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Free food is a problem

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

At least for me apparently. They just had a really nice anti-meth event today (this being the week for it in Indian country) where some visiting dancers from other tribes came and gave and exhibition of their dances and spoke to the problems of drugs and alcohol to our youth.

And there was a free lunch. It included lasagna, fruit, salad, garlic bread, chips, and cake. I took some of all of it. Not a good idea.

Now I'm almost twitching with the need to go home and burn it off, but my break ends in 5 minutes, and I just don't think I'have the time to pull it off. Ick. Totally grossed out with myself. And, an hour later, I'm getting a sugar lag and I don't know how I'm going to continue with my day. Now I feel like I really need a nap. Talking about it is making it worse.

Ick ick ick.

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DAISYDAY25 10/20/2009 5:13PM

  That free food will get you every time. I have the problem with church potluck's.

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TRICIASHELL 10/20/2009 5:10PM

    Why is it that it's so hard to resist free food? I pack my lunch and snacks every day...but if someone brings in food to share, it's like I forget that what I brought is there. I'll choose the food that I KNOW is a bad idea. That's my biggest goal right now...saying no to food at work. So far, I've passed up donuts, and cake! You'll be fine. Everyone gives in to the temptation to eat that stuff...just don't do it tomorrow, and do 10 extra minutes of exercise tonight. It will be okay.

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RUTHIP 10/20/2009 5:01PM

    Free food is really not so free, is it?!

I have the same problem here where I work. There are never-ending food days: someone's birthday, anniversary, left-over tailgating food, whatever. My strategy is to always have good snacks at my desk and to bring my lunch every single day. It doesn't always help me wanting the goodies, but at least I have an alternative when I'm tempted!

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What a concept!

Monday, October 05, 2009

I think I need to try this whole "exercise and eating sensibly" thing. I'll let you know how it goes.

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JMHAYDEN1005 10/5/2009 1:56PM

    That is what I finally told myself I needed to do and so far so good. I just REALLY started two weeks ago and have already seen some results. It is better than nothing I feel better about myself already.

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My hiking challenge

Thursday, July 02, 2009

So, as challenged, I went on a hike. Not a big challenge for me since I go on a hike just about every week, but this time I blog about it.

It was a nice hike. Lol, a lot more uphill than we were expecting. I went with my mom, and my aunt. It was probably something like a 5-6% grade most of the way up. I think we ended up walking a total of 76 min, 45 of which were uphill. Somewhere over two miles.

The trail itself was an old closed off road, so it was nicely broad and easy enough to traverse. It interesting hike. Interesting isn't quite right to me. Intriguing? I don't know. There was a lot of green lushness, berries starting to flower, ferns everywhere. But what was interesting to me was I guess the contrast of light and darkness. There was enough sunlight that the trail seemed to beckon you onwards. But there was enough darkness to give an air of mystery. It gave the feeling that you were off on a great journey, with unknown adventures and hazards ahead. We walked by a particular grove with a very open understory. It looked to me like the sort of place that you'd walk into, sit down to admire the forest, and then sleep for one thousand years.

Of course, being with my mom and my aunt there was much silliness in conversation. I don't know why my mother insists she's not silly. She's the silliest woman I know. It was a good time. I'm glad that they waited for me to get off work to go do it.

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NAYPOOIE 7/6/2009 4:10PM

    I am not silly!

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/2/2009 9:13PM

    mystery, adventure and silliness plus stress relief with a hike you are one lucky girl.hope you get to go on more adventures like this. emoticon emoticon

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Day 11 of 77: Lunch? What's that?

Monday, June 22, 2009


You've been incredibly busy and suddenly you realize it's lunch time (or you think you don't have time for lunch) and you grab the nearest thing at hand -- which is probably not the healthiest thing for your body either. Or you decide to save all your calories/points for dinner tonight because you're going out with friends. What's wrong with these strategies? You are letting yourself get too hungry, which puts you at risk for overeating or eating poorly. Remember your body needs fuel at regular intervals, and that doesn't mean filler/junk foods. Be good to your body today. Feed it at regular intervals.


1) Plan your meal and snack times
2) If you have a job where regular meal/snack times frequently get missed, have a game plan in place as to how to get your body the fuel it needs.

Well, I've managed on this homework assignment so far today, and in fact, started in on tomorrow, sort of. I finished off left-overs from dinner last night (as planned), and got a subway garden burger (which btw are awesome) for lunch, as planned. Not only did I get the subway, but I got a footlong so I'll have a 6" to bring into the field tomorrow. I don't have a lot of time to eat, but these things fill me up fast and stick with me all day. They are kind of high Cal, at almost 400, but given how long they take to digest (being full of fiber and such), I should be all right.

What I didn't plan on today was the orange juice. There's 240 Cal and 58 g of sugar in the two cups that come in the bottle. That brings my lunch up to 630 Cal. Combined with breakfast, I'm farther along than I want to be in Cals. I have a problem with drinks. If it offers some sort of health benefit, like Vitamin C, I consider the calories worth it and go for it. I can't justify a soda, but I can justify an orange juice, or even a chocolate milk. Oh well. I suppose that I will make a salad for dinner. Again, filling, but not too high in Cal. I did get a good workout this morning, so I'm not too worried about it, but no reason to overextend myself.

And now, back to field prep.


Tell me why?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I just ate/drank 940 Cal in one sitting. Why? Added to my breakfast of 280 Cal, that's about a day's Cals at 1220. Why do I do this? Why?

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ASHLEYF3 6/11/2009 4:39PM

    I know we all have done it - I hear Jillian in my head "don't drink your calories". Well it was a good frosty!?! LOL Just get back up dust yourself off and keep going. It is a new moment - your day starts NOW!


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KMKUCK 6/10/2009 9:59AM

    I am asking myself the same question. I don't have an answer, if I did know why I probably wouldn't need spark anymore. Just wanted to let you know you aren't alone. Best we can do is take a deep breath, go out for a brisk walk or some other activity and do the best we can to recover. emoticon

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