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keepin' on.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I'd like to know just why it is when we make certain goals for ourselves, we immediately derail. Perhaps it's a sign of maturity to understand that its MYSELF that derails, and not someone sneaking up and doing the deed?

Long story short, I had to rededicate yet again today. I've had two weeks of too much wheat, which of course means too much stuff like cake. Not feeling great. Finally back on a regular schedule at the gym, so that's one thing I'm doing right lately.

There's a new trainer at the gym today. Apart from the fact that she's probably 25 years' younger than me and does fitness competitions so you can tell from just that alone how darn good she looks - we apparently run quite similiar when it comes to fuel. We were swapping stories about too much carb consumption and what it does, which is puffiness and general malaise, and it ruins our workout intensity as well. I don't know what it is, but just knowing that she struggles with the same issues in such fine shape as she's in...is very heartening. All three trainers have given me good advice but I lean more towards this new woman's instruction when it comes to nutrition. Gonna give it a go. Oh, I know I'll never be a 25 year old fitness competition competitor...but good advice is good advice.

  
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THINFITFEMINIST 7/15/2014 6:10AM

    I think you've found yourself a real great teacher. She can't help you stop the self-sabotage though. The only one who can control you is YOU. I ask myself when I get into this behavior who am I punishing besides myself? There is always a name that pops up. Always.

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1BEACHWALKER 7/15/2014 1:49AM

    Glad you're back at it! Carbs are hard to cut down on! I am working harder at cutting down on that myself! Keep going ! We can do it!!

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LOOPYLOU0363 7/14/2014 11:28PM

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I too am feeling the derailment. Thinking I need to kick it up a notch!
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As long as we keep trying we will succeed!
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TEXASFILLY 7/14/2014 10:17PM

    Good for you, gf! *hugs* So glad to hear you're back on track. We all get sidelined from time to time, but as long as you don't give up. Good to hear that you've found something in common with such a young example. It goes to show that life is life no matter if you're at goal or need to shed a lot. I'm so proud of you for your consistent workouts. I'm learning to follow suit~ been in the pool 5 out of 7 days. YAY for us! emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Food = Mood.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. Must be true that we don't comprehend til we're good and ready.

I went out for a gossip session with my friends yesterday. On the way, I stopped and grabbed a fast-food meal because I hadn't planned well and wasn't going to be able to wait to eat til we got to our destination. Wolfed down the fast food, went to the coffee shop.....had a large coffee and a piece of carrot cake. The cake was delicious. I haven't had carrot cake in years. Enjoyed every bite and didn't feel guilty.

Then the blood sugar ravages began. By the time I got home at 3pm, I was CRANKY. My body didn't feel well and neither did my mind. By the time I went to bed, I was as depressed as I've ever been.

This is the first time I've ever linked how I feel with what I eat. An important lesson!

  
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DJ4HEALTH 7/12/2014 2:02AM

    Lesson learned and then take it from there and have a healthy meal. emoticon As the saying goes Sweet in the mouth but bitter in the stomach

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WENDYJM4 7/9/2014 6:23AM

    great lesson to learn. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 7/8/2014 9:46PM

    emoticon I'm sorry you hurt yourself, gf~ It's no fun as I've done the same thing before, too. The good news is that when you lost (the ache of despair and discomfort) that you didn't lose the lesson~ do not eat junk (it's really NOT food) because it does not serve this body that's the temple of your soul. Love you, sweet sister~ Now give thanks for the lesson learned and forgive yourself~ tomorrow is a new day! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 7/8/2014 7:52PM

    Glad you learned this lesson. It will be repeated should you need a reminder.

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LOOPYLOU0363 7/8/2014 6:24PM

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I too am starting to get it! Amazing isn't it. Now if we could learn to recognize the feelings before we eat!
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Temporary derailment...now I'm back.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Last week wasn't great for quite a few reasons. Nothing bad happened, just stuff in my head going round and round and an attack of my fun social anxiety disorder. Stayed away from the gym all week except for Friday. Ate ice cream every day. Hey, I figured if it was gonna be a pity party, I'd have ice cream.

So I went back to the gym yesterday. Started on my new three-part program. The ol' "Low and Slow" one. Lots of reps, lower weight. I am FEELIN' it. I was groaning to the new trainer about how sore my muscles are today and she said that means I was doing it right, which is good. Aiming for five days at the gym this week.

Getting back on track with eating, too. Just logged breakfast for the first time in well over a week. I'm off for a gossip session with the friends in a few minutes. Just realised I'm going close to where a colony of flying fox bats lives year-round so maybe I'll grab the camera and see what I can see.

  
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DJ4HEALTH 7/10/2014 10:05PM

    It happens to every one and you can get back on the horse and ride it again so to speak emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 7/8/2014 6:35AM

    Everyone needs a pity party from time to time. Glad you are back on track.
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1BEACHWALKER 7/7/2014 11:50PM

    Glad to have you back! Good for you! Sometimes we need a break and to be rebellious! ;-)
Keep going....you can do it!!!

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TEXASFILLY 7/7/2014 11:34PM

    emoticon Glad you're back! Good job on getting back on track~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Looking forward to the weekend....

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I have myself convinced I'm not sleeping well, even though I know I am. Hard to drag my poor butt out of bed at 6am, even harder to think about putting on the workout clothes and heading to the gym.

But I did. I moaned, groaned, complained, got some good advice from my trainer. I even did an additional ten minutes of cardio that I hadn't planned on simply because a delightful lady got me talking about places she wants to visit in the States.

Still worrying over the food issue. I decided today that the obvious clue is just to eat healthy stuff that I know fuels me well, and it'll all even out. Still fussing over numbers I dont' understand and cant' manipulate to my advantage. Still feeling run-down and like I'm not chugging along with all the pistons working properly.

Looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow which probably means getting up at 6:30am rather than 6am. :)

  
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LSDALOIA 7/6/2014 11:21AM

    You go, girl! I hate working out in the morning, but do it when I have to. You're my heroine!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/27/2014 10:25AM

    At least you did it. It's one more notch on your belt.

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TEXASFILLY 6/27/2014 9:38AM

    Yikes! I hate those days when I just don't feel it. Hope you're not suffering from sleep apnea. Have you ever done a sleep study? Way to go on that workout, gf! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 6/27/2014 6:12AM

    Have a lovely weekend! emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 6/27/2014 6:03AM

    Figure out what you are hanging onto that is dragging you down and let it go.

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THINRONNA 6/27/2014 4:26AM

    I have had the same sluggish feeling lately as well. I was not sleeping for a long time and then, now that I am I still feel like I don't want to get out of bed or that I am tired all day. Good for you getting on with it thought and working out! Impressive.

Have you tried this Paleo(ish) way of eating? Two of the clients I work for advocate a diet high in fresh vegetables, healthy fats and protein and healthy grains...low sugar, no processed foods and no gluten. It has to do with balancing blood sugar levels and repairing the gut. I can't believe I know about all of this stuff but it is a consequence of doing all of this writing for them. It is starting to make sense to me. I defiantly look at the value of vegetables and nutrients in a whole new and fresh way.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Wild weather....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tad bit blowy in my corner of the world these days. Power went out yesterday afternoon at 4:30, didnt' come back on til 6:45pm. Dinner was all medieval - candlelight and only meat and bread. I had foresight enough to throw a roast in the crockpot in the morning, by the time I was ready to put veggies on, out went the power.

I had an interesting dream last night. In the past, I've had recurring dreams about keeping a rental apartment in a very old building, even though I lived elsewhere. The stairs were always difficult to navigate and the elevator was always out of order. I had this dream countless times til one night I recieved an eviction notice. Yep, you guessed it...no more recurring dream. Life has calmed down a tad with my two kids - I've had some good conversations with my son and all I can do is hope he's heeded my advice.

Last night I dreamed I was back in an apartment in Portland, OR. My kids were much younger. We were living elsewhere, and I was keeping this apartment for unknown reasons. Still paying rent. We were only partially moved out. I went to the manager and gave our notice to vacate, and began moving a huge wardrobe of old clothing into the back of our old White Rhino, the car I drove before we moved here to AU. I was thinking all the while "I can't wear even half of these...."

So this is obviously my brain trying to untangle all my wild thoughts and emotions of late. I wonder how long it'll be before I get my eviction notice for this dream apartment, or how many trips in the old White Rhino to completely move out?

I have no clue about dinner. My husband might welcome the old meat and salad and veggie after last night's picnic.

Gym was a good workout. I did the Wednesday circuit. Two and a half minutes cardio, 30 second rest, two and a half minutes weights. Kept at it for two complete rounds and then called it a day.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 6/25/2014 8:17PM

    Maybe if it's a dream always of a home in Portland, it may be as simple as your subconscious yearning for home in the states. Before the kids were born or grown and causing stress to your life. Are you ever moving back? I remember you said while kids were in school, you would stay in OZ. Are they in college now? Well, I'm glad things with the kids have been talked out and hope all works out.

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TEXASFILLY 6/25/2014 7:19PM

    WOW! Some dream! They can be trippy indeed! Good job on your great momentum working out~ that's AWE~some! *hugs* And here's to the lights stayin' on~ emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon

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MISTYSMOM06 6/25/2014 12:57PM

    Dreams can reveal things and sometimes are just nothing at all. I used to dream of boxes that looked like optical illusions. Don't know what that was about. emoticon Anyway, keep up the good work!

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TINA8605 6/25/2014 11:16AM

  I have been having the same re-occurring dream for years too. I go to this dream when ever my life is in shambles or is stressed out. It is an old building....somewhat like an old western saloon. But all the people in the dream have no faces but I know most of them. This dream has been going on for over 40 years.
Keep up the good job on the exercising. Hope I can return to exercise next week after dr releases me from my pulled muscle in my hinny!! What a pain in the ass this is...lol


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WENDYJM4 6/25/2014 7:45AM

    very cold here too

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THINRONNA 6/25/2014 7:33AM

    I dream in that way too sometimes. I have been dreamless lately but have been glad to have some in the past few nights. I think you are right in that your brain is sorting some things out. Nice that you get evicted and the dreams end though! Your brain is pretty clever.

Power outages can be exciting when they don't happen too often. In the Caribbean they happened so often that when Quin would see a candle lit she would clap her hands and say "ooh electricity!". (She would also wake up each day and say "Do we have water today Mommy?") emoticon

Great job at the gym.

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THINFITFEMINIST 6/25/2014 6:09AM

    How's the no alcohol commitment going?

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MJREIMERS 6/24/2014 9:36PM

    Dreams can be strange and interesting. Good job with the workout. I hope the power stays on. We've had our share of crazy weather, I live in eastern Nebraska, but we haven't lost power.

I hope you have a good evening.

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MCFITZ2 6/24/2014 9:20PM

    At least the meat was done. Dreams can be weird. I have had some doozies.

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