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Just can't seem to get back on track

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I don't know why, but I just can't seem to get back on track for more than a couple days. I'm really frustrated because I know why I shouldn't be eating candy and sweets, but I can't seem to stop myself. I know why I should be eating all my fruits/veggies and getting enough water, etc. but I just haven't been able to do it.

I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I just feel defeated. I ran an amazing 10k this weekend, something I've been wanting to do for a while and all I can think about is that I was 2nd to last. I know it was awesome that I even finished, but I just can't stop thinking about how slow I was compared to so many people. I need a dose of confidence and motivation, bad.

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MOMMYRUNMOMMY 2/16/2011 5:05PM

    Thanks Tammy!!! I kind of got the same pep talk from my husband (he's awesome). I signed up for a 10k in April, and I already printed out my training plan. It's pretty much the same as last time, except I changed the days around for my long run and this time I will follow it more closely. I think that will make a huge difference in how I feel coming out.

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TAMTAM64 2/16/2011 4:45PM

    Girl - it's time to get out of the slump! :) You need to be celebrating that 10K. So what if you were 2nd to last in finishing - You did it!! You got out there & ran that 10K to the best of your ability! Most people don't even get to the start line.

Running is a sport is which you can compete with yourself. Don't look at other runners. Focus on you. 1:19 is now the time to beat in the next 10k you run. Keep on working hard & you will see your body responding by running faster.

Find another race & get that training going! Never stop trying to improve your running and your fitness cause you are worth it!

Run Strong,

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MOMMYRUNMOMMY 2/15/2011 4:23PM

    Thank you!! You're right, it was my accomplishment and I should be really proud of myself. My hubby is starting to watch what he's eating, so hopefully with both of us working towards better health I won't be so tempted to bring goodies home.

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CMPEARL 2/15/2011 1:58PM

    I totally understand where you are coming there any way you can take the treats out of the house? Maybe do some jumping jacks, squeeze a stress ball, brush your teeth or drink a glass of water for distraction? As far as one day at a time, you are totally right...on days like these, I try to take one moment at a meal at a time...heck, even one hour at a time!

Congratulations on your 10k! That is an amazing accomplishment!!! I ran my first 5k last year and finished 2nd to last so I totally know what you are going through. Some days it was enough that I finished and didn't walk one bit of it...some days I felt like a complete failure at how dang slow I was. The thing is, every time I step on a treadmill or run, I try to match or beat my time...I try to forget where everyone else finished because they are not me...their journey is not mine. I have to be selfish somedays and focus on how far I've come...not on where everyone else is around me.

You can do always have a choice. I hope your day gets better for you emoticon

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half way there

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have gotten all my workouts in this past week. I am still having trouble with my eating. I think I need to try something new to get back on track. I think what I will try is watching what I'm eating, but not capping the calories. I have been hungry all the time, and I'm only bringing a minimal amount of snacks to work (what I've been bringing should be satisfying, if I wasn't having issues with sugar). I'm going to stock up on healthy snacks, so even if I overeat a bit it wont be on sugars and flours (which is all we have at work). I think this will help me control the cravings - I just need to get all the sugars out of my system.

Had an amazing run Sunday. I had 4.5 miles on my schedule for my 10k training, but was worried about trying to do that much since I had missed the past 2 long runs and I didn't want to take on too much. I decided I would just run for time, and go as slow as I could so that I wouldn't over do it. I ran for 58 minutes (my goal was 1 hr). When I got home and tracked the mileage it turns out I had done 4.4 miles without even knowing it. :) it felt great.

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STACYBH 1/18/2011 11:13PM

    Good job!

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Setting the stage for success ... admitting the mistakes and moving forward

Monday, January 10, 2011

I alluded to this a little in my quick post yesterday, but I basically fell off the wagon recently. The bad thing is that it was a decision I made on my own, I decided that I was going to take a week off from not eating refined carbs. Not a meal, or even a day, but a whole week Ė actually a week and a half. I thought it would do me some good to let loose and not hold myself accountable for the week or so after Christmas (and Christmas of course) so that I could get it out of my system (the cravings). I thought that if I did that, planned it, I would have an easy time getting back to my routine of no refined carbs. Boy was I wrong. I have been struggling since Jan. 3rd to get back on track.

I had a couple good days last week, and a couple of bad ones.

I think that I just canít have a whole day, let alone 10, of eating refined carbs. I just felt so gross (headaches, retained water, broke out, grumpy, mean, irritable, hungry, tired, etc.) and I donít want to feel like that. I especially donít want to make myself feel like that on purpose. No food tastes good enough to make myself feel that bad.

So, I did learn that my body can tolerate a meal or two with refined carbs, once in a while, but itís not something I can do for more than a day without serious repercussions.

Today I have not eaten any refined carbs. Itís day one for me. I feel good. I know itís psychological because I havenít had even 24 hours of clean eating yet. I think Iím just feeling at peace with my choices and the fact that I am starting new today. I am human, and I will make mistakes. That doesnít mean I have to keep making them though. I am proud of myself for not giving up completely because that wouldíve been so easy. I am proud of myself for recognizing whatís best for my body and working to make it happen. I am proud of myself for today.

I am going to try to get back to basics this week. I am going to try to keep my meals pretty simple and stick to foods that I enjoy in their more natural state. No new recipes (one of my pitfalls last week was trying a new vegetable soup dish and when it didnít come out right I used it as an excuse to eat anything).

I am still training for a 10k, but I did miss 2 weeks of training due to a cold (1st week) and laziness (2nd week). I am getting back on track this week and will still complete the race next month.


new year, new start

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I have been MIA from spark and my diet. Time to start fresh. I feel like crap and need to make a change.

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  I agree, i feel i should make big changes in 2011

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I'm still here!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I have been MIA from Spark, but I have definitely stayed on the wagon. I interviewed for a new job the day before Thanksgiving and they offered me the job the same day. I needed to start quickly, so I was only able to give my job 1 weeks notice. So last week I was working a ton of hours to get a temp up to speed. Then this week I started my new job. On top of all that I got a bad cold last week and could barely speak.

Through all that I stayed on top of my food choices. I got in a little bit of exercise before my cold was really bad. Overall the last 2 weeks have been really good. I needed to leave my, I just wasn't happy.

I will admit, it's been hard making good choices some days because I had to order out or go out to lunch for my last day of work at my old job, on the first day of my new job and again yesterday for a meeting. I am definitely making progress because not long ago I would've used all this stress and change as an excuse to take a 'break' from a diet. I've kept it though.

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MOMMYRUNMOMMY 1/10/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks Sherylyn - I appreciate your comment.

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SHERLYN-WILL 1/9/2011 8:52PM

    I have been reading about you stopping sug. fl, and caffeine!

I can relate to why you did... I TOO stopped all of those and felt amazing.. and lost weight!

BUT THANKSGIVING really tripped me up..

I am still struggling to get back 100 percent.

I am a food addict... so there is not half doing it ... you know the way that feels I am sure....

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