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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Seeing as it's January 1st again, here are my goals for the year:

-Lose 25 more pounds
-Stop smoking
-Stay within my budget, save money, and pay all bills on time.
-Start vet school in the fall!
-Be completely awesome and love myself!

Seems easy enough ;]

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Hurricane Isaac

Sunday, September 02, 2012

It is virtually impossible to eat completely sensibly when you're on lockdown due to a hurricane. When your power goes out, all you have to turn to are foods that don't require refridgeration, which, trust me, doesn't leave you healthy options at all. But my fiance and I did our best. We stocked up on bananas, peanut butter, apples, and some good, healthy cereals, ate beans for dinner a couple of nights, but in our no-electricity boredom without being able to really go outside, we mindlessly snacked also on cheese and crackers, sometimes candy, and drank a good amount of alcohol.
I guess I could say I didn't do soo bad through the storm, but I definitely could have done better. I know I could have, because now that the storm is over, I feel bloated and icky but because of that, I know I'm ready to get back on track!

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SOHLT4ME 9/2/2012 9:56PM

    I know what you mean! I rode out the storm with family, who think "dinner" is cheese and crackers with their cocktails. But the rest of my life isn't about how I eat when I'm going through a hurricane, it's about how I eat when I'm NOT going through a hurricane. Now that I'm getting back to my routine I'm feeling better, and life feels more normal. Electricity is a wonderful thing!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/2/2012 9:42AM

    it was a blip in the journey..... don't let it be the excuse to continue... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DMEYER4 9/2/2012 9:41AM

  sorry about the hurricane. Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation. Today is a brand new day and never to late to get back on track. good luck.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

...feels like eating a pint of ice cream. or a whole bag of tortilla chips with salsa. just binging in general, for no other reason than i'm tired. because i LITERALLY just finished eating dinner. and when i think to myself, do i REALLY want to eat a pint of ice cream? my brain nods its head frantically saying YESYESYESPLEASEEEE while my stomach is looking at me like "are you serious?"

i haven't actually felt that binging sensation in a long time, and it used to be that when i'd feel that sensation, 30 minutes later i'd wonder what i was doing in the pantry having just sampled every box of cereal, bag of chips, crackers, etc. right now i'm looking that sensation in the face and saying "NO WAY!" for once!

because i know if my sweet tooth doesn't abate in about an hour or so, i've got me a lil 60 calorie snack pack and an apple :] my stomach knows if its hungry enough for that, then that's just fine, even if my brain is screaming for ice cream.

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SOHLT4ME 8/12/2012 9:35AM

    Believe it or not, artificial sweetener may be part of the problem. It interferes with the brain's "enough" mechanism. I keep fruit like grapes and cherries around for healthier nibbling, and, for extreme emergencies, high quality dark chocolate in single serving packages.
Good for you for facing it instead of repeating the old pattern!

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Logging exercise...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

...or not exactly.

Is it wrong for me to log my minutes spent making love to my fiance as "walking - 3mph"? I think that is probably a fairly good trade, but maybe I shouldn't be logging my sexual encounters as exercise anway? It definitely gets me moving, raises my heart rate, and I do it for more than 10 minutes. Isn't that what they say "exercise" is?


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BRENJET 7/25/2012 1:43PM

    Girl, if I was getting it, I'd be logging it!!!

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How I'm Holding Myself Back

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are always little things that built into ourselves as humans that inevitably slow us down, keep us from achieving our goals... Little excuses we all have made at one time or another to keep ourselves from succeeding. Why? I don't know. My only guess is that it's some kind of self-preservation tactic. Self-sabotage so we only let ourselves down rather than someone or something else letting us down.
Obviously, these little bouts of self-sabotage do no good when trying to reinvent myself, when trying to better myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. Yet, they come around, or are habits that are always around, holding me back, and I'm the one at the lever. Below is a list of all the things I do to myself that hold me back. Maybe with them written down, I can more easily address and conquer them.

-The most obvious self-sabotaging habit I possess is that I am a smoker. Only about half a pack a day, but a habitual smoker nonetheless for about 5 years. I've quit for months at a time more than once, only to pick it back up again. And with planning a wedding, working full time, and going back to school... it's hard to see myself quitting again anytime soon.

-On top of being a smoker, I have developed asthma. Not from the cigarettes, but from the mold in the apartment I'm currently living in. Between the smoking and the asthma, running even a mile without stopping hardly seems a tangible goal. Granted, developing asthma due to an allergy ISN'T something that's my fault, but continuing smoking while dealing with this condition doesn't help. I am trying to break my lease and get out of this mold den, but who knows how much damage has already been done.

-Lastly, (for now) I have serious tendencies to be lazy. Of course, we all have low days, but I give in to them quite easily. I've gotten a lot better. This is the first day that I've said "I'm not working out" in at least 2 weeks. That's gotta be a personal best.

So I am improving, I have a personal daily goal I track with my other goals like drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc that I can check the little box if I smoke 10 or fewer cigarettes a day. My intent is to whittle that number down of course, but the fact that I'm aware, that I'm keeping track, that I'm holding myself accountable, that's a great step in the right direction. I know that much, and I know the only way I can beat myself is to take those steps, no matter how small, as long as they're moving towards my ultimate goals.

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SOHLT4ME 6/13/2012 6:10PM

    Too bad that cigarette smoke doesn't kill mold!
I quit with hypnosis. Two weeks of cravings and that was it. I was living in a part of the country that had real winter, and I got tired of going outside in my bathrobe, hat, coat and gloves for my first cigarette of the day. But it took me several years to get to that point.
It's a difficult addiction to break. Remembering all the reasons why you want to is good motivation.

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PARKERB2 6/11/2012 7:18PM

    Writing them down is a good step in the right direction.

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