|Posted by Kelly on June 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM||comments (2)|
For the past few weeks I've been trying to teach myself to eat healthier & BE healthier in general.
So here's a few tips:
NO Regular Soda. Occasionally a Diet Soda is ok but don't make that a habit either. Soda is one of the worst things you can put into your body.
NO Fast Food Meals.
Switch to Whole Wheat Breads & Pasta.
Add Fruits & Veggies to All Meals
Base Each Meal Around Fruits or Veggies
Keep telling yourself that you can do this, you NEED to do this for YOURSELF. You only have one body to live your life in.
Drink about 30oz FIRST THING when you wake up!
Increase your Fiber intake. A high fiber diet helps get rid of junk in your pipes. Blueberries have loads of fiber. There's loads of ways to increase Fiber.
Eat a snack around 3:00 or 4:00pm. Get something that will give you a boost of protein or fiber but nothing too sweet.
When it comes to salt, use Sea Salt and only use in moderation.
|Posted by Kelly on May 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
I feel like I've been asleep, stuck in a dream for the past 5 years. It hasn't been a good dream... But now I've woken up. I'm FINALLY becoming myself again. I don't expect anyone to understand what I'm saying here, but just know that I'm about to do great things. I don't brag, it's something I just don't do but I have to say I am an amazing woman and it's time I show the world who I am.
I found the obstacles in my life and hurdled them. I also finally realized how badly I've been oppressed throughout my entire life... My family, every adult in my life wanted me to change to suit their standards. No one allowed me to be myself 100 %. If my mother hadn't been so lenient in some situations, I probably would have put the terrible thoughts I'd had in my teenage years into action. All along, I never knew but I know now that people kept bringing me down & forcing me to be someone I didn't want to be.
The major difference between now & then is now, I'm in full control of me. I'm finally free of the oppression because I have learned to focus solely on what I WANT & what I NEED. If someone disagrees, I don't have time to fix their problems because it is THEIR problem, not mine. I'm taking care of myself so they should take care of theirself & stop worrying about what I'm doing. Maybe it's selfish in a way but YOU are the only person you can always depend on. You have to be your own best friend, your own motivation, your own light, learn to think for yourself and guide yourself to where you're meant to be and your purpose in this life.
|Posted by Kelly on November 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Today was pretty much terrible. I woke up to a bloody mess, literally. Gotta love that lovely part of being a woman. Then after getting out of the shower I realized my (newish) bellybutton ring had fallen out. I found one part in the bathtub & the other piece upstairs in my bed. I got it back in with only a little pain. Then I was 2 minutes late to work. Again.
The day was going okay as usual up until I started taking orders from a co-worker, which I didn't like the idea of in the first place...
I assume that all the workers know what to do and do it well, considering they're still working. But everyone apparently assumes that I don't know anything. Being a cashier is not a difficult job.. There are minor complex processes but once you memorize all of it, it's kinda like riding a bicycle. Anyway a co-worker, let's call her Shelby, asked me to go get carts. The cart area in the front of the store was nearly full and there were only 4 carts in the parking lot, but I went ahead and did what I was told.
While out gathering up all 4 carts, I made a stop at my car. I sat down, ate a brownie (chocolate craving & hunger hit me), grabbed my weekly tickets (Promotion Food Lion was running for a $20 coupon). When I walked back in the store, rush hour had hit. I headed to my register & flipped the light on, intending to start ringing up a customer but Shelby told me to come bag for her so I did. That's where I went wrong, I should've said No or just ignored her just like I wanted to do. (Next time I certainly will).
After finishing up bagging, most customers were gone. Then another coworker, I'll call her Mary (I don't even know her real name honestly) asked *Candace (Manager, one I actually like & get along with) why I wasn't on a register. She actually said, "What is she doing, why isn't she on a register?" I didn't hear my name or anything but I knew she was talking about me. I'm not sure what Candace said but I ignored it. A few minutes later, I was bagging for Shelby again (under quite different circumstances) and Mary walked up and started whispering to Shelby. They were 3 feet away from me, whispering about me... Then Mary walked away.
A few minutes after that, Mary comes up to me, snaps her fingers & says "Come here" so I walked to the corner next to the time clock with her and she says "When there are a lot of people up here you need to get on a register and help out." I said, "Look, I was headed to do that when Shelby asked me to bag for her. I was only doing what I was told. I'm sorry if that bothered you." Then I walked away as she continued to run her mouth.
I go back to my register & I turned to Shelby and said "When there are lots of people up here, I should get on a register, right?" She said, "I asked you to get on a register." And I was like, "NO... You asked me to come bag for you..."
So as I was a bit ticked, I talked to Candace about my little situation and she told me not to worry about it. I didn't do anything wrong but next time I should just do what I feel is best even if I have to ignore someone. We have people for bagging. I immediately felt better, I just wanted to nip it in the bud before Mary could take her shit any farther. It was none of her business in the first place. The way I see it is you should take care of yourself at a job. If someone else isn't emitting perfection you shouldn't worry about. Especially if you're far from perfect yourself. (Mary bags cans with bread...) Dumb bitch.
I was also confronted for my little car break. This time I talked to *Shakira (haha not her real name of course). I mentioned that I never take any 10 minute breaks while working and I felt like garbage today but I wouldn't do that anymore. I also explained what happened with Mary & Shelby and asked her opinion. She had the same view as myself & Candace. And she made me feel a bit better.
Later, Bertha (She's not fat or anything LOL but I feel this name matches her) comes in and Bertha doesn't like me. I can tell from the way she looks at me and her lack of expression when we speak. About an hour before I had to leave, I took a quick bathroom break only it wasn't quick. I mean when nature calls, there's nothing you can do. I was in the middle of taking a shit & feeling like my stomach was falling out through my vagina when I hear Shelby call for me on the intercom. I was like "Well too bad, so sad.." I finally made my way back up to the front and Bertha said "Are you sick or something?" I said, "Yes I am." Apparently I was gone around 20 minutes haha OOPS. What can I say? I had to shit & clean myself up.
Over all, I don't like working day shift simply because of some of the people but I don't let them get to me. I take criticism in stride, I usually get a bit heated and work even harder & better. Some people there are pretty cool & others are cynical bitches but that's their problem, not mine.
HATERS GONNA HATE. LMAO. I'll be like, "Have a nice day, bitch" with a smile
|Posted by Kelly on October 25, 2013 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
1 lb of Chicken = 306 calories
1 Medium Green Pepper = 24 Calories
1 Medium Onion = 44 Calories
1 Cup of Rice = 206 Calories
Chick Fil A Honey Mustard = 45 Calories (Been using this a lot lately :))
|Posted by Kelly on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
So the day started off right. The scale said 206.
I had intended to go out into the world & find some exercise equipment.
I cooked a healthy meal of chicken, rice & veggies and headed out.
But then something terrible happened.
Big Lots, Goody's & Burkes all failed to provide any clothing or equipment that I wanted or could even afford. But in Big Lots I found DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE OREOS & ZAPP'S SALT & VINEGAR CHIPS (from New Orleans).
I bought them both and almost ate every single chip and 2.5 rows of cookies.
I failed miserably today...
So I'm hoping tomorrow I can get a grip on myself. I kind of have to because I have orientation for my new job, which involves wearing Khaki pants.
One of my biggest fears is Khaki pants and now I'm required to wear them to make money. Wonderful.
Tomorrow (technically today) will be better.
|Posted by Kelly on October 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
Recently I've become a huge fan of Chris Powell & his Extreme Weight Loss shows. He's such a positive person & it's incredible how he encourages these people who have given up on themselves to push forward. He's an amazing guy, that's for sure and I admire his work. Plus, he's pretty cute. I mean, just look at that smile.
Here's a link to his website chrispowell.com
The shows & the people are so inspiring so if you need fitness inspiration you should definitely check it out.
Some of these people lose up to 100 pounds in just 3 months and then continue on to change their entire lifestyle over the course of a year. After watching a couple of the shows I began thinking about how badly I want to change myself and I realized all the things that had been holding me back throughout my life (such as school, depression, family & people in general) have all faded away. There's nothing holding me back anymore except myself.
I've had a major lack of motivation in the past but getting in shape & being healthy is something you have to want for yourself. You have to commit yourself to make the changes in your life to become the best version of yourself possible despite any obstacles. Food is always around, it's something we all need to survive so if you have any sort of food addiction it is so much harder to stay motivated but you have to do it for yourself and put your own health above those temptations. You'll need to make sacrifices but eventually you'll see the results and it will be worth every step you've taken to get there.
I'm 5'9" tall & about 37 pounds overweight right now... (Starting at 207)
Everyone has to start somewhere in their own fitness journey. Fortunately for me, I lost a little over 30 pounds already after getting out of a dead end relationship (I'd gained 40+ lbs. from stress & comfort eating through the last year of that relationship). After I get that weight off, I know I would be so happy with my figure again and I'll feel invincible. Right now I'm not nearly as confident as I should be and that lack of confidence comes from how lousy I feel when I see my body. So many feel that way and it's sad but you can change it if you want to bad enough and I'm ready to make some real changes.
|Posted by Kelly on August 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
Today a friend of mine commented on a picture of me, telling me I slightly resembled this lovely woman, Kristin Kreuk. That made me very happy. She's gorgeous.