Friday, April 19, 2013

Fat Be Gone Friday:::Robyn's weigh in day

A few years ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine who has a degree in diet and nutrition. She was telling me that studies have shown that for men diet and exercise are equally important in weight loss. For women however, diet plays an 80% role in weight loss success. I remember being really frustrated with that back then. It’s been swimming around my mind the last couple of weeks as I exercise like crazy and don’t lose weight. So, I decided to take my diet more seriously. Have you heard the saying “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels” ?? Well, I have never been a believer of that. I really like food. J But, I have been trying to convince myself.

Have you read the book “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer, or maybe seen the movie? Some sort of centipede looking aliens take over the earth using human bodies as hosts. They embed themselves in the human brains. Well, this week an imaginary very healthy alien came to live in my brain. J When I read the book “The Host” at first it was hard for me to tell the difference when the human girl was talking and when her alien host was. That’s sort of how my week has gone. When I paid for my salad at Paradise Bakery earlier in the week the guy asked me if I wanted to buy one get one free cookies with my salad? My inner self yelled at the top of her lungs “YES, YES PLEASE!!!!!” and then the alien who took over my body very reluctantly said, “no thank you”.  I cannot believe the good food choices I have made. I don’t know, maybe nothing does taste as good as thin feels. I’m still skeptical.

When I very first found out about my thyroid nodules and pre diabetes I did some research on diet and weight loss with these issues. Everything pointed towards high protein and low carbs. Well, I happen to be a carboholic, so I really didn’t like that option. But, over the past few weeks as I have struggled with losing I have slowly accepted the fact that I was probably going to have to lower my carb intake. So, this week I really watched my carbs. This meant that not only was I counting my calories, but I was really trying to make sure that the calories I was eating were the best ones for my body and my weight loss. Guess what happened? I felt better, had more energy, less mood swings. I think my blood sugar was probably more constant. And while I am happy that my body seemed to have liked it, I’m really sort of ticked that lower carbs had to be the answer. I LOVE CARBS!!!!!!!

But, my body responded. I worked out just like usual, ate fantastic and guess what happened?!?!?!

I lost 3.5 pounds this week!!!!!!!!!!
For a total of 23 pounds

I can’t believe it. I am really happy and thankful to my body for responding to my efforts. If I can do this people, you can so do this.  I’m actually believing again that I can reach my goals and that maybe this whole goal weight dream shopping spree will really happen.


Alisa said...

Great job Robyn!! Goodbye unhealthiness! PS, I don't know if you've ever heard of Dr McDougall but he advocates a plant based, whole foods diet (interestingly pretty much the word of wisdom) and on his Maximum Weight Loss plan, you eat mainly complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, white potatoes, grains, and vegetables) and the weight falls off from eating such nutrient dense low calorie food. Check it out at and click on Star McDougallers at the top for stories of people who've not only lost weight but cured chronic health problems.

Stephbyessence said...

WOW! That;s so awesome, I too have found that carb reduction is the key. It's hard as heck, but those daily choices like passing the cookie will add up and eventually make a difference and you are now proof! Keep it up!!!

Will Guthrie said...

Yes, that shopping trip WILL happen, because of choices that YOU make!!! Go Robyn! Changes are good. What we eat matters. You are DOING THIS! Thanks for the inspiration.
Aunt Jo

Robyn Jordan said...

Thank you so much for all of your encouragement!!!!