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A break from "the beach"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My sisters 21st birthday at Dave & Busters was soo much fun. It was my "chill day" I did pretty decent. I actually found myself stealing broccoli off my moms plate surprisingly. Guess the allure of "forbidden" food is greater than the actual craving. But I am learning the difference between eating to live vs living to eat and thirst vs hunger. I even learn that my irritability was proof that I used food to cover my emotions in the past.

I had an Aha moment as well yesterday. I am incorporating fitness now and to allot some give for my "chill day" I did some zumba and wii fit. My fitness age was 48 and I'm 26. I realized that I wasn't only physically, but mentally 48. I was stressed, body aches, tired, and depressed. I rarely went out. I just focused on the wrong things. Thats all going to change over time. I will get out more. I am going to let my hair down and relax. Even in nutrition... I know what works for me. Weighing, Measuring, Tracking.. its not for me.
And when I was preparing for this weekend I looked into the "Cheat Day" theories on youtube. A popular trainer on there explained something that made sooooo much sense. He said.. "I could eat clean for 100% and eventually go nuts and BINGE for months because of deprivation. OR I can eat clean 80% if the time and 10% of the time I can be free to eat what I please."
I liked that approach. Because in reality... when clean eating becomes a habit.. the bad choices aren't as bad as they use to be. Whats eating a slice of pizza, a cookie, and maybe Ice cream for ONE DAY after 2weeks of GOOD CLEAN EATING. Especially if I workout too. It kills the allure of a craving and you can pick up where you left off. OH AND TRUST ME... I know better than to XTREME BINGE or make it an every week thing. I have a LOOOOOONNNNNNNG way to go... with 135lbs to be lost It's no joke and I don't take it lightly. I am determined to lose this weight before I turn 28. I spent 26yrs fat.. and not really living. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my 20's like I have always wanted!!!!!!!!

So this weeks plan is to squeeze in more veggies and water.
I'm also going to stay on Phase 1 until I feel like transitioning to Phase 2. ..and allow my "Chill days" maybe once a month. My fitness regimen is kicking in. I'm def struggling but I am going to get it right. I'm feeling pretty good still. Like I said.. I have a LONNNNG way to go. I gotta just learn to keep enjoying the ride.

FAITH. CONSISTENCY. AND HARDWORK!!!!!!! Lets get it!!!
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EDDYMEESE 3/3/2013 9:22PM

    That makes a lot of sense...just like the "day" of binging (which turns into a week for me) whenever I think about "starting over", you know? If you "start over" once a week and spend 2-3 days binging right before, what's the point? That's a bad habit of mine that I'm trying to break. I agree with the eating to live rather than living to eat, but it's a difficult line to draw, you know? I'm still working on figuring out the difference, lol.
But you know, when I really think about it, the only times I've ever been a healthy weight is when I've made exercise a priority and was conscientious of my choices. I have NEVER lost more than a few pounds (when I gain back) when tracking food. NEVER. If I stay active in general plus add in actual exercise and eat to live only, then I lose weight. I think it's hard sometimes to want to let go of tracking, though, because it's like we think we're being "bad" by not tracking every calorie. We're victims of the brain-washing, lol!

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LILSHINE 2/25/2013 3:52PM

    You're growing in the fact that you realize what works for you at this moment. I'm not a measuring, weighing type person either, but I change from time to time and become that person. Sometimes I look at it as a refresher to remind me of what portion is correct so I don't get a portion distortion going. As for the chill days I agree you need them and you also need to have some discipline which you have focused in on. It's a lifestyle and lifetime journey and with each leg you learn different things about your likes, dislikes, things you can handle and can't. You'll also learn that you're capable of doing a lot more than you thought possible. One step at a time and that fitness level will increase. At age 48 I started out only doing 10-15 minutes (mostly due to my back). Now still at 48 I workout consistently for anywhere from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. So each week or every few days add a few more minutes to your workout. You can do it

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RUBYCLAIRE 2/24/2013 8:29PM

    Good for you! That's great determination and if it works for you, that is terrific.
Personally, I can't do it that way, I find that if I don't measure and track, I end up eating Waaaay too much. I also can't rally have "cheat"days because for me it can last months, if not years. That's what's been happening to me now for well over a year.

Keep up the great work and maybe when the nicer weather comes back around, we can ll meet-up to go walking together along the bike path in Chelmsford or the esplanade on the river bank.
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