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Why did I eat that?

Friday, March 28, 2008

We went out to Subway this afternoon for lunch... I got a tukey 6 inch on Honey Oat, as many veggies as I could pile on... then got milk and apples to go with it. It was tasty- and filled me up pretty well. I was full, but not overly full and DD wasn't eating her bag of Doritos, so I popped them open and indulged in the MSG laden goodies...lol... I counted 7 chips and I was done- not bad, but why was I eating them? About 5 minutes after I gobbled them down my stomach started to churn, and I felt REALLY full- you know that "pop your pant buttons" kind of full... I guess my new habits are really starting to sink in because I no longer like this feeling anymore- in fact it felt disgusting to me!!! Before I would ignore the overly- full feeling, and just go about my day, but today it was different--

I am changing!!!

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JDLEMIRE2 3/29/2008 9:06PM

    Hi, you have just inspired me to do my own blogging on my eating habits. I think I am just not thinking enough about what I eat, and that is my downfall. In the past (many years ago) I would always stop eating when I started to feel full. I never had a weight problem then. I no longer do that, I want to keep "tasting the taste," but then I end up bloated and yucky, like your Doritos made you feel. Why can't I change my habits? I think I need to open my eyes and mind to what I'm doing!

Thank you!

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BECKYD0525 3/29/2008 8:14AM

  YIPPEE! I find it really helps to have those little questions to realize that we don't want that feeling again. It is kind of a self hypnosis. If you know you are going to feel bad after having something - you avoid it! Congratulations on the new change!

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a little reminder to myself:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Well there are some important things that I have found out so far when it comes to sticking with it...

if I am craving chocolate: eat dark! If I eat milk chocolate I will eat and eat, but the dark I eat just a little and my craving is gone!!!

exercise as early as possible... get it done early, and I actually go longer and harder!

cook and plan ahead of time... this is of utmost importance because if I don't plan I am tempted to go out for dinner.

measure inches- don't stress about the scale so much!

eat enough calories an figure out how much that is- it would be a disaster to do all this hard work, and never loose a pound because I am not eating enough...

keep positive and enjoy the moment...

just a little sweet goes a long way, and sugar is the enemy! If I start to eat sugar I will want more, but if I don't indulge I won't think about it as much... and honey is great and for some reason I don't overeat on honey! (plus honey enters the bloodstream at 2 cals/ per minute and sugar at 10 cals per minute!)

All or nothing attitude is going to get me nowhere!!! Yes its a great thought to never mess up, but I am human and it's gonna happen, so take it just one day at a time, and don't give up girl!!!

Eat clean- get the book asap!

Eat RAW as much as possible.

strength train upper, lower, back and abs... I am already seeing results!

cardio the thing that I have trouble getting up and doing... but I have to remember that I love it, it's the getting there that is hard- but I just need to do it!

OK well that is all for now.... KEEP GOING!

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STEELRAILS 3/11/2008 10:55AM

  Great list! I love dark chocolate... plus it is better for you I think. I also agree about the exercise - I like to do it early and get it done with! I need to conquer my all or nothing attitude.. I'm doing much better than I used to in the past, but still struggling with it!

I am sure you'll be successful if you follow even some of your tips!

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IONICAQ 3/10/2008 2:50PM

    This is a good list, these are things we should all strive to remember!

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BECKYD0525 3/10/2008 2:20PM

  What a great list! All terrific reminders that we all need to tell ourselves as often as we can. You will love Eat Clean. It makes so much sense when you think about all it says. I am feeling terrific since I started eating this way a couple weeks ago. I feel like saying - Come to the dark side - eat like all of us health nuts! :o)

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UP4MORE 3/10/2008 2:12PM

    WooHoo All great things to remind yourself daily and weekly! Good luck - you are certainly on the right path!

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A time of testing...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Well I guess March is not going to be as easy as February was. It started out with an overnight at the ER (for my daughter she is fine)- so that put me off a little. Now I seem to be struggling for energy, and my sleep habits are suffering. I think most of it has to do with my wisdom teeth pain, and lack of sleep because of it.

But I have been pulling through although it's been rough lately- I managed to up my TaeBO time to 35 minutes yesterday!!! Whew!

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WHATEV22 3/5/2008 12:19PM

    March may not be as easy as February was, but I can tell you're fighting to make it happen. Way to Go on upping your TaeBo minutes. While it wasn't easy, you didn't let that stop you! That is definitely a winner's attitude! You can do this! :)


PS-I'm glad you're daughter's ok!

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I'm teething!!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Yup, that's right... I AM teething! You would think that it would be one of my girls having teething pain, but nope it's me...lol... don't worry it's just my wisdom teeth coming in, but OUCH they hurt...


Emotional Eating

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I was just wondering this the other day... we were ready to go for a walk and just before we headed out I wanted to eat something... then I realized that I ALWAYS feel like I have to eat before I exercise- I think it dates back to when I was in dance class when I was younger, and dance was always after a rushed dinner...

Yesterday we were at the ER because my daughter had a staph infection, and when we got home I was SO hungry (we were there for 9 hours- no food) and all the stress of the day I ended up scarfing down my food- instead of actually enjoying it...

I guess realizing these areas where I am weak will help me in the future to stop and really listen to my body and what it needs... I might be really hungry, but that doesn't mean I need to eat 2 meals at once, and I might have some kind of habits like eating before exercise, but that doesn't mean that I actually NEED to...

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KSTYLEFITNESS 3/2/2008 12:11PM

    I like this blog. Got me to thinking about my emotional eating. We were very poor so we ate WHATEVER we had in front of us. And we HAD to clean our plates. I still feel like that sometimes, even when I am not hungry. So I eat slowly, savor the meal, drinking lots of water, and when I feel a slight fullness, not totally full, I save the rest for leftovers.

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BECKYD0525 3/2/2008 9:37AM

  I find it very interesting that a lot of our food issues stem from childhood. The one that comes to mind the most is my sister and I. I hate the bottom of a sandwich - she hates the top. After talking about this one day we figured out it was because that is what we were served as children. My mother would make a sandwich and I got the top and she got the bottom. Now that is what we "presume" we like best!

Hope your daughter is feeling better after all the time at the hospital. It is so hard to control ourselves when we are so hungry from not eating anything. It is not possible to eat well and on time when all you have to choose from comes out of a vending machine.

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