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To blog or not to blog… That is the question…

2 Dec

After 5 meetings… Yesterday was my first official “start day” in OA 12 steps for my eating disorder. I have eliminated all sugar, flour, wheat, and binge eating from my life. Today I start weight training again. I now have the mental, emotional, spiritual, tools, steps, and the daily/weekly group support I need to change my life and my health for good. This much knowledge and daily/weekly support is something I have never had before so I am looking forward to the future! I did my “before” photos last night (I have gained all of my weight back+) but I am not sure if I should post the photos this time and do weekly posts and public “check ins” with you all. I am kind of embarrassed. You all have seen me do this every year now for the last 3 years or so and now I am really scared… Crazy “me” scared of posting things?!?!? Am I scared I will “publicly fail” again or am I scared of what my friends and family will think of me and that I am no longer inspiring people that I am just looking like a joke? Part of me wants to post and video blog and blog about this and share and inspire the masses who might also be going thru this or inspire those that need help to finally get help… and part of me wants to keep this private and be quiet. (so not like me) I even recently made my Facebook profile private and will soon be eliminating people in my friends list. (I really do not have almost 5,000 friends that need to see where I am and what I am doing all the time. <<<< But that is a separate topic I will discuss later… I got side tracked ok… The thing that is different about TODAY is that I am not doing this to be “perfect” or look good… I am doing it this time to FEEL GOOD, BE GOOD TO THOSE AROUND ME, and BE HEALTHY! I have spent the last many months being kinder to myself so my mindset is like it has never been before starting this repeated yet NEW journey. I know now that I have had a problem with binge eating that goes back sooooooo many years but I worked out 4 hours a day long ago and so you never saw the results of my sugar addiction and actions. If I continue down this path of binge eating and unhealthy behavior I will die… Period! So many Mary mind questions… ARGH! Any thoughts on this are appreciated as I grow with you and appreciate your knowledge as I work thru this process. Should I post about it in video and photo form? Take you on this journey with me? My head is spinning… Thank you! ❤ YOU! Mary Lou

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MARY MORPHING… FROM FIT TO FAT – TO FIGHTING FIT!

26 Mar

MARY MORPHING… FROM FIT TO FAT – TO FIGHTING FIT!

 

Disclaimer: This is my story and journey… I am not saying do what I do… I am merely telling you my story and giving some advice. You do you… I do me… Love, Respect, and Accept Each Other for Who We Are and Who We Plan to Become…

So with that said here we go…

Below is a posting I posted last year everywhere in order to help those with the up and down battle of weight loss, PCOS, and just pure frustration.

After many many months of a bodybuilding diet of whey protein powders, meats with every meal, cutting carbs, taking a bunch of medications, and a $300 a month bill for vitamins/supplements, and working out like crazy… I did get down to 133 lbs. for our wedding but I felt bloated, toxic, and worse than ever.

So I decided for myself that in order to be FULLY HEALTHY and to HEAL MYSELF… I must get off ALL medications including birth control, supplements, meats, processed foods, fake sugars, etc. and let my body learn how to operate without being controlled by medications because I have been on medications since I was 14 years old. (Please do not attempt this yourself until you research and get proper medical advice)

Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” 
― Hippocrates

Last December 29, 2011  I drastically changed my life and adopted a permanent Vegan lifestyle (The first lifestyle diet in my own food history that I do not want to cheat on and I am having fun discovering new healthy and great tasting foods!) I also started the P90X home workout program. (My Beachbody profile http://www.teambeachbody.com/member/sn/MistressMary) The first month was great! I was losing weight and the puffiness in my body. My knees and joints felt better and stronger than they have since before my injuries! Then… I gradually went off of all my medications that were controlling my hormones and insulin and instantly ballooned back up to 151 lbs., my skin became ravaged by acne, rashes, and itchy despite my new organic clean diet and extreme exercise program. With years of struggles, hard work, dedication, and determination to be back to basically square one… I fell into a deep depression, gave up, and stopped working out. I barely left the house for several weeks in the begining of 2012 and I felt uglier than ever. Then I decided to go on a cleansing detox fast and do the controversial “Master Cleanse”. I had never done a cleanse before in my life! I lasted 8 days and then started a 6 week medical weight loss plan with a nutritionist and 6 weeks of B12 shots. It has been a few weeks since my cleanse and Day 1 of my 6 week supervised medical weight loss plan. I am now just beginning to feel better with less hormonal mood swings, my skin is slowly clearing up, I am beginning to lose weight again and I no longer need insulin medication due to my new healthy eating habits. I am fully confident that the body is a miracle and if we feed it the proper nutrients, hydration, diet, and exercise then we can conquer any illness. This is a process and I have to keep FIGHTING TO WIN! This time my weapon is the most healthy and organic way the body was meant to operate!

In my yearlong health and weight loss battle/journey I’ve watched some documentary films that have opened my eyes to many things happening in our world and what’s really in our foods. For you, your children’s, and our entire future’s sake I suggest you watch some of these films. It is really disgusting what the government is passing off as food to us to keep us sick all for GREED. Please do all of us a favor and WAKE UP! If we ALL WAKE UP… THINK of all of the healing we can do and happiness we can create within ourselves and others.

Here are some links to enlighten you…

MOST OF THESE FILMS YOU CAN VIEW ON NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE

http://www.earthlings.com

http://www.getvegucated.com

http://www.forksoverknives.com

http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com

http://www.thefutureoffood.com

http://www.takepart.com/foodinc

http://www.thecovemovie.com

http://www.foodmatters.tv

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/dying-to-have-known

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/beautiful-truth

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/simply-raw-reversing-diabetes-in-30-days

VIEW A LOT OF THESE DOCUMENTARY FILMS ONLINE FOR FREE HERE…
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/category/health

THINK VEGANS ARE THIN, WEAK, PASTY, AND SICK LOOKING?
TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VEGAN ATHLETES!
http://www.veganbodybuilding.com


Now a look into my old way of thinking/believing thru my PAST BLOG POSTS…
(The blogs below are from newest to oldest)
To give you more insight in where I have been (below) and where I am going (above)…  Continue reading

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