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Mindless Eating...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Or should I call it a BINGE. Excuses, blame, blame, excuses, pity party, justification...PMS. 9 days of mindless, emotional eating. Stuffed, bloated, disgusted, busted...

I think of how I busted my A$$ for 8 weeks doing step aerobics faithfully 4 days a week of 3 1hr sessions and one 1/2 hr session. My body is changing in ways I never imagined because I've been so concerned with scale/lbs and all the overeating. How STUPID is it to do all this work and then just self-sabotage!?!?

But moving onward, I think I will just skip the scale this week or two and take body measurements and compare to those of a few months ago.

I will refocus on drinking water, getting in fruits and veggies, sticking to mostly whole foods and leaving out processed low cal snacks.

I will spend time reflecting on this viscious cycle and working hard on how to handle the issue when the hormones strike again. They will strike again. I need to prepare for the battle.

I have come a long way in this thought process but need to actively pursue my ideas. How does one consent to loving self enough to do this because I deserve it. Believing that I am worth it. Knowing that I have not been perfect but have done very well. 33lbs lighter and so much stronger.

There has got to be an AHA! moment even just a little glimpse into my passion for health and happiness.

okay, enough thinking - just go do it

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    Well said, Tricia. Mindful eating is one of the keys to sticking to our journey toward fitness. I foudn that the first week is the hardest of breaking the cycle. But after about 3 weeks, the cycle is fairly manageable to avoid. Hormones, though, are tough little ba$tards, so I take medicaitons to manage them, but the long-term effects of doing that are unknown. Keep up the good work. You can do it. Tell yourself a hundred times a day, "You deserve better!"
    2166 days ago
    Hang in there girl! I felt that way after our vacation but am now back on track. You can do it!
    2170 days ago

    Remember to spend a little time taking a look at the stresses and emotions. Eating is just the symptom of what got you started in that state.

    2170 days ago
    We ALL have moments where we feel like we shouldn't have done that, or should have done that. I just posted a blog about putting a cupcake back when I really wanted it - and 2 days later stuffed myself with CRAP because I wanted to. You're going to have those moments. What matters is that you learn from it. Ask yourself why you did the things you did, and try to actively not do it again. It's definitely better said than done - but it is possible! When they do happen - don't give up, pick up where you left off, dust yourself off, and get right back "on that horse" so to speak.
    Your human, your normal, IT HAPPENS!!! Don't beat yourself up about what happened - be thanful that you realized what you were doing before it turned back into a problem. :))
    2170 days ago
    Do you have surveillance equipment and have you been watching me??? I think journey is full of AHA moments, restarts and self discovery. Make the next 9 days count and get back on track. emoticon
    2170 days ago
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