'The Biggest Loser has been reinforcing the stereotype that fat people are lazy and unhealthy and deserve to be berated, forced to exercise in pain and with injuries, and malnourished all for the sake of weight loss and entertainment”
So I’m only day 3 of doing the Insulin Resistance Diet. I found that when I balance the carbs and protein like the book says, I stay satisfied for 3+ hours. However, if I eat too many carbs (I put jelly on my PB sandwich and unbalanced the carbs on day 1), I get HUNGRY. Like.. stomach feeling hungry.. the whole thing, not just in my head within like.. an hour. I can eat protein but it doesn’t seem to help. If I want for like.. 4 hours, it can ease up a bit, but sitting around feeling hungry for hours when you know that you can’t be.. it just annoying.
A friend on Facebook recommended this Dreamfield’s pasta stuff. It has 41 carbs, but the box claims only FIVE are digestible, so to count 5g carbs. Okay, so I had two servings, which was an average amount of pasta and almost immediately (wihtin the hour), I got the carb imbalance feeling again. I’ve been messed up all night. I keep eating, but trying to keep it within reason and to mostly protein. Right now I’m eating a PB sandwich on low carb bread just hoping I can knock the hunger down. I’ve also tried string cheese, greek yogurt, one serving of cheerios with 1% milk and a few almonds throughout the night and it barely made a dent. I’m frustrated that I have YET to have a perfect day on the IR diet. I’m so annoyed at this dreamfield’s pasta. Googling it yields interesting results. Basically, most call it a scam. Stupid pasta totally messed me up when I thought I was being so careful.
I bought the Insulin Resistant Diet book from Amazon and have read it all the way through. It seems so sensible to me. The basic concept is to link proteins and carbs. No sugar added light yogurt and some fruit do not need to be linked because their sugar is not glucose? Interesting! I’ve had my first few meals, so if any fellow IR diet book readers can look and see if I’ve balanced them correctly, I’d appreciate it.
I’ve been MIA. I lost my mojo after the color run, went on vacation in October and had a miscarriage a week later. I feel and look like crap. I feel guilty because I’m huge and fat. It did not help that my doctor tried to say my weight was the reason for all my miscarriages. I got a new doctor and he doesn’t seem to agree. However, I want to lose and be “better” but I can’t make myself do it. It’s so much easier to eat a bowl of cereal without measuring it out. It’s easy to drink water when I want and not keep track of how much I’m drinking. I like being able to drink diet sodas with reckless abandon.
However.. my hormone levels are all out of whack. I have thinning hair up top, I hold most of my weight in my belly and I get facial hair. Ugh! Low progesterone seems to also be present during my short pregnancies. Soo… I did some googling and it seems like I should do the Low GI diet. EDiets has it, but I can’t afford nearly 20.00 a month. Is there anyone out there following a low GI diet that can help me get started?
the lady that gives my exercise classes is going through a lot of personal issues with her hubby and had to stop giving classes. She’s even moving out of town. I hope she’s okay. Ugh, I already miss my classes though. We live in a town of about 2k people, We’re rural and there’s nowhere close to me to do classes. 1: the nearest is a Curves about 30 minutes from me. Given the cost of gas, the time to travel and the cost of classes, I couldn’t pull that off anyway. Plus, I know me. If I have to drive 30 minutes to work out, I’ll start giving myself reasons not to go.
I just really hope the lady is going to be okay though. That’s the most important thing
Jingit now has several ads out there. I make like.. almost 5 bucks a day for a few minutes of watching ads. I know these particular ads won’t be around past mid month, so says the company on their Facebook page. Right now, a lot of the ads also earn Box Tops for the school of your choice. 4 tops per ad on most of them. I could care less if my school gets them because they use them for “parties” but I’m sure some of you collect these!
I could use a few more referrals to increase my cap. :) You can increase your cap up to 15 bucks per week and I’m almost at my limit of 12.50 and it’s only Wednesday?. Help a girl out? It’s free and once you earn 2.00, you can get a Visa Debit card to load your earnings on. I’ve used mine at convenience stores, online and even at Wal-Mart!. Save up for healthy food or even those next pair of shoes!
Check this page daily to see what ads are active. You can watch each ad once per day usually.
** to sign up, they do ask you for a cell #. They send you ONE text message to confirm the account. That’s it. I’ve had them for months and months and never got another. Ever. I have a prepaid non-smartphone so I’m really careful. Don’t be freaked out when it asks you for it. It’s a security precaution.
I know I haven’t been on here much.. if at all in over a week. I’ve been so unmotivated. I walked the Color Run on August 18th. Since then, I’ve only gone out walking ONCE. I had some calf/shin pain so I didn’t go again. I’ve been occasionally doing the exercise bike. I know I’m not eating the best. I feel guilty about it but I can’t seem to stop myself from skidding and I can’t get back on track.
I look at the Color Run photos. Part of me says “oh wow, you DID IT” but the majority of my thought process says “holy hell! You’re as big as a whale! You’ve been working for so long and what have you to show for it? Nothing, you’re a fucking fatass!” Of course, this doesn’t help my skidding any and it just makes me feel WORSE about myself. I still am doing my exercise classes although she was off the week after the Color Run and then I didn’t get to go on Tuesday because I had to take Hubby to his manager’s meeting. I just say “wow, 6 months and you haven’t changed a bit. You should have an awesome before/after photo by now but you’re a fail and you suck”`
Today, I did the 45 the minute yoga class and then I did 6 miles on the exercise bike in 24 minutes. Not sure how accurate the display on the bike is. It’s my mom’s, it’s used and she stored it on her patio for a while. When I got it, the thing was filthy and I cleaned it up, cleaned out corroded battery compartment and the display still did not work. Randomly, one day it started functioning. The pulse rate thing seems wildly inaccurate, as it can tell me “71” and then right after tell me 165. I’m hoping that the damn mileage is accurate or at least mostly accurate because during the “low point” in my journey, at least it feels good to say I did 6 miles on the exercise bike.
Any words of wisdom or encouragement to help me get on track?