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Finding Balance

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last week's entry had me confused at my exercising 9 times the prior week, eating less than the daily caloric recommendation and gaining 2lbs.

This past week I only exercised 3 times, ate the daily caloric recommendation and lost 2.2lbs.

Really though, these past few days-scratch that, this whole dang past week has been uber stressful. What started out as being a nice family getaway/mini-reunion, turned out to be my own personal emotional Frankenstorm, if you will.

And I ate my way through it.

Through it, in it, and around it actually.

We came home about an hour ago, I got on the scale, and found that I had lost. Confused, indeed.

And so, I've decided to dedicate this upcoming week to finding balance. There will still be residual stress from the past week, but I will not use food to get through it. I will get back to eating well, tracking, and exercising because that is what will make me stronger-physically, mentally and emotionally (not cheeseburgers and chunky kit-kat bars, no matter what I thought last week).

I will exercise, but not over-zealously unless I just need to getoutandwalkbecauseIjustcan't
takeitanymore, of course. I will put only good, nutritious foods into my body, make sure I'm eating at least the minimum recommended number of calories, and drink lots of water. I will talk things through with the people that are stressing me out, or at least journal the heck out of it.

I need to find my balance and I'm going to begin to do so this week. Hope you all have a wonderfully balanced week as well! =D
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SHRINK_U 10/30/2012 9:35AM

    emoticon Here's to finding balance :)

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KALIOPPE 10/30/2012 4:52AM

    I too am guilty of over exercising and under eating. I gained two pounds the week before last, so I'm ignoring the scale until Friday. I'm trying to find more balance myself, otherwise, I'm going to burn out. But it is difficult with so much conflicting info. Eat less/eat more, exercise more, but not too much. Grrrr.

How is that search for new trainers BTW? I haven't found anything suitable. Nike shoes are cute but most fit really tightly across my toes. Asics are supposed to be good at supporting knees and ankles. They aren't that attractive though. Hmmm. The search continues. Have a great week and remember = BALANCE is key. :)

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