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    CAMYTANG   34,869
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Back at it again

Monday, December 23, 2013

I feel like I do this all the time: Something sidetracked my fitness and eating, I gained weight, and I finally reached a point where I was too disgusted to continue and so I'm back on SparkPeople. But I guess that's better than not getting back on SparkPeople at all.

Last year it was stress at work, which led me to revert back to bad snacking habits. I have started to understand my bad habits so this year I will make an effort to break them so that when I get stressed again, I won't revert back to them. I am going to try to stop snacking when I work, which seems to be what screws me over. I discovered, however, that if I drink something strong tasting like coffee then I don't desire to snack quite as much, so I'll try that.

I also got a very bad case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot maybe from using my Vibrams. I think I am still landing on my heel a bit in the last half of my run. However when I tried other cushioned shoes, it only seemed to make it worse because it enabled me to land on my heel even more, plus I always had bad arch pain with cushioned shoes whereas I have no arch pain with the Vibrams. It's kind of damned if you do, damned if you don't. This year, I will again try training in my Vibrams and be more disciplined about stretching and exercising my foot so that the plantar fasciitis can get under control. I now have a special sleep boot which seems to work well, although it makes for not as great a night's sleep. My goal is to run the Honolulu Marathon in 2014.

I think my biggest challenge is to break my bad eating habits in such a way that I won't revert back to them when I'm stressed, which I always tend to do. It's too easy to go out and buy chips when I'm stressed because eating comfort food seems to help me meet my deadlines easier. I know it's all mental and I really need to try to break this bad mentality. I'm looking into some books to read and maybe paying for some coaching.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMYTANG 12/28/2013 9:56PM

    Thanks for the encouragement, guys!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/24/2013 5:20AM

    Welcome back! Your goal to run the marathon gives you something concrete to envision and motivate you. I'll enjoy reading about your progress.

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LILISUPERHERO 12/23/2013 7:10PM

    Unfortunately, I think most Sparkpeople have been there, the getting off track and then coming back again. I know I have. Just try to make this time be the time you stick around for good. I'm going on a few months of consistency right now, which is more than I had done before. Everytime I come back, I recognize how the community here enables my power to get become the best me. I really need to remind myself that this place makes me a healthier person, a lighter person, and a happier person.

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UMBILICAL 12/23/2013 6:09PM

  Back to back

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