Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Sunday Skinny: Week 13

Ok so the bad news, I gained 4 pounds this week putting me at 185.5. I totally knew that this was going to happen and although I SHOULD be sorry I am not because those four pounds I am convinced was all the Creamsicle’s fault and well the Creamsicle’s made me sane. In conclusion those four pounds I gained saved my sanity.

So in order to get back to eating right, staying on track and being healthy Mr. Rogue and I decided to watch a few documentaries while we sorted through photos on Sunday. We picked a documentary “Food Inc” that pulled back the curtain of what I know about food. Even with all the research I have done, even with taking nutritional classes at UCLA, even considering I am pretty well read and educated I had no idea some of the things talked about in this video. And then we watched another amazing movie “Food Matters” that took us even further. If you want to be woken up about what we are eating and how this is contributing to the growing epidemic of obesity and heart disease in our society watch these two videos that FLOORED me.

Some of the most important take aways for those of you that won’t or don’t have the time to watch them are these:

- How do we expect to build a building to last 100 years when we use poor materials.

- We human beings are hardwired to love; fat, sugar and salt. Put enough of any one of these three ingredients into a food product and we will crave it.

- High concentrations of fat, sugar and salt are found very rarely in nature but are readily available to us in our modern world.

- Genetically altered food is in almost everything you eat.

- Hormones and pesticides are used in EVERYTHING!

- Children born after 2000; one in three children will develop diabetes, raise that to one in two in minority groups

- You are what you eat, you are what you eat, you are what you eat.

I can’t tell you enough how these videos immediately shocked us into making a further commitment to eating well. Not only are we going back on our modified food eating, I am not going to call them diets because I am referring to how we want to eat for the rest of our lives, we are also making the huge commitment to try eating organic all the time. For the next three months we are only buying organic; organic farm raised eggs, organic meats, organic fruits and vegetables. Most of these things I am hoping to buy from local farms at our farmers market. Although we are aware that eating all organic is going to affect our food budgets out idea is that spending a little more on good wholesome food will give us a great chance at health and in the long run save us on medications and health care in the future.

Now I know we cannot eat how we would like all of the time but if we can make a commitment to eating right 95% then I will dub this lifestyle a success. Wish us luck, I will keep you posted!

Weight Gain Round 5: 210 pounds. 20 pounds gained when I lost the baby.

Weight Gain Round 4: 190 pounds. I lost weight for the wedding and then I gained it all back plus an additional 10 pounds. The wedding gave me a date to reach for but once that day passed all my plans fell apart and the bingeing started again. BLAST IT!!!

Weight Gain Round 3: 180 pounds. When my brother passed away I started bingeing regularly to cover my emotions and gained another 30 pounds.

Weight Gain Round 2: 150 pounds. I gained 15 pounds when I tackled that large project at work and worked all those long hours for a year.

Weight Gain Round 1: 135 pounds. I gained the inevitable ‘I’m in a comfy relationship’ 10 pounds after I started dating my husband.

Start weight when I moved to California 125.

GOAL WEIGHT = 135-150 pounds


lilmansworld said...

those docs were good, I agree

paul peggy zeus said...

I gained five pounds at Grandma's this past week too, now I have to work extra hard to get them back off! It sucks, but it happens.

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