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Interesting reason why I overeat?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The other day I finally realized a problem when I overeat. There are times when I eat too much. I feel at these times that I am stuffing myself like a camel. Camels eat and drink a huge supply at a time to survive long periods of drought. The result a hump that stores fat for times in need to prevent starvation. My mind is like this. When I am at mealtime I find that I am unsure of the next meal. I think destructively that if I eat alot that I won't be hungry later. Fast food restaurants are a disaster for me. Eating a bulk portion thinking it would be a waste if I didn't eat alot of food. Again storing up...Trying to save time and money in a way. However, this is destructive. I need to realize that I will have food and to not worry that I do not know where the next meal is coming from.

As a child, we didn't have much food growing up and I was thin. There wasn't much to choose from in the fridge or cabinets. So, when there was food, I'd store up like a squirrel preparing for winter. So, there's a hidden fear to this day that I will not have enough food to eat. But changing my mindset is psychology that I have discovered. To self talk at meals and realize that there is food to eat and plenty of it. And to eat very little each meal and not be afraid. And to feel secure that there is another meal after this one. I think that as an adult there has been plenty of opportunity for food to eat. Maybe a little too much.

I found that planning meals and snacks really helped alot with the fit food challenge. I felt that I was full and I couldn't believe all the food I ate. At least it felt like a large amount for the day and helped. So, maybe I'll do this challenge again in the future. I did lose weight when I was doing that challenge!! So, I didn't realize why it worked but it helped me to think that there was plenty of food and I felt that I didn't have to overeat and they were nutritious!!

I am still doing the 28 day bootcamp but my diet is off. so , Ive been able to maintain my weight at least. That is a positive thing and I'm beginning to show some muscle. So, a little progress and discovery is better than nothing. And I have learned something new that will help get me closer to an actual goal.

So, if you are like this too please message me and respond and maybe I can relate to what you are going through as well.

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CENTAURI 12/3/2014 10:40PM

    That's great that you realized why you eat the way you do. Now to change your thought process when it comes to food. You are on the right track! Keep reminding yourself that you have enough and that you will always have an abundance of food. Use food to nourish and heal your body! You got this! ;-)

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JENSTRESS 11/26/2014 10:27AM

    I think mine had to do with a plethora of things, but one may have been something similar. It was hard to stop the over eating. Even still, every once in a while, I just want to eat eat eat! I think it is more like I have the attitude that I will never have X again. WHICH IS NEVER TRUE. I live in America, food a plenty.

Realizing the problem is the first step, and now that you have, I highly recommend paying attention, you will be able to talk yourself out of it.

My other one is not really liking leftovers and hating to waste food/money. I've gotten better with this one.

You can do it! You will do great! One step at a time!

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JAMBABY0 11/25/2014 11:52PM

    At least you have noticed when you do sometimes people don't ever realize it good job. Sometimes you have to just mix it all up, good luck.

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Happy Birthday--me--

Monday, November 10, 2014

I guess one of the best gifts I could give myself is a life of good health. The parts that I can do. For instance, making goals that are attainable and a few that are out of reach to strive towards. I look at the year that has passed and I can see an improvement. I weigh less than I have in 10 years. I am establishing good habits like daily exercise and beneficial food choices.

It took me a long time to get to this place and part of the weight loss journey and that I want to continue. I need all the help I can get really. Friends and family are starting to see that I'm serious and are beginning to involve themselves in the task. Thank the Lord for SP and all of you and I need to give myself a pep talk and decide the things I can do. Maybe, I can't run a 5K right now but who knows what the next year will bring.

I am changing...I can fit in the small jeans now that I meant to fit into by Christmas. I have better mobility. I am enjoying food tracking now and look forward to it. I am exercising now and making it a habit every day. I still have to make adjustments ,however. Unfortunately, I can read everything out there but I have to learn on my own what works and what doesn't. Too many carbs are not good. Too little protein leaves me hungry. Keeping myself occupied and going on SP are good outlets. I'm beginning to read again and finish projects that I left half done. There's something new here... A confidence that's beginning to emerge... A quest for knowledge and realizing that I'm still like a baby learning to walk for the first time. So much to learn and realizing through successes that weight loss is possible!!!This can really happen!!!

Who knows what a year will bring?

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MIRAGE727 11/11/2014 9:36PM

    All the best!

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AUDISP 11/11/2014 4:48PM

    Happy birthday, late, hope you had a good day. You are correct the best gift you can get is improving your health. You are doing a great job, keep it up!

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HIMELISSA2007 11/10/2014 9:56PM

    Thank you

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EVIE4NOW 11/10/2014 8:23PM

  Happy Birthday. Hope it was terrific!

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SHRINKYDINKAMY 11/10/2014 4:58PM

    Happy Birthday!

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Progress day4 28 day bootcamp challenge

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

completed day 3 28 day bootcamp challenge yesterday and day 4 today and all is well. The exercises are really effective. It doesn't seem like it when you watch them. I have made a note to watch exercises before doing them so I get the form down right when I actually do them. It seems to help me with the proper breathing with each exercise so it is most effective and the best form possible.

Today I did cardioblast walk it out workout and a circuit training dvd that I had packed away and brought out again. So far so good.

I walked 4 miles yesterday all together but I didn't do it all at once. I noticed that the bottom of my sneakers are wearing out with all the walking that I do. I guess in an odd way that it is a good thing. Yesterday I got into the cheese and ate some onion sandwich bread that was white bread not whole wheat. (sad face) However, for dinner I ate refried beans that I made homemade in the crockpot without any rice. The beans by themselves were really good. Plus I ate zucchini nut muffins earlier in the day and I knew this was a no no but did it any way. I plan on eating better today by incorporating vegetables and chicken and maybe some broiled fish for dinner with some frozen vegetables.

Good luck with your plan today. May you have a good day and the best possibilities and peace come upon you and your family and friends


challenges galore!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Im off to a great start. I did the fit food challenge last month. so this month I am doing the 28 day bootcamp challenge aand the exercises are great. Hopefully, I will do cardio on my own for 30 minutes a day. Before I was only walking 20 minutes. so this will be a tough call.Last month I lost a half inch on every part of my body and an inch off my waist. woohoo!! My knee is a little stiff and sensitive lately. Hoping the weight will come off and my joints will feel better. Wish me luck and to anyone reading this best wishes to you also. Happy November!!!

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MIRAGE727 11/5/2014 2:53PM

    A little at a time, every day! Stay strong, stay focused!

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AUDISP 11/2/2014 11:42PM

    Good job, you are doing great!

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There is hope!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

First I realized that I didn't ever want to go over 300 lbs. That is what started it. Then I realized that there was hope and that there was something that I could do. I wasn't completely out of control. Being this big was a wake up call that I was actually weighing two people not one. Doctors have been telling me that my lungs are tiny that I have a small frame and small organs yet I'm the size of an extra large woman. This isn't good. a doctor once quoted that I had "a Volkswagen frame with a Cadillac body'. My body isn't meant to withstand such strain.

My hips were starting to hurt and I couldn't get up and down the stairs without fearing that my knees would give out and that I would fall. Now that I have been working on this with SP I can actually bend both knees up and down the stairs and get up and down with some grace. Hopefully this trend continues. I'm just trying to make small goals and maintain an exercise streak and spin the sparkwheel everyday and then the rest follows. I am forming good habits over time and they are getting easier

emoticon I know its difficult at first but the progress will come.

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MIRAGE727 10/23/2014 6:43AM

    Stay strong, Girl! Stay focused!

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