Saturday, August 28, 2010
So I'm pretty happy because I tracked my food and I ended up just inside my range. I took a few rogue actions today. In the spirit of the Before-During-After journal article, I want to take apart why I did these things.
Cape cod potato chips: I ate it because I was nervous and they were there. I also really like them and don't often have the chance to eat them. Solution would be to either not start (better) or not finish. Only have a few chips to satisfy the craving, and move on.
Sour Patch Kids: I ate maybe three quarters of a container of SPK. I took them because they were free at the event I was at, and ate them because I was nervous and they were there. Solution would be to not take them in the first place. I'm never going to need/want to eat a whole pack of candy like that. Sweets tend to make me sick.
Seconds at the dinner: I wasn't hungry, but I went back for more anyway. Even though the food wasn't unhealthy, that's troubling. I went back for more because I'd had a second glass of wine so my defenses were down, and I was also nervous. I also, when drunk, revert back to older standards of how much to eat (I used to eat much more food than I do now), so I actually think I thought I should be hungry.
This is a place to celebrate victories and break down shortcomings. Some of the good things I did today were eat slowly and not be so eager to be first in line to get the food at these events.
Really need to not eat when I'm nervous. Maybe I should drink water instead, if that's an option, or be aware of my nervousness, face it, and carry on.
Social situations tend to make me eat absently. The solution is perhaps to focus on the food when I'm eating, or to focus on the wonderful people I'm eating with.
These are problems that face a lot of people. I'll be sure to document how I grapple with them here, and poke around sparkpeople, looking for tips.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I feel better. I feel as though I look better. Though I'm clearly still above where I was, I can see positive differences already. I just have to keep on keeping on. Most of all, I feel a change in my my attitude, positivity level, and energy level. I'm doing many small meals, and that really works for me. My digestive system, which is rather diva-like, to be honest, loves it. I can do it- be healthy, strong and consistent- if I keep to these habits.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Well, I've been on track for four days and counting, and I haven't made any progress yet. Sure, I haven't been working out, but I have been making the effort to stay within my range, and I plan to incorporate workouts next week. I don't think I've lost any weight yet. I am a little frustrated by this in my heart. But I know in my mind that I gained the additional five pounds over a period of three months or so, so I obviously can't expect to lose them in three days. It's going to take at least three weeks to get back to 125.
The silver lining to this is that I've just moved, so the habits I start now will inform the way my life here goes. SInce I've rededicated myself to healthy living right as I'm coming here, it's likely that I'll incorporate healthy into the habits and patterns I develop here.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I come back all sweating and glowing. I feel great, blissfully absorbed in my own body's rhythm, a welcome respite from my tendency to endlessly contemplate and question my life and everything and everyone in it. I look in the mirror, and I look beautiful, happy and alive. I've worked out rarely over the past few months, and I have restarted with short high impact workouts, and long, slower-paced jogs. I can't wait to see more of what my body is capable of. Watching it respond, seeing it hold definition, if only for the hour after the workout, is wonderfully encouraging.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Well, I have been tracking what I eat for a bit over a week now. I feel entitled to more weight loss than I have seen. Which is silly, because I've seen two pounds of weight loss, and that's pretty darn good. I have only exercised twice since starting out again, and today, I didn't even walk to work.
I didn't get down to the weight I was quickly. It was slow, and came from consistency. And despite the fact that I want to be back there now, I'm not going to get there that quick. I'm numerically very close to where I was, but somehow I don't look up to speed...need to start moving more so I can tighten up! I've got to just keep on chugging. If I'm consistent, I'll have 123 by the end of June, and 120 by the end of July.
But It's not really about numbers. It's about the way I look and feel. And to get progress on that front, I really just need to consistently eat well and exercise. There's just no subsitute.
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