Angela read my last blog on how I think my body is plateuaing. She wrote me an email, or a few, gave me some great advice. It would be silly to not share these with everyone.
1. Change Up Your Diet: If you are counting your calories / fat, then its time to change it up a little; count carbs. Eating between 50 - 100 grams of carbs a day is ideal. Angela suggested reading ‘Protein Power’ or ‘Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution’
2. Add more Chromium Picolinate: Angela writes that chromium picolinate help metabolize carbs.
3. Dash of Cinnamon: A little bit of cinnamon helps keep blood sugar spikes low. You can sprinkle it on practically anything in the morning.
4. Eat Frequent: With all of our busy schedules, we try to fit in 3 meals a day; if that. We should eat snacks between every meal and never let 3-4 hours pass without putting something in our stomach.
If you have any tips, suggestions, or questions. Please email me at LReynolds@wdbj7.com. You might see them on my blog one day.
We can accomplish anything together :)
250 lbs Check In
On the first, I weigh at 250 lbs. This means I have lost over 130 pounds in 8 months. If there was a graph on my weight loss you will notice that I am plateauing. Most people are worried and/or annoyed when the plateau. They think they are doing the work but not seeing the results.As of right now, I don’t feel this way. I kind of like that I’m plateauing. Its like my body, skin, is getting a break to recuperate for a while. I am definitely looking on the bright side of this.
Many many changes have happened in the past few days. I decided that it was time to clean my room. This meant I had to comb through my clothes to either put it in A. my dresser or B. Goodwill stack. Next week, I will be Goodwill’s best friend. I have a ton of jeans, pants, and suits to give away.
I am not much of a shopper for new clothes. When I wear something, I wear it for a LOOOONG time. If it has holes then it becomes a house shirt. So it is getting weird that I am letting go of some clothes. I am keeping my 3XL shirts for one more round of wear then I will sadly give them to charity.
My whole closet is becoming unwearable, I desperately need to buy new clothes. I just don’t want to invest my money on something so temporary. Last week I went home to visit momsicles and popsicles. Mommy bought me some new threads. My waist is at 37, therefore, I bought 36w shorts and dress pants. Apparently, I can wear an XL shirt now. This news is crazy because I can shop at almost any store now. I might have to dethrone myself of internet shopping because I can be normal and shop in person.
There is a lot that is hard to process. I just try to smile and hold on tight to this crazy ride I call life.
260lbs - Check In
Okay, I lied. I definitely wrote that the next blog post will be on nutritional labels. However, I forgot my twice-monthly check up was coming up soon.
I currently weigh around 260 pounds. This is a 5 pounds lost in 2 weeks. This is great news because my weight loss is slowing down, a little bit, to help my body recover from its shock.
This past week has been simply amazing. I finally fit in these pants I bought at Goodwill a couple months ago. Yes, I shop at Goodwill, when I have the patience. I find it a bit silly to keep shopping for smaller clothes when I can save at a thrift stores.
and to contradict completely the above statement, I went inside a real clothing store this past Thursday. I think it was Macy’s and I found great clothes, in my size, on sale. I went inside the store on a fluke, just to see what jean size I was actually at. Normally, I buy jeans online which you can never try on. Now, I wear a 38w which is pretty surreal because all my life I’ve lived in the 40s, upper 40s. It’s kind of funny that my closet is full of clothes that are too big for me. When I donate them all this year, I am hope for a big tax refund. Yes, I am that frugal. :)
The next post should (hopefully) be about reading nutritional labels.