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  • #31
    Originally posted by CiKi90
    Gelatin:Knox Original 4-pk. Unflavored Gelatine 1-oz. : Target

    I know it looks odd as a health food, but since gelatin is made from bones and stuff, it is actually very healthy. There are plenty of things you can do with it. You can make gummy candy, or just mix it into a hot drink. I like to mix it in with my hot coffee in the morning, add some sweetener and almond milk, and let it set.

    But anyway, ready-to-eat high protein snacks are really a lifesaver for me, sometimes! Maybe you could go grocery shopping with your parents one day and pick a few things out, if you're inclined to do so.


    Yeah, I'm not trying to come across as discouraging or anything, I am maybe just being protective, I guess? Lol. I do know that since you're keeping a journal and have people supporting you on here, it may be a lot easier for you to accomplish your goals! Also, you said that you're considering making your goals fitness related, which I think is a great idea and can be very rewarding. I've done that before: My goal was to do an unassisted pull-up, and I worked at it for months, but then I got it! Felt really great and had nothing to do with my physical appearance.
    Dont worry,i know you're trying to help out i could probably use protecting from my weird thinking anyway!

    I wish i could do an unassisted pull up, i just dangle from the bar!

    Definitely going to get some protein stuff. And thank you for sending Derp
    here haha. Im guessing it was you and not a higher power, anyway
    Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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    • #32
      Saturday, 15th June 2013

      Day One of My Willpower Challenge

      Sleep:

      00.30 - 9.30
      Pretty restless last night. Woke up a looot. I realized this happens quite a bit when I eat non-primal stuff. Just always end up super hot and toss and turn all night.

      Exercise:
      65 minutes on the treadmill
      -25 minutes @ 5.0mph
      -25 minutes @ 6.0mph
      -15 minutes @ 3.5mph
      Total : 5.45 miles

      Food:
      Breakfast: Sweet potato frittata (2 whole, 2 whites). - Thinking of changing it up tomorrow, since I've had this way too many days in a row now.
      Lunch: Chicken breast deli slices
      Dinner: Grilled salmon and shrimp (yum )
      Snacks: Strawberries
      Calories: ~900 - I wasn't hungry when I woke up today, probably due to the monstrous amount of food I had yesterday. But I wasn't very hungry throughout the day either. I'm thinking that's because I'm getting more protein in

      Thoughts and Stuff:
      Today was a good day! It was one of those really lazy Saturdays.
      I realize I always feel so much more at ease at the end of a day when I've stuck to primal eating. After eating all that stuff yesterday I was just groggy and grumpy for the rest of the evening. And that led to me snapping at everyone whenever they said the smallest of things to me. Not good at all! It's also ruining my skin . But I'm happy I got through day one of my little challenge!
      Today my brother asked me what my goal was with all the lifting I was doing. I said it was to get stronger + build muscle. Which, sure, is true. But really, my main goal was to get leaner. I don't know why I just can't tell anyone I know in person that I want to lose fat. He would never make fun of me for it, but he's one of those naturally tall and slim people, with the suuuuper speedy metabolisms. So I felt there was no point telling him, because he really wouldn't know how to help me anyway, I think.
      I think I lied just now. I do know why I don't like telling anyone. In the back of my mind, I always think if I let someone see a flaw in me, or something I consider a flaw (so even if they don't think I need to lose weight, but they know that I think I do), that they're bound to use it against me, somehow. My brother defiiinitely wouldn't, but I think that's why I wouldn't tell my friends, for example. I really feel like I could use the support and the help, but at the same time, I want to just do it by myself. I don't like feeling vulnerable or feeling like I'm relying on someone. Meh.
      I look at myself sometimes and I'm like "you know, it's not like you have a bad figure, you've gotten plenty of compliments on your curves". But I'm just not happy with it. I want to be lean and I want to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I know these things take time though, so, I'll let them take the time that they need! Trying to rush it didn't end well for me last time anyway.
      But, all in all, it was a good day. A nice, lazyyy Saturday.

      Question of the Day:
      What do you want most in life?

      So when your hope's on fire, but you know your desire, don't hold a glass over the flame, don't let your heart grow cold. I will call you by name, I will share your road.
      Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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      • #33
        QOTD~Happiness Detect a theme?

        The following is for illustration purposes.

        Last year we fostered a couple dogs who had been fed bread and cereal, low protein things. The female was flabby, flabby, flabby with no muscles. Within just a couple weeks of a higher protein, lower junk diet she was sleek, trim and well muscled. She was adopted at five weeks and her new owners couldn't get over how fit and trim she was. The moral of this story? Protein builds muscles. Does that help?

        If you are on Facebook, look up the Fitness Diva page. Inspiring.
        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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        • #34
          Saturday, 15th June 2013

          Thoughts and Stuff


          So i just had an argument with someone i've known practically all my life, and he decided to tell me that everything i've chosen to focus on in my life (recently) is fickle and a failure anyway. When asked to give an example, he said 'your diet and your fitness plan'. I was floored. I said that it does work, and as i was about to say how much stronger i am, he went on.

          'It doesnt matter what you say, it's what people see that matters - your body isn't better, have you even lost any weight?' I was about to answer, but he went on. 'I'd believe you if i saw any changes in your body, if your body was getting fixed, but it's not, it's all a failure.'

          I think what astounded me the most is that this is one of the few people i've ever mentioned my insecurities about my body to. And he just threw it in my face. This is exactly what i meant earlier about not wanting anyone to have something to use against me. I wish it didn't get to me so much, but i feel like a like a pile of crap now. I was feeling so optimistic today. Well, this sucks.

          My attempt at making myself feel better : he didn't say your body is bad to begin with - just that it isn't getting better with all your efforts. At least that's my attempt at spinning it into a positive light, lol. We were with one other person, and once he left, i asked her "how could he just make fun of my body like that?" and she looked shocked and said "I didn't hear him make fun of your body...". But I don't know. It's still kicking me while I'm down, and it feels like an attack on how my body looks. I'm both furious and hurt by it. Maybe this will be my motivation to keep on track. I don't want to feel this way ever again.
          Last edited by Driedmango; 06-15-2013, 07:50 PM.
          Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
            QOTD~Happiness Detect a theme?

            The following is for illustration purposes.

            Last year we fostered a couple dogs who had been fed bread and cereal, low protein things. The female was flabby, flabby, flabby with no muscles. Within just a couple weeks of a higher protein, lower junk diet she was sleek, trim and well muscled. She was adopted at five weeks and her new owners couldn't get over how fit and trim she was. The moral of this story? Protein builds muscles. Does that help?

            If you are on Facebook, look up the Fitness Diva page. Inspiring.
            To be happy is what i would've answered too. That's a great story - hopefully mine ends the same way.
            I'll have a look!
            Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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            • #36
              It's really your choice to do what you want with all aspects of your life, free of judgment from others, particularly friends. I expect him to make a complete apology. Showing concern is one thing, but calling your attempts to make a positive change in your health a total failure is pretty assholeish.

              Btw, pocky is fantastic. I used to eat that stuff all the time.
              Make America Great Again

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Driedmango View Post
                Saturday, 15th June 2013

                Thoughts and Stuff


                So i just had an argument with someone i've known practically all my life, and he decided to tell me that everything i've chosen to focus on in my life (recently) is fickle and a failure anyway. When asked to give an example, he said 'your diet and your fitness plan'. I was floored. I said that it does work, and as i was about to say how much stronger i am, he went on.

                'It doesnt matter what you say, it's what people see that matters - your body isn't better, have you even lost any weight?' I was about to answer, but he went on. 'I'd believe you if i saw any changes in your body, if your body was getting fixed, but it's not, it's all a failure.'
                Sounds like this guy isn't happy with himself. He's just trying to project that on you. He must really have a low self esteem.

                Realize that you are doing something right or he wouldn't have felt the need to try and tear you down!

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                • #38
                  I agree completely Brooke. I don't know this guy, but I wouldn't hesitate to call him an asshole based on that scenario. Seems like he is taking some sort of anger out on you. Don't let him tear you down, Driedmango. Keep your head up and stay focused, don't let the negative hurdles knock you down. Good luck!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    It's really your choice to do what you want with all aspects of your life, free of judgment from others, particularly friends. I expect him to make a complete apology. Showing concern is one thing, but calling your attempts to make a positive change in your health a total failure is pretty assholeish.

                    Btw, pocky is fantastic. I used to eat that stuff all the time.
                    I know, i was just surprised by it. It felt like such an unnecessary attack. But it just made me all the more determined to prove him wrong. He's never been one to apologize, so i wont hold my breath. I've decided that his opinion is completely irrelevant to me. That wasn't an attempt at helping me, it was just an attempt to tear me down.

                    Haha it is reallyy yummy. The almond is my favorite, but there's this japanese store near my house that sells soooo many flavours.

                    Thank you so much for your input/support Mr.Derrrrp!

                    Originally posted by brookesam View Post
                    Sounds like this guy isn't happy with himself. He's just trying to project that on you. He must really have a low self esteem.

                    Realize that you are doing something right or he wouldn't have felt the need to try and tear you down!
                    I agree actually...he's got a lot of weight he wants/needs to lose, as well, lol. I guess it's easier to knock someone else, rather than work on fixing yourself.

                    Thank you lots and lots for your support, Brooke!

                    <3
                    Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by max219 View Post
                      I agree completely Brooke. I don't know this guy, but I wouldn't hesitate to call him an asshole based on that scenario. Seems like he is taking some sort of anger out on you. Don't let him tear you down, Driedmango. Keep your head up and stay focused, don't let the negative hurdles knock you down. Good luck!
                      Haha thank you so much, Max! It's pretty crazy that you guys on here are giving me so much support, whereas someone i've known for ages is just being a bully. I'm definitely going to stay on track

                      I appreciate all the support sooo much!
                      I'd give you all hugs for days if i could
                      Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by CiKi90
                        Well, I'd give you some advice but it seems like everyone on here took the words right out of my mouth! If someone wants to be so mean to someone as nice as you are, they really don't deserve to have a friend like you. I just don't understand why someone would attack you like that for no reason, it's really awful.

                        Personally, I just want you to know that I think you are making improvements, based on what you've told me. You're getting your nutrients in (since your cycle started up again,) I know you're power-lifting and getting stronger every day, and you're consciously working on eating healthy foods with the least amount of obsession associated with it. You're getting on so well, in my eyes.
                        You guys on here are the sweetest! I feel so much better in comparison to when i posted that. I'm not sure what he was thinking, nor do i care to find out. I going to have as little to do with him as possible - no point surrounding myself with negative energy.

                        Those are all the things i wanted to say to him, too. But he just wouldnt let me get a word in! Thank you so much for all your kind words. It means the woooorld to me!

                        I feel all warm and fuzzy inside thanks to all of you!

                        Hugs <3
                        Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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                        • #42
                          Sunday, 16th June 2013

                          Day Two of My Willpower Challenge


                          Sleep:
                          1.30 - 9.00
                          Bizarre nightmares last night.

                          Exercise:
                          Nothing yet, buuut I did work up a bit of a sweat mopping and vacuuming and stuff. I might go for a jog or do sprints on the treadmill in a bit.

                          Update: So I did go to the gym! I only did cardio today because I'm lifting tomorrow
                          65 minutes on the treadmill
                          -35 @ 6.0mph
                          -15 @ 5.0mph
                          -15 @ 3.5mph
                          I'm really trying to get my cardio to improve, but I don't think I'm doing particularly well. How on earth did I do an hour at 6.0mph and then do the elliptical or walk at a ridiculous incline for a second hour before?

                          Food:
                          Breakfast: Frittata with chicken breast deli meat (2 wholes, 2 whites)
                          Lunch: Chicken breast deli meat
                          Dinner: A beef and potato roast - I skipped out on the potato. The meat was reallyyy fatty though, and the texture makes me feel sick, so even though I tried to dodge the fatty bits, I still feel a little nauseous now.
                          Snacks: Prickly pear, strawberries and almonds
                          Calories: ~1300

                          Thoughts and Stuff:
                          Last night was a bit rough, but thanks to all the lovely people on MDA I feel a lot better. Thank you guys sooooooooooooo much.
                          Feeling really good about doing the 100% primal thing for a while. I feel cleaaaan! It's amazing the effect of what you eat has on other aspects of your life. I always feel a lot more at ease when I stick to primal. And a lot more energetic !
                          It's almost my younger sister's birthday, and she's a huuuuuuge art buff. She has a crapload of art supplies everywhere, so I just spent most of the day re-organizing stuff and cleaning up. I want everything to be perfect for her birthday party! I'm actually making the cake and these little chocolate candies for her birthday - so hopefully no one will hassle me about trying their treats.
                          And today was father's day! I made my dad these little primal cakes (thank you, coconut flour/coconut oil). You would never have guessed they were coffee flavored just from the scent (smelled so much like coconut) - but hey, at least they kinda tasted like coffee. He seemed really happy with them, and that makes me happy. I love making my loved ones happy .
                          Day two of the willpower challenge, dooooone!

                          Question Of The Day:
                          How would you define love?

                          And I will love with urgency, but not with haste.
                          Last edited by Driedmango; 06-16-2013, 04:26 PM.
                          Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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                          • #43
                            QOTD......Putting someone else before yourself. Wait, that could just be a thoughtful person.
                            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                              QOTD......Putting someone else before yourself. Wait, that could just be a thoughtful person.
                              Oh HB, I think you're just a little bundle of wisdom.
                              Thank you for always answering my QOTD!
                              Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.

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                              • #45
                                I'm a little late to the party, but it I agree that he was projecting - having now come to light that he is trying to lose weight.

                                QOTD: Selflessly wanting and attempting to make that person's life better in any/every way you can, which is why I extend and use the word in many of my relationships. On a related note: some people have difficulty saying "I love you," but I use it freely (with my loved ones), especially with friends - old and young, male and female. I place a high importance on letting it be known.

                                Also... green tea pocky
                                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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