Dealing with weight gain, hmmm, that's a tough one for me... My way of dealing with it really varies. I've lost weight and gained weight so many times (about 10-20 lbs each time) and it's definitely an issue for me. It all really depends on how committed I am at the time. This time I'm really committed, especially to the process of learning. If I know that I did everything right that week and I still saw a weight gain, I try not to let it get to me too much. But if I overindulge one day and I see a weight gain (usually it takes me a couple of days and few pounds weight gain to get back on track), I stop and think about what I really want. Some days I'll get upset and just keep eating everything I don't eat when I'm watching my food intake (it's not that I don't eat it usually, but when I'm upset I eat a whole lot more of it!). But most of the time I realize that the food won't make me feel better, in fact it just makes me more upset, so food isn't really what I'm craving at that moment. But then comes the hard part, figuring out what it is that is really bothering me and what I really want. Usually I'm just bored and feeling empty (hence the desire to feel physically full with food) and then it's up to me to figure out what will make me happy.
So bottom line (and sorry for the long comment), I know that I'm an emotional eater and that I use food for things other than its nutritional value. Sometimes I give in to my feelings, but I am always aware of what is going on, so usually I will choose to deal with those feelings in a different way. I'm still trying to find my balance though and I'm willing to forgive myself as I learn. 1951 days ago
I understand your hesitation, I was really nervous about signing up for a half marathon too! But you don't need to run so much to train for a half marathon! I only ran three times a week when I was training and I know that's what most training programs suggest (some suggest 4 but no more than that). And then you add some cross training in between (which you already like to do anyway) so I really don't think you'd need to run more. You're already running 6-7 miles so training to run 13.1 shouldn't be that hard for you. When I started training for a half I could only run about 4 miles for my long run! You should check out Hal Hidgon's training program. I say go for it! Go big or go home, right? By the way, did you try the kickboxing class? Did you like it? 1957 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my blog!! OMG- I can't believe your dad wouldn't eat the wheat! But I definitely understand-- I know a few people who would do the same thing. It blows my mind sometimes!! And you're right- it's all a screwy mindset about "treating" and "deserving" any kind of food they want (and are really unknowingly addicted to!). I had to break that mindset early on in my journey to really get past a lot of my struggles with letting "bad" foods go. 1962 days ago