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January pitfalls

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Since my last post on the 6th my "day" of overeating spiraled into several weeks. I'd like to blame it on my hormones, but I know I'm just using them as an excuse. I'm not really sure why I let things get so out of control. I guess it's all just a learning experience. I did, however, continue to log my food into sparkpeople (just a sign that I AM changing). I was able to go back and identify some key mistakes I've been making.

1) I noticed that I'm snacking more then I should. About a third of my calories are coming from unhealthy, sweet snacks.

2) I'm eating late. I noticed that I'm eating as late as 11:00pm or 12:00am. I think I'm going to set my quit time at 8:00pm.

3)I'm not getting enough protein. My log says I should be eating at least 60 grams and I'm routinely getting half that.

4) I consume at least 10 more grams of fat a day then I should be eating.

5) I'm not exercising enough. I was averaging about 3 days of cardio a week and the last few weeks I've done maybe one day a week.

I'm doing a lot better today. I turned down going out for lobster tacos because I knew they would ruin my calorie goals, and I would probably end up caving and getting a margarita on top of the tacos. I also started to make myself a cup of ice cream. I was able to stop myself and really think if I needed it. I didn't and was put it back. It felt good to do that! I am starting to get hungry though. I think I'm going to make myself a bowl of oatmeal with some chocolate protein powder.



Friday, January 06, 2012

I've been doing really good about staying in my calorie range, but I seriously overate today. I know that I had been feeling really depressed and stressed out today so I made a conscious decision that I was going to over snack. I ended up eating potato chips with a sour cream dip, and then to top that off I decided to make a plate of nachos.

Even though I'm not really happy that I broke my streak. I am happy that I'm sitting here confronting my emotions that led to the overeating as well as the emotions I feel after gorging myself.

I just keep telling myself to take babysteps and that is how I am going to accomplish my dreams.

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GRAHAM0516 1/7/2012 8:50PM

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I'm still struggling with keeping in my daily calorie range, but I start the spring semester on Monday and I'm really looking forward to being busy.

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POETICBLONDE 1/7/2012 3:57AM

    It'll be ok. We all have our setbacks along the way, but we can dust ourselves off and keep on going, just don't ever give up. You'll get there. :)


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PUNKIN175 1/7/2012 12:00AM

    Don't give up! You are doing great!!! Its OK to eat up every now and then. I personally feel like it revs my metabolism. Plus, you can't give up tasty stuff!!! Best wishes!

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ONICAM 1/6/2012 10:59PM

    I am overeating regularly.

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C25K Week Four Completed!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Yesterday was day three of week four for my c25k program. I'm not sure what happened, but my headphones were not working right so we didn't really do the program. We did the 5 minute warm up and then decided to just run until I needed to stop. I probably ran between a a 1/4- 1/2 mile each stretch. I ran two stretches and then ran up the stairs to the top of Mount Trashmore. Wow! Those steps will kick your ass! But in a good way. Tomorrow starts the beginning of week five. It's really empowering to know that I accomplished a month of running; and I earned the 1/2 way to 5k badge. emoticon


C25K Week Three Completed!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I just got back from a wonderful Christmas vacation with my husband. I got to go home and see my family and friends. It was great! Unfortunately all the visiting and family gatherings didn't do much for my diet. I definitely overindulged; especially with sweets. However I don't really think if it as failing. There were some areas where I feel like I did better then I would have otherwise. For instance I had a couple of peppermint mochas and I ordered them with skim milk and no whipped cream or chocolate drizzle. Also, I didn't drink a lot of alcohol this year.

I didn't stick to my exercise plan as well as I had hoped. I only exercised twice while home. However, considering that I'm used to going months without exercising I think twice is definitely better then not at all.

I'm getting myself back on track though. I've been logging my food again. I also had a salad with dinner, and ate the leftover salad for lunch. Today was Week 4:Day One of the C25K program. Most exciting of all though, I cleaned off the kitchen table and we ate dinner there instead of stuffing our faces in front of the TV. That's my biggest goal right now. Eat at the kitchen table!


C25K Week Two Completed!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Today marks the completion of my second week of the C25K program. According to the program I exercised 31minutes total, 9minutes running, 1.5minute max run, and got the Hidden Athlete badge :-). Actually, one of those runs was a total of 3 minutes. I decided to see how long I could run without stopping and my friend and I estimated that we ran a 1/4 mile without stopping!

Monday evening my husband and I head home for Christmas. It's a 15 hour drive and then we will be home for 10 days. I won't have my running partner with me so it will be a little difficult to keep up with it, but I will definitely keep it up.


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