Recap of Week 2
Sunday, May 22, 2011
What a week!
I seem to be struggling in several areas.
My exercise has been lacking. This week I have done only 4 days of cardio and one of those was for just 15 minutes and another was spent fishing. I did manage in the other two days to walk 5.20 miles.
Strength training, what is strength training? I don't seem to know this week. While I was on my Biggest Loser team I usually averaged around 210 minutes a week, this week I did absolutely nothing, a big fat ZERO!
On a positive note, I actually feel guilty about not exercising.
I have also had difficulty staying in my calorie range (5 of the 7 days) and SP has raised it due to an increase in my exercise. This week excluded!
I have had two binges this week. The worst part of the binges is that I knew what I was doing and it didn't seem to bother me at all. I just wanted to eat. I'm not sure if I was hungry, probably not, since both binges took place late at night while watching TV and after everyone else was asleep.
I have learned to take each day as it comes and that tomorrow is another day, a new beginning, but that is absolutely no reason to eat and eat and eat...
I am worried that maybe I am self-sabotaging myself. I am so close to onederland, a place I haven't been since getting pregnant with my first daughter 17 years ago. What could I be afraid of? I've lost 50 pounds so far, why would losing a few more bother me?
Water anyone? I have plenty, because I haven't been drinking mine, well not enough of it anyway. I haven't replaced it with anything else either. I don't drink soda, tea or coffee, I just haven't had much to drink. I do realize this could be one reason for overeating, since water does help fill you up. Thank goodness this weeks LTGL challenge is water, this will help me to increase my daily water intake.
Well, it's on to Week 3, hopefully, it will be much better than this one was.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
It is true that our bodies get a 'comfortable weight' and maybe you have found yours. But you need to make your mind stronger than your body and switch things up and let it know who's boss! You are doing fabulous and the closer you get to goal, the harder it becomes (boy do I know this all too well). Hang in there, keep fighting the fight and I know you will come out a winner (that is also a loser!) :)
1923 days ago
Thank You for sharing with us, that you are struggling. For letting us know in what areas you are struggling in, let's us offer our knowledge to you.
1. Close to onederland: this could be scary, you have probably been in otherland, for a long while, Maybe it is time to bury/burn that poundage, maybe actually see it, pick it up in things, walk around with is again (on your back in a bag, or holding it in your arms) If on your back try and do the things you can do now, and see how it feels, to have that 50 back on. Do you really want it there 24 hours a day? If your answer is NO, get rid of it now (again) put everything in the bag away, in its proper place and say good bye to it. Then go for a walk and reflect, on how you are able to walk now, how you are breathing now, how your able to move at a better pace, how you can smile, in happiness of knowing this. Let it into your heart, your brain, every muscle in your body and know you will enjoy it more when you reach your goal! Smile and know you are ready....
2.number one will take care of your exercise struggle and your food struggle, accepting what you have accomplished and going forward, ONE MEAL AT A TIME, ONE EXERCISE SESSION, AT A TIME and even think about rewarding yourself with something that reflects what you already did, and then plan for the next reward, when you reach it. READ the Last four words again, when you reach it, because I know you will reach it, you can do this, with the encouragement, of everyone here and with the knowledge, you just found out, you don't want to be in OTHERLAND, again, it does not feel good.
3. Know yourself, as you take these steps, each day you will learn more and more, about yourself. You may want to do things, you never did before. Maybe climb a wall, a hill, walk a trail, organize your life, schedule to do something you never thought you would do, dance for hours, run a marathon, go swimming, w/o huffen n puffen, play with your children/grandchildren, (if you have them)(sorry can't remember) or just feel good that you reached your goal, which will benefit you with your health, and what is more important then good health.
Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterfly
I know you could!
Onward & Downward
My thoughts are with you, doing this! Onward Beautiful Butterfly!
1923 days ago
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