Wednesday, May 18, 2011

At Some Point, Something Went Wrong.

When I was a kid (I use that term- knowing that I'm only 26, and you might still think I'm just a kid)
I cannot remember seeing commercials for fast food and restaurants that served the kind of food that is acceptable today. When I see advertising for a double bacon cheeseburger that has deep fried onion rings stuffed in it, and then you get a side of onion rings with it, plus a big sugary soda, I think- how many calories is that?!? But you could get one with deep fried jalapenos in it and instead of onion rings you could get fries or tater tots, or chili fries, or chili cheese fries covered in bacon and extra cheese.

I could seriously barf just thinking about all the garbage that is for sale at these "restaurants", that’s kinda funny, because Is it really considered cooking when all you're doing is reheating pre-cooked, pre-made food? No. it's not.

When I saw this ad, I became angry- because this is what is seen by not only Me- a grown up, but KIDS- MY KIDS. Kids that don't know better, so they think this food looks GOOD. When it is really just JUNK, GARBAGE, TRASH. This would wreck your system if you ate it. If you took a person and fed them mass amounts of calories, sugar, carbs, and fat in a (very generous) 20 minute time span, they could become very sick. When I weighed over 400lbs. I might have eaten this very meal- and felt AWFUL afterwards, but I didn't care.

I guess that’s what changed- somewhere along the way, you either decide to Care what you're eating or not Care.

Do you care?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Renew Me

Oh my, how are you WWW? Let me give you an update.

I am pushing (what seems like) harder than ever on my workouts these days.  I am lifting more than I ever thought I would be, and my cardio has been intense. but....I've reached the DREADED PLATEAU!!  This happens to ANYONE that is undergoing serious transformation through weight loss.  You hit these spots where the weight doesn't seem to drop anymore.  So, for the last 2 weeks I've really not lost a whole lot of weight.  I was down to 253lbs last week, but I've been holding water this whole week!  As of today I was back up to 257lbs. I want to break that 250lb mark SO BAD!!!

Almost 1 year into this, I find myself in need of a renewing of my dedication and commitment to this path that I'm on. If you would,  Pray for me.  That I will break through this plateau phase.God,
I have nothing that you have not placed in my life.  I thank you for transformation of my mind and my body.  I ask that you'll continue to help me.  Continue to make me new- each day.


69lbs. to go!