Thursday, October 25, 2012

Staying Motivated and Fighting Temptations!

There are some things that come across EVERYONE in a weight loss journey. I believe that every excuse of why we can't eat healthier, is just the easy way to keep eating the fatty foods we all enjoy. When you start something new, no matter what, there is always going to be an excuse to not follow through with it. I would have to say, that I personally think that dieting/watching what we eat is probably one of the easiest when it comes to making excuses. I have been known for making excuses of why I couldn't follow through with my goals, of eating healthier in the past. But that was just me giving up and not putting any real effort into it. I have tried multiple times in the past to diet and start loosing weight, but as soon as the temptations would appear I would give in and tell myself tomorrow I will work out harder to make up for the greasy burger. Tomorrow would come and I would eat another greasy burger and promise myself the same excuse of why it was ok to eat the fatty food. The next thing you know, all the work I put in prior to those poor choices was for nothing. When you are giving into temptations, you are not staying motivated to reaching  and obtaining your goals. Not only are you not building the strength you need to fight off all temptations, you are making it harder to stay on track and to keep pushing forward. I want to share with you guys what temptations we face more than we may realize, and how we can avoid them. Because I think once you have learned to resist temptations, you will be able to stay motivated and on track. . 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Now and Then: Where I am now and where I want to get.

So before I start posting my daily blogs and progress I thought maybe you should know where I stand now along with where I plan to end up. 

I have to start with saying that about a month ago I did start my "actual" weight loss. I wanted to make sure that I was serious about this and going to follow through with it. The first thing I changed was my portions. I would cut what I would normally take as a serving for a meal in half. I also switched to a small plate so to my eyes it looked like I was taking the same amount. After about a week of doing just that I noticed a HUGE difference. The half portions was getting hard for me to finish. I also switched from 4-5 soda cans a day to 1, along with going from a regular coke to coke zero. I did that for 2 weeks, after that I went to NO soda. That was my biggest challenge by far. I love my caffeine and soda with all meals. But I noticed a tremendous difference with drinking nothing but water. Along with doing all that in the past month I also upped my protein intake to double of what I was normally taking. I would make recipes using protein powder. I made sure every meal had a decent amount of protein along with low carb and low calorie counts. With just doing that with no exercise I lost 20 pounds.

At the beginning, before I even started eating healthier I weighed around 231 at 5'8''. As you can tell with that weight and height I am obese. I never looked or thought of myself like that. But I would hide from what I truly looked like with more food. As many obese people say, food was my comfort. But now I know that there is way more than just comfort I need. I need to have a longer healthy lifestyle, to prevent any future health risks.

So fast forward to now, I am still doing the same dieting. I am facing more challenges daily that are hard for me, but I am fighting through it and I keep looking at my goal to keep me on the right track. My family/parents don't eat completely healthy, and it is the time of the year where most people have sweets and candy just laying everywhere around their house. Well our house is apart of that. But I have not dipped into any candy jar, or grabbed any piece of candy at all! I am so proud of myself because I have stayed on track and I have officially built the self control I need to stay looking forward and working hard for my 150 pound goal.

So as of today, October 21, 21012. I currently weigh 211. I see a huge difference in my bust and face. I am starting to see that I am loosing from my top to bottom. And what I mean by that is, my face I noticed the weight loss first now in my bust and waist second. It is almost as if I am loosing from head to toe in order. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cosmolindseyworkout Welcoming Video!

Welcome to Cosmolindsey Workout!

Hey everyone! Welcome to CosmolindseyWorkout! I wanted my first post on this blog to be all about what you can look forward to as well as a little bit about me and what made me decided to put my weight loss journey on the internet for everyone to see. My next post will be more about where I want to end up as well as where I am starting at. 

How did I get to where I am?

First things first, we can start out with getting to know a little bit about me and how I got myself to the point where I need to loose weight. If you didn't catch it by the title of the blog, my name is Lindsey and I am 20 years old. I was born, raised and currently living in the sunny and extremely hot state of Arizona. When I was  growing up I was a very fit and active child. I played multiple sports and you would hardly ever catch me inside our house. I grew up with ADHD, which made me more active than I already was. 
My family was never a great role model in the eating healthy department. We always had the pantry full of snack foods such as, chips, fruit roll ups, candy, etc. Breakfast and lunch always was full of something sugary and full of things I didn't need. But like I said I was a fit and active kid, I looked as if I never ate enough. Every meal I would also eat unnecessary amounts of food. But being so active I would just burn off everything I ate. It wasn't until I was in the 5th grade when we saw a dramatic increase in my weight gain. I was still very active in sports, but my family started noticing that I was gaining weight faster than an average person. We started seeing all these doctors and everyone just said I was going through puberty and it was natural and my metabolism should regulate over time. Well fast forward 3 years, I was now on the border of being obese for my age. I was going through puberty but the weight gain was not coming from that. So finally my mom took me to a specialist and after a few tests they found out I had a disease called P.C.O.S. With this disease your hormones are out of whack. It causes irregular periods along with weight gain and many other things. Now I can't blame the disease for the weight gain because my diet and choices I made were not the best. And even after finding out what brought the fast increase of weight gain, my eating habits stayed the same. By the time I was in 8th grade I was obese. Like many other people eating became my safety. I would eat my emotions and hide behind food.