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Kicking the Munchie Monster in the Butt and getting real with food!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Well I had to take a long look at myself after my last 1/2 Marathon was over ... And here it is :

I am Getting REAL with my food!

I have been about the same weight for almost 9 months now DANG it!! I have one person to blame ME!!

I workout and run a lot ...BUT then ..I eat pretty much all I want! I have been guilty off ice cream, pizza, breads and pastas and all that stuff is fine when you eat it in moderation. Well that once in a while had become a habit a weekly thing and some times more than once.
It is so funny what tricks the mid plays on you, how I would justify the food. I would tell myself "you run 20 miles a week and sometimes more, you go to the gym you can eat it" well If I ever want to get where I want as far as weight and getting rid of the gushy tummy then I need to STOP BS-ing myself. I have lost the same 10 pounds so many times in the last 9 months to have been at my goal 7 times already... Why do I blow it every time I get close? What am I afraid of? why? DO I feel safe at this weight? Do I hide in my weight? ...These are the questions I am dealing with right now!

SO I am on my 4th day of eating healthy and tracking! I feel really good, the bloat feeling is almost gone and I can tell a difference in my skin and well lets just say All over!

I also started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and OK I can run 13.1 miles and not be as sore as I am right now. Today will be day # 3 on level 1 and my upper inner thighs are killing me! I love/ hate here LOL

So I decided to take measurements to keep track of it all.
My body type is an apple, I hold all the weight in my middle (tummy, back and inner thighs).... I am ready to work past this and get to my goals!

Not sure is I measured in the right places but here it is:

I am 5ft. 5 inch with shoes lol
Neck 13
right arm(around bic.) 11 1/2
left arm (around bic.) 11 3/4
waist (above belly button) 35
hip39
booty 42
left thigh (upper) 22
right thigh (upper) 22
left calf 14 3/4
right 14 3/4

I need to be accountable for every bit of food!!!

I also have not weighed in weeks so on Friday I will weigh in **scary
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  • v MOM2.2BOYS
    WTG Ijah!
    I have also been struggling on a self-imposed plateau. I hit a little milestone and I just can't get past it.
    Good for you for being accountable.
    You Rock!
    You WILL Do it!
    You are an inspiration to me!
    XOXO
    DeeDee
    2691 days ago
  • v BETRME100
    We do like to fool ourselves with little mind games, don't we? I know I've been doing the same thing with food this year...knowing how hard I work out, I allowed myself to eat more than I had been...and then a little more...and then a little more...for the past couple of weeks I've been really careful and the number on the scale reflects that. So it looks like we're in pretty much the same place...

    Oh my, Jillian is crazy...the shred workouts are awesome (I hate them...lol)...do you have a race this weekend? If so, good luck!!

    Kit
    2692 days ago
  • v TELERIE
    You can do it. BTW, I picked up the April issue of Runner's World which has a weight-loss for runners feature. Lots of dieters do this- runners should do that instead. Like eating more healthy fats, complex carbs and basically make sure they fuel their machine.
    2692 days ago
  • v JUDYPOPPINS
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    Kicking that Munchie Monster along with you!! You're such a role model...way to go.

    Have a sparktacular day & week..keep kicking that munchie monster & show him who's boss!!
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    2692 days ago
  • v BELIEVINGISEING
    Kick that munchie monster for me too. I have started tracking again. I do the same thing but I say just one bite won't hurt. If it was just one bite, it probably wouldn't hurt but it turns into more than one bite. It is like tempting yourself with that irresistable taste and sweet aroma. Get away from me junk food! We can do this. You have a great plan are doing good. Keep it up. I am right behind you. Pam
    2692 days ago
  • v EARTHSEAME
    Great new goal! Tell us how the 30 day shred works for you in a couple of weeks!

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    2693 days ago
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