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I'm starting to understand that feeling hunger is ok.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I was feeling hungry, something which I have often in the past allowed to overcome rational thought and just shoved something in my mouth to stop the feeling. However, after a recent bout of illness, my stomach seems to have contracted, and I've allowed myself to follow the signals of my stomach even when I haven't even eaten half of the meal I'd planned. I haven't been able to finish more than one or two meals since getting over my illness, which shows me what I already knew but wouldn't recognize: I take more than my body needs, or even wants.
Today I logged on to leave the comment, "I'm starting to understand that feeling hunger is ok." I have to eat on a certain schedule, as do most busy people, and if I stop eating when my body says I'm done, I will be hungry before the next available time to eat. THAT IS OK! In fact, that is how it's supposed to work. It might take some getting used to, but I like knowing that my body has been jolted into working the way it should. I now need to take advantage and keep listening to and following the cues my body gives me.

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IMREITE 1/11/2014 9:29PM

    i grew up being told to finish my plate and to not throuw away food. meals were a specific time most days. it was time to eat based on a clock not when i was hungry.
i am practicing to watch my portions. and to put food away for a later meal or snack.

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PATSYB7 1/11/2014 8:26AM

    emoticon emoticon
Keep up the good work!

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Goal: Be Free to Fly!

Friday, December 28, 2012

I'm researching for my honeymoon in Las Vegas in August 2013, and found several things I would like to do that would either be impossible or double the cost at my current weight. I would like to zipline over Fremont Street, and am currently over the weight limit. The same weight limit applies to the airplane and helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon, and while I could pay for a second seat, I don't think my wallet or my ego could handle that.

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KAYOTIC 12/29/2012 11:05AM

    Extra motivation to stick to your plan? Not sure how far away you are from those limits, can you plan it out to meet those goals?

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WILSON1926 12/28/2012 5:44PM

    Hang in there. One day at a time.... emoticon

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Couch to 5k!

Friday, August 05, 2011

My fiance has already done his first marathon, and since I'll be there anyway for his half-marathon in 2 months, I signed myself up to run the 5k. Yikes! But I've started the Couch to 5k program, and it's not too bad so far. I need to increase my frequency and hurry up and recover from a sprained ankle so I can get off the elliptical and onto the treadmill and then to the actual road, but the intensity of the workouts are awesome! I can run for a minute when you give me 90 seconds to rest in between! It gets more intense as you go, so that works for me!
Wish me luck! Or better yet, wish me stick-to-it-ivness!

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  I wish you good luck and a stick-to-it-ivness! I'm sure you'll do great!

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Travelling makes me lose weight - I wish I could do it always!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Whenever I travel, I don't like to use time or money eating, and I generally travel by foot, bike, or public transit. This adds up to eating less (I don't eat on the bus, but do in my car) and exercising more. I lost probably 40 pounds without trying at all when I was living in Argentina for a year, mostly because of these changes.
I really think I would benefit from living in a city and working within walking or biking distance...but I love the space and freedom of living in the country! At the moment I live in a suburb...with only a couple bars in walking distance. Both of my jobs are a half-hour drive away...
But even without the easy infrastructure of city life, I can make the mental adjustments that come naturally on vacation.

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KRAV-CHICK 12/4/2010 8:13PM

    I find I'm quite the opposite, I eat more because I'm on a regular schedule when on vacation.

I just read this article in the local paper about how this guy rides his bike to work, an hour each way. I was blown by that. Maybe you could come up with a halfway point for commuting. So say, drive your car half the distance, park it and then ride your bike the rest of the way. Just a suggestion, or maybe making the bike trek to work once a week and then as you build up, maybe twice a week.

My job doesn't allow me to ride a bike to work. I deliver newspapers, and 500+ papers do not fit on a bike :) I can't wait till I get a "normal" job so I can start biking to work or at least to the train station :)

Good luck with finding a solution. I do have to say country living is so much fun and relaxing :)

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Former Vegetarian revelations

Saturday, November 20, 2010

While responding to message boards, I realized that all the animal products I still ate while I was a vegetarian were things I'd either harvested myself or seen friends harvest. Eggs and honey were the main products on the tiny farm I lived on as a child, and I grew up in a farming area, so seeing people milk cows and goats was not actually a rare thing. One of my friends actually worked on multiple dairy farms.

I wonder how much that affected my attitudes towards animal-related foods...or if it was really just that those foods did not kill animals, but just came from them.

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J5LUCAS 11/20/2010 4:25PM

    As I get older I eat less and less animal products...I like veggies much more now than I did when I was a kid.

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