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Feeling less like a failure...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm down to 132.5 from 136. I still can't believe I allowed myself to gain 8lbs. I believe I've turned the corner, though. I made it to the gym 3 times last week so I met that goal. I've been tracking my food--turns out it takes effort to get back into that habit! :-) I've been eating healthier. My husband ordered pizza for dinner tonight but I ate a grilled cheese sandwich (no butter, 50 calorie ham, and a sprinkle of shredded cheese and a salad. I did have half a bottle of Mountain Dew but I don't feel bad about that. It's the first I've had in a while and I didn't feign for more. Tomorrow I hit the gym again. Oh! I'm back to lifting weights. My wrist has been a little sore but nothing I can't manage. Now that I'm thinking things over I'm actually feeling pretty good!



I'm back :-{

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

and I can't believe I'm here. I met my weight goal in February and didn't really have a problem maintaining. I exercised twice a week and only strayed occasionally. I may have mentioned in another blog that once I started eating healthy I really didn't miss junk food.

Anyway, in June, our family relocated from Japan to the States. I initially fought to find healthy things to eat but we lived in a hotel for nearly 6 weeks. The US has restaurants Japan doesn't and I wanted to eat foods I hadn't had in 4 years. :-) It was good going down but after a while it started to make me sick. Now I never want any of it again. LOL My taste buds had changed and everything tasted salty and greasy. Yuck! But I was often tired from the running around and didn't have anywhere to cook.

In the end I gained 5lbs back. But it feels like the full 28. I think I'm disappointed that I didn't hold out knowing the process it took to lose those pounds. So I'm back on SP and I'm tracking my food. Exercise has been sporadic during the move and I'm hoping this will be the week I get back to 90 mins.



Checkin' in

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wow, when was the last time I posted! Feb 26? Almost 3 months. I've been doing well. I finished school. I bought a house. And I've kept the pounds off. I fluctuate between 128 and 130. I'm thinking I'd like to get to 125 and steady but in March I lost the motivation to go to the gym 3 days a week as I had been doing. I went TDY for 10 days, then I had surgery on my wrist so I was out of commission for a while. I've lifted weights a few times but I'm very timid b/c I don't want to hurt myself.

I hit the gym today and I feel good. I'm going to track my food this week to see how I'm doing. I feel like I've gone back a bit and tracking will help me clarify. It's been a while since I've been on SparkPeople. It's good to by back!



Goal Reached

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Well, I've been at or under my goal weight for a couple of weeks now. I had determined within myself that I would stop weighing myself everyday and I've been pretty good about it. Every now and then I'll "feel" like I've gained weight and will get on only to discover I haven't. That's always a good thing. emoticon

I'm very excited going forward. I'm considering becoming a personal trainer. I'm a counselor so it would add to my skill set. My next goal is to get my body fat down. I began with 37%, went down to 30% and stayed there. I haven't checked that in a while. It could be lower. I'd like to get down to 20%--like my weight goal of 130, I have no idea why I picked that number. emoticon

I wish everyone well on their journey. I didn't find it as difficult as I thought it would be once I had the knowledge. The key, I believe, is staying positive. Negativity doesn't do anyone any good.


Emotional Eating

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This week I'm supposed to write about emotional issues that may cause me to eat. I think I mentioned in a post somewhere that I don't eat based on emotions. When I was gaining the 10lbs I was doing my internship and taking classes and I ate junk food and drank sodas to function. Last week I was rushing to complete my thesis and I drank a couple of diet sodas for the caffeine but I didn't turn to junk food. We ate out but I had subway and I think once or twice I at a Healthy Choice meal. At work, my eating schedule stayed the same. I think this time around I had an awareness of the situation and had learned from the first mistake. I'm never gaining these pounds back. I don't feel deprived. I eat what I want within reason and I'm learning every day to take things a little slower. At the end of the day, I decided to pay the extra money to extend my thesis deadline. Getting it done wasn't worth my health.


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