Friday, September 30, 2005


Exercise notions that are commonly incorrect:
1. No pain, no gain
2. Spot reducing is possible.
3. With lifting weights, women will get bulky muscles.
4. If exercising you can eat whatever.
5. A vigorous time commitment is necessary for exercising.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

body type

I thought I read somewhere that I would be considered a "ruler" type of body, an "apple" shape of body, now an "endomorphic" type. Therefore, I easily gain weight be it fat or muscle but I have to work very hard at losing the weight of fat. I feel what it all melts down to is I still have to eat right, eat less, and move more. Is there any other answer?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


I lost nine pounds. I finally am motivated to improve my efforts by exercising more faithfully, to be aware of the types of foods I eat, journalizing to prevent food amnesia, go back to keeping the goodies out of the house, review daily the hints I have around in books that keep me aiming in the right direction, and asking for help through a lot of my associates. I would talk about how I managed to lose so much weight in one week but not now, I don't want to go off in a tangent. This is a positive entry.

Monday, September 26, 2005

sleep it off

The latter I'm up the hungrier I get. I don't know why I don't go to bed and sleep it off. I was being tempted to just take a little bit of something to satisfy my slight hunger urge. I know myself very well. I have better control by passing up the food than by tasting only a bite. Tomorrow is my accountability day with weigh-in. I didn't try to have any control or do my moving around activities to burn off what I ate at all this week. I know that consistency always pays off the weight or pays up the gain. I wish I had another wedding to go to so that I would care about how I looked. That is probably why I hide a lot. I don't have to be presentable in my house by myself. I even avoid my mirrors as much as possible. As soon as I lose a pound my tune will change. Watch and see. CHOW! Oh, that reminds me of food.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


WILL power is a plenty?
I WILL-- clean my plate,
all gone "till empty.
Not WILL, but "no"power, can't relate.
by magmem

Saturday, September 24, 2005


I have got to keep my guard up. That's the way to hold on to my positive attitude. Everyday remember to S. T. A. R. T. the day my own way. It takes a long time to lose but a short time to gain. A moment in my mouth is a lifetime on my hips. The labor of my desire will encompass much time, participation, dedication, and the giving up of instant gratification with food. The whole program may cause me some minute pain physically (exercise) and mentally when I hear my stomach growl late at night.
S.- seize the moment the thought hits you when looking into the mirror.
T.- tame your doubts about defeat.
A.- announce your plan, write it down, journalize, encourage support.
R.- receive it by faith with consistancy.
T.- take the next step and follow through. (you can do it)

Friday, September 23, 2005

who to blame

It's not the tv, it's not the sitting and reading books, it's not the fast food places; the buck, stops here. It's all about me! It's my lack of an active life style, my not being informed sufficiently in
nutrition, my hidden dislike of myself, and my inappropiate choices of eating the empty calorie foods. It's really all about what I eat, how much I eat, when I eat, why I eat, where I eat, and the way I eat. I struggle with myself all of the time. This is what I call accountability. I may as well say it out loud before anybody even looks at me and thinks it. Tomorrow is a new day and I plan to start patting myself on the back instead of kicking my own behind.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

back to exercising

It's been six weeks since my vacation was over and in the delay of going back to my new program of changing my life style, I have gained over fourteen pounds. This past week was sprinkled with some exercise and I believe I'm back on track again. We'll see what next Tuesday's weigh-in will reveal.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


I want to help you.
It will never work or do,
Unless, I try to lose weight too.
You'll laugh and say phoo-phoo!
by magmem

Monday, September 19, 2005


I myself like to refer retro to my successes and my set backs so that I can reinforce what worked for me in losing weight and try to eliminate, once again, my bad habits that interfer with my goal of living a healthy life style. The draw back for me is always having to search through the archives. I feel some of the important postings of my choice (or your choice to read again) should be easily accessable and kept together outside of the archives. I think it's odd that "freedom" of speech fits in a template.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


The habit of impulse eating involves eating in a quick manner, with little chewing, and feeling the sensation of not being able to stop until it is all gone.

Good habits are what keeps you going on a diet, but motivation is what gets you started.

A two to three pound weight gain can be blamed on water retention. Gaining five pounds or more weight needs attention.

Shame and scare tactics will not motivate anyone to change their eating habits.


Being fat, I have to go the extra mile,
to be accepted and earn a smile.
Love me or hate me, for what I do,
not for the way I look to you!
Do I like my tortoise shell? Not,
but it's the only one I got!
by magmem

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

my first comment received

I opened my first comment after whining about no responses to my journals. It was like a slap in the face! I don't understand why I am being accused of advertising or excessive self-promotion. See misc. posting on 7-18-05, if that is more presentable I can do that more often and drop the I's. I thought blogging was a form of communication in diary style. I assumed people with the same type of ideas would like to hear they are not alone in their struggles. Moral support can jump start motivation!

diet dilemma/fat battles

My mental and physical struggle with small weight gains that have mounted up to morbid obesity. This is my journal of talking to myself and looking for small successes in attempting to change my life style of living to eat. The quest here is to change my inside before I attempt to do the body work. You will see how I discover what I'm doing wrong in my hand to mouth automation. (I was also pleasured with cigarettes. I am thankful that addiction is in check now.)

Monday, September 05, 2005


It has been exactly one month since I strayed from my new life time goal of getting healthier. Somebody tell me what is wrong with me? I can't seem to get back into the swing of things. Why don't I care about myself again? Needless to say I am g-a-i-n-i-n-g! Boo.... throw the bum out.