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If a tree falls in the forest...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

if you stay within your calorie budget for the day,
but all the calories were high-fat, high-sugar *CRAP* calories,
does that count as a "good" day or a "bad" day?


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KALANTHA 10/20/2012 9:57PM

    Hmmm . . . I guess you'd have to consider how all your other days are. If you normally eat a well-balanced diet, with enough nutrients to fuel your body, you're probably ok.

Just take it easy tomorrow.

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STRONG_SARAH 10/20/2012 4:15PM

    I have been curious too about this and so I've been looking in to it and most of the studies suggest that it's not what you eat, it's how much.

Of course, 1200 calories worth of chocolate chip cookies would not be as good for you as 1200 calories worth of roasted veggies, but you've still created a calorie deficit. So I guess it's a neutral day?

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TIZSLIM 10/20/2012 3:51PM

  Umm, it counts as a 'tomorrow is another day' day. emoticon

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1935MARY 10/20/2012 3:50PM

    high fat alone wouldn't be a big deal,but the sugar will make you store fat,especially emoticon if you are diabetic

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Just thinking out loud here

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gonna end the 4-day, no-workout "streak" tonight. I have a personal training session lined up, and I am committed to doing an additional hour of cardio throughout the day. Stayed late at work yesterday, came in early today, have worked over the lunch hour thus far, and have my laptop packed with work I can do from home this weekend on my *one* day off between the 2 jobs so I can leave a smidge early today. That way I can go straight to the gym and get everything in before they close (the gym with the pool, close to house).

Speaking of closing...I joined Planet Fitness (no pool, NOT close to my house) just because they don't ever close, so I could never use 'getting to the gym too late' as an excuse. Somehow, though, I have managed to alter the excuse. Because now the excuse has become, 'Oh, I don't want to drive all the way over *there*...'

Enough of that malarky.

Last night I decided to schedule workouts into my appt calendar again like I used to. Back when I cared about myself. Back when feeling good actually felt *great*. The workouts ARE a priority in my life, and I shouldn't treat them like they are an afterthought or burden. Or worse, a time-suck that takes away from things I "like" to do. (Apparently I "like' to eat massive amounts of calories in front of the TV watching idiocy in action as my brain turns to goo.)

WORKOUTS MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. Why, then, do I dread them? That makes NO sense. There is something psychological at play here, folks, cuz I should WANT to do something that makes me feel so good. Is it that it is good FOR me, and God knows I have (subconsciously) rejected decisions that are good for me all my life? Is it that I might experience a rush of success that maybe (again, subconsciously) I don't think I deserve? Is it maybe that I (oops, there's that subconscious inrterfering again) fear that I might get to a trim, healthy size and will still have problems because I know full well that size doesn't fix the other junk in your life that needs repair and how disappointing that will be?

W h a t
i s
t h e
r e a l
i s s u e ?

I know it will make me feel good. Check.
I know it will improve my health. Check.
I know it will help me to wear any damn thing I want. Check.
I know I can appear girly again after being a flippin' linebacker for so long. Double Check.

Ok. So the training gym bag is in the car. The swimsuit is in the car. Dop kit, towel, shower shoes, clean panties. Check. Check. Check. Check.

Time to go.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 10/19/2012 4:47PM

    Great job!!! emoticon

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KLONG8 10/19/2012 4:17PM

    I'm so WITH you here. Why , oh why, do we fight our better selves? But a quarter of the problem is identifying that you do this, the next quarter is addressing your excuses, the 3rd quarter is coming up with answers to your excuses and the final quarter is just doing it. You are 3/4 of the way home, girl! Just DO IT!

Have a great weekend and do some fun stuff on your one free day. What a schedule!

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Conflicting internal messages

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It has been 3 days since I worked out. A streak I am not pleased with. I post my status as being headed to the gym, and then something distracts me or tempts me away from what I know will make me feel good after feeling temporarily uncomfortable. My gymbag is in the car. I drive to the gym. I turn off the car in the parking lot. But before I get out, something has been making me change my mind. I tell myself I'll just work out at home. That way I can do laundry at the same time. Or soak dishes. Or watch TV. Or (insert stupid excuse here). And then I go home, cook a big dinner I shouldn't be eating so late anyway, and fall asleep.


So here's Sunday's effort pic. It was a great workout; however, I feel like a hypocrite even posting it since my attitude has been so apathetic lately.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 10/19/2012 4:50PM

    I read in a fitness magazine once that if you can just get into the gym and commit to only 15 minutes of workout, that you will almost always end up doing more. I used to do exactly what you've been doing. I had a strange aversion to going to the gym! I would even get there and not get out of the car! But that advice from the magazine really helped me. 15 minutes is not a lot... but it's something. So even if you DON'T end up doing more, at least you did something! That usually gets you back in the right mindset to do it.
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KPETSCHE 10/18/2012 10:01AM

    Hey, great job making yourself accountable. I love the picture of the sweat equity. Thanks for sharing.

It's easy to get hard on ourselves. Don't let it get you down but use it to your advantage. Maybe the next time you get sidetracked you can just plan on going in for 10 minutes since you're already there. Knowing that I just need to get in 10 minutes of exercise has often pushed me to do twice as much or more.

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Counter Cats

Monday, October 15, 2012

A friend sent this to me. Cracked me up. We've all met one.

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ATTACKFATCAT 10/16/2012 12:52PM

    emoticon I know quite a few like that...

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GOLDENRODGIRL 10/16/2012 11:55AM


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PAMNANGEL 10/15/2012 7:39PM

    I suspect that's what my cats do when I'm out except for the martini since I don't have alcohol in the house....unless they have a secret stash I don't know about. Hmm, that could explain some things.

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SANDYW1945 10/15/2012 7:29PM


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JANETTEB553 10/15/2012 7:21PM

    strange emoticon

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Interior Decorating

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Messages from the environment, my car, my coworkers, my mother, my cats, and my gastrointestinal track have all brought me to the conclusion that my life (emotionally and physically) has too much going on, too much "clutter", to run both efficiently and pleasurably.

Time to start eliminating.


Like re-decorating a room, I need to remove everything and add things back one item at a time.

This might take awhile.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 10/11/2012 8:43AM

    What a great idea!!! emoticon

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KPETSCHE 10/10/2012 2:53AM

    Good job. I'm sure it will be difficult but worthwhile in the end.

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KALANTHA 10/9/2012 7:50PM

    It will be worth it. emoticon

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MRSCLAUS46 10/9/2012 7:48PM

    Good luck with your "editing"! Re-docorating can be fun-- emoticon

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