01 November 2010

TOUGH LOVE ADVICE........ TAKE IT or LEAVE IT

Alright.. I am writing this for me.. but if it helps you as well.. so be it.

Look you didn't get this band to validate or justify the fact that it now helps you to eat less crap (less candy, less cakes, cookies, ). STOP EATING CRAP.

And no diets did not work before, so don't even think that working on that diet mentality is going to make or break the scale numbers.. it won't. DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DIET MODE.

And oh.. the excuse lines for gaining weight (I'm stressed, I'm holding water, I'm constipated, I'm this, I'm that).. if you are truly GAINING weight it is because you are in a calorie surplus mode. YOU ARE GAINING FAT... and it will stay with you until you burn the calories..

Sorry. no matter how you want to look at this.. it's all a numbers game. 
Calories IN, need to be less than Calories burned PERIOD!!.. You lose FAT by making your body burn calories to support your muscle and bone mass.. build more muscle and you will burn more calories... there is an overwhelming amount of data on this concept.. and THAT IS  the truth..

Quick weight loss schemes are not lasting.  Quick weight loss schemes usually are the result of the body utilizing muscle mass for protein needs. [you know this and have read the scientific data].  If you want to feel good about saying you are counting something.. count fat grams.. FAT MAKES YOU FAT.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
GET EXERCISE
LET ME TRANSLATE THAT
MOVE YOUR ASS..

Going into a calorie deficit mode will only take you so far. when you get to that 180-200 range, the body has your number.. you need to add exercise..AND
It doesn't have to be glamorous.. just move your ass.. WALK, HOP, SKIP, JUMP.. just move!!
Don't bitch and moan about it..
JUST DO IT!!
No excuses, no whining.. just make a commitment to yourself and exercise.

ARE YOU WORTH IT??
If you don't think you are worth it, then stop complaining.

That's it..
SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP!!

15 comments:

  1. I think I will print this out and hang it on my fridge, if you don't mind! Beautifully put!

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  2. *clap, clap, clap!

    Thank you! I think this too will be printed and posted somewhere that will always remind me to STAY ON TOP OF MY GAME!

    Thank you!!

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  3. I LOVE YOU!!! You said it sistah!! AMEN

    HAHA my word verification CARDIO!!

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  4. PREACH! You are absolutely right.

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  5. Telling it like it is! I LOVE it. :)

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  6. Well said! That part about exercise, SO TRUE! All of it, great advice, thanks.

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  7. Thank you!! I was contemplating a post just like this one. So glad I don't have to do it now.

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  8. you tell em sister! love the "suck it up buttercup"! i say that ALL the time! xoxo

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  9. Your tough love made me vlog, so keep bringing it!

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  10. I was sure that the first line said: This is for you Sandy! So I read it and am trying to suck it up. I couldn't counter one thing you said and know that the exercise is my next saviour. Just gotta do it. We are on the same page with the calories in vs calories out and not really about the "type" of food or the dirty four letter word "diet". Except for that sugar demon I have hanging off my back. I think it needs to hibernate for the winter along with its chocolate, candy, ice cream and chocolate (yes I know I repeated!). When it pops its head out around Easter I will bury it.

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