Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sumo Update!

Does anyone recall me explaining the Sumo Diet? Go here and find out more. Unknown to me, I was following this lovely large plan. Ugh, yikes, I could scream were a couple of my thoughts and emotions.

After I got over the initial shock and horror. I became terrified. Yay, I over did it. I was a afraid to sit down for fear of being sedentary. Don't worry, it didn't last long. I REALLY did not want to low carb diet anymore. Especially when we eat really healthy, preservative free and organic.

Calorie counting at this point in my life would take an enormous amount of thought and time (although I'm still holding on to the idea- it's falling further back in my mind) So I've prayed and swam and swam while I prayed, yelled, screamed and shed a few tears. (You can do all that under water without people noticing - I think) Finally after having my rant I knew what I was supposed to do. The hardest of all weight control solutions out there!

Eat when I'm really hungry and stop when I'm satisfied... Simple you say. Well, I expected it to be excruciatingly hard. It wasn't. I had forgotten what freedom it brings me. All foods are "good" in right proportion! I will say that I have had to be careful of not getting into the routine of eating lots of sweets. I'm daily having to call on my Father to help me make good choices and stay away from poor ones. If there's homemade whole grain cookies around I still want to eat those instead of breakfast. I also have to choose to eat veggies. I have eaten so many I could easily skip them for awhile.

So here's my basic plan prescribe for me by my Heavenly Father:
  1. Eat when I'm truly hungry and stop when satisfied. (Find it if it's lost)
  2. Eat whole grains
  3. Fresh veggies
  4. Protein
  5. Have something sweet everyday, if I like. Don't make the whole day sweets.
  6. Drink plenty of water, lemon water, tea w/stevia. Stay away from empty calories.
  7. Eat only when I'm truly hungry and don't gobble food down to "fit" more in before my full signal. Remind myself I get to eat again and whatever I like.

That's it. Nothing more. I do have to be super conscious of when I'm going to eat and when satisfied is here. Sometimes I go to full, but not stuffed or worse! The Lord is really helping me with this. I couldn't do it without Him. I have had weight loss my first week and am very excited to continue. I'm still exercising 4 to 5 times a week, but now I'm losing weight, gaining muscle and strength. Not just staying the same.

A big key for me is to take it day by day. Learn from my mistakes and "not throw the baby out with the bath water" (a saying from my mom). I'm going to try and only weigh myself every 2 weeks or so. I may not do it at all, now that I know it works! Sometimes those numbers like to make me think I can reward myself or go off the deep end... But I already get to "reward" myself by eating what I like?

So here what this Crazy, Homeschool Mom has been up to! Has anyone else had success with this type of eating?

I would love to hear from you!

julie

1 comment:

Tina said...

This is actually the only way I have been successful. Even when I fall off the wagon, and eat too many sweets, I don't gain back more than I lost, at least so quickly. I admit I also have to *choose* to eat more veggies, something I don't mind, though. I like veggies! Moderation, moderation, moderation and exercise, b/c all the years of dieting have butchered my metabolism. YEAH for you! Keep up the good work!