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just what is going on here behind my back?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I would have been on sooner but I got back from the gym, opened the door to my home, and there was a corelle ( spelling?) plate shattered on the floor in a billion bits. I don't know if anyone has those plates but they are terribly difficult to break- I have thrown them before without making so much as a chip. Innocent cats and dog could never have had anything to do with this I'm certain. It took me quite a while to get the shards up and we'll be wearing shoes in the kitchen for some time.
I was very pleased to find out that I had the most "fitpoints" at the gym this last week. working out earns points for your "Y not be a loser team". This last week the Lime Lite Ladies ventured with our trainer, Andrew, to the free weight area of the gym. All of those old feelings came back- fat girl in the mirror having no place with these fit muscle bound hot people. Andrew reminded me that it's the "Y", "you check your attitude at the door, this place is for everyone, come on". I figured that protesting would be lame so I tried my best to do what he showed us. We'd do 15 reps and then back to the treadmill. I ran all but one interval. It was not as bad as I thought- turned out no one was really looking at us- I think that they were watching Andrew- one guy even told him what a good job he does as an instructor.
I also have made it to week 6 in my c25k 9 week program. I have completed session 2 of the 6th week and should be running the 3rd session before the end of the week.
I ran a mile on the treadmill without stopping this evening- did it on whim- I know that I've run farther than that in a session but I just wanted to "see it".
I am having a huge problem with my food. I need to get my mind right with the food- quit using food as a reward- I lost the first 20 lbs with the food tracker and really watching my eating. I am starting to slip. I am not feeling sorry for myself, just being honest.
When I am lost I pray for the next right thing to do. I feel that the next right thing to do is to get back with the food tracking and make more time for SP.
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    Good work on the gym. I am a little intimidated in the free weight room but I realize that I am there for the same reason they are, REMEMBER THAT!!! I wish I had the gym dedication you had and I could never make it a mile without falling on my face. As far as the food, you can do it just like you have conquered the gym, just set your mind to it. I can control my food but not my exercise, we need to be working together, lol.
    And on the plate, WOW!!!! Be sure to post when you find out how that happened.
    3140 days ago
    Great job on the workouts. Don't be intimidated by the weight room rats. They didn't always look that way. I am often the only woman in my weight room and I don't give it a second thought. Even with all their grunting and giant weights. :) I am doing my thing!!
    I hear you on the food issues. I can have really great days and then when I slip I seem to really overdo it. Thankfully these days are becoming fewer. The job stress has made crave comfort foods so I really have to make smart choices. Things that won't set me back too much. One example a REALLY big bowl of air popped popcorn prayed with cooking spray and salted or parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. If I really need a sweet thing I eat vanilla low fat yogurt and dip fruit in it. That stuff is really good. But when I really have to cave I go for the whopper jr with no cheese or mayo. Then I work out extra hard and eat the rest of my meals really healthy. I hate putting that crap in my body, though because it has no nutritional value. :(
    3140 days ago
    The free weight room at our Y is full of sweaty, stinky, grunting men wearing belts. Oh yeah - there is one female - the paramedic who always asks me how I'm doing :)
    Your big news though - YOU RAN A WHOLE MILE NON-STOP!!! -- is awesome! And your fitpoints! Girl you are on cruisin!! Keep it up. The food thing will settle down. Purge your cupboards and fridge of anything remotely unhealthy -- one time I made a batch of brownies from a mix at MIDNIGHT because I was craving something sweet. I got rid of it all after that...
    Joanne emoticon emoticon
    3141 days ago
    Love that "Y" you check your attitude at the door statement. Really, people go to the gym to workout generally - not to scope out. Ok there are some who do the other but, who cares?

    It's great that you recognize that you could do better with tracking your nutrition and that you are willing to do that - that is a huge step in the right direction.

    Remember, we don't have to do it all at once - but changing our "lifestyle" is a life long process - no deadline - sorry, no pun intended. We want to live healthy and happy for a long time.

    You are on the right track - working out, being honest and just doing it.

    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3141 days ago
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