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Day 3-8 of 31: July "No Sweets" Challenge

Tuesday, July 08, 2014


I lost a few more pounds. Yay! I'm pretty proud of myself since the long weekend and all the cook outs and parties, but I stuck with it. I haven't had sweets or pop for 8 days now. I have had alcohol probably too much, but I've been extremely active. Volleyball, crossfit and walk/runs with the puppers.

Yesterday was the hardest day for me so far. I was hungover and extremely tired for no sleep since Thursday. Too much partying. A lot of the times, I crave doughy foods like donuts and pizza. I didn't give in though! I just reminded myself that it's only a month of no sweets, and you only feel this way because of lack of hydration. So I drank water and did some unpacking and stuff to distracted myself. I feel pretty good!

I decided that I will be trying my dress on Saturday. To see if it zips up. It's been over a month I believe since I tried it on....I'm so nervous!

Crossfit and volleyball tonight! We're in the finals! Seated #2!!

  
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PEZMOM1 7/9/2014 5:41PM

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COMEUNDONE87 7/8/2014 2:35PM

    emoticon emoticon You've got an awesome attitude. Keep it up!

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JADED_CHICK19 7/8/2014 11:27AM

    Omg you're awesome! There is no way I can resist when I am hungover! Pizza and fries please!! Good luck with the dress and finals! You can do it!

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KAT321123 7/8/2014 11:07AM

    I'm impressed that you managed to be so mindful about food despite drinking and feeling hungover! Now *that* is willpower! =) Good luck with trying on the dress and finals tonight!

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144AUTUMN 7/8/2014 10:45AM

  You can do it!!

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Day 2 of 31: July "No Sweets" Challenge

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Going really well! It helps that I keep reminding myself it's only a month! In the grand scheme, not long at all!!

I've already lost a pound. That's awesome! I must have been eating more sweets than I realized, but I was losing slowly, which worked for me since I've always been a yo-yo when it comes to weight. I've been focusing on gaining habits and losing weight slowly. 15 lbs since March is way slower than my history, which was 30lbs in a month type dieting, and then gaining it back after a year (usually starting in winter, less exercise, more parties/cookies/holidays).

I want to learn these small habits so it's more of lifestyle change than about the weight loss. I feel happy in my body unless I'm tired/sick from really bad life choices (NO exercise & just JUNK food eating).

  
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PEZMOM1 7/2/2014 1:13PM

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Day 1 of 31: July

Tuesday, July 01, 2014



I like to challenge myself and make my own challenges to add habits into my lifestyle. Today starts my new challenge. I'm doing 31 days of no sweets including pastries, cakes, donuts, cookies, and any add sugar to like coffee or anything. I will do honey on my yogurt sometimes and I will be doing a breakfast scone but only if they are a fruit no chocolate kind of scone. Like this morning I had a pineapple scone with coconut (unsweetened) shreds on top.

Anyway, this is hopefully going to let me detox from sweets. Plus I'm hoping it'll let me drop 10 lbs so I can officially zip up my bridesmaids dress by Aug 2nd. This is kind of try-to-lose-it fast only because 1) I need to zip up my bridesmaids dress there's no other option at this point, 2) it's too late for alterations, 3) I've been slowly losing but that's not going to work for this dress issue, and 4) I like the idea of say, "It's only a month, it's only a month.' So detoxing from my sugar addiction seems likely.

I remember reading that when you have goals, one of the first things you need to do is prepare for the "what-if" obstacles that come your way. So these are my what-if scenarios:
1. Get a craving for sweets: have a chocolate fruit smoothie (tastes like cake).
2. Someone offers me sweets: Say NO thanks.
3. Someone tries to guilt trip me into eating the above mentioned sweets: Say NO!!!
4. Everyone else is eating sweets or talking about sweets: Leave room and get smoothie or have a piece of fruit.
5. Free donuts at work: Cry!
6. Free donuts anywhere: Cry some more!
7. Roommate makes cookies, cookies smell up house: Take Phoenix for a walk and cry when I come back from walk and it still smells like fresh baked cookies.
8. Any of the above doesn't work: Repeat! It's only a month. It's only a month!
9. Go to a party (Engagement party or bachelorette party): Deny the sweets and drink a nice alcoholic beverage these are acceptable at these parties! Then cheers to that and drink another.
10. In 1 month, you will have sweets at the wedding! Remember!! It's only a month!

and TEARS!

Haha, in all serious though. I have a 6 day work out routine. 3x crossfit, 3x volleyball and walk/runs with Phoenix, and stretch/yoga rest days. Already got my 1 crossfit in and tonight is my 1 volleyball!

I'm going to get lots of water and rest in! I can do it! And although a bit against all that I've done to change my lifestyle this year, I can go back to moderation after my bridesmaids dress. I mean seriously, what kind of sister/maid of honor would I be if I ruined the wedding because my dress wouldn't zip up!

  
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KAT321123 7/1/2014 9:35PM

    I love that you're being realistic and acknowledging that challenging situations are going to come up. I think sometimes we can feel SO committed that we just assume that we don't need to create any contingency plans. And then we fail because life isn't so perfect.

I have a lot of dessert recipes that are fruit-sweetened if you need any ideas. I eat dessert pretty much every day, but rarely use refined sugar.

What's the dress look like? =)

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I thought I was over this!

Friday, June 27, 2014



Some of you might know, that I've struggled with binge eating for years, but since I started getting rid of the negative emotions towards food, bingeing really hasn't been an issue. Until...life started getting stressful. The last week I've been packing and moving my stuff into a new place (this was spur of the moment) I was looking for a new tenant for my apartment, and the new one said he wanted to move asap. So I thought way not, July 1st. I think I can move everything and pack everything in two weeks...totally forgetting that I planned a helluva weekend (Tomorrow and Sunday). I'm so overwhelmed and as much as I'm saving moving into a cheaper renting space, I'm spending that savings moving my Schtuff! As you all know, money is stressful. But I'm also super excited.



The point of this blog was that I thought I was over bingeing, and all those negative emotions started coming back. I started eating really crappy foods, I gained a couple pounds back, my mood is low, and I've been skipping crossfit (which would definitely help my mood and those pounds).

But...

I will NEVER be over bingeing. It will always been in the back of my mind. It's an addiction and I'm okay with that now. So as much as I want to have a strict plan to not binge and eat what I should, I'm letting it go. Until I move and have this FUN weekend. I'm letting the plans, the restrictions, and the negative emotions I started to build up, GO!



I'm going to start over Monday. In the meantime, I'm going to have fun and realize that when something ends, another thing is just beginning.

I will never not be a binge eater, but today it's not defining me! Or tomorrow or the next day. It's just something that I do sometimes. Not who I am!

  
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MRS_STITCHES 6/27/2014 4:08PM

    And I'll Be Here In The Background To Cheer You On! ^-^ Come Monday I'll Be Rooting For You! ^-^ You Can Lost Those Pounds And Be Back On Track In No Time. If You Don't Allow Yourself Some Free From Strict, Then You End Up Falling And Not Going Back. Enjoy Your Weekend!

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Finally feeling better

Monday, June 23, 2014



I finally kicked the infection. I've been still active, rollerblading, dog walks, and lots and lots of sand volleyball. I haven't lost or gained any weight, which is good, but I'm going to step it up for July to finally be able to zip up my bridesmaids dress.



My plan is to crossfit 3x week, sand volleyball 3-5hrs a week (3 days), cardio 2 days, and dog walks as much as possible. I'm going to do yoga as well to stretch out my over worked muscles. Now this seems like a lot but I'm just bumping it up to athlete training.



I'm getting lots of sleep and I've got a food plan that increases my meals and calories, but much cleaner. Food fuels the body. And I'll need it for the next month!

I can't wait for the wedding. I'm at my lowest weight in a few years now, but I can't wait for an 'After' picture!!

Cheers everyone! Happy Monday! Meg's Back in the game!

  
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JANET552 6/25/2014 10:57AM

    WooHoo for feeling better!! Sounds like you have a great plan to be even better than your current better. Keep pushing and have fun!

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GREGGWEISBROD 6/25/2014 10:49AM

    Yay!!! :D Love this blog. It's tough dealing with feeling low, but it just makes these highs that much more important. Breathe it all in, and have an amazing time at the wedding!!! :D

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