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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I have really been struggling with calories. I always seem to forget in the fall how much cold weather affects me and I get this horrible tail spin where I can't stay in my calories to save my life. You can't beat yourself up over it though. For some reason I am needing more calories. It's just hard watching the scale rise. In the summer I can stay around 155-158 pretty easily just doing my normal exercise and walking outside. But then when winter hits I am around 160-167 and I am heading there now it seems. It's natural as long as I don't let it get out of control and know my boundaries. Monday I got home from work and I was in the mood to cook. I forgot 2 ingredients at work, I called them and they bagged them up for me. I walked my dogs down there and back to get it and we managed to get 6000 steps for 1 cup of pastry flour and 1/4th cup of pecans. Yesterday I was gonna hit a water class with a new workout buddy of mine. Not sure how long she will last, she will make any excuse not to come to the gym. Something is on tv, shoe shopping, boyfriend is coming home from work after already saying yes she will be there. My new plan is not to make plans early but like 30 minutes ahead. I like helping new ppl get jump started but listening to excuses when I have been at this almost 6 yrs straight, gets really old really fast. You get your ass to the gym, that's it, stop making it complicated. Anyway I told her I was going to water aerobics not trying a new class with her. This is why having gym buddies is not possible. If you depend on another person, you will never get there. So I stick to my guns. My old lifting buddy is back and motivated! We met twice this week which is awesome! Since lifting at home was getting hard and Scott wasn't into it. He got a gym membership by his work and he stops there on his way home a few nights a week. So it's nice we can go do our thing at the gym and meet back at home after. If he hits in the gym twice a week each month he gets most of his membership payed for by his work. So anyway ya that sums up what I have been doing. Wanting to bake and eat and not gain weight.
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MARYONAMISSION 11/3/2013 3:46PM

    Love this! You stick to your guns and do what's best for you. What an important lesson for all of us.

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PAPER_WINGS18 11/2/2013 12:01PM

    love this. I am the SAME way in the fall/winter. I am determined to not let Oct-December totally make me derailed this year.

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JPONCIN 11/1/2013 8:42PM

    I'm right there with you on the winter food thing. It's frustrating! I can't believe 6 years have gone by. And you have kept it off all this time! I'm so inspired by you. :)

If you ever switch to the gym at ISU, I will lift with you! And I will do classes with you! I finally have a gym that I love, and I'm going to buy a membership there when I'm not a student anymore next summer. :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/31/2013 10:14PM

    I get hungry in the fall too. I think it's natural. I start wanting comfort food. I think it helps tp fix beans and soup. I am trying to not make excuses too - I have plenty of valid ones but it won't get me anywhere.

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WHYNOTJ1 10/31/2013 2:24PM

    I want to eat everything in fall/winter--I crave all sorts of stuff and really want to bake and cook. You are definitely not alone. I believe I read that the average person gains about 7 lbs. in winter...

Sometimes I bake, sample just a few, then pack up the rest and bring the leftovers to the Y for the lifeguards. Most are energetic and burn calories on swim teams, so they are happy to help me with my leftover problem. I still get an awesome few cookies, enjoy the baking, and the house smells yummy!

Yeah for you for not letting your buddy's excuses affect your plans. Tell her you'll be there. She can show up if she wants.

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PHEBESS 10/31/2013 4:26AM

    Great fruit photo in the background!

I used to gain weight in the winter too. (Then I discovered places that are warm year round, LOL!)

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