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How To Be Thin

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I compiled this list of reminders for me of "How To Be Thin". I am so sick of dieting it is impossible for me to follow anyone else's rules on what I should eat at what time etc. I still get caught up in the fantasy of the diet, so created this to remind me what I can do that works. I posted this on my fridge:

1. Be Thin:
a. Eat what I want
b. Eat when I am hungry
c. Eat Consciously
d. Stop when I am full
2. Add the good stuff in
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Exercise every single day for the rest of my life
5. Take my supplements
6. Spark People
7. Think Thin  Feel Thin  Vibrate Thin  Attract Thin
8. I accept myself, unconditionally, right now!
9. Drink herbal tea
10. Focus on fruits and vegetables
11. Get inspired about living life to the fullest daily
12. Journal
13. Get outside and enjoy nature

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RONNIEHUEY 7/8/2014 11:42AM

    Perfect! emoticon

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Learning to Say Nice Things to Myself

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

So today I realized that I am sabotaging my get-fit goals and even my career and schooling goals by the way I treat myself. I am (like most people) critical of myself. I really want to change this and be kinder to myself.
My boyfriend (who is studying to be a psychologist) gave me a brilliant idea to write as many nice things I can about myself in my journal for a few days. Then make it a habit to write at least one great thing about myself everyday. Eventually I will create a habit of noticing the good instead of focusing on the bad.
I'm excited to put this into play and increase my self-esteem.
If this rings true for anyone else I urge you to try it out with me. emoticon

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DELIA38961 11/26/2013 7:23PM

    sounds like some great advice emoticon

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LJOYCE55 11/26/2013 7:20PM

  Maybe you should include them in your blog.

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Too Tired to Care to Eat Healthy/Exercise

Thursday, August 09, 2012

As I am on break at the office (elbow deep in a bag of trail mix - searching for the m&ms) I am realizing that being healthy is absolutely holistic and about feeling good naturally. I don't want to live on energy drinks anymore. This week I have been completely stressed out with school and work obligations. I worked out at the beginning of the week, but now I barely have the energy to get out of bed. I need to focus on my state of wellness, like doing some relaxation techniques and prioritizing to lessen my stress. I have noticed that when I am this tired and worn out that even thinking about eating healthy (i.e. cooking) or exercising feels near impossible. I am getting plenty of sleep b/c that's all my body wants to do the second I get home after these long days, but it's the mental/emotional exhaustion that is what is making me so tired all day.
Anyway this was like an epiphany for me and I am happy to have realized that beyond diet and exercise my mind and emotions need to be healthy too. If anyone can relate or has suggestions that'd be great.
Thanks SP friends :)

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CRYSTALZ1 8/14/2012 10:22AM

    I combat those feelings with light exorcises (yoga, walks, simple stretches to help blood circulate). But more importantly, I listen to guided meditations, read inspiration books, and keep my fitness goals centered around what makes me truly happy. Sure I ate an egg white omelet for breakfast, but I filled it with garlic, spinach, tomato and feta because those flavors combined remind my taste buds of a Mediterranean pizza. I don't think f calorie counting as a hassle because it leads to cups of chocolate mousse while still losing weight. If the focus is on what makes you calm and happy, the goal of healthy and fit becomes enjoyable instead of tedious. Good luck to you! emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 6:49AM

    For me my yoga practice helps keep me balanced. When I get stressed all I want to do is drop into down dog and relax. Yoga has not only helped me physically but more emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I find now that I want to go deeper and deeper into my practice. If I keep my mind healthy the rest usually follows.

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LEESHA17 8/9/2012 6:27PM

    Thanks for the comments :) LISAROSIEVP- I'm always saying that too - when I'm done with school that I will have more time and energy to justify spending it on exercise and eating right. The reality is that even when I am out of school I will be busy and if I can do it now when I am this busy then I know I can be healthy under all circumstances. I used to do yoga a long time ago, I have some great 20 min DVDs from Rodney Yee & I think that would really help to quiet my mind and calm down. Thanks for the reminder :)
PKBOO3 It's good to know I'm not the only one who's been there. Yeah it sounds like your willpower took over when you knew you were fine to exercise. In reality I know my body can do it, and people around me just have been able to tell that the cause is stress and I need to ease up on myself and unrealistic standards.
I appreciate you guys sharing your experiences too :)

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LISAROSIEVP 8/9/2012 5:14PM

  I go through the same thing. The mental tiredness is extremely difficult to overcome. I keep telling myself that I'll get around to being healthy and fit when I'm done with school...but I don't think I can afford to let my fitness slip that long. I've been on a break from school the last couple of weeks, so I took the opportunity to get into better habits. I'm hoping I can keep it rolling when classes start next week.

Realizing that you need to need to give attention to your mind/spirit health is a step toward success! If you've never tried yoga/meditation, that might be the next step. emoticon

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PKBOO3 8/9/2012 5:00PM

    I went through that for a while; feeling bad, with aches & pains in addition to just simply having no energy; even some event-sparked depression. I ended up going to the Dr. for chest & back pain, had tests run, and the tests all came out fairly normal. The only thing obvious to the Dr. was my scoliosis & age maybe causing my pain. I guess just the assurance that there was nothing really wrong with me gave me the incentive to get back to my exercise routine. After I got back to exercising, I have started feeling better. Don't know if it was a mind thing, or what...but I'm now feeling better & more like my normal self.

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Got back in the saddle today :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I went on a 5 mile bike ride just in the neighborhoods around my house. It felt so great to get riding again! I'm looking forward to going much longer distances this summer. My boyfriend bought me a nice bike last year and got me into cycling. The winter (in Utah) tends to not have the conditions be ideal for cycling outside so I got out of the habit. Anyone else into cycling? It's such a fun activity!

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ROSALIEESTHER 5/17/2012 6:51PM

    YAY! I love my bicycle too.

I used to live in Salt Lake and I will tell you, it's great riding on the flat, but I was never one of those people who could go up into the canyons.

Hope you're not sore tomorrow! : )

Glad to hear you're back in the saddle.

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Lifestyle Change Only!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

That's it I am done with diets! The tempting promises of fast weight loss just does not pay off for me. As much as I'd love to lose weight quickly, I would much rather learn healthy habits and maintain my sanity. I am focusing on eating fruits, vegetables and protein. I am not depriving myself b/c that just makes me crave junk food more. Having the option to eat junk food or eat healthy food is the best way for me to actually choose the health food instead of feel like I am forced to eat that way. I may lose weight slower this way, but it will be worth it. I know I will feel healthy along the way. Also of course logging into sparkpeople and earning sparkpoints and consistently exercising and logging in my food will be excellent ways to keep me on track. :)

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FLAMENM 5/15/2012 9:09PM

    Slow and steady wins the race

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