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Where did my progress go?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I’ve had a couple of not so good eating weeks recently- my son’s first birthday, cravings for sweets, emotional eating and a desire to just eat things because they look good or were around, not because my body needs it.

I’ve tried to compensate for this by doing more cardio, working in toning to my Zumba routines, going to yoga class and practicing more yoga at home.

I feel stronger and more limber and I’m beginning to actually get some muscle definition in my thighs and forearms, but have gained some weight.

For a while, I thinking along the lines of “muscle weighs more than fat, I’m building muscle, so this is ok” but have decided that this is NOT ok. True, lean muscle take up less “space” than fat, but for me, this was a cop out.

Also, I was finding that after a night of eating sweets or refined carbs, I would wake up groggy and tired- as if I had a sugar hangover.

I know that when I eat sweets or refined carbs, I just want MORE and find it hard to stop. And, it’s not doing anything good for my body.

Time to keep up my new exercise practices and go back to my vegi laden, high protein eating. I know that I know how to do this- I just need to do it!

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    It happens! I struggled over the first half of January and just had the binge to end all binges the other day. We know HOW to do it, we just have to re-locate the motivation and reasons TO do it!

    I believe in you!
    1872 days ago
    Oh man, I'm with you! I blame the cold weather (I know that's a cop out, but truly, I can't remember feeling this hungry for bad stuff when the sun was a-shinin'.) The struggle is eating some of those healthy foods when other things are so much more appealing!

    Stay the course, you are doing fine, it will all even out!
    1872 days ago
    I know how you feel! It seems like I go through sugar addiction phases. But eating better feels better. Good job getting yourself back on track!!
    And enjoy that muscle definition! I want some! lol
    1874 days ago
    I completely understand. I was on a carb fueled, no holds barred, eating frenzy for a few weeks, and I was miserable. I know exactly what a sugar hangover feels like too. This past week, I've been in complete recovery, lost half the weight I gained and feel great. You know how to get back on track and it sounds like you have a plan and the determination to get it going. You can do it!
    1874 days ago
    emoticon Just a minor bump in the road!! You got this!!
    1874 days ago
    You seem to have the right idea-now you just need to put it into motion!! I know you can do it because you've already come this far!!! I'll be cheering you on. emoticon Happy birthday to your little one!
    1874 days ago
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    You can do it! It's great that you realized these things for yourself rather than just reading about what kind of an impact processed, sugary, not-so-great-for-you foods can have on your body.

    1874 days ago
    You have diagnosed your own problem. You will succeed and see progress. I know what you mean about the sugar hangover - I get one too. I try for mostly healthyy foods and limiting things that are processsed, high in sugars/crabs, high in salt, and/or high in fat. When I choose to violate those rules, I find myself a bit groggier and a bit off the next day or two.
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