Do You Ever Feel Like This?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Morning all! How are ya?

Some of you may or not not know, that I'm working thru some issues (yes, professionally) with eating, working out etc and how I get obssessed with it all. It's a work in progress, but I'm feeling better. One thing I can't seem to shake is that no matter what I eat whether I stay on track or not, is that I feel guilty....almost like I did something wrong by EATING, by fueling my body! I could eat perfectly with portions and all the right veggies, proteins etc and still feel like I did something wrong. I always feel like I COULD be doing something more to help my weight loss. Any I the only crazy one that feels like this?

Anyway, mentally, I have been feeling great. I feel strong and in control. I'm not over eating and making much better choices. I am slacking in the workout department a bit, but next week is vacation and I know I usually get up early before everyone else is up and workout on the beach. I'm planning on bringing my own healthy snacks and just RELAX. Anybody want to share any beach vacation tips for us "I want to be healthy on vacation" people?

OK, so that's it! I'm off to zumba tonight and looking forward to a relaxing weekend before leaving for the beach on Tuesday. Have a great day!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for reading!

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    Yep, for as long as I can remember (alright, not "forever" but certainly since I was in my late teens & started dieting w/resultant binges!) - I have treated hunger pains like they're pathologic! I literally have to tell myself that it's OK, I have to eat SOMETHING - preferably something healthy that will fuel my body & leave me feeling GOOD (as opposed to bloated indigestion when I eat gluten or too much starch!)... But then again if I eat something not-so-good, it's not the end of the world! (& I can stop myself from progressing to a full-fledged binge - "well-I've-blow-it-all-again-anyway

    Hope you're having a great time on vacation!
    2291 days ago
    Jen - Yes I 'always feel guilty as well....LOL .....

    As to healthy vacations - beach vacations are my favorite and the last time Cindy and I went for a week ( way to long ago) we both lost weight without even thinking about it...we ate fruit and yogurt for breakfast...hit the beach walking it for miles hunting shells...usually had a salad or smoothie for lunch and then went out walking some more. Since we were in San Dieago we ate fresh seafood for dinner most nights and had a blast!

    Eating tips...keep it light and fresh as much as possible then just enjoy the beach and I bet you'll keep it healthy and have fun!!!
    2297 days ago
    Have a great time on vacation! It's nice that being at the beach presents so many great opportunities for fun AND fitness! I say play sand volleyball, ride bikes along the boardwalk (or whatever you have where you're going! LOL), splash in the waves! As far as healthy snacks - fruit, fruit and more fruit. Find the kind that is portable. :-)

    2298 days ago
    Love vacations at the beach! We take our bikes with us and ride on the beach but you can also rent them some places. Also love to walk and jog on the beach and jump in the waves!! All great exercises! Have a great time and enjoy some beach ice cream and a seafood salad! Barb
    2298 days ago
    Don't want to sound like a crazy preacher but Geneen roth should help LOADS with that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2298 days ago
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    Jen, I wouldn't even know where to start trying to explain me. You think you are complicated? Ha! You are an easy case compared to moi. Answer to your question. Nope, you aren't the only one.

    2298 days ago
    I feel the same way sometimes! Especially on the weekends, which sounds kind of ridiculous. But I will suddenly become completely overwhelmed and afraid to eat ANYTHING, even if I know that 1) I'm really really hungry and need to eat something adn 2) that what I'm choosing to eat is healthy. It's rather difficult!
    2298 days ago
    Sounds like you're on the right track. Get some walks in to spark up your workouts and soon you'll be doing even more!
    2298 days ago
    Ya, I've felt like that before. For the first few months I was on Spark, I was eating WAY too little fat because I was, quite literally, afraid of any fat at all. Anything higher than 100 calories was really hard for me to eat, never mind full meals! I've gotten way better though, it just takes time and a bit of proof that your body won't suddenly go crazy and gain weight when you eat!
    For vacation eats, I agree with others about the WATER!!! And fruit is always a great choice too, I really love frozen grapes and bananas. Just make sure to peel and cut the banana before putting it in the freezer!
    2298 days ago
    I hope you have a relaxing time at the beach. No tips here.
    2298 days ago
    Glad you are getting help. No.. I don't feel that way. But I do feel guilty when I miss a planned workout. Not healthy mentally for me.

    As to staying on track on vacation.... FRUIT! When you get there, find a grocery store. Pick up a great assortment of fruit that can sit on the counter. Maybe find a dollar store, pick up a 'disposable' bowl, and display nicely. Make a point of eating lots, every day. Great snack, great for keeping 'regular', great for filling up before restaurant meals so you aren't as hungry and can stay at good portions, even if you choose something that isn't the healthiest option on the menu.

    Plus.. Fruit travels well to the beach too... and doesn't need to be refrigerated!

    Have a great vaca~!!
    2298 days ago
    I struggle with getting frantic over workouts and eating too. Something I am working on everyday so I know it can tend to be difficult.

    As for the beach.... maybe set out goals of doing so many lunges a day on the beach in the sand, so many sit ups, so many push ups etc and don't finish the day without getting those things in. All exercises you don't need equipment for. So things like lunges, pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, running in the water provides GREAT resistance as well.
    2298 days ago
    Its good that you recognize that you needed help and are seeking it. I'm sure you will be able to get over your struggle soon.

    As for the beach, make sure you bring plenty of water (don't want to dehydrate), fruit and such make great snacks, and running in sand is an awesome workout! Plus, don't forget the sunblock (no one wants skin cancer)!
    2299 days ago
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