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the sugar challenge

Thursday, March 29, 2012

i havent blogged in a while. time to start it again.

i joined the sugar challenge, which i desp need. i have been noticing that i am an emotional eater. i eat when i am stressed, happy, sad. my husband said there is no hope for me. i just love candy bars. i am out to prove to him that there is hope for me.

the worst time for me is when i get home from work at 11 pm. i still havent conquered it yet, so i am open to suggestions.

i am still thinking of joining anytime fitness. i could go and hop on elliptical when i get off. i currently have a ymca membership and hate to give that up tho.

thanks for reading

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LWADE1963 3/29/2012 10:10PM

    I think it is more of a habit. A rough day at work, finally resting equals a good snack. I m trying to figure out triggers, like cereal. That just dont satisfy me at night and i keep snacking.

I def have to redirect my thinking

Thanks for the comment

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BLUE42DOWN 3/29/2012 1:51PM

    There is hope for anyone willing to keep trying!

A good first step is to think of other (healthier - physically and/or emotionally) ways of acting on the various emotions. Food has become the easy go-to answer, so you need other easy go-to answers that you can redirect to.

For example, if you're feeling sad, what would be a quick, easy, but more appropriate response to the emotion? It might be a good cry, it might be a hot shower, it might be a walk, it might be writing about the cause in a journal.

With getting home from work late like that, have you generally eaten at some point in the late evening? If you've gone 4 hours without food, even though it's late time-wise, it may be a better idea to have a small meal / snack at that time. Ideally, something planned and healthy that is ready for you (crock pot, leftovers to reheat) would work well. Or a snack item like apple slices and peanut butter that could be carried with you and eaten just before leaving for home. If you plan that into your day's calorie recommendations, you wouldn't be left feeling hungry and willing to eat other things between the time you get home and head to bed.

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cld it be?? i am a runner???

Saturday, January 21, 2012

i actually ran tdy for 8 min straight two times!!!! i am really getting into this fitness thing!!! i did wk 5 day 2 of c25k. the good thing is that i completed this program once b4 and i was running way slower than i am now. that is progress!!

i need to start back on weight lifting. i really dont think i will stick to it without a trainer or someone to do it with me. so i was thinking of starting p90x. i have jillian michaels 30 day shred. i started it, but it just isnt holding my interest. my thought is that p90x is something different every day. that might hold my interest since i will be doing something different every day. not sure. i need some opinions on this.

shld i do jillian michael first or just start with p90x?

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    To be consistent with fitness, I think you need to find something that you truly LOVE to do.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/21/2012 4:05PM

    Do what you enjoy. That's the key!

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RUNNINGAL425 1/21/2012 12:35PM

    Yippee!! Great progress! I remember when I transitioned from walking only to running a little at a time...until one day I realized that I was running more than walking....

And yes! You are a runner!!

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WINNIE1978 1/21/2012 12:30PM


I have always admired runners... there is something about running that seems so freeing. I don't know how else to describe it. But I've always been too afraid to try it myself. I have a weak knee so I'm not sure how it would hold up. My boyfriend recently started running though and it's really making me want to give it a try.

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a victory

Thursday, January 19, 2012

had a great day tdy . went to the gym and picked up where i left off the c25k week 5 day 1!!! i did really good. my goal is to run the tiger trot 5k on april 7. that will be my first 5k.

my eating was on track tdy. even my nighttime eating was good.

a really great day!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/20/2012 8:07PM


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SWDESERTLOVER 1/20/2012 11:48AM

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Good for you!
Cindy emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 1/20/2012 10:11AM

    Way to go on meeting your goals today! Keep it up!

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SAHARASUE 1/20/2012 7:36AM

    emoticon That's awesome! What a great goal to keep you motivated. emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 1/20/2012 7:16AM


Keep up the great work!


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a new start AGAIN------really need encouragement

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

this is a journey. i have to keep my mojo up DAILY and start new EVERY DAY

i havent blogged for a while. i really messed up during christmas. At the same time, around end of December and beginning of January, i was trying to go off Effexor, which i have been on for 8 y rs. i gained about 5-7 lbs. i guess i was hoping i could blame it on going off my meds. i had all kinds of horrible side effects due to going off meds, so i have finally just gave up and went back on medicine. so, hoping that those lbs would magically go away since i went back on medicine, i started eating decently and lighlty excercised. those lbs are still hanging on. God forbid i got those lbs by eating too much at christmas. That cant possibly be the reason i gained weight!!!

so now, i have totally lost my mojo. i was doing c25k and i was in week 4. now, i just am really tired. tired of the battle of the buldge. tired of excersicing. tired of trying to eat healthy with no results

i thought about going back to see Carrie at the ymca. She is a wellness coach who has very successfully lost weight by eating clean. i have gone back to her several times. i just feel like such a failure if i go back again.

i have also figured out that i am aftraid. afraid of failing. what if i go to carrie and i follow everything and dont lose any weight or inches? i know how discouraged i wld be.

i really need some help getting back on track. i know i can count on my spark friends to pick me up and help me with this and help me to get my mojo back.

how slowly should i start my excercise back..maybe i shld start my c25k up from begining. i am open to suggestions.

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    Try not to dwell on what you did or did not do yesterday. Focus on making the right choices today. emoticon

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LWADE1963 1/18/2012 7:00PM

    thank u so much for your comments. i believe my prob is nightimme eating. it is nothing really bad, but just too much good stuff. i need to track better

i will get the courage and goback to carrie. it is just embarrasing.

thanks again

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/18/2012 3:48PM

    I like the idea of hitting the reset button. I find that when I pretend I am starting over, I just do better and lose bad habits.

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BLUE42DOWN 1/18/2012 2:43PM

    Have you actually been tracking how much you eat - or just seat-of-the-pants eating decently? We can eat the healthiest possible foods, but if we're eating more of them than we should, we aren't going to drop weight. You may well be eating enough, even if it's "decent" food, to maintain your current weight and meet the demands of your light exercise.

== i have also figured out that i am aftraid. afraid of failing. what if i go to carrie and i follow everything and dont lose any weight or inches? i know how discouraged i wld be. ==

Let's ask this - if you go to Carrie and you follow every recommendation she gives, but lose no pounds or inches, how will you feel physically? Will you have more energy? Will your internal body be in better shape? Will you be able to work out longer with more intensity? Will you be healthier?

Now ask this - if you don't go to Carrie and you give up now because of the fear, where will you be in a few months? Will you have lost pounds or inches by NOT going? Will you be doing any more exercising? Will you be feeling any healthier?

Starting over at the beginning of the C25K seems to work for many people. If nothing else, it will make the early levels very easy, but it will keep you from having to guess at where your conditioning is and possibly hurt yourself pushing too far too fast.


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    The thing is- if you go back it means you WANT to be successful and will do what it takes to be successful and she will see that. Fall 7 times, get up 8, right?

You can do this!!!

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CHRISTINA791 1/18/2012 11:25AM

    I really like the idea of going back to c25k. Ten weeks (I doubled a couple weeks) of doing that when I started out got me through a couple rough plateaus until I learned how my body loses weight and began to trust it. Having a goal that has nothing to do with the scale is fantastic, and making a commitment for a couple months is enough time to see some results.

Sorry you're going through frustration - hopefully the weight gain is just the body reacting to something, and a change in routine will reverse it. Good luck!

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great day

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

day 2 and still on track. been eating good, making wise food choices, getting my excercise back on track.

now it is almost time for weekend, that is hardest part. plus its a holiday on top of it. gonna try, no, not try. i m gonna make sure i track and excercise.

spark people just makes sense to me

tmr goal- gym to do c25k and weights- back and chest.

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CHRISTINA791 12/29/2011 11:11AM

    Just take it one decision at a time, and remember that even if you'd go back and change one of those decisions, it doesn't wipe out any of the other good ones emoticon

Having a plan is a huge help, especially with exercise, and it sounds like you have a good one. Looks like the recipe for a fantastic weekend!

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