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Is it just me?????

Monday, July 01, 2013

So I don't know if this applies to anybody else, but it seems like the days I work out, I get cravings for junk like chips, chocolate, or ice cream, and have a hard time resisting my cravings because I almost feel like I've earned it. (At least that's what I tell myself)
The days I don't work out at the gym, I tend to eat better and have less cravings!

Don't know what's going on there or how to fix this problem, but will try with some goals for July.

Don't give into cravings, try a healthier alternative emoticon emoticon emoticon

Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily emoticon

Go to the gym 3 times a week emoticon emoticon

Enjoy the beautiful weather and walk with the kids at least 3 times a week emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHELLYBABE2 8/2/2013 2:35PM

    Your pics are gorgeous, the scenery so lovely.

Being out of the routine of normal daily life plays havoc with my program too :-/ This year I've managed to pull myself back with not counting cals but to eat consciously, no treats and exercising whenever/wherever I can because even the gym visits go out of the window. I guess it goes back to failing to put yourself first when your family are in the picture but I say just do the best you can, find small ways of keeping yourself in check, enjoy the summer with the kids and get back on track fully once they are back at school.

Take care & catch up with you properly after the summer break :-)

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RACHCOX 7/8/2013 6:03PM

    Oh those sneaky snacks!!!!!! They are relentless, calling in the middle of the night, saying sweet things, reminding you of how delicious and all be it short lived euphoria that they provide. They are SHAMELESS!!

Good luck!!!! emoticon

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TANYAMWA 7/7/2013 11:10AM

    Um, that might be why I ate a bowl full of ice cream for breakfast this morning. I deserved it didn't I???????

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3CLICKS 7/6/2013 11:36PM

    One of the most important things I have learned about myself is, when it comes to food, I can't trust my own brain. It tells me I'm hungry when I can't possibly be, and urges me to reward myself with treats, even though it's not in my best interest long term. I truly believe weight-loss is 90% mental and only 10% physical.

I've been trying to re-train my brain. Whenever I feel the urge to indulge, I ask myself 1) Has it been at least 3 hours since I've eaten? and 2) Will eating this help me reach my goal of getting to a healthy weight? If the answer to either question is NO, then the decision is an easy one, I have to pass it by.

I'm actually surprised how well this works. It removes the emotional element of the decision and takes a more logical, consistent approach. That's not to say I don't truly feel sorry for myself when I have to pass up something I really want, but at least self-pity doesn't increase the numbers on my scale.

Comment edited on: 7/6/2013 11:39:18 PM

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SHELLYBABE2 7/6/2013 5:25PM

    Make sure you are drinking and eating enough to keep your energy levels up and stable on gym days, always allow yourself to eat (healthily) to or near the top of you allowance when you're having a heavy workout. Maybe try eating a banana shortly before your workout to give you a boost.

Good luck & let us know how you get on, keep on fighting the urges!

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MRSTABER 7/2/2013 7:44AM

    I always crave milkshakes especially chocolate on days I work out! So my go-to post workout snack tends to be 4 ice cubes, 1 banana, 1 T sugar free chocolate syrup and 1 cup of skim milk in the blender...heaven! Also make sure you are eating a good snack before you work out so you have fuel to make it through the workout. That has prevented my cravings the rest of the day too. Keep up the hard work! emoticon

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KAT321123 7/1/2013 9:51PM

    Is it possible you're not eating enough on your exercise days so your body starts craving simple carbs for a quick refuel?

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JAYDEE1211 7/1/2013 5:52PM

    I usually feel more virtuous after exercise and so less inclined to eat junk food but I don't exercise hard very often! It is something I am working on. It looks like you have some achievable goals. Keep at it.

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