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!
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!
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).
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!
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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