My Weight Loss

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tips From Dr.Oz

I was watching Dr.Oz this morning. He had Valerie Bertinelli as his guest. She is so pretty and has the kind of attitude that I want towards food. 
(Reminder to self- I am working on it)
Towards the end of the show Dr.Oz gave a few tips that I thought might be helpful to anyone watching their weight.
1. Best Time to weigh yourself:  7 am after you have gone to the bathroom
2. Best time to indulge: 2 pm. He suggested a cup of hot chocolate.
This is the normal time people start to feel a drop in their blood sugar.
3. Best time to take a fiber supplement: 6 pm about 10 min. before you eat dinner. 
It is proven that when you do this you eat 70 calories less than normal. 
He also suggest a fiber supplement called Konjac Root Fiber.

As part of keeping it real is sharing with you what else I am doing. I started on Tuesday October 23Rd, 2012, taking 5-HTP it is shown to help to boost the serotonin level and help as an appetite suppressant .  
I know I have struggled most of my life with low serotonin level. Now the side effect that I have noticed is having nausea after taking it on a empty stomach. The last 3 days I eat breakfast then a little later I take it and it is much better. 
I am also making and taking colloidal silver.
I started taking this 3 days ago. The thing I did notice is that I had gotten fever blisters on the side of my mouth and when I woke up yesterday morning with out doing anything else for it, it has already started to dry up and heal. Normally these take up to a week to do this. This is the only different thing that I have done. 
So I am a happy camper so far. 
Tomorrow is weigh in day and masuring day. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Enriching My Life

At the beginning of September I started a program with a BUNCH of other people who follow the Shaytards are You Tube. Over the past year Shay Carl the father of the Shaytards lost over 100 lbs. That is a lot of weight. He changed his eating and exercised to get healthy. Shay start what he called Shaytember. It got so many people moving on making goals. 
These are the goals I had set:
1. Change in the way I see myself, accepting who I am right now.2. Regaining my health & losing weight by exercising daily-Walking starting a little at a time and increasing daily, weights and more active lifestyle. 3. Being more of the person I want to be and working on those areas in my life that I have neglected. 4. Taking time to be grateful for all the blessings I have. 5. Reading the 6 books I have waiting for me by the end of September. 6.Long term losing 100 pounds by doing all the above.
The above goals I am still working on daily. 
During September Shay had suggested reading the book called The Slight Edge .
I also suggest reading this book. This book is not a weight loss book but a book to help you to be the best YOU, you can be. 
 Then I read this book Fit For Life Not Fat For Life.
This book has great information about food and the effects on our bodies.
Well as you know I have tried many different diets or ways of eating to lose the weight I need to lose to be healthy.
 This weight loss journey is no longer just for the looking better in or out of my clothes it is for my health. 
My health is not the greatest. I am getting sick, feeling depressed and anxious. 
I need to get serious with this and make life changes. 
I had bought this book a while back. I read a little of it and put it on the shelf. I then loaned Coco it to read. For those who don't know Coco is our oldest daughter she is 22 and a mother of three beautiful children. She is an inspiration in so many ways to me and to others. Coco had her third child just 3+ months ago and is down 5 pounds lower than her pre-pregnancy weight. She looks great! 
Coco said that when she read this book that it helped her to realize what changes she needed to make. It worked for her so I am going to reread it and see what happens. 
The book is Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure, She played DJ Tanner on Full House. 
Her weight loss is faith based. I think this is why is resonated with Coco, she is very spiritual and has more insight than most 40 year old's. 
My plan while reading this book is to report all the things that are going on in my mind, my body and life as they happen. Keeping it as real as possible. 
It is funny at the beginning of this weekend I had plans of starting to calorie count and other such things. Life has so many twists and turns. Can't wait to see what happens with this. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Woman's Prerogative

 It is a woman's prerogative to change your mind right? Well this is my blog and I say yes. Once again I am struggling about what to do with my eating, exercising and how to fit it all in each day. Things need to change so I will be changing my mind again.
 I have been trying different things the past few months. But the weight is not budging. I am beginning to wonder if it is my hormones going crazy. Everything I have tried has not taken weight off. Even the eating mostly raw and low fat. In fact my weight has gone up a couple pounds. This is making me a little crazy to be honest with you here. I keep wondering okay what am I suppose to do now.
 I know I am an emotional eater and I like food but I am not happy with the way I look or feel.
 Stressing has been a big thing in my life lately. Over a month ago I was at the bank inside and it got robbed. This was one of my biggest fears of my life. This has left me with so much stress that I can't believe it.Then I hadn't posted it but last April I quit my job at the spa. There were several reasons that I did this. Well turns out we need that money coming in right now so I emailed the spa manager and she said she was getting ready to contact me to see if I wanted to come back so I got my job back as of 2 weeks ago. Like many other people in the world money just isn't stretching as far as it needs to. This is still no excuse to the weight I am holding on to or maybe it does.
 Now back to the drawing board of what I need to do. There are so many options out there. I do know that one of my biggest downfalls is portion control and lack of exercise.
 I keep thinking back to 2009 when I was so pumped about getting the weight off and had so much motivation. I want to get back to that point.................. is it possible to get there again?
 More to come in the next few days. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Thoughts and Such

 My thoughts lately have been so random and all over the map. Sometimes I feel a little crazy with what pops into my mind then out then something completely different hits me.

 This week started out on a good note of exercising on Monday morning. My goals and plan for the week all lined out perfectly (to me).

Monday afternoon I lined out my containers and washed all of my veggies for my weekly lunch meals. 

My containers

 They have a mixture of organic salad greens, kale, mushrooms, cucumbers, purple onions, cherry tomatoes and 4 oz. of cooked chicken chunks. 
The problem with these is there was no problem with them it was my stomach couldn't handle eating them. So they are in my garage refrigerator keeping crisp for this week.  
 I was thinking that part of my feeling lack luster had to do with not juicing so I decided to make myself a morning pick me up. It was good and it did help for a while. 

 Tuesday morning didn't go so well as I had planned and went down hill from there. I had so much planned to get accomplished and I woke up feeling drained and so tired even after a good night sleep. So now I am recovering from yesterdays sickness. Apparently my body was fighting something I woke up Thursday feeling not so great in the tummy. I will leave out details but turns out Gabby and I spent the day being miserable after getting sick early in the morning. Spent the day sleeping, watching shows off and on and as the day went by I started to feel better.
 Today I woke up and felt better not great mind you but better. I have that kind of hangover sickness feeling. So today I will take it easy other than the cleaning up and getting the guest room ready for our special guest for the weekend. Coco,Kyle and their sweet family are coming down. YEAH!!  So excited I can't wait to see them all.
 Now for the weekend I am planning on enjoying time with the grand babies and family.
Tonight Dallas and Sara are coming over for a cookout and family hang out time. Tomorrow night we are going to our ward's Trunk or Treat. Should be a great weekend and a good way to recharge for the next week. Hugs, Bobbi Jo