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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My motivation is great Monday through Thursday. This is my work week and I'm able to click on SP between clients, on breaks and during lunch. Weekends are harder as I rarely spend much time on the computer. Also hampering my progress is my crazy schedule Mon-Thur. I'm up at 5:00a.m. to exercise, in the shower and out the door by 7:00 to be at work at 7:30. I leave work at 7:00 pm, get home around 7:30pm, make dinner and eat around 8:00-8:15pm! Then by 9:30 I'm in bed. This is not helping with the weight loss at all.

I'm on day 18 of the boot camp challenge and I'm struggling on the week days with late night eating and on the weekends with over eating. I feel exhausted! The one positive thing going for me right now is SP. I haven't given up, I continue to exercise and complete the daily workouts, but I need to figure out something different at night. I'm hungry when I get home, but even with healthy choices I'm eating way too late. I'm also struggling with a sweet tooth.

I have used Usana shakes in the past to "restart" and get off of sugar. I'm going to start using the shakes at night as an alternative to eating, but as you all know this is only a temporary fix. I am open to all suggestions.

Working to find a healthy life style that will become the norm instead of yo-yo dieting!


urges and cravings

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This weekend was a real calorie bust. I did not focus on the goal and instead gave into the stress and self medicated with food. The worst thing, I'm aware that I'm doing while I'm doing it. The best thing, I know today is a new day and I can start over.

Giving into cravings results in binge eating withdrawal. Which makes it hard, but definitely not impossible, to get back on track. I'm still working to get completely back on track and I'm planning ahead for this weekend. I think having a plan is important. Not having plan is like going on a long distant trip to somewhere you've never been without a road map (or in my case "map quest") Of course this insight came after the weekend binge. LOL So this weekend I will have only healthy choices available at home.

I will also spend more time on SP. During the week I log-in at work and just leave the window open at the bottom of my browser as a reminder that anything I decide to eat needs to be logged in. It makes it easier to focus. So I'll try the same thing at home.

I'm exercising every morning and doing the 10 minute bootcamp work out every night, so I have to remember I am doing somethings right. The rest will just take some practice.


I do

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My husband definitely influences my eating habits. He can eat anything any time and not gain weight. In the last 5 months I have packed on the pounds (10-12). I joined Spark to get back on track and stay on track. My husband is very supportive. He has volunteered to eat all the left over holiday candy, fudge etc... LOL As nice as that is I have asked him to also help with joining me in healthier eating habits. Of course he was all for that...but the minute I decide to bake a triple fudge cake he'll be all for it. So he's supportive when I'm on track, but if I'm off he is a total enabler. Of course, I haven't really been serious about long-term changes until recently. I think if he knows I'm really serious he will totally support what I'm doing and suggest that I just make something different for him. LOL I can't help, but laugh because he is the nicest guy, but weight has never been a concern for him. So I just don't think he gets it.
Having said all that, I am responsible for my eating habits. I get to decide what I eat and when. So when I go on a late night binge and ask my husband to go with me, I am responsible for the inevitable weight gain, not him. Wow, no one tell him I said that. emoticon


Day 3

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Well it's day three of the New you challenge and I continue to find motivation through spark articles and members. I'm so jazzed about the results that I desire, that I forget to focus on the now. Focusing on the now is important so that I do not engage in mindless snacking. Also it allows me to limit the immediate gratification that food (Especially chocolate!) provides and focus on the here and now that will get me to my long-term goals. Each day brings new challenges and victory! Every day that I get up and exercise...victory. Each day I skip the soda and drink 8 glasses of water...victory. Each day I log on and encourage another member of spark...Victory!! Today I will tell myself that I am motivated. That I do want to climb that mountain, reach for the sky and beyond. I will set small goals and look forward to the rewards, of persistence. I will reach my goal and then I will set a new goal to maintain the rewards of all my hard work. Tomorrow I might need your help, but for today I feel CONFIDENT! :)

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