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A Catchup Blog - October Goals

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I'm behind on my blogs - I didn't blog the last three days. This was partly because the Grands were visiting, partly because I was tired and partly because I had three BAD food days (think that could have had anything to do with the tiredness? I do!!) But yesterday I was back on track with my food and even when I was tired I did manage to keep up my exercise streaks!!

I was thinking Sunday night and yesterday morning about how different things are this time around. In the past when my eating got out of control, there was always the fear that I'd do what I've done several times in my lifetime - gain back all the weight I'd lost. It started just like this weekend with out of control eating. Next would come not weighing (because after all weighing would depress me and depression would lead to MORE overeating, right?) And from there it would spiral out of control. Oh not in just a few weeks - generally I'd TRY to get back on track. But I'd continue with not weighing..... and so the story went, until I'd gained so much I finally would say STOP - this has to change!! And would start the next DIET.

What is different this time? First, I have SparkFriends here who depend on me NOT to go crazy and blow my program. These friends SUPPORT me - they don't expect me to be perfect, but they do expect me to be strong enough to turn things around. So turn it around I will - starting with weighing each day just as I always do. The results may not be pretty, but they are recorded in my journal!! The other difference is that this time I made a lifestyle change rather than going on a diet. So even while I was eating things that I'd have been better off without I also ate at least SOME freggies and I continued to exercise. I think those things make it much easier to turn things around.

On to my goals for October:

ST every day (one break day per week allowed) - work one body part a day - at least 90 reps total.
Friday 90 reps lower body, Saturday 90 reps of core, Sunday 150 reps of upper body, Monday 150 reps of lower body.

Cardio - at least 60 minutes 6 days a week. Friday 217, Saturday 66, Sunday 177, Monday 153 minutes.

Nutrition - continue to increase the fresh vegetables and fruit in my meals while eating less animal products and processed foods. Friday 8, Saturday 5, Sunday 7, Monday 12

That brings me up to today which is a GOOD day!! I'll report those results tomorrow!!
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  • MONIKA1948
    Way to go turning things around, Marilyn. emoticon emoticon
    2012 days ago
    You are such an inspiration and mentor. So proud of you for stopping the bad days. GOOD JOB!!!!

    You have done such a great job and will continue to do it. You are not a yo yoer anymore, you have it down.
    2012 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    Good for you in not letting a few instances derail your whole life. I'm right there with you -- got way too stressed by the end of last week and husband and I decided to cave on Saturday,which lead to Sunday. Still worked out in the pool. Still planned healthy meals for this week. I'm wobbly but I'm determined to keep going and not let any particular day or event put me back where I was. There will be NO MORE DAY 1's for me -- this way of eating has built into it some failure (especially at the beginning). Until it becomes second nature to me, I need to press forward, sometimes harder than others.

    2012 days ago
    Well said Marilyn. Aren't you glad that things are different this time? I am so glad that my yo-yo broke. Might you do well the rest of the week.
    2012 days ago
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