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My Motivation Crumbled.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I was doing great on working out when I was at my parents house for 4 days..then I got back to the dorms and the gym is a car ride away and I have a small room to work with...with no help from the wii..no help from jogging/walking the dogs.

And this is pathetic..but I'm just sitting here moping. My jeans are getting too tight. I only had a subway sandwich, jello, and a salad today. But I feel like I just pigged out. I don't understand this feeling.

I'm thinking that since this summer..starting tomorrow..I have to start buying groceries and making food myself..I'll start planning my meals.

Losing weight cannot go wrong if I plan meals. Even with those accidental "let's go out to eat" invites from friends. Just as long as I make it a habit with other meals..right?

I hope sparkpeople can help me with grocery shopping.
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DANIG1987 1/15/2010 10:50AM

    I totally understand this, except for me it was the opposite. I would do really well at KU and then when I went home to my parents I would undo all my hard work and it would be even harder to get back on track when I went back to KU. We are talking gaining 10 pounds on the scale from one weekend. You posted back in May, so if you are out of the dorms now, how are things going now?

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JENMARTIN1973 6/14/2009 9:22AM

    I have lost almost 30 pounds since September and most of it has come off through eating higher fiber (oatmeal for breakfast, Quaker has a High Fiber one now that's really good AND it's instant!), Slim Fast shake for lunch, afternoon snack (FRUIT!) and a sensible dinner (grilled meats, salad, veggies, even dessert). I added extra steps to my day over the months and now I'm walking/jogging several days a week, 1-3 miles at a time depending on how much time I have. Now, when I eat differently, I feel it. Mostly I just feel icky and my stomach gets pretty unhappy! I have 10 pounds to go and I know I can do it, I just have to keep on truckin', doing the things I've been doing for the past 9 months. Good luck to you!!
Jennifer

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ASHLEE1983 6/4/2009 5:37PM

    Something I usually do if I feel like I'm pigging out is to walk afterwards...even if it's only a mile. What you described as eating is actually very little. You are probably aware that if you don't get a certain amount of calories in your body that your metabolism begins to actually slow down.

I really appreciate you sharing this with everyone, because it's not only a physical battle to face, but also a mental battle as well. If you ever want to go walking some night, I'm back in Lawrence. I know we don't know each other, but I promise you that I'm not as crazy as some of the people here! Also, if you ever want to get together and just talk, I'm up for that as well.

Rock Chalk! Jayhawks never quit!

Ashlee

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MARISSTELLA 5/19/2009 11:35PM

    I had a weird eating day too.. I ate very fruit/veggie based meals today and hardly hit 1000 calories, so I had some popcorn a bit ago and now I feel bloaty and gross like I ate a whole pizza or something.. It's weird.

Dorm exercising is difficult, but by temporarily rearranging the furnature while we worked out,we got 4 of us doing Turbo Jams in a small dorm. (we folded up our butterfly chair, put our desk chairs and trash can in the hall ) We had to stagger and make sure our kicks were over the bed, but it worked... Turbo Jams doesn't require too much room.. space to kick and room for crunches on the floor .. some of them are posted on Youtube if you want to give them a try! They are great workouts.. cardio and strength.

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ZELLAZM 5/19/2009 2:09PM

    Saw your huddle post and thought I'd stop by. Planning your meals will make a big difference. I know it has helped me a LOT. I started planning one day ahead, measuring my portions, entering the calories on the Spark nutrition tracker, and packing my lunches to take to work the night before. (Before I started on SP, I had gotten into the habit of eating too many carb-rich sandwiches and things on the go and the weight kept creeping on.)

I don't know what your schedule is like - maybe you can give the grocery list/meal planning thing a go this coming weekend?

As far as workouts in a tiny dorm room go, have you checked out the Spark videos on youtube? I also like Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds DVDs, although most of them aren't challenging enough for me these days - but better than nothing on some days when I can't get out or get to the gym. And you need hardly any space at all.

Rooting for you!
Michele



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