Is this a diet or a lifestyle change? Health or stress? You pick!
Monday, May 11, 2020
I have joined the BLC Team. The mini-team I chose is like Bootcamp. It demands accountability and work commitment! It has structure but is individualized. All of us are different and have different goals and needs. We all have different health-wise.
It has taken me years for me to even think about joining a challenge like this. Whether I succeed is not important. Let me explain.
I am hoping that all of us here and on Sparkpeople can share what is working and not working with our plans, our goals, and what we are working on.
It doesn't matter if it works or not. I believe it matters we share what we learn. It matters not just for who we share with, but for ourselves as well. Many times blogging and sharing on chat helps me understand myself better. I want to be a better person, not just weightless. I want to be healthier not look like a model Although wouldn't that be nice. Lol. I want to be prettier inside not just on the outside. This is an inside job. I believe when I focus on my journey, goals, and my work I reach a higher level of health. That has been my experience. The result is the pounds just go down. Why is that? Because I am less stressed out. It is my focus that matters. I want to learn from every one of us. I have my insecurities and have failed miserably and suffered. I still agonize over things. I hope we can let down our guards and share with each other.
As I told you I dropped 4 pounds a few days ago. I didn't lose fat, obviously. It was body composition. I changed the way I was eating. I forced myself to drink 8-10 glasses of water instead of 6 almost 8. I stopped eating all sugary and sweet foods (although I did have a piece of birthday cake. Please don't fault me.) I stopped all animal fat and sparingly ate olive oil. I ate healthy and normal. Most of all I refused salty food of any kind. The result I lost 4 pounds. You would think it would happen in a couple or three days' time, but it took 2 weeks. I gained back two of those pounds in the past 3 days because I've been eating salty foods again and sneaking some oily chicken. But I will try my best to avoid them. Philippine food is full of salt. Mainly because it is the culture based on our intensely hot climate. I do need some salt but not the amount I was eating. So, I will try harder! This is really hard. I don't always cook for myself. Sometimes I impulsively just eat what is put in front of me. No, no, no! I need to remember my goals. I gained 10 pounds in four months. This is a very bad trend. I know before I know it the pounds will creep up. Before I can take a breath I will be 50 pounds heavier. This has happened before. I will not let this happen again!! Thank the Lord for this challenge!!
Who is next? No really? Please blog or share it on your team. Or if you cannot just journal privately.
Let's make this happen!!!