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Day 666- My Mind is Stronger than my Stomach

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Friday, September 27, 2013

I almost didn't write this blog, because it's day 666. LOL. But who cares.

These first few months in my new job have been very stressful, as I'm sure anyone transitioning into a new position can attest to.

But a few years ago, heck even a few months ago, I would have dealt with this stress differently. During my year of "maintenance" where I wasn't trying to maintain but kept yo-yoing up and down, I would constantly sabotage myself, due to my emotions. If I was having a bad day, I might stop by the drive thru on the way home. Then I'd feel so terrible I'd go for a ridiculously long run to try and balance it out.

And that is why I was unsuccessful in losing much of anything for almost a year.

But this month, and this last week especially, when I started to have those binge or fatty cravings due to stressful situations, it's like a lightbulb clicked in my head that said, "That's obviously not going to help this situation at all." My cafeteria sells personal size pizzas, chicken fingers, and other delicious fried items. But I haven't had one pizza. I find myself looking forward to my salad at lunch. I make them with greens, bacon bits, tortilla strips, a little cheese, Corn and tomato salsa and ranch dressing. Yes, the bacon, tortilla, cheese and ranch dressing make it more fattening, but those are the little flavors that I add to make the meal enjoyable. No doubt a pepperoni pizza would also satisfy me, but once again, I'd feel bad about my choices.

I love that I've finally been able to listen to my mind over my stomach. Again, I still have little indulgences once in a while, but the more fruits and veggies and delicious and nutritious meals I make, the less I find myself even wanting the chips and cookies that I used to love so much.

It's just a nice change, and gets a little easier every day. Hope you all have a good weekend.


Oh and P.S. I signed up for the 5k, so I'll try to post some pics from that. I'm just hoping to be under 40 minutes honestly. I would be thrilled with anything close to 35. We shall see how it goes.

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GRAMPIAN 11/21/2013 6:09AM

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MONTREAL12 10/27/2013 10:51AM

  emoticon I know the feeling; for some reason, I eat only because there may be no food available the next time; well there is and I keep on eating; got to get that mind over stomach attitude and make it my reality. emoticon

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FOREVERFITCHICK 10/21/2013 10:10AM

    Those cravings can be so hard to overcome. I give in to one and another just rears it's ugly head. I used to avoid them altogether but now when I give in I always go for moderation. If I overindulge I make up for it with extra activity.

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MCJULIEO 10/21/2013 9:55AM

    YAY for YOU!

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SORLANDO21 10/16/2013 9:33AM

    Good luck on the 5k!!



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MISSLISA1973 10/14/2013 8:28PM

    I think this is a perfect topic for blog #666!

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CMCRUZ01 10/9/2013 1:09PM

    Great job and good luck on the 5k!

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ROSAMARCELLE 10/5/2013 1:53PM

    Congratulations and good luck with the 5K race. Hope you're having a great weekend. emoticon

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SBARGANZ 10/5/2013 9:04AM

    Congrats! The yo-yo is where I am... Trying to get back into SP to help me get back to weight loss!

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LEANMEAN2 10/4/2013 6:14AM

    I like your attitude. Thanks for sharing.

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GREGGWEISBROD 10/3/2013 11:12AM

    It's great to hear you're kicking your cravings in the butt. It's not an easy thing to ignore, so you really deserve to be proud of that. I managed to ignore a craving for ice cream the other day and eat an apple instead, definitely a non-scale victory. :-) I try to eat as much low calorie food as I possibly can in my days, so that I'm keeping my tummy full for as long as possible. I find that really helps me avoid cravings. If I have a sub from subway, for example, I'll have them load the sub up with veggies to simply help fill me up longer. As always, super proud of you. :-)

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AMBER461 10/2/2013 5:40PM

  Good blog. It is so nice that you are sharing you success with us.

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LELERS 10/2/2013 10:11AM

    Thank you so much! I totally have this feeling, but I'm so glad that you wrote it down and shared! It really gives a voice to my feelings/ thoughts and can help me achieve my goals!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 10/2/2013 8:19AM

    Love that you are listening to your head and not your tummy. Way to go!


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    Kudos to you for changing your habits! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 9/30/2013 11:57AM

    Yea you! Yes a pepperoni pizza would satisfy me to a point however, for me I have realized that I would just want MORE! I still have to watch that one. Good for you and signing up for the 5K. You can do anything you set your mind to especially if WE are mindful of what we are doing. Woo Hoo Bobcatgirl!

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BANDMOM2012 9/30/2013 9:49AM

    Great blog :)

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JAIMESIZED 9/30/2013 8:56AM

    I need to take advice from you! I'm HORRIBLE with managing my stress, especially with my binging problem. You're doing fantastic, and I'm so proud of you!

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MSGLOW 9/30/2013 7:13AM

    you should be very proud of yourself. keep up the good work and good luck with your 5k. emoticon emoticon

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ADVENTURESEEKER 9/30/2013 3:04AM

    Way to go on the healthy choices!

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    Great job!

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BENTOGYRL 9/30/2013 1:19AM

    woohoo! 5k! You can do it!

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    emoticon !!! Good Luck! emoticon

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    Congratulations! You are doing it emoticon

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-SHE_WOLF- 9/29/2013 7:32PM

    It just goes to shown that we can have a little of what we love. emoticon

Sending you Loadsa a Love, Laughter, Happiness and may the Sun which i send fae Bonnie Scotland Shine upon you and bring a wee Smile tae yer wee face the way ye brought a smile tae mine.
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    emoticon Good for you!

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MOMMY445 9/29/2013 5:49PM

    way to go! woo hoo!

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JOANNELYNN11 9/29/2013 12:45PM

    You definitely have the right mind set. As I struggle with me dad in the hospital and his mind not what is what and now knowing why, I'm finding myself binge eating from the stress. The only reason I lost weight this week was because I had been sick and didn't eat for days; couldn't keep anything down. Not a good way to lose weight. It will come back on as I start to feel better, but that's ok because I know I will Iget it off again.

Hope to be able to get back to walking; haven't walked in weeks and it's killing me. Feel like I have fell in a run and can't get out. Way to much stress right now for me to deal with and it's taking it's toll.

You are an inspiration to me! Even if I am a lot older I know I can do this; just have take to reverse my thinking!!


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DONNELDA22 9/29/2013 10:32AM

    You're doing great. Keep doing what you're doing. Hope the stresses from your new job subside soon. emoticon

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    Great post

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SUZIPAM1 9/29/2013 8:23AM

    what a wonderful attitude

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JACKIE15108 9/29/2013 3:58AM

    Good luck with the 5 k!
You have to put some enjoyable things in your meals bec eating is still to be enjoyed. Some extra small amounts of calories are necessary.

Keep up the good work and great blog!

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PEAKSKINZFAN 9/29/2013 2:12AM

    Nice post! I appreciate your insight on fighting cravings due to stress. I lost to the sugar demons today, but I am one step closer to listening to my mind instead of my stomach. Good luck with your run! emoticon

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