Journal Entry: Thu Mar 18, 2010, 9:23 PM
I decided to start exercising today. For the first time in my life, I WANTED to go out there and better myself before it was too late (so to speak). I know what you're thinking; "You're not fat
shut up!". You're right. I'm not fat in the least, but I am TERRIBLY out of shape and I want to better myself. I could barely run anywhere today, being so out of shape. I'm not doing this for anyone but myself, which I think is VERY important. If you choose to exercise, do it for yourself; not a lover, not a parent; for you. My boyfriend taught me that with some effort.
The point of all this blabbering is to encourage people to exercise; a little support telling you I am suffering with you and I know what you're going through. I'm going to write out things I do daily, especially diet related things. Of course, I'm in no position to be talking about these things. I took one nutrition class, and that doesn't give me any props on being a pro on nutrition. I also took this class two years ago; there wasn't enough incentive to motivate me to go exercise.) .
First off, what is hunger? Hunger, to me, is a sensation that you feel instinctively. It tells you when you need food, which helps your body to live. I've read that when you ignore your hunger, you'll feel the hunger worsen and when you finally eat, you might have a tendency to overeat.
Don't get me wrong; I'm NOT a calorie counter. I believe that some foods are more filling then others. Let's compare a baked potato to candy: even if they have the same amount of calories, the baked potato will fill you faster.
Liquids are more likely to fill you up, but also make you empty your stomach, thus making you hungry again. I've stopped drinking so much soda because I know it's bad for me. I've been drinking soda for years and I never drank anything else. I've been nagged at by many people about it being bad. My mom, my boyfriend, my friends have told me I will get diabetes. So I primarily drink milk/water/juice now.
Fullness Factors for Common Foods (Higher makes you more full)
Bean sprouts 4.6
Fish, broiled 3.4
Chicken breast, roasted 3.3
Sirloin steak, broiled 3.2
Baked potato 2.5
Lowfat yogurt 2.5
Macaroni and cheese 2.5
Brown rice 2.3
White rice 2.1
Ice cream 1.8
White bread 1.8
Snickers Bar 1.5
Sugar (sucrose) 1.3
Potato chips 1.2
THIS is NOT about making fun of people, I'm just trying to encourage others to make healthy decisions like me. There's no need to sit around and do nothing all day, especially if you don't work. It only takes about an hour a day. And even with my busy life I have time to do it, so I don't think it should be a problem with you. I have friends who are very unhappy about themselves and I want to help.
Read further blogs for more info if you're really interested in this.
Listening to: Adam Lambert
Reading: Vampire Transgression
Watching: New Moon
Drinking: Blood... I mean... it's fruit punch I swear!