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Days 3 and 4 no sweets.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Sooo yesterday we all know I slipped up (already?!) big surprise I know. But my compromise did work, sort of. I told myself if I ate that delicious donut then I would do thirty minutes of cardio and not eat other junk instead of sweets. Well I did exercise... but the other part... uhm yeah. I had some more chips. DAMN THOSE CHIPS. I think next time I am going to give them up for a month cuz I don't think I could do both at the same time yet.

Anywho, my exercise was about 40 mins of belly dancing, which is extremely fun and extremely embarassing lol. Today I did pretty good, I was at school and didn't have too much temptation there because my face was eating my book all day in preparation for my humanities exam ::shudder:: so that was good.

Oh! So this might sound weird (at least it does to my boyfriend) but maybe someone wil understand. I totally met my girl soulmate! I don't know if anyone else has ever had this experience before but I met this girl, Melissa, in my spanish class this semester and we didn't talk much because we didn't sit anywhere near each other. Then last week we saw each other outside of class and talked for seriously like 3 hours about tons of shiz. We have a ton of crap in common and honestly I think she could be like my life-long best friend and its creepy and awesome at the same time lol!

I always thought it was hard to find really good friends. I have one. It sucks because I can't rely on her to entertain me all the time and unfortunately in April she's leaving me to go to the Navy :(. So I haven't been in this having-a-new-friend situation in a long time and its a great feeling. Like we are seriously talking about getting an apartment together because her roommates suck and I wanna live away from home. So like I said maybe someone understands that finding a BEST friend is like looking for a life partner, and I am picky!

Anyway thats my recap for the past couple days and some personal life stuff too, lucky you guys!

Anyone having success with the no sweets?

Have a good night (:

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BOOKSTOREGRL 11/11/2011 9:19AM

    So I'm not sure what kind of chips you are eating but if they're the unhealthy kind, I have a couple of suggestions to replace them. They are better for you and help with that salty craving (at least for me). I live with my boyfriend and he is a chip fanatic which he can be, because he is a toothpick who never seems to put on weight. I needed to find a healthy alternative that he would eat. (I usually get him those mixed bags of smaller bags of chips, Doritos and whatnot). I had him try PopCorners which is a popped corn chip and he likes them and they come in different flavors. I also get him pretzels. For myself to help in those moments of weakness, I got Crunchmaster Multi-grain crisps crackers which are delish. They are thin and crispy and if you like grains and seeds like me, just awesome. But you are trying and that is the important part. Try not to beat yourself up so much emoticon

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Procrastinators unite... tomorrow!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I am not scared to admit that I am a procrastinator. The first step is admittance, right?

It definitely affects my life in negative ways and I have NO idea where this trait came from. The hardest part on the weight-loss journey is I cannot, for the life of me, plan. I can write lists coming up with ways to prevent over-eating or ideas of healthy snacks to carry along with me til my fingers bleed. But I cannot put those words into action. Excercising really isn't a problem for me. Its really not that hard, I can find time for it usually everyday if I really try, and it doesn't take too much brain power. But the eating thing is always what gets me down.

I admire people who can spend an entire day planning for their upcoming week and I want to emulate them. I use the excuses "I'm young still, I've got time," "I just started school and am still getting used to my schedule" (while legitimate, shouldn't give me reason to be a lazy lump all week and eat whatever I want), and "But..but.. my PERIOD.. WAHHHH!" I need to stop it but once I get into my head it is EXTREMELY hard to get out of it. I lull myself into thinking that these behaviors are ok and I'll get back on track sometime, I'll get there eventually... I WANT to be there now!! You hear me cravings?!

I wanna be this person.

So if there is anyone out there that feels me or has some advice that works for them please share, I need an extreme kick in the butt!
Thanks, Laura (:

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REVELS888 9/7/2011 1:00PM

    The whole planning food thing I can relate to - I know people who plan their entire week! I just can't do that even though I am a compulsive organiser - it's the feeling of losing my freedom of choice!Haha. So my solution is to have clif/luna bars lying around and consistantly buying raw veg to much on and fruit. I tell myself that I have spent this money on theis fruit and veg and it will go off if I don't eat it, which is a waste - that way I convince myself to eat celery sticks at night with hummus and crabsticks,lol. If I don't like it I make sure I go buy and cook some meat the next day as a compromise. But I can never really plan any more than a day or so in advance - I just trick myself with the fruit and veg :P Not sure how much sense that makes to be honest, but it works for me,lol.

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JTAMSYN 8/28/2011 2:39PM

    I'm not very good at planning meals for the week either. Whenever I do it, something always comes up and I end up with a bunch of wasted food. Besides, how do I know what I want to eat in 4 days??? Anyways, the trick for me is to always have healthy food choices and snacks on hand. For example, keep a baggy of nuts in your purse/backpack. Keep tasty but healthful options in your fridge, car, locker, gym, boyfriends... wherever you might be. This will help you limit the "I'm stuck" moments. Also, my focus is on learning to make good choices. So I've read many articles, learnt from in-putting my choices in the food tracker. With time, I've learnt what are my best options when stuck... Anyways, with a little research and fore-thought, I know you can do this!!!!

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RRP546 8/26/2011 6:35PM

  yyou just got to get up and do it

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I gotta step aside and let the workouts do the ass-kicking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have been contemplating losing weight for a long time.
I think it's time to get off my ass and start doing.
In the spring time my best friend and I started working out mornings at the rec center at our college. We started off small at first and gradually attempted to move up. She was always pushing and I was always dragging my feet saying I was too tired or worn out from school/work/whatever. She would give in with jokes that we'll be fat forever anyway.
Not true. Over the summer she kept it up by joining a gym and sticking with the workouts (although I'm sure here cigarette and coffee only diet had something to do with it too) but yesterday on our first day back to school, she looked good. And honestly I was a little envious.
Why was I not blessed with self-control and the ability to do something on my own and be accountable. But then I remembered that I have been eating healthier than I was last spring ang though not a lot, I had lost weight. I have the very bad habit of focusing on the negative and beating myself up when I'm not perfect, which is ALL THE DAMN TIME. Now i realize that even though I do wanna look good and be a strong person, in order to achieve that I have to love myself first and accept that I am NOT perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Neither is my best friend, neither are those super models, or athletes. WE ARE ALL HUMAN, and the sooner I acceot this the sooner I can stop holding myself back from the strong, self-loving person I know I CAN be.

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ANGELELEMENTS 8/23/2011 11:03AM

  You know what I think helps me stay disiplined? My nutrtion log and fitness log is public, and I feel like people are watching my logs, so I don't want to screw up. I feel like people are watching me for different reasons so that helps me stay on track, expecially with fitness logs.


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MJRVIC2000 8/23/2011 10:16AM

    Here is a well-kept secret: When we exercise and lose weight we gain more energy. But remember, that an energetic healthy life consist of a balance of healthy eating, exercise, resting and lifestyle changes. God Bless, Vic.

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