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The Weekly Goal Isn't Working Out Yet

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am trying to eat more breakfast. Yesterday was the first day I made a real effort. By 9:30a.m. I was hungry again, so I ate another bar. Right around 12:30p.m. my stomach was uber-pissed off and telling a loud story. I had to teach one more class with my stomach singing a sonata.

The hunger might be because it's that time of the month. But, I have noticed that when I don't eat at least every three hours, my IQ drops, and I get all shaky. Just observations.

Today, I ate a piece a fruit, oatmeal, and an egg. That's a lot for me, so we'll see what happens later. I am planning on lightening dinner up by having a salad and bowl of soup tonight. I am going to the gym for an hour and a half, so we'll see what happens.

I have been doing strength training and core work before cardio, most of the time. I am not sure if that is having an impact, but my stomach muscles are really sore compared to other times. Plus, I've been doing core work regularly, but we'll see what results if any that shift in when I do cardio has on my body. (I still feel great, overall.)

Also, a yoga center opened down the street! Five dollars a class through January. I plan on signing up for the rest of the month. I just need time to get down there.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 1/25/2013 4:02PM

    Yoga is fun. Have fun.

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DEB9021 1/23/2013 8:32PM

    I am a breakfast eater. As I get older :-( I find that I can't skip meals or go too long without eating. If I wait too long to eat or eat something sweet on an empty stomach, I get jittery, cranky and head-achy. It didn't used to be that way! So my challenge is to eat on a good schedule but eat less at each meal. Because trying to eat more doesn't help me ... I might get over-full and sluggish, but it doesn't take any longer to feel hungry again. And if I try to wait too long, I end up over-hungry and then over-eating. So I try to eat lightly but regularly. I am more successful on some days than others. Good luck with finding your balance. I think it is a constant adjustment depending on exercise and what foods I eat.

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BMCOLLEY 1/23/2013 5:21PM

    You know they say oatmeal sticks to your ribs? It does nothing for me. I am usually hungry within a couple of hours. Good luck with the new yoga facility.


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BABY_GIRL69 1/23/2013 3:29PM

    I think you have to change it up a bit till your tummy is line with your thought process. You have to retrain not only your brain but also your body. So I have been off meat for the last few days & at first it bothered me something awful but last night made spaghetti with meat and I just tasted the noodles & was fine. So I think oatmeal sticks to your more as well as an scrambled/hard boiled whatever your preference but add a slice of toast. You will be amazed, not really ready to soup & salad for dinner just yet so I add cinnamon toast with milk. I know I know milk is a meat by product but I can't let go of everything all at once or maybe I'm just being stubborn. emoticon lol Love love yoga & wish I was closer to join you....

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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BMELT2013 1/23/2013 9:52AM

    For some people they seem to do better to eat something small every three to four hours. I have actually been eating a yogurt first thing in the morning and then exercising and then eating breakfast a little while later. I find that if I eat my breakfast before I exercise, I'm just hungry again afterwards. I also find I do better and stick to my daily calories better if I eat about every three hours. I'm also finding I do better having a little bit of protein throughout the day. Like maybe some almonds or nuts for one of my snacks. Or a small piece of cheese with fruit. Just find works for you and stick with it. Have a great day!

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