About Us......

We are three sisters working to get into or stay in shape! Ara is the oldest (26) and is trying to lose weight and get in shape before having children with her husband. Carlyn is the middle child (23) her desire is to get in shape and have the endurance to keep up with the youth she works with. Emmalee is the youngest (17) and is already an athlete. But now her sport and time is high school is almost over and she wants to stay in shape!

Our blog is a way for us to encourage each other and help each other reach our goals. Please feel free to follow along! You can follow each sister or just the one you find interesting or have things in common with!

Ara's days to post are Monday and Thursday.
Carlyn's days are Tuesday and Friday.
Emm's days are Wednesday and Saturday.

And we'll throw in tips and fun stories as we go along! Welcome to our blog!! -The 3 Sisters

p.s. We would also like to say that this is to help encourage us to keep up the good work and help us stay on track BUT we know we could not even do this by ourselves or as 3 sister's with out God by our side pushing us along!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eating Better - CONSTANT STRUGGLE!! Grrr...

Everyone has those foods that make you go YUMMMM!!!  I have decided that one of my biggest YUMMMM foods is CHEESE ITS!!!  YUMMM!!!  See it just happens naturally! And there have been Cheese its at work to eat - so of course - my stomach (more like my taste buds) want to eat them!!!  And DID :(  My Bad!! 

I found an article recently that I am now going to ENFORCE as much as possible!  Here is the info table...
Below are the "stages of hunger."  When you feel like eating something - you need to decide which stage you are at (1-10) before eating something

1) Famished or Starving
2) Very Hungry
3) Hungry
4) A Little Bit Hungry
5) Satisfied
6) Fully Satisfied
7) More than Satisfied
8) Very Full
9) Uncomfortable
10) Stuffed

If it is a 1. 2 or 3 - you should eat something
If it is a 4 - drink a glass of water, chew a piece of sugar free gum, or do something to get your mind off food
If it is a 5 - you should try no to eat, especially if trying to lose weight!
if it is a 6 - 10 - eating at this point only is sabotaging your efforts

Ouch for me that last one hurt - sometimes that feeling of being full is SO NICE, but I don't NEED that feeling and honestly feel better when I am SATISFIED instead of stuffed

So are personal goal this week, is to use this scale to help me gage when I NEED to eat, compared to when I WANT to eat (and to help keep me away from the food that makes me go YUMMMM!)

I'll let you know how it is going Friday!!  (Which is Emm's b-day!!!  :)  )


Emmalee said...

That is an awesome table!!! I like the idea of it! you know i sorta started doing that this week but it is hard to do. but i am also doing the 6 small meals a day but for each one i chose the things that are satisfying and makes me happy that i ate that lol.

IM proud of you ara and Carlyn! yall have been good at working hard and i know it is hard addmint that your not doing good but that is the first step!!!

BE strong and courageous. :)

Ara said...

I like this table as well. I need to print it out and put it on the fridge!!!!