A Rose with Starry Eyes

{February 22, 2010}   guest star: tearsnomore87

Don’t like a 900 Calorie Diet?

I don’t care.
Have a pop-tart- that’ll put you at 1,200.
Or have a class of juice- BAM 1,200.
Have a health bar…
Getting the point?
Are we really going to keep going on and on about 1,200 calorie metabolism?
Don’t like my diet plan? Add stuff to it- make it your own.

I need consistency. Something that will keep me on track- at least for the weekdays. Weekends I tend to be a little more lax.
Train your stomach- shrink it. Don’t think about food.

DON’T keep a food diary– it just makes your hungry and it drives you CRAZY. “But a food diary helps me blah blah blah.” Ok- awesome. And? If you’ve ever tried to keep one, how long has that lasted? A week- at best.

DON’T take diet pills. NO NO NO. They’re super ineffective, they give you really nasty side effects and you end up wasting time and money. Although it seems like you may be losing weight the first week- it’s all lies. And you won’t keep it off.

DON’T become a crazy wannarexic knowing you weigh 160+ You’ll get there soon enough, if you constantly watch 95lb girl thinspo, it just gets more and more frustrating if you aren’t seeing results a certain week. Stick to your 10lbs increments.

DON’T spread out losing 10 lbs over a month. That’s just silly. Way to say “I’m too afraid to push myself, and don’t want to be dissappointed, so I’ll let this weight stay on me as long as possible.”
Let me ask you- how long have you been on a diet? Forever? I thought so.

DON’T stop making videos! Videos and youtube keeps you going. Best part about it- it’s FREE. Speaking of free…

DON’T buy bullshit you see on tv or in stores: workout dvds, equipment, diet plan systems, atkins book. There’s a ton of FREE information online. It’s hard not too. I really want to get that Shakeweight dumb thing- but I won’t. I’ll try reeeeally hard not to.

DON’T starve yourself. You won’t last that long and your weight loss WILL NOT be permanent. Fasting is a “healthy” way of saying starve. And even if you do fast- make sure you easy into it. Not BINGE because it’s your last day before the fast.

DON’T BINGE- My biggest problem ever. I eat a lot! A ton! Ask Phil. I eat so much and it’s disgusting how much I can put away. But then doing that puts my weight loss at a stand still for a few days and then maybe in a few days I can start from square one. If you’ve been reeeally good, it’s ok to be bad once in a while. But not ONCE A WEEK. Or once a day (after midnight) like me. How many of you out there are late night eaters? I was on the phone with Manny0219 a few weeks ago, and it was 3am, she was like “What are you doing?” and I said “Making mac and cheese”. And I ate the whole thing on the phone too. A mac and cheese box is 3-4 servings. Just cause it’s all in one BOWL doesn’t make it one serving. 😦

DON’T complain about being fat. EVER. Guys hate this particularly and it just irritates most people. It makes them feel forced to say something they may not really think like “No, you’re not fat.” If you think you’re fat, hearing you’re not won’t make it better. Then why mention it. I say it to Phil all the time. But it is really annoying. I’ve dated some guys who have said “Man, I love how you just never complain about your body. You’re just confident” When really I’m not, I just don’t say it aloud. Well to Phil now cause I feel comfortable enough with him. Recently he told me not to complain anymore if I’m going to keep eating like shit. He said “I don’t think you’re fat- but if you think you’re fat, fix it!”
Doesn’t this thong look like it should be facing the other way? And on a man?^^

What else could I say? Isn’t my puppy sooo cute??

I am running out of DON’Ts. I won’t make any DOs cause you can DO whatever you want. As long as you DON’T do those things ^








Keeping it Off

It’s the end of the first week and I have lost a total of 7lbs. Like I say in my videos, the first week is the easiest to lose. Now the trick is duplicating what I did and then some.
The #1 tip to losing weight and keeping it off is simple:
Weigh yourself everyday. There are people who say they don’t do it because they don’t want to become “obsessed” with the scale, but guess what? You need some sort of obsession with the scale if you want results to happen quickly. If you’re one of those “I lose 1-2lbs a week” people- fine. Weigh yourself once a week and I’m sure you’ve done fine.
But not if you’re trying to lose 20 in 14 days or a month even. There is nothing wrong with rapid weight loss. It is harder to maintain- but it’s not impossible. Weighing yourself is the answer. Give yourself a 2-3 lbs range maybe (I do a 1-2) if you’re at the same weight as yesterday, that’s great! As long as you’re not gaining.

Jackie Kennedy stayed between 124 and 130 her entire adult life. If she felt she was getting close to her 130 limit, she’d eat lightly for a day or two until her weight was where she wanted it to be.
Can’t let yourselves gain 5, 10, 20 lbs! If you’re already there, why give it all away?

et cetera