Another Step to a Healthier Mysfam Cottage

This is the Christmas gift to the humans of Mysfam Cottage, from us to us!  It is also something to help us continue on our quest for a healthier us. 

I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the Mysfam Cottage household.

 

Freezer

 

That’s right!  An upright freezer for our little home.  This is the Christmas gift to the humans of Mysfam Cottage, from us to us!  It is also something to help us continue on our quest for a healthier us.

For a while now we’ve wanted to be able to make and freeze meals, but our normal freezer was usually taken up by frozen vegetables and chicken.  As Thanksgiving has come closer we realized we wouldn’t have any room for the traditional turkey (or two), which is what led to our purchase at this point in time.

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From FAT to fit: The Food is Changin’

My eating…my overeating was going to come to an end.  After weeks of drinking more water than I’d care to think about I was about to limit my food intake.

Food.  I LOVE food.  I wouldn’t have gotten to the size I was unless I loved food.  However, the bigger I became I often felt guilty after eating, especially when my meal consisted of a large sized burger, fries, and soda or after my fourth or fifth trip through a buffet line.  But my time had arrived.  My eating…my overeating was going to come to an end.  After weeks of drinking more water than I’d care to think about I was about to limit my food intake.

On June 29th of this year, I joined….rejoined My Fitness Pal, with a starting weight of 265 lbs, I joined…rejoined My Fitness Pal.  (www.myfitnesspal.com)

June 2017

After updating my information I started with a daily calorie goal of 1,500.  Utilizing My Fitness Pal to track my food intake was the first step.  I stepped out of my introverted comfort zone and joined groups and added friends, building the online support I would need to succeed in my weight loss goal.

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From FAT to fit: The Time is NOW!

I knew from past, personal experience trying to make a lot of changes at once would led to failure, so I researched how to lose weight. Most would say, well, that’s easy. Don’t eat bad-for-you foods. Exercise. Yeeeaaaahhhh, no. Been there, tried that, got the t-shirt I’m too fat to wear in the back of my closet…

The time is now. My time. I’d found my trigger. My goal. My carrot at the end of the stick. A vacation to Hawaii. I knew from past, personal experience trying to make a lot of changes at once would lead to failure, so I researched how to lose weight. Most would say, well, that’s easy. Don’t eat bad-for-you foods. Exercise. Yeeeaaaahhhh, no. Been there, tried that, got the t-shirt I’m too fat to wear in the back of my closet…

After all of my researching, I knew I had to incorporate three things into my life. More water, exercise, and less food. Using my past failures as a guide, Now is the time. My time. I’d found my trigger. My goal. My carrot at the end of the stick. A vacation to Hawaii. I knew from personal experience that trying to do everything at once usually led to failure, so I researched how to lose weight. Most would say, well, that’s easy. Don’t eat bad foods. Exercise. Yeeeaaaahhhh, no. Been there, tried that, got the t-shirt I’m too fat to wear in the back of my closet…

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From FAT to fit: Leading to The Beginning of a Work in Progress

I didn’t have a goal in mind other than that unobtainable goal: to be skinny…From FAT to fit: Leading to the Beginning of a Work in Progress

Fat.  It may only have three letters, but it can be as, if not more, insulting as a four letter word.  The negative connotations associated with it are endless. It is used as one of the cruelest most degrading sort of insults a person can sling at another.  To be fat is to be lazy, gross, unhealthy, unattractive…the list goes on.

I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life.  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fat.  I was six years old the first time I can remember being told “You’d be so pretty if you were skinny” and “you’ll never get married if you don’t lose weight” and “you’ll never find a boy by being fat”.  These phrases came from my own family members.  Think about that for a moment.  Six.  Years.  Old.  Who tells a six year old anything like that?  And you know what?  I believed them.

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