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Lost my job....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

So today was a huge test in how I react to certain situations. I am proud to say after leaving my job today that I did not eat in response to being stressed and upset. This was a hard emotional day for me, and I didn't reach for my normal comfort of ice cream. Hopefully I can focus my energy on getting fit now that I do not have a job.

  


Wednesday rolls on....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This morning was a disaster! I had to miss work this morning due to a cooking catastrophe! We were having this huge fiesta luncheon at the office and I volunteered to make 3 things from random recipes I found online - big mistake! I ended up having to cook, clean up the mess, buy from the store already cooked, and miss 3 hours of work I could have been paid for! Wow... this didn't help my self esteem too much. But I praise myself for not stuffing my face during lunch.

The real battle began when I got home from work.... boredom hits! It is a real struggle for me to avoid going in the Kitchen to find a snack. As soon as I come home I want to eat everything in my cabinet! Its a horrible urge to experience and this intensifies when I am blah and depressed like today. So what do I do? Blog about it, and it is helping. I hate having to struggle with the constant desire to munch on my favorite snack foods. Its like the chewing and crunching is a comfort. I need to find another comfort to replace eating. I still have two hours before I head to the gym with my boyfriend. I do not want to reach for the PB&J or chocolate or chips and ruin the purpose of working out tonight. So I think I am going to pick up a book and lock myself in my room. Kitchen needs to be off limits for the rest of the evening.

  
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-AMANDA79- 10/22/2008 10:16PM

    Get some healthy snacks! When I want something crunchy I eat carrots. Good luck on your journey!

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Gymania!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Today my boyfriend and I enrolled at a gym! We wanted something new to do together as a couple. I was always to nervous to go to the gym alone (I don't ever really go anywhere alone). Now we are making plans to go every night together. He loves to swim and I love to take classes and use the elliptical machine. I am so excited about this and feel this is a good start! I would like to lose 5 - 8 lbs by the end of the month. The first couple of lbs should be pretty easy to shed.

Also, my bf's mom lost over 30 pounds this summer and went down 4 pants sizes! She will be in my clothes if I do not get started!

Tonight I am having a much needed girls night out with my friends. Tomorrow.... the training begins!!

  
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CHICANA_PEACH 10/18/2008 11:55PM

    Sounds awesome! I'm such a total gym rat! I love it though :) Its great that you will have someone to workout with, my sis and I are workout partners. Great motivation and keeps boredom away :) Good luck to you!

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Fall is Here - READY SET GO!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Well it is already October... Originally I had planned to reach my goal by now, but big surprise.... it didn't happen. I am so exhasted of this repeated let down that I put myself through. It is all emotional, all of these horrible mental blocks that I hit. One HUGE bump on the road to success in weight loss is my Dad who is almost obsessed with the whole issue... and my grandad.

Latest quote from my father "When are you going to get started on your weight loss? You were doing so well and you quit. I will pay you $100 for every pound you lose." This is the mild version.

Or there is the instance when he walked out of the room.
"I can't even look at you - you are quitter and overweight and a total dissapointment."

I want to lose weight FOR ME... Not because my father is obsessed with me becoming so perfect. Its so stressful to balance this! emoticon

  
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KALYNWINN 10/16/2008 4:05PM

    How harsh that he says that to you. Lose the weight, but make him pay up the $100.00 per pound for new clothes. I looked at your photo gallery, and you look great, so don't let your dad get you down.

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