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Too Many Calories

Friday, August 16, 2013

I have had three days this week where I went over my daily calorie budget. Not the best of weeks. But instead of focusing on what I did wrong this week, let's visit a better subject.

Here's what I did well this week:
--Went back to zumba to test the water with my back. Success!
--Ran a couple of times at the gym
--Stayed focused on my goal, even if my eating doesn't exactly reflect that.

My week is over tomorrow, so "onward and upward", right?

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STEVEN_D 8/16/2013 10:08PM

    Always onward and upward. That's why we are here, right? We want to support and encourage each other to get past those obstacles holding us up. Let's go!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/16/2013 8:55PM

    Great attitude!!

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Emotional Eating, Sometimes It Happens

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I have been fighting the last couple of days, and it takes its toll on my emotions. So I had been craving chocolate donuts for the last few days and after some crying this morning I went and got some. The thing is, I can never just eat one or two, so I had tried to let the craving pass; but I ended up eating like 10. That was followed up with Taco Bell for lunch. I think I'm over it now, but I did some damage. And, like a lot of other people with emotional eating issues, I can never figure out why I do it. All I know is that I get upset or especially sad, then I make bad food choices. I know that exercise is supposed to make you feel better when you're down, so I try that cure sometimes, but it doesn't always last and until the issue gets resolved, then I still feel unhappy and "good" choices with food aren't so certain...

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BIGSISTRUCK 8/15/2013 1:58PM

    I'm an emotional eater too and my food of destruction on Monday was Taco Bell also lol! It's so hard to focus on healthy eating when you are very upset. It seems like it doesn't even matter at that point and that's what always gets me. But just remember in the end the unhealthy food will only make you even more unhappy! I know sometimes it doesn't work, but that's what I always tell myself! emoticon

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SMILEYGRL28 8/11/2013 7:54PM

    You're not alone. Realize you are going to make mistakes. It's a journey. Start tomorrow as a new day and make the best of it! emoticon

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MOMMY2MADILYN 8/11/2013 4:58PM

    I completely understand. I'm also an emotional eater. Here's a thought (something tha has worked for me in the past) when you feel that craving and need that chocolate doughnut, go out and buy only one. Wait till you get home, then cut it in half. Put half away, somewhere out of immediate view, and enjoy the other half with a large glass of 1% or 2% milk. Then stop, leave the area, do something else (take a walk, call a friend, watch a movie, do a hobby...etc) and see if the craving passes.

Hope that helps!

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AJR2013AJR 8/11/2013 3:44PM

    Sugar is my downfall, too. I have finally accepted that I can never have it. Good luck getting back on track tomorrow. emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN_D 8/11/2013 3:22PM

    oooo, I am an emotional eater too. Get yourself out of that donut cycle.

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Yoga "Prescription"

Monday, August 05, 2013

So the physical therapist recommended I take up yoga today to aid my back recovery. He had already cleared me to run, so I started running again a few weeks ago. But YOGA? Ick.

Here is a list of reasons why yoga has never been my exercise of choice:

1. Smug yoga disciples (I read someone else on the message boards didn't like these peeps either.)
2. The instructor "correcting" me by moving me even if I don't actually bend that way, yet.
3. The constant "constructive criticisms" by the instructors. Here's the thing--I thought this was supposed to be relaxing, how can I relax if I am verbally chastised every time I move?!?
4. Feet are gross, and I can only tolerate my own.
5. Most of the yoga classes at my gym are not that beginner friendly if they expect you to already be able to perform a pose just by calling its name. Also, can't we use some version of English for these poses?

I'm sure I can come up some more if I sit and think about it, but these seem to be plenty of reasons for me NOT to enjoy yoga. So I'll depend on Netflix for my yoga instruction for now and see how that goes. I also had them send me a Pilates video, so here goes nothin'!


Week 1 Results

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Down 4 lbs! Woot, woot! So all that calorie counting and tracking did pay off after all. I think the best way to celebrate Week 1 success is go ahead and set goals for Week 2 since it starts today.

1. Continue to track everything.
2. Get all the water in this week. I got close last week.
3. Stock up on healthy food today, so that I am prepared for the coming week.
4. Get in more fitness minutes this week.
5. Try to get in all the fruits and vegetables.

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MESHEAMN 8/4/2013 3:54PM

    Thanks for the support, ladies! emoticon

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TONYAB2000 8/4/2013 2:22PM

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JACKIE542 8/4/2013 12:42PM

    Good job! emoticon

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Less Than Nice

Friday, August 02, 2013

So this post is not about weight or my weight loss journey, it is just a release of a negative thought. We had a ladies lunch event at work today, and one of my co-workers was there who had recently tattled on me for a complaint I made and got me in some trouble with my boss. There was an open seat beside her but I chose to move on down the table to some other ladies who I actually wanted to talk to and who I genuinely liked. I've heard over and over throughout my life and career mixed messages about negativity.

1. Remove from negativity from your life and circles.
2. Suck it up and be positive regardless of other people.

I think I can do the first one, but the second is soooo hard. Hopefully karma catches up with people like her. Does all this mean I am not a very nice person for not sucking it up and pretending?


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