I am a lifelong nutrition and fitness buff, and I just got back to my fighting weight (again). I would generally say that I'm a good old-fashioned health nut. I love to run, bike, hike, and play outside. I love healthy cooking and healthy eating. I eat my fruits and vegetables.
And yet sometimes, for months at a time, I turn my back on fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Blame it on depression. Blame it on winter weather. Blame it on the lingering effects of growing up in a family where all of the women, including me, had eating disorders.
I am so sick of gaining and losing the same 30 pounds. I am a classic yo-yo dieter, and I have been bouncing my way up and down the scale for more than 10 years.
I am DONE!
I am done with dieting.
I am done making bad choices because I think I don't deserve better.
I am done sabotaging myself when I start to succeed at weight loss.
I am done with the self-destructive behavior that caused my extreme weight fluctuations in the past (binged my way up, starved my way down).
I am DONE with all of that and more.
I have decided that this is the year that things change for good. I have already made some really good changes, and I know there are more to come.
I am in the weight maintenance phase and am currently focused on increasing the QUALITY of the foods that I eat.
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|1,067 Days since: I binged.
I'm about to head to bed, so this will be short, but thanks for all of your advice and encouragement! This maintenance thing is weird, but hopefully I will steadily get used to it.
Have a great night!
2679 days ago
Well done hitting goal.....keep at the 100 Pushup Challenge....you'll get there! It's tough, but very cool to be able to do it.....
2684 days ago
Thanks for that explanation!
I like how smoothies TASTE, but they have a lot of carbs in them given my current caloric profile and all the protein I'm trying to push in my system. So I haven't had one in probably 6 months.
I will check into the glowing blog tonight. I love browsing around online at home.
The week is going OK. I wish my contractor would hurry up and finish the job. I think he's either stalling or losing interest or both. I'm *this* close to firing him and finding someone else to finish.
Other than that, things are going pretty well, I think.
Monday I managed to squeeze a km of lap swimming in before water aerobics - and started using flip turns (I'm really miserable at them, but I figure practice will help).
I did get into spinning last night despite being on the waiting list. I kept up with most of the standing and jumping, too - or at least noticeably better than I have before. Each time I can go a bit longer and a bit harder.
On the way home it was still so sunny and nice I was actually tempted to pull out my bike and go for a leisurely additional 12 miles or so. I didn't end up doing it, but next time I feel that way I will!
2686 days ago
Um, what's a green monster, and how does one make it?
2687 days ago
Sorry about the hobbling... But you should KNOW better than to trust your judgement while on an exercise high - It's like shopping when hungry! Anyway, I hope you enjoy those dried bananas. Just don't eat too many of them!
I'm wondering if I should have done my bike ride in the morning, because now it looks like T-storms are moving in... (I'd been planning to go mid-afternoon, around now.)
Because of the weather I'm afraid I might end up on the elliptical inside. Without dried bananas. Blah. (Is that adequate punishment for your hobbling?) :-)
My neighbor Ron called before I got on the elliptical and we ended up kayaking for 90 min with his friend Don. Then we had a couple of glasses of wine while sitting around the firebucket outside while Don played the guitar and we talked about Colorado, Alaska, mules, Southern California, and other things. It was WAY better than doing the elliptical in my basement. :-)
...so maybe I didn't really get punished, after all?
2690 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/14/2009 12:13:17 AM