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LiveFit Round 2 - Can I conquer emotional eating?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I completed the Jamie Eason's 12 Week LiveFit Program last year. It was not a smooth ride. I hit many speed bumps along the way, but persevered and completed the challenge. Jamie's LiveFit Diet was another story. The eating plan did not sit right with me and my entire system was off for months. This go around I'll do things differently and try to put an end to my emotional eating.

Ok, I'm honestly not sure I can EVER conquer my emotional eating. I'm fortunate to have a loving husband and caring friends, but I know I'm not as social as probably should be and I tend to keep a lot inside. Cookies or chips always seem to have the answer to my problems and I don't have to bother anyone. I hate the thought of burdening others with my problems. My Dad was the one person I could vent to and since he passed away last October I sometimes feel very much alone and overwhelmed by life. My husband says I can talk to him and he means well, but he only hears half of what I'm saying. Yesterday I had a mini melt-down. The laundry was piled to the ceiling, the kitchen was a mess and I'm trying to get my Dad's house ready to sell. But instead of reaching for cookies or chips I told my husband exactly how I felt. I told him I was overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. I think it was my tears and sobs that got his attention, but he did clean up the kitchen for me. Now I just need to ask for help BEFORE the melt-down or hubby needs to help BEFORE I have the melt-down. Either one will be an improvement.

Now, LiveFit. Yesterday was Day 1, Chest and Triceps. Today, Day 2 was Back and Biceps or the "Bombshell" muscles. Workouts, no problem, but I miss my cardio! No Cardio for 4 weeks. Ugh. I hate this part. Diet is crucial when you're not doing cardio! I'm not going to follow Jamie's eating program religiously. I'm using some of her recipes and small meal options, but I'm following Spark's nutrition guidelines. I think I need a more relaxed, happy medium approach to the LiveFit Diet. It's Day 2 and I'm super motivated. I hope the feeling will last!!!

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    You'll do great! Glad to hear you made it through once and still appreciate the program (I am on 1st try, week 3).
    I *think* as long as you focus on the eating clean part of the diet (NO processed food!) you can make adjustments that fit your eating style.
    Good Luck and glad to have your input on the team!
    2066 days ago
    I can relate to how you are feeling. I hate that I turn to food. I know that it will be something I will struggle with probably forever, but I know that I am strong and will be able to overcome it 95% of the time. Good for you talking to your husband instead of turning to food. Even though it may overwhelm them and they may not know what to say, I find just getting it out and getting a hug can make me feel a million times better. Good luck with round 2. I am starting Monday and I am determined to follow the plan to a T, with the exception of one night of drinks a week :)
    2066 days ago
  • SMN429
    Good luck with your workout program! I have realized something about myself, that I may have set an unrealistic goal for myself because of the goal weight that I was able to reach at one point. Since its been such a struggle to maintain I am trying now to find new things to keep me challenged but not make me go into workout burnout mode and then to the point of looking for excuses to get out of it. Not a good sign. I have learned to be more kind to and excepting of myself. I am currently doing a workout from bodybuilding.com which is from the Femail Training Bible. I am currently in week eight and I actually enjoy this workout. I am limiting myself to 3 days of cardio a week which is mostly HIIT (20 to 30 minutes).

    Again, Good Luck to You! You are Strong and You CAN do it!!!
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    2066 days ago
    I came across your post because I was searching for LiveFit. I do not know a lot about Jamie Eason's program, but I am interested to see how it goes for you because my partner and I created a program called LiveFit Revolution..and I am curious to see the similarities.

    Our program is a non-profit and 100% free. I am interested in seeing your results with her program. Best of luck!!

    2067 days ago
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