Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I hear about this way and that way to eat, I get all reved up on a diet and it always ends with me being in a sugar binge because of restrictions I put upon myself. Ive seen it time and time again, I hear someone going on a fad diet so they can lose a quick five pounds. They don't realize come this weekend when they binge on there favorite junk-fair those pounds come right back and sometimes even leading to more. I call this the roller coaster of diets that lead to know where!
So is it worth it? Is it worth the long term effect it has not only to your waistline but to your insides.
I know I want to get off this coaster and get a handle on my eating habits. The only way I see it after so many books and years of fighting this demon is through whole foods. Yes, whole foods! This is what God intended for us to eat and provided us the tools to use our minds to make good food out of whole foods.
It doesn't have to be boring and thinking you cant make your favorite dinner, snacks, etc. You can make tons of different yummy dishes. We all have access to the Internet look up and great recipe and make it with all whole-foods.
So tomorrow is my weigh in and so I will do whole foods for now on. I cant take the chance on never completing this, I need to complete this. Ive spent to long not being the best me and all along it was in me.
So onto a new week with great new recipes on my horizon!
Find 3 recipes and send them to someone
Have a blessed night
Posted by shawn duncan at Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Monday, January 9, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
I want you to take all the journal entries and place them in the scrapbook.
I'm really looking forward to seeing or hearing about every ones progress this week.
When making your scrapbook really reflect back at this weeks journal entries and look at those pictures. I want you to reflect on what you ave learned and remind yourself every moment you can that, "YOU ARE WORTH IT"!!
Do something active with the family
Things you will need for this coming week:
Dry erase board
Have a blessed weekend and go enjoy that family!
Posted by shawn duncan at Saturday, January 07, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Welcome to day 4!
Really pour that heart out and give yourself a good pat on the back!
We need to start treating ourselves with pride so we can see the pride in others.
Today was my normal weigh-in day and I'm so proud to say I'm down 4.3 lbs from last weigh-in!
The thing I did differently this week was to be accountable. I made my fears, anxieties, wants know. I'm not swallowing it any more! I wanted to sink into bad habits, but my lovely wife reminded me of my wants and told me it was OK she would be there to remind me of my goals and how bad I wanted it. If I never would have sat down and been honest about my food struggles she would have never known to help me out. She would have went to the store and bought me that calorie filled soda. That's where pride plays a roll, we are to prideful to let others know we are not in control. We want to fix it ourselves but we cant! So be open and ask for help, with out it you will not have accountability, with accountability you will think twice about that donut. It is so easy for ourselves to have a battle of wills. We will talk to ourselves into eating that donut, making excuses on why it will be OK, making bargains with ourselves to make it OK to go ahead and eat it. When you make yourself accountable to another person you will think twice about it or you can have them help you get over that feeling at the moment. I'm so blessed my wife said to me, you don't need that soda, remember your goal. So I'm proud to say this week was a great loss in lbs!! WOOT WOOT pat on my back.
My challenge for you today is:
get all your water in !!
That simple but so hard sometimes. I have been drinking so much more and I can tell a difference already.
So go into the world today and make it a blessed one!!
Posted by shawn duncan at Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
How is it going? Don't fall on your road block!
This road we are traveling is going to be long and full of blocks. So how are you going to get over the blocks you ask? Well one foot in front of the other and when you come upon a block I want you to reach out and ask for help over it!
So today's task is for you to make a list of road blocks that you have had in the past, be true to yourself and don't hold back!
This will be done in your journal.
The things that tie you bind you! Let them be known so you can heal and let go. I know some times as women we are faced with so many different types of road blocks in our lives. We go through life on auto pilot. We forget about ourselves and we tend to put others first. Guess what? We were made like that, we are nurturers, mothers,wives,sisters,daughters,aunts,grandmas, etc. We are many things to many people. Now comes the time to figure out what we want as woman. Not to be scared to ask for what we need! I stress this so much, when you lose yourself the rest of your life is sure to follow. So go out today and be kind to you like you are to others, you will find it gives you joy so in turn you will spread the joy!
Challenge for today:
Every time you open the fridge today I want you to do 10 side leg lifts. Each leg!
Have a blessed day and for some inspiration I want you to watch biggest Loser tonight!! Woot Woot!
Posted by shawn duncan at Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Welcome to Day 2, I hope all is good and you got through the first day happy and well!!
Today is all about YOU! I want you to write you a note to self. In this note I want you to be free to write all your disappointments and reasons you feel like you have failed in the past.
This will be done in your journal.
With this said I want to share something. I was scared at first to share with you all but I figure in this journey of mine I needed to be free of the burden to get to where I want to be. Honesty is best when you are honest with yourself.
I was watching a show the other night and I had a AHA moment. It was very interesting I do believe all things happens for a reason. I couldn't figure out why am I watching this show? It was about starving to death, people with anorexia and bulimia. I was in awe because guess what I'm no better. I have come to the conclusion I have a eating disorder and I was blind to it. I always claimed I had a weight problem and for the past 20 years have been filled with , throwing up, diet pills, water pills, detox pills, food restriction, food binges, crazy off the wall diets, and now my body is paying the price. I caught myself planning my restriction day for Jan 1, I figured good excuse I can get away with not eating all day, then I watched the show, like I said everything happens for a reason. I have hypoglycemia and I ended up in the 60's I feel back on my couch and asked my wife to make me something I felt like I was going to faint. I sat there and thought about that show. It was like a light bulb went off and I said I'm restricting again, and the next time it might cost me my life. I truly believe the show was sent to me that day to wake me up. As I went shopping that day I kept going along with the crazy thoughts I have, don't get that its to fattening, get this I can binge later, OMG I was actually realizing I'm a person with a eating disorder.
This is the first time I have made it open, I just told my wife last night about my hidden little secret. I was ashamed but she just said hun anything I can do to help, she said she thought I had a problem after she found all my pills for detox, weight loss, etc. She said she was scared to make me upset so she didn't say anything.
In order for me to figure out why I do these things I need to reflect and really be honest with everyone in my life and in turn I hope to help others. I will ask for help when I need it and I will keep myself accountable.
Challenge for today:
(on top of you fitness plan you made yourself yesterday)
Every time you eat "so called junk" do 10 squats
Now go out there and have a blessed day!
Posted by shawn duncan at Monday, January 02, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
We are blessed to make it another year!
I know I'm blessed I made it another year. This year is a significant one for me, I turn the big 40! Yikes! But seriously I have been battling this weight demon longer than 20 years and I need to take a big step back and reflect.
Reflect on the past choices, on times I succeeded, times I failed and figure out why is it I'm not obtaining what I want so bad, to be healthy and fit.
So with this coming week I will post 7 days of things I need you to do with me, daily challenges, etc. All will be on the subject of reflections. So on to another year, hope you join me.
Posted by shawn duncan at Sunday, January 01, 2012