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Vegan Day 3

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I'm on my day 3 of my personal Vegan challenge and so far, so good. Last night I did crave some ice cream but was able to get past it. I'm going to Whole Foods tonight to buy some soy ice cream. I've heard good things about it, so we shall see!

I'm also going to make myself walk tonight even if it kills me! I need to get some exercise and really start to get my weight and life back on track. I guess the "one day at a time" mantra isn't just for acholicolics!

  
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BABY_GIRL69 9/9/2010 3:35PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon the day #3 of vegan & let me know how that soy ice cream taste. It doesn't sound appeasing. . . .God bless & continued success on the vegan! Dee emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Going Vegan

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I'm challenging myself to eat 100% vegan for 2 weeks. I started yesterday and it went really well. I've pretty much planned all my meals out for the next 2 weeks to make it easier on myself and I'm actually surprised at how many options there are when giving up all animal products. It should be noted, that I'm not doing this because of any issues I have with eating meat, or with anyone else eating meat, I'm just doing it as a tool to help me achieve healthier eating goals. While I'm only on day 2, I feel pretty good about completing this. Maybe it will put me on the path to a much needed change in my eating habits!

Now for the exersise, that I'm just not doing so well at. I really don't know what the issue is or why I cannot find the necessary motivation to get started. It's funny, because 3 years ago, I would have NEVER missed a day of doing some form of exersise. I actually used to spend 2 hours working out 4 days a week and 60 minutes the other 3 days. Now I'm lucky if I manage an hour a week. I know this is such an important factor is reaching my goals, but there just seems to be some excuse every day to not make it happen. Hopefully today will be different!

  
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LAZBILL 9/9/2010 12:45PM

  Thanks Fabricgirl1 and Healingdrangnfly for your words of encouragement!

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FABRICGIRL1 9/8/2010 9:48AM

  Good luck with your vegan diet. It is a great way to go low fat if you don't use the cheese. I have a reward system for my exercise that works great for me! I've increased it through the year from 3 times to 5 times a week. I earn a "prize" for each month I'm on track and have been perfect all year.

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HEALINGDRAGNFLY 9/8/2010 9:35AM

    Good for you...going vegan to jump start your health. As far as the exercise goes, I would suggest just getting the diet change down FIRST then worry about the exercise. Doing too much change at one time can cause you to slide backwards into old, comfortable and easier habits. Be a bit easier on yourself while you are making this transition and you should do great. Keep up the great work!

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28 day boot cam

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Going to try the 28 day bootcamp challenge. Seems like a reasonable challenge to complete and not too overwhelming. Now if I can just figure out how to get my emotional eating under control, I think I would start to rally see some results! I really do want my slimmer body back. Having this 30 extra pounds is really taking a toll on my self-esteem.

  


28 day boot cam

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Going to try the 28 day bootcamp challenge. Seems like a reasonable challenge to complete and not too overwhelming. Now if I can just figure out how to get my emotional eating under control, I think I would start to rally see some results! I really do want my slimmer body back. Having this 30 extra pounds is really taking a toll on my self-esteem.

  


UGGGG

Friday, August 06, 2010

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Well another day of not resisiting all the crap that I'm surrounded by at work. The stupid M&M jar that basically sits almost in front of me (not my choice to have it there, but it is my choice to take from it) is almost impossible for me to resist. Why? I'm really not sure. Then there were the donuts that were brought, I didn't have to have one and knew I shouldn't but did anyway! If I could stop this, I know my weight would come off. I eat very healthy meals that I spend a lot of time preparing for myself! Why do I continue to sabotage myself? Why am I holding myself back from this accomplishment? What will it take for it to finally stick with me? I need to lose 30 lbs! That's it! I see so many others on here and other sites with way more than that to lose and they can do it. Certainly their eating habits were likely way worse than mine at some point.

Anyway, I'm trying this as a way to vent and am hoping that by writing down my thoughts/feelings something will click inside me!

  
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GLOMER 8/6/2010 3:06PM

    Hang on - the first thing is that you recognize what you are doing. Now you have to get to the next part where you can look at them and think in your mind that 1 M&M is ok to taste. Then know that when you have the 1 you are now in control and you don't need the rest because they are just not worth it. It didn't taste that good over and over. emoticon

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PJOY17 8/6/2010 3:04PM

    WELCOME TO SPARK!
WE CAN DO THIS!
I know the person ahead of me said you can have the M&Ms, but try this, just say no to them and all of the junk for awhile and YES to you for awhile. Use the nutrition tracker , track exactly what you are eating that is healthy . I am thinking that the sweats are like ' heroin ' a drug a compulsion that when you start eating it you can't stop it. But if you say ' no honey' to yourself , and stop that first bite with love as if you were your own 'mom ' a loving one and feed yourself healthy food you may not find yourself craving it.
I think we get into trouble when we try to feed ourselves this stuff , and it starts us on a downwarrd spiral of eating more and more of it and it has nutritional value .
Use the fitness tracker the more you move the more you will want to move!
Big hugs.
PJ

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PARKERB2 8/6/2010 3:01PM

    Also, plan to work out for a few more minutes on the days you can't resist a few M&Ms. Then the calories burned will offset the calories you ate if you don't go to the extreme on them. emoticon

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CMKOBE 8/6/2010 2:51PM

    You can have M&Ms. Decide how many calories you are willing to spend on them. Look it up on the nutritional guide, count out that many, and SAVOR them. That's how this lifestyle works. Do not deny yourself. Just be accountable to yourself.

If you want to do that every day, you can. I love popcorn. I make as much popcorn as fits in my budget for that day. 53 pounds later I'm still eating popcorn.

The point is, this is a lifestyle not a temporary thing, not a diet that you can be 'off' of and eat M&Ms at the end of. If you do that, you'll gain the weight back. So eat them now, eat them inside of your plan and you'll be able to fit them in after you're at goal as simply as you do now.

Good luck!

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