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Day 22 with no chocolate and alcohol

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Well, so far so good. However it's not what I had hoped it to be.

I wanted to teach myself better ways to deal with stress rather than always reaching for a square of chocolate or a drink to help me unwind. My plan was to start going for walks, doing breathing exercises, meditating and doing yoga to help me when I'm stressed. However I've come to the conclusion that I should have started practicing these things BEFORE I gave up chocolate and alcohol and started the habits earlier. That way it wouldn't be so hard to change my patterns now.

As of now I'm still looking for something to pacify me with food. It's been my pattern and it's very hard to break. I still have a week and a bit left so perhaps I can start healthier habits yet.

I am counting the days until I can sink my teeth into a nice chunk of dark chocolate! :)

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LIVINGISADORA 4/23/2012 7:21AM

  Great blog! Keep up the good work. I have been thinking about the evening wine and giving that up, too. I take reading your post as a good reminder to myself. Thank you!

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New goal

Friday, March 02, 2012

I have decided it's time for a big change. A challenge and a test of my will power.
I have been feeling powerless against my desire for food, particularly chocolate and chips and alcohol. They make me feel better for a short time, then I always feel worse. I know I shouldn't over do it, I don't need it and I don't want to consume it.
I have the will power to stop, but no real reason to. My weight is reasonable, my health is OK. But I know I could feel better. I know I could look better.

So my new goal is an ambitious one. I plan to give up all chocolate, chips and alcohol for the month of April. (I thought about throwing coffee in there too, but I need at least one vice emoticon)

I have already started to cut back. I have stopped buying chocolate candy and bars for myself, but I still eat whatever chocolaty goodness I feel like baking. I've stopped buying chips, but hubby still does, and I'll eat them if I see them. I still run or walk on the treadmill eat weekend, but I think I'll start doing some JM workouts too. I'd like to build my muscle mass back up before summer.

I'm hoping a solid and definite goal will help see me thru this. I really want to see my weight goal by my birthday this year. I know I can do it if I just keep it in mind.


slip sliddin away

Monday, August 15, 2011

Not a good day. Back to work, which was great, so many happy faces, delightful smiles and hugs.
But I woke up at 5 am because my hips hurt and I could not get back to sleep. I wish I had taken some muscle relaxants then, but I didn't. I made it thru the day with a sore back and hips, but managed fine.
However hubby wanted to do the JM workout today so I thought I'd give it a go and see if it would loosen things up. It didn't. I didn't even make it thru the warm up and my back went into spasm. So I stopped, made supper and decided to have a drink.
Now I'm really trying not to eat that bar of chocolate I have stashed away. Pain makes me emotional and I am an emotional eater.
So for now I'll just get back to work sorting crafts and activities for the little ones and try to ignore the sweet stress relief that taunts me.
Wish me luck.

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ANGEL636 8/15/2011 9:56PM

    Oh dear, can you take anti-inflammatory. I too have started doing JM, love her so much but yes almost everything hurts. Hold those positive thoughts. emoticon

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JM RIpped in 30 level 2 day 5

Friday, August 12, 2011

5 days ago I honestly thought it would take at least 2 weeks for me to be able to do this whole workout, but I did it today! I actually could keep pace with the ladies, and only took a couple 5 second breaks (mountainclimbers and plank-jacks combo is killer!) and water breaks. But I did the whole thing! It could help that I didn't do my 20 minute run before hand too! ;)
And to top it off, when I looked in the mirror afterward I could see some definition in my abs! Love it!
I find level 2 really works my core, especially the side abdominal and lower back. Not many workouts I have found do that.
So I'm impressed. Even if it takes me 60 days instead of 30 days, I plan to stick with this DVD, because I believe she may just make me Ripped! emoticon

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ROSBERRY 8/18/2011 1:14PM

    I love Jillian's DVD's. I am working on her 30 Day Slim Down program and then will be getting this one next. I heard it is good. emoticon And I am definitely taking longer than the 30 Days! But I enjoy it, so it keeps me motivated.

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JM RIpped in 30 level 2 day 4

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wow! I can finally say that I did the whole routine today. I still took a few 5 second breaks, but not the 25 second breaks that I was doing earlier. Still doing some of the moves modified, but not all of them!
And I am just dripping sweat thru the whole routine!
I'm not sure how long it will take until I feel comfortable with this level, but it's not yet. ;)

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BBLUEDANCER 8/12/2011 3:18PM

    she does kick butt!
Let me know what you think of the DVD after you've tried it!

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TAMTAMM 8/11/2011 2:25PM

    I just got her Ripped DVD...sounds like a great workout.
Good job on staying with it. JM kicks serious butt!

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