Had delicious vegetarian wraps tonight. So tasty! It can be so easy to make something savory, but still healthy if you are willing to think out of the box and be inventive with your meals!
Onto the gym in about an hour. I love late night gym sessions.
You’re so sweet! All these lovely comments bring a smile to my face.
And I am not the only role model here, I think each and everyone of us in this community is a good role model to each other. I cannot tell you how many of you wonderful fitblrs have helped motivate and push me forward on my journey through your personal posts, insight and successes. This community seems to breed success, because people give each other a helping hand when they need it and we don’t judge one another. It doesn’t matter what stage a person is at, this community treats everyone like they are worthy of time and respect unlike many others in this world.
Each and everyone of you is a good role model, because you are cultivating a mindset of never giving up on your dreams, loving those around you no matter what and never giving up on yourself!
I am no doctor or nutritionist, so I am simply going to give you advice based on what I know and my own personal experiences. I believe, in order to give you the best proper idea of what you can do to up your intake without making yourself feel sick, I would need more information on what your daily meals consist of. Are you eating mainly fruits and leafy greens or something else? How large are your portions when you do each? Do you have a specific preference in terms of foods (are you a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan)?
The thing is, you should always be at least 1200 calories or higher, since your body needs this amount of fuel to keep on running basic functions properly from day to day. This being said, if you are working out as well, you will need a little more in your daily intake to help fuel your workouts too.
I can speak from experience about feeling full even when eating next to nothing. The problem is, you eat low calorie amounts on a daily basis for long enough, you start to get used to it and it seems harder and harder to eat. When I first left my ex-husband, I had no money for food and was eating 1200 calories a day at first and it slowly became a lower and lower number due to less and less means. Eventually you will get sick and your body will start crashing. You may not feel hungry, but you need to find healthy options that you can add into your day as little meals between your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You should not be “forcing” yourself to eat, but rather finding ways to make sure you are getting the proper caloric intake and daily nutrients your body needs. This could be anything from making your meals smaller and eating more often to adding more healthy fats (nuts, avocados, etc) into your diet along with healthy grains in order to help fuel your workouts as well help increase your intake for the day.
‘When the world was desolate and dark, you were there; a hand on my hip, the other pressed firmly against the ever rapid beating of my heart. This hole had a depth of unimaginable grandiose; vast, complex, with no hand holds to steady myself and rise to the top. When I was drowning in the quicksand—my personal despair—you reached a hand to grasp my own, catching me from further succumbing to the depths of my own mind. In the light of day, when all appeared—if only to me—to be overtaken by a void so great, you took my palm into your own. You saved me, with no care or concern of the truth, that in saving me, you risked your own sanity, your own well-being; this reality that overwhelms us all. My trance is broken, the thrall that had over taken me, destroyed. Like a fisherman manning his net, my servitude to my own fears broke as easily as the net cast too close to the rocky shore. There is a gratitude deep down in my soul, my spirit, that I can never fully explain. The feeling overwhelms me, it is too powerful for words. When my light was fading, and I was alone, you tore me from my dying place and breathed life back into this spirit within me…and in this, you saved me from death itself.’
Today has been a wonderful day, though with a lot of contemplating. My life has bee difficult these past years, but writing this to my loving husband who helped save me from myself really made me realize how far I have come; and not simply with my mental well being, but also my physical. I am still down well over 100lbs and while I have struggled with lack of time, depression or other things that can sometimes hinder the speed at which you allow yourself to physically change, I am still weigh far less than a year and a half ago. That is something I know to be proud of.
This is something I think we all need to take away from our journey. That even when we fall short, even if the weight loss and fitness goals stop from time to time, we ALWAYS get back up and try again. Even when we have a lapse in willpower or strength, we eventually find it all again and get back to work making ourselves the happiest and healthiest we can be.
Love you all. <3
On another note, my space bow tie came in the mail, woohoo!