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Confession-my words to those struggling

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I stress eat, I was a stress eater today (6/23) I stress ate a couple days ago, I'm a stress eater. I'm just putting this out there because I think that we all need to be honest with ourselves in our journey to weight loss glory. I put it out there because in spite of my stress eating I still manage to be successful in weight loss maybe slowly at times. These are my words of wisdom to those of you who struggle from time to time, there might be a bad day, a bad week, month, year whatever amount of time, keep focusing on getting healthy, work through the struggles, forget the failures other than to serve as a lesson. Don't forget to look at how far you have come even if it is a small victory, such as I ate one less cheetoh than last binge. And know that it does take some work to get to the point where you forgive and forget, but just remember you would not be that hard on one of your friends for a slip up or 2 you would keep encouraging him or her, you would give them positive words of encouragement. Even those that have it all together here on spark have bad days, lack motivation at times, need a phone a friend. I still have days where I am hard on myself and don't want to cut myself slack but as I have learned to accept mistakes, shortcomings, things that I still presently struggle with (may struggle with for the rest of my life) the more successful I am because I don't fuel the cycle with the guilt and the self loathing that used to keep me from success. We are all works in progress, we are humans, we err, but we are capable of triumph. This week let's all be kind to ourselves, treat ourselves as if we were the friend that is struggling or triumphing, let's praise ourselves for what is going well, no negative nancy's this week If you binge hey you're already over calories eat a carrot, then at the end of the day you can say "but I ate a carrot" tomorrow I will improve upon that!

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KLAD_COCKERS 6/25/2012 12:24PM

    Saturday was a totally BAD eating day. I didn't eat breakfast and that was not the way to start my day. Fortunately I was able to wake up yesterday and start over. There's no sense in beating ourselves up over mistakes . . . rather we should learn from them and keep trying to move forward.

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ON2VICTORY 6/24/2012 2:16PM

    amen to that Kara..... you will be a 70.3 finisher...

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ESCHMIEDT 6/24/2012 10:45AM

    Great post; keep up the good work!

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POKEMOM2THREE 6/24/2012 8:58AM

    "a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination" ~Mandela

You are a force to be reckoned with, I think :) Thank you for being transparent in your struggles and your victories. You are right: sometimes we are too hard on ourselves, and we should reach out~ to be encouraging or to receive encouragement more often. Wishing you a successful week. emoticon

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LDRICHEL 6/24/2012 7:22AM

    Truth!!! Thank you!!! As my friend, mentor and trainer (ON2VICTORY) says (almost ad nauseum at times haha), "Your progress is overall and not based on momentary slip-ups. YOU ARE WHAT YOU REPEATEDLY DO.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/24/2012 5:49AM

    thanks for that love i am also an emotional/stress/binge eater whichever you like to call it.i have put a section about it with advice to myself on my spark page to help me when i do it.check it out it is about halfway down the page.thanks for shareing and keep on keeping on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VIMVIGOR 6/24/2012 1:54AM

  Very good advice, we often are our own worst enemies. Be kind to ourselves week.
Excellent idea. Cheryl emoticon

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Commuting to work

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I enjoy things that involve multitasking which is probably why I enjoy biking the 14 mile commute to work from time to time, the great thing is by the time I get off work in the morning and ride home, I already have a workout in for tomorrow. I will probably run tomorrow too, but the point is I don't have to if I don't want to I already put about an hour of exercise into my day. Add my daily dog walk and I exceed my hour of fitness for the day. I am a big fan of time management!!

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KAKAKALI4 6/6/2012 11:14AM

    YOU ARE AMAZING! I wish I could do that .. I don't even work that far, but with the 2 year old .. I couldn't manage! But way to go! you get a big WOOHOO!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/6/2012 4:20AM

    i am also a great one for multitasking.any reading i have i do on the train on the way to drs etc.when in the kitchen i am doing about 2 or 3 sometimes even 4 while cooking dinner and baking bread etc.when cleaning teeth i do squats,hoovering i do lunges.where there is a will their is a way.i usually watch tv while on the stepper or treadmiöll.way to go on the bike ride love not only are you getting exercise ,you are getting fresh air and saving money on petrol.win,win,win emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Finishing without pain

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

On May 19th I ran a half marathon that thanks to a sprained ankle I was horribly undertrained for. I wanted to do the race badly since it is the inagural race. I decided I would use it as a training run, opting to finish rather than push myself harder than I was prepared for. My longest training run for the race was 4 miles, if that tells you how much the ankle has been affecting the running, as well as the mental aspects of running. Through the miracle of Galloway style running I finished and while it is not my best time I am quite pleased, I finished, my ankle had some pain but that came around mile 9 thinking partially due to lack of training, and partially due to heat. Around mile 9 got bad calf cramps not sure if it was cause of the heat or just lack of training. I walked the majority of the last 4 miles. I have recovered nicely and manage a short run on Tuesday and I am looking to do a 4-5 mile run today. The biggest victory in the race is it gave me my confidence to run back, I now know or remember that I am capable of taking down any number of miles if I am smart about it and if I tell myself I am going to do it (I'm a bit stubborn that way). Got the bling and only mild muscle soreness that is expected after a longer race.

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WANNABFIT34 5/25/2012 4:35PM

    Having done a few before I knew I could finish, I just had to play the mind games to do so

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KLAD_COCKERS 5/25/2012 3:21PM

    The fact that you did that well with little training is really something to be proud of! Way to go! I don't think I could even finish a half marathon, unless they let me walk the entire way.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/23/2012 7:51PM

    Congratulations that is awesome!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/23/2012 6:37AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonyou are one amazing lady love,keep on keeping on. emoticon

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SHARPISTOL 5/23/2012 2:09AM

    Congratulations! emoticon Just make sure that you do not press the running too much. You do not want to permanently injure your ankle!


Comment edited on: 5/23/2012 2:11:03 AM

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Ankle injury

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Last month I sprained my ankle rather badly.
Disregard how badly I need a pedi. I had been struggling with some shooting pains recently so After a month I went to the doctor now I get to wear an air cast and have to take it easy...a bit frustrating, not certain if I will be able to do the half marathon on the 19th. I'm frustrated it is taking so long to heal. I know it needs time. I guess the positive to it, it makes me focus on the disciplines I can do, like swimming and biking and strength training. I thought my running would be coming along at this point while I am faster, I can't go farther at this point. I feel edgy about this but I am managing, I will come back better from this injury I will be stronger at my other disciplines and stronger in general from the strenght training.

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WORKTHEGOAL 5/6/2012 11:46AM

    Being patient now with the healing process with reap the rewards further down the road, however frustrating it may be with regard to your marathon.

It does look painful though.

Be kind to yourself and take it easy for a while.

Mandy x

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WANNABFIT34 5/4/2012 3:31AM

    I probably should add that I waited on going to the doctor because it actually seemed to get better on it's own, it only started acting up again a week ago emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/3/2012 6:49AM

    also it might help you to listen more to your body and next time go sooner to dr´s rather than leaving it a month.lol.hope you are not in too much pain.get better soon. emoticon

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30 Days of "Perfection"

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Perfection is in quotation because I know that it's ridiculous and I would set myself up for failure if I were truly going for perfection, so here is the plan laid out in full.
Keep going with the 1000 pushups per week challenge.
Calories between 1200-1400 without exercise factored in
4 adult beverages per week max 2 in a day
Meatless month (Shouldn't be too hard I am mostly veggie anyway)
Binge type foods (ie pizza) in controlled amounts (ie 1 slice)
Cut the sugar out!

Workout notes etc
this month needs to be Brick city I have a tri coming up and need to be ready for the bike to run that is always killer
work on speed for swimming
strengthen the ankle
strength training 3x per week.

One month just to get super focused and sharpened up for the racing season and maybe see an ab muscle or 2.

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21TAYLOR 5/3/2012 2:52AM

    great job, keep trying your best, and ull win the race ... sorry that was so corny emoticon emoticon

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