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Bringing Sand to "The Beach"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Still trucking on the SOUTH BEACH regimen. Amazed at the willpower I have in me. Other than weight loss I already feel a difference by how my clothes fit and how I am feeling. I haven't started a fitness regimen until I get my eating habits corrected, but I do find it easier to do some movement. I shoveled for 2hrs after the blizzard and even though my body felt sore, it felt good to burn Over 570 calories. I am loving the JAY ROBB Whey Protein. I have the chocolate flavor with 25g of protein, 0 sugars, and 0 carbs. I mix it with some Diamond Unsweetened Almond milk. 1 pack of Splenda.. and its like a treat.

Now on the subject of bringing sand to the beach.. Everything hasn't been sunshine. And if SBD is the BEACH.. then STRESS is the sand. The weight loss process is rough as it is, but life can add more hardships. I have been struggling with the mental aspect still. Cravings aren't as strong but some days I feel like tossing in the towel and tossing as many McDonalds burgers in my mouth that I can choke down!! lol. Its not easy giving up something that you depended on emotionally. But I know if its hurting you physically.. its best. And Hey, I quit cigarettes & binge drinking after college... so this should be a piece of cake. right? But its not. Part of me feels like I traded one bad habit for another. (excessive stressing). It is so easy to get discouraged in a today's time. When I was in college I never imagine graduating into the world we live in today. I get so angry at myself for choosing surviving and paying bills over my dreams. Especially knowing each day that I have to work it raises my blood pressure. It kills my pride and eats my soul. Answering to managers that lack my level of education and treat me like dirt. Man, thats a rant in a HALF!!!
BUT boy I feel better. lol. I guess speaking it is better than eating it right?

God is blessings me despite the rainy days. I am grateful for everything. Even the worst days I learn something from them. I've been doing great on this journey!! 5lbs down and working on my emotions and feeling a little closer to being ready for a fitness regimen. My sister's 21st birthday is next weekend and I'm so excited to celebrate that milestone with her. I think it will be the one day I let myself eat off plan and just enjoy myself. We are going to Dave & Busters, so I will have a chance to burn off some calories playing and laughing with my family. We all need a break from things once in a while.
I promise I won't go back to my old ways though. I'm loving the results I'm getting. SBD ALLLLLLL THE WAY!!!! Praying for a year of CONSISTENCY!


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JCHRELLE_04 2/14/2013 1:56AM

    Thanks guys

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CMESLIM 2/13/2013 8:04PM

    It's okay to allow yourself one day to eat off plan. Enjoy your sister's birthday and keep up the good work! You're making good progress!

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PARKERB2 2/13/2013 7:37PM

    Sounds like you are off and running on a right track. I'm sure you will continue to Spark as you are getting all kind of support and encouragement there. It's ok to splurge one day, just average it out over the week. Take care and have a good day,.

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NANCYPAT1 2/13/2013 7:22PM

    You can do it. The early days are the hardest with any change. You are doing great and you are starting to FEEL and not just read number on the scale that say you are doing well. Small indulgences once in a while are a part of LIFE so you are okay and if you are like most of us, if you are doing well, you will still THINK before you eat and drink and at least do so mindfully. I still have my treats when I want them but I do so DELIBERATELY. I also ENJOY them and savor them completely when I CHOOSE them. Have fun with your sister on her BIG day.

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