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Friday, September 14, 2012

2 and a half weeks. That it is all it took. 1 week of vacation and over eating...another week and a half of slacking of and continuing poor eating habit. 6 pounds back and a large loss of self esteem. Not just about the regained weight either but because I was disappointed in myself. The worst part is that with me that often starts a self destructive cycle. I don't feel good about myself so I have trouble doing anything about it, which only makes me feel worse about myself. However did a decent lunch walk on Weds. & Thurs and tonight I got back on the treadmill. I was sick of being shown up by the older women at work whom I got started on the fitness kick too. They are steady jogging 30 minutes now with the goal of a 5k in mind. Now the most I do is sprints. walk, sprint, walk, sprint. My longest sprint was about 5.5 minutes and that I had just finally worked up to a couple months ago. So tonight after a 5 minute warm up I decided to see just how long I could jog without pushing to dangerous levels. I managed 12 minutes at 5.1mph! So happy. I also managed to tack on another 3 minute sprint at 5.2mpg and a 10% incline towards the end of my work out. At the end of my 30 session I had gone 2.25 miles and after my 6 minute cool down was at 2.5 miles. I feel good. I will be sore tomorrow I am sure.
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  • OOLALA53
    It is very important to be gentle with yourself about what you've already done. Not even God can change the past. Besides, even if you had eaten "better," there's no guarantee you would have not fluctuated anyway, as calories in/out doesn't necessarily correlate to DAILY weight, and fat changes are only a very small percentage of most weight fluctuations. I hope you're here to normalize your eating and adopt moderate movement habits for the long run no matter what your weight.
    2044 days ago
    It's good to be honest, and to understand how the self-destructive cycle happens. Over time, you'll learn to bounce back even faster. Remember that every minute of every hour is a chance at a new start...and if you can't do it that quickly, then think that every day is a new day, which means a new chance to treat yourself with the kindness and respect you deserve. Great work on the exercise - sounds fantastic, and I look forward to the day when I can exercise with that much intensity! Keep up the good work!
    2044 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    It's so darned easy to put it back on. Good for you for getting back to your exercise. Keep up the good work. You can do it!!
    2044 days ago
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