Sunday, July 08, 2012
This past week at the gym where I do my bootcamp class at I joined a 60 day challenge. My trainer wanted to start something that was really focused on nutrition versus the bootcamp class I do that is primarily focused on exercise. Basic deets: we log our food 5/7 days, he reviews our foodlog and gives us feedback, we have a 30 min bootcamp 1x weekly, and we must use the Isagenix product. I will get more into Isagenix in a future blog. For now I need to set some accountability for myself to crush this 60 day challenge. I did not start off well with binges Wednesday, Thursday, AND Friday but a random sparkgoodie from a fabulous friend got me remotivated! So...I'm going to blog daily..keep it brief if I have to. Realize it's ok if I log on and just blog quick and don't comment on everyones blog at that moment! So I'm stealing a page from Erin's daily wedding blogs and I'm going to just do a quick recap of the day food/exercise/wellbeing.
Bkfst: Met a friend for brunch at a fabulous little restaurant that uses organic and local products. Minneapolis peeps check out the LowBrow if you haven't. Fried Egg Sandwich: sourdough bread, fried egg, bacon, tomato, spinach and a cold press
Snack: Granola Bar, Isagenix Shake
Dinner: Isagenix Shake, Rice Krispie Bar
Workouts: Ok this is going to seem a little nuts. BUT...I had an 11 mile walk per my training plan. For those of you who don't know I am walking the Susan G. Komen 3 Day this fall so my life has been filled with walking. Which is incredibly boring but I try to remind myself I'm doing it for something much bigger. Anyways, today I really needed to remind myself that I actually do enjoy working out because all of this walking has been really making me despise working out. So I went to my gym and got in a 60 minute bodystep class followed by 60 min zumba. Then I got on the treadmill and did 4 miles of walking. Then tonight headed back to the gym and finished the 7. I know I know...crazy. But this isn't going to be an every weekend thing. I really just needed those classes at the gym!
I feel pretty good about today! Really good actually!
Plan of attack for the week. OOHH I started my challenge at 210.6 and plan to lose at least 10 lbs by September 4th. I would love to be under 200 by the time my walk is at the end of August. And I also had to take before pictures in a sports bra and shorts (thank god I feel comfortable around my trainer).
Ok..plan of attack for the week.
Food is planned out for M - Fri. Work on Saturday & Sunday later in the week.
Snack: Apple & Almond Butter
Lunch: Chicken w/potatoes, green beans, zucchini, strawberries
Snack: Chobani (on sale at Target for $1)
Tue: Bootcamp/6 mile walk
Thur: Softball/5 mile walk
Saturday: 17 mile walk
Sunday: 12 (I think) mile walk
* Get 8 hours of sleep at least 4 nights this week
* Drink LOTS of water and no coffee after lunch
* Limit my Holiday trips to 2x
* No more than 2x binging and if I do binge, figure out why, journal, try to stop it, etc.
* Mow the lawn!
* Clean my bathroom
* Message a minimum of 3 guys on online dating
* Blog daily
Thursday, June 14, 2012
How does one stop feeling so lonely?
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Today was day 1 of not binging and I feel fabulous! I had a session with my therapist this morning and it couldn't have gone any better. I left feeling hopeful. The awesome support i have on here and the more continous support I will get from her is going to be extremely helpful for me.
My goals I am working on over the next week is to:
1.) Reduce the number of times I binge. I said if I was able to reduce the number to two, I would look at that as an accomplishment. I wouldn't degrade myself, I wouldn't feel bad or guilty or worthless or any of the other things I feel when I binge. I need to work on my all or nothing thinking and realize that going from binging 5+ times a week to 0 is likely unrealistic in one week. Now in my head is my goal still 0 for the week, sure it is. But this goal is really about learning to change my all or nothing thinking as much as it is to reduce binging.
2.) Work on being positive again and having positive thoughts. I was doing really at this towards the end of last year and it fell apart when my eating started to fall apart. So it's time to bring that back into my life. I have been thinking this week I am going to create a list of positive things about myself. I'm going to put one positive thought on a piece of paper and make some sort of jar where I am going to store these things and every day I am going to read one, or two, or however many positive thoughts I need to realize how awesome I am. SO....if you have any positive thoughts that you would like to share with me that I can put in my jar that would be awesome. :)
That's my homework for the week. I got this. In other news, I may be getting some news tomorrow that will be deciding factor on if I start looking for a new job which is super stressful. And I'm going out of town for the weekend to hang with college friends so I likely won't be back on until Sunday.
Oh and I am going to be stealing your guys' ideas of food blogging at some point but until I get to the pictures I want to just post what I'm eating.
Bkfst: Coffee, Protein shake w/almond milk & spinach
Lunch: spinach salad w/chicken, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberry vinaigrette dressing
Snack: Snickers Bar
Snack: Fage Yogurt
Snack: Granola Bar
Dinner: Subway 6 inch turkey bacon avocado, baked lays, 1 oatmeal raisin cookie
Yep feeling pretty good about today!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
This happened to me. And this is pretty significant because if I am in a healthy mindframe and buying good healthy food, I would never go through the self-checkout lane. Why? Because my cart would be filled with fresh fruits and veggies and there aren't any barcodes to scan. My cart was filled with the furthest things from fresh fruits and veggies. I did have some lettuce & yogurt but I also had doughnut holes and ice cream and pizza and cookies. And I proceeded to eat all of those things. My eating has NOT been healthy for along time now.
I went on vacation 2 weeks ago and didn't even think about how many calories I was eating or what I was drinking. Except for maybe the one margarita I had since I knew it was pure sugar. But anyways, I came back and expected to have gained weight. You know what happened? I was the same weight that I was before I left. What the what?!? I ate what I was craving, what sounded good, didn't stress over calories, didn't stress over when I was going to eat next, and I didn't gain any weight? Pure craziness.
So I thought I would try that when I got home. The morning after I got home it's like vacation mind vanished overnight and critical all or nothing mind was back and I thought I should probably cleanse, couldn't eat that, definitely had to go to the gym , stressed over not logging food, etc. And the last 1.5 weeks that I have been home I have binged my way through. I stepped on the scale on Monday and I weighed 217. Um hello. When I got back from vacation the week before I weighted 206.
I need to stop doing this to myself. I know what I need to do. I know what is healthy. I know I have the tools to make healthy choices. So why don't I do it?!? I am going back to see my therapist tomorrow and I am increasing my sessions to weekly sessions. I think having that more constant reminder of being healthy versus dieting and extreme exercising talks that i'm constantly around around will help me. I also need to log onto Spark more. There are so many people here who are focused on being healthy while losing weight and not necessarily "dieting" and those are the people I need to surround myself with.
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