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Wow...what have I been doing?!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Looking back over the past year, I have not really dropped any weight. Although, I feel I have been on a diet like never before. What gives? I decided to keep my WW account and weigh in each week. However, I am going to stick to my Sparkpeople calories and stay below the recommended 1560 each day. I am also going to get 30 minutes of exercise each day, no matter what.

Why I have to state this over and over is irritating. I know I am saying it so I will believe it. I am not taking care of myself because I don't feel I am worth it. It is this stupid cycle I have myself in and I need to get out of it. As I would tell anyone of my friends, you are beautiful, you deserve every happiness and you will figure a way to make it all happen. Now if I could only follow my own advice! Easier said than done, but I will take it one day at a time. One moment at a time!

  


Haven't been here in a while!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I restarted WW about 4 weeks ago. I started again at 208.8! I am now down to 201. That is great but I have been having issues the last few days. Anxiety and procrastination are my driving forces to eating bad foods. I need to deal with the emotional issues attached to my weight for once and for all.

I researched counselors and found one. I sent an email last night and am supposed to have a phone consultation today. I am a little nervous and scared, but know that this is probably the best thing for me. I am not sure how I am going to pay for it, but I will work it out. I think this is the component of the plan that I never planned for. I truly don't think weight is strictly a matter of just eating too much. I think the overeating is definately linked to emotions and how we deal with those emotions. It also seems pretty evident even when it is played out on television, i.e. Biggest Loser.

I hope this goes well and I hope that I am making the right decision. Will keep you posted.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TRACYAGRACE 9/17/2009 12:37PM

  I think you've made a great decision and good luck with your appointment!

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MYSTICRAINS 9/17/2009 12:32PM

    It's always good to look to emotional and mental health. It's just as important as physical heath. They have food counselors who specialize in emotional overeating, weight issues as well. I wish you the best of luck.

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Starting Over...yet again!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So yesterday, I thought I didn't do too bad. I just finished tracking what I ate and it was no bueno. I ended up with 2100 calories! Ey-yi-yi! So, today I am starting over and my goal is going to be under 1550. Also, I am going to either go to a kickboxing class or take a walk outside. I have been slacking on my exercise and it's not good.

I can do this, I just need to keep reigning myself in and realizing what I am doing to myself. I have been working about 18 hour days with about 4-5 hours of sleep and I think that is taking it's toll on me. In fact, I know it is. My body is achy and tired and I am on the verge of losing my voice.

What I am going to do today to promote my good health:
* Make my lunch and take it with me instead of turing to fast food
* Take a water bottle with me today so my throat doesn't get dried out
* Exercise for 30 minutes if it's a walk, 60 minutes if it's a kickboxing class
* Make dinner instead of a frozen entree, this will keep my energy up when working again tonight from 9p - 1a

  
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KROLES55 8/13/2009 12:41PM

    Good job on focusing your goals.. Keep at it... You can do it...

Karen

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Hanging On for Another Day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I made it through another day. Today has been one of the better days calorie wise. I should have gone to the gym for my kickboxing class, but I have to work tonight at 9pm. I actually have to leave in about 30 minutes. I am so tired!

I also got my grade back from my accounting class. Very bummed I got a C. Oh well...I know I don't test well and this was all tests for the grade. I will have to study a lot more next semester. I am bummed and I kind of want to eat something because of it. At the same time, I am making myself feel that feeling instead consoling those feelings with food. I think I am going to make some tea and then get ready to go...

  
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POSTMARK 8/11/2009 10:59PM

    Way to Go.... One day at a time :) Can't help on your class, I was always a GOOD test taker......

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Fire & Ice Challenge...

Monday, August 10, 2009

I just joined the Fire & Ice Challenge on the 30 somethings (with 50-99 lbs to lose) board. I think it is a good idea! We started Aug 1st or later (I started today) and the challenge ends on Dec. 1st. Today is the first blog after yesterday's post to just get healthier.

I am not going to do anything crazy and I am not even going to subscribe to any diet service or program. That is a little scary to me! But, I know what I need to do. I am just not doing it. I am going to use Sparkpeople to track my food and exercise. I know a few weeks ago I had planned on not tracking at all, but that is not a good solution for me. I get too crazy after the first few days.

So the eating plan for today:
Lunch:
* Lean Ham sandwich on whole wheat bread with FF mayo, mustard and veggies
* 1c grapes
* Light Yoplait Yogurt

Dinner:
* 1c whole wheat couscous
* 1c frozen veggies
* Soy sauce
* Salad with tomatoes, 5 olives, 1 tbsp Feta and FF Caeser Italian

If I am still hungry, I can have some 94% FF popcorn.

Exercise:
* 8pm - Dance class at the gym

I will post again tonight to record how I did with food, exercise and water.

  
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GEEOHDEESGIRL 8/10/2009 10:08AM

    I'm excited for you. It seems like I could've written a few lines in your blog, myself. I thought about not tracking my food & stuff on Spark, but now I've come to realization that it HELPS me. I have to do it if I want to succeed. Different things work for different people. Some people cannot track food & have success, b/c they have the will/ability to stop eating when they should, etc. For me, the tracking helps b/c when I think about what I'm going to have to put in the food tracker & watch the calories add up...it makes me think twice or even three times about the food I'm gonna eat & I do a 1000% better.

Anyway, I wish you lots of luck & thanks for sharing about the challenge. I'm on my way there to check it out.

Keep it Sparkin'!

Jean

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