From Fat to Fit Chick: : August 2012   

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurricanes, a stocked kitchen & me

Waiting for Hurricane Isaac to come has me going a bit stir crazy.  It's raining outside, the wind blowing but at least we still have power as of right now.  I hope he'll make his stay short and my chickens will be ok.  They are locked in their coop so at least I think they are safe (maybe unhappy because they love to be outside lol).






With every hurricane, we stock up with lots of canned food, water, batteries, gas for generators....more food and when in doubt even more food lol

We have snack food that is very unhealthy in the house.  I thank my husband taking the kids with him to the store for that one.

Luckily I don't like most of it!

However when I'm bored or stressed I will eat just about anything.  I would exercise but in the off chance we lose power I don't want to be already sweaty.

For now I'm deterring myself by writing this and later I have some romance novels that will do the trick.  Maybe writing a handwritten list on what I have to gain by *not* eating the crap will keep me on plan too.

I'm ready for things to get back to normal.  I feel like eating my children and totally understand why some animals eat their mate and young lol


Note to self:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Visualizing Your Success!

You've heard it before: The mind is a powerful thing. But it's so true — you can train your mind to visualize success, just as you can train your body to achieve it! And when you're stuck in a rut, it helps to know you have the ability — however subconscious — to do something about it! Here are some ways to tap into your brainpower:

  • Put it on paper. Write down what you want. Is it to fit into your size 6 jeans? Reduce your cholesterol by 15 points? To complete five full push-ups or a 40-mile bike ride? Get it down on paper and then post it on your bulletin board or slip it in your wallet so you see it every day. It'll be a constant reminder of what you want to accomplish!

  • Say it out loud. Tell your relatives, friends, coworkers, and most important, yourself about your goal. Create a mantra (I will drop 10 percent of my body weight by spring!) and recite it often. Revealing your desires will give you the confidence to believe in yourself — and others the chance to encourage you along the way.

  • Shut off negative thoughts. When doubts start creeping in, stop them dead in their tracks by repeating your mantra, turning the negative into a positive (nope, you're not too tired to walk the final mile!), or simply finding a way to distract yourself (call a friend to chat about an unrelated topic like an upcoming vacation!). Next thing you know, you'll be faking it 'til you make it!
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The not so good side to losing a large amount of weight....

Being part of the huge phenomenon of health and fitness pages on Facebook I have come to the conclusion about when it's a person that has lost weight that runs the page.

There are two types of formerly obese people.

1.  They want to help everyone and understand that different things work for different people.  They might be a bit perky but are filled with amazing information! 

2.  They are set in their ways and demand everyone need to do exactly like them and if not they have an almost disgust with you....like you are beneath them because you want to lose weight.  (Mainly I have seen the whole "I've lost XXX pounds and while I watched the scale...you better not do it!" and while yes the scale can be a bitch, it is also a tool that even they used at one point)

I have had the displeasure of having people come to me and ask me why people that were formally obese were so mean.  This formerly obese chick has no idea why some are....it's kind of like asking why any person is mean.  I'm just assuming they totally forgot where they came from and how hard it was to start.  Basically, they let success go to their head.

I look at the weight I gained as a blessing.  It keeps me grounded and humble that if I'm not really paying attention I can go back to where I started.  It also shows you that I'm not perfect.  Things happen, life happens.  It is just up to you to mentally shake yourself and say "This has got to stop!"

I am all about self acceptance and loving yourself *but* because of those things that you will truly want to make life long improvements.  Ironically none of the type 2 pages are like that.

Positive breeds positive!  Do not let the type 2 get your down :)






Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Change?

I get a lot of questions and pleas for help every single day.  Some make my heart ache and make me want to find them in person to give them a hug & let them know things will be ok.  I will talk about some one day but this is my first real post.

The number one and two questions I get though is "how did you finally decide to change?" and "How do you keep motivated?"

I don't know how many of you have watch the link to my story but a lot of it was cut out if not......

I decided to change when a series of things happened to me.  First was, my oldest son, that has Asperger's, broke away from me in early 2008 in a parking lot & just took off running.  My youngest was a baby and I had my other son too with me so I know in my head that I would have had a hard time catching him any way regardless of how in shape I was.   The second thing was, I was going through severe depression and seriously thought about suicide.....I felt so lost.  I didn't know who I was anymore and I just didn't feel like I should be loved by anyone much less myself.  I wanted to to be myself again.  Not just a mom and wife.....I was taking care of everyone but myself. 

While all this was happening I was working as a consultant for a party plan (I still am doing it) that empowers women and was going to all the national trainings and conventions.  I was looking for a couple of filler classes one year and decided to choose a class called X-Factor and one called Finding Your Why.  Little did I know the wake up call those ladies had in store for me!  After those classes I started reading every single self help/love book I could find.  I started to feel like I truly deserved my own time and I was worth it.  First on the list was to lose weight!

Yeah, that sounds kinda cliché.  It totally was...I'm not gonna lie lol

So that is how I came to the decision to change.

Stay tuned for my motivation spiel!




Hello...umm is this thing on?

I have never blogged before so I hope y'all are buckled in and hang on!


I am working on my first "real" post tonight.  This one doesn't count lol

If you stumbled across this and have no idea who I am then check my story out.  Tanee's Weight Loss Story