Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Weight Game

The weight game, it seems to go on and on for most men and women.
For me, I am "lucky" enough that everything I do and motion I make has
a quick response to my shape. This, my dear, is a blessing and a curse.
Which means I am lucky enough to go back and forth like a yoyo on the scale. I know many of you can "coast" through without much problem, or so it may seem. But, no, not me. One extra margarita or piece of bread shows up loud and clear on my body. What is a gal to do since I'm only 5' 1"? It's got nowhere to hide.
And, my trainer, Crystal Powers of Sunset Fitness, is too slick to trick. Dang. She is good. The numbers speak for themselves. My sweet trainer says it's a blessing to have my body that we can whip into shape so fast, since when I do actually eat a banana in the morning, followed by a protein shake, low cal lunch, 12 almonds in the afternoon, a 300-400 calorie dinner and workout 7 days a week, it truly does show.
But, let's be real. Who can really keep up this type of pace but a 95 lb. perfectly fit trainer? If there is anyone out there that can stick to 1200 calories day after day and not feel hungry and slip up most the dang time?
Chocolate, wine, bread... they are my enemies.
But, I love them so.
Let's face the truth.
I am Christina and I am a eat-a-holic.
I am weak.
I cheat (not on my hubby,but on my diet)
I want to be better, but can't stop my bad habits.
Is there a light at the end of my dieting and workout tunnel?
Bring on the encouragement, if you have any!!! Because I am in the black hole. But, on the bright side I just dropped 3% body fat in 3 weeks and muscles are starting to appear again where I haven't seen in a very long time. So, there just might be a light at the end of this very dark tunnel. If I could just get out of my own way...
What is it about "knowing" what you "should" do
and not doing it time and time again?
Is this the plight of all humans in so many areas in our lives?


sinnlighet said...

You make me smile, early in the morning.

Your little boy is sooooooo lovely!


Hexotica said...

There is no one easy solution; you have to enjoy the exercise you do, the healthy meals you eat, and the moderate taking of junk food as well! But I've found that a detox/fast every once in a while can help to manage a good weight, as well as feeling great. The better your diet is the less you will need to eat and the less you will crave bad food, but even a perfect organic, 100% raw diet wouldn't suffice unless you take supplements, because our food and soil is deficient in trace minerals, which are essential.

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BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Christina,
You are lucky, you just cut back a bit and you're back to being slim. Me? I can't remember if I've ever been considered slim...oh well, right now I'll use the excuse of supporting my local patisserie business!!
Thanks for your visit and kind comment.
Bonne soirée

tattytiara said...

Be healthy and happy whatever size you are and/or choose to be!

Anonymous said...

Now that I'm in my thirties it seems that even if I think about food it goes to my rump. Blah. I religiously work out daily and try to eat right. (secretly I wish I could just lie in bed watching tv and eat fries!)

m^2 said...

I am a wine, bread and chocolate lover too! Ive learned in my life that i have to make sure that im in control, especially not my fiance who would be just fine eating a bag of chocolate and ice cream for dinner. If I make sure to make the dinners, only have one glass of wine and keep the chocolate in the house to a minimum i can pull of a lil weight loss...and feel so much better. And the key is too, to feel better, live longer, be healthier. A food tip that has helped me is having steel cut oats every morning. You can add honey and cinn. to taste, and it also will level out ur blood sugar (which is fantastic for me bc i will go for the cookies!) Its filling and will stick with u to lunch. I hope this helps a lil. Have fun!

Kristin said...

I'm sure you already look gorgeous, but I can understand wanting to be healthier. You CAN do it lady! When in doubt...SHRED. Jillian Michaels will make you hate her and love her at the same time!


Ive started a diet since last month im so nervous my god....Its going well but I can really see how not - eating changes my mood

hope I will be fit for the summer at least !!