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Consistency me?

Monday, September 03, 2012

I admit I'm a big kid. All 45 years of me...I love awards and I love spinning wheels.
I look in owe at members that have consistency awards and I can't believe that i won one.

I am also day 29 binge free. That is huge for me. I haven't been binge free for so long for the last two years even when I weighed a lot less.

I am also on day 51 of Insanity! The reason I exercise early on in the day is because later in the day something always happens to derail me. Take tonight for instance I planned to exercise but ended up speaking to my uncle for an hour....I can't tell a 70+ I have to go exercise...At least I had my Insanity done in the morning...

  
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LILAC_LANE 9/4/2012 6:05PM

    You go girl!
I'm with you on the awards. It's amazing how a virtual trophy can make my day!

Congratulations on on the areas where you are consistent. Be proud!
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OOLALA53 9/4/2012 4:11PM

    Yeah, howdy! You deserve to give yourself tons of credit!

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Shake it up

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Today is my rest day from Insanity but it's the weekend. Having found out that finally I can get hold of Savanah dry (cider with 5.5% alcohol) I was on top of the moon and treated myself to it. Also had some great home made vanilla ice cream and m&m oat cookies (home made too). I also was treated to some rare scotch..so you see why I felt I needed to do something.

I find that billy blanks tae bo and aerobics tapes are always hard but energizing and I feel good once I complete them. They are my go to exercise on my rest days...I am planning to start adding them in at least twice a week. Maybe that will jump start any weight loss and will stop the gain.

My hubby says he notices a difference in my gait and that although I am overweight when I start to lose the weight the hidden muscle definition will be visible. Let's just say he my grumble at my exercising but enjoys the results!

  
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LILAC_LANE 9/1/2012 9:28PM

    I admire your commitment to exercise. It really inspires me to keep moving too
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Here comes the weekend and we need to live and enjoy it not eat ourselves up

Friday, August 31, 2012

My weekends and holidays for the past year have been an eating disaster. I used to be able to maintain weight over . the weekend but over the past few monthes 20 pounds have piled on

My weekend starts on Friday with me busy cooking in the kitchen. I used to go swimming till very recently (old swimming costume falling apart and doesn't fit. New ones that I bought after losing weight are waiting for me to fit back into them...). I would start the day cooking, go for a swim come back and bake healthy desserts. Of course I would taste my goods but that was great.

The problem was my mindset it went like this I blew it by tasting the dark chocolate I might as well have some of the kids chocolate, left over cake etc. When my kids didn't like a dish I made I would get upset and eat most of eat to prove them wrong...

Then there's alcohol. I love a glass of wine and some liqueur in my coffee or drizzled over dessert.

I also have tried and succeeded to have one cookie on Friday night but then on Saturday I will have a lot more.

I now make healthy versions of muffins etc and that way it is portioned out. I can have 2 with my morning coffee on Saturday.

I want to enjoy my weekend and not worry that I'm going to binge. I recently read that it helps to focus one meal at a time. Just focus on the upcoming meal and make that the best meal for you.

I am also proud that although my weight and body isn't showing it yet...I am back on track to being motivated to eat healthier. I have just completed 48 days of Insanity workouts. I have more stamina than before. I also completed 25 days of being binge free which is the most I've ever managed. Even when I eliminated foods I would still binge on other foods (nuts anyone?).

I also talk myself through a craving. It sounds stupid but I say ok I know you really want that but it's late at night and you will have a stomach ache. You can have it in the morning if you still want it but what do I want in the morning? My insanity workout! Once that's done I just want to replenish my body with good food ;-). emoticon

  
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LILAC_LANE 8/31/2012 7:00AM

    I see so many things in your writing that are similar to my own experiences.
Weekend & holidays have been such a struggle for me in the past, and still leave me working a little harder to stay on track than M-Th.
Being able to self-talk and bypass a binge (to me) is the most important skill
to staying binge free. Our thoughts are so powerful, so it's important to keep telling ourselves we can do it, we don't need cookies at 10 pm, there will be more food tomorrow, etc...You are doing a great job and have every right to feel proud of your success! Wishing you MANY more binge free days ahead. We can do it!
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On Vacation and Making Observations about my Reactions

Friday, August 24, 2012

This holiday I committed to continuing my Insanity workouts. This is a 60 day program and I want to continue my 60 days. I get up an hour before hubby (who today ended up in the bathroom trying to block out the jumping sounds) and just do it. I love my body when I exercise. I love the way I feel the pain and sweat. It's really hard work but it wakes me up and lets my brain know I can commit to something.

I choose to spoil all the hard physical work by eating too much and more than my fair share of the wrong foods. I have noticed that I could easily have had good eating options both in Vienna and in Prague. I wonder why I choose not to eat correctly?

One good point is that I have not binged. I have eaten all types of food that are on my forbidden list but I have not had the bad feeling of you screwed up you can never eat right might as well eat the whole house.

I think that I really need to be patiant with myself and forgive myself for past mistakes. Hubby and I have a pact that we will eat better once we get back home (Sunday night). No excuses. We will allow ourselves any food but not to the point of feeling over full.

Have a great weekend.

  
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LILAC_LANE 8/24/2012 7:45AM

    When I look at food as wrong or right, or good and bad, I always want the bad stuff.
Allowing yourself some treats will help you not feel so deprived. For me, deprivation/dieting is my biggest binge trigger. I still struggle with eating too much at times, but not bingeing is the goal right now. The rest will fall in place. It's not going to happen overnight.

Being binge free on a European vacation is incredible! You should be VERY proud of yourself! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Exercise for your mind as well as your body

Friday, August 17, 2012

I am one of those weird people who loves to exercise. However, before I attempted Insanity I thought there was no way I could get through the workouts. They are super hard and I've only ever done female push ups...I am about to embark on Month two and I have discovered a resilience in me and "super" power that I didn't know I possessed. I am really proud of my workouts.

On the other hand during this month I kept beating myself up over my inability to control what I eat. My inner child insisting on eating non-stop especially when I'm in a mood (any mood btw). The other week I posted about being positive and it's an ongoing struggle. I have decided that month 2 of Insanity will include being happy and proud of my achievements and taking the focus away from my bad eating pattern. I think that might help to break the cycle.

Whether you like to exercise or can't stand it, give yourself credit for doing it. Even though I love the feeling after my workouts it took me 2 years to get into good exercising habbits. If you are new to exercising just remember to chose the type of exercise you enjoy. It can be anything that gets you moving. The videos on Spark give great ideas. The groups also help you to see that your not alone in being unable to do all the reps or the same speed as the presenter or studio exercisers.

Remember to JUST DO IT.

Have a great and fit weekend.

  
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KAYTEETOO 8/17/2012 5:37AM

    Wow, that's very inspiring. I can relate to a lot of what you said. I like exercising but it took me a few years to get to that point. Now I don't like it if for some reason I can't exercise, and look for every opportunity to do something! I've always thought I would not be able to do Insanity but your post makes me think maybe I should give it a try...

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MANILUS 8/17/2012 12:45AM

    Some great advice here, just do it and there is more power in you than you know. You must give yourself a push to get there but it is so worth the feeling after working out. Keep up the great fitness!

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