Sunday, July 3, 2011

1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, DOWN!

I ate 5 baked potatoes yesterday. I must be craving potassium carbs. Either way, did I get a happy surprise when I got on the scale this morning! I weigh 221, so that is down a whole pound.

I am not actively trying to lose weight. I'm not even calorie counting right now. I'm just eating whatever I am craving simply because otherwise I would starve. I kind of hear that argument between Belle and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, when she says "I'm not hungry" and he yells "THEN GO AHEAD AND STAAAARVVVEEEE!" because that's how I feel sometimes.... if I can't pinpoint what I am craving, I don't eat.

I know, it's bad. But I'm also not huuuungryyyyy. So why force yourself to eat?

And now for something completely different...

I really wonder about some people. Like for instance, Jillian Michaels. She said on her FB page that she is going to do candle light yoga tonight to preempt some of the damage she's going to do to her diet tomorrow. I think it's kind of sad, really, that she can't enjoy ONE day without exercising? One holiday where she eats a bit more, and doesn't worry about what it will do to her waistline? Maybe its because she's famous. But I've noticed on the blogsphere that some people tend to think the same way.

Maybe it's because I hate exercising. But I always enjoy food. so I might be a little biased. I gotta go now, I only get an hour off between shifts so I'm limiting my exposure to screens. Carry on!

I needs me a potato.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! I know Jillian is a PCOS patient and if she's anything like me (also a PCOS patient) then there are a few unique things to us:
    1) Working out helps keep our hormones balanced and minds clear. Hormones (like you know, the pregnancy stuff) abnormally spike for us (I even had morning sickness for a whole year before I was sexually active - it SUCKED!!!)so keeping a routine of eating the same foods, and working out, helps us stay "normal".
    2) She's undergoing a LOT of changes. I read in the last Fitness Magazine that she's adopting soon! :) I'm sure working out helps her cope w/ the stress and changes that come from bringing a baby home. :)
    3) It's ABNORMALLY easy for us to gain weight. Seriously, 1 carb (even a healthy one, like an apple) can stall out our systems, start abnormal hair growth, acne, those aforementioned hormone spikes, etc. Most PCOS patients are Insulin Resistant (which is a hop skip and a jump away from diabetes). So if we want to eat a carb in a day, we HAVE TO work out, or we WILL gain. It's super crazy!
    Too bad she doesn't still have that "Losing it with Jillian" show. I Loved it! I'll miss her on The Biggest Loser!


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