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My Progress So Far

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am feeling very strong right now. I know I am not back to the level I was before last October, and still have the holiday pounds to lose, but I feel so much better. Exercise is my priority now. Instead of making excuses, I just do it, to quote the ad. I've found I can carve out a 20-30 minute walk or a 45 min ST session most days. Every little bit counts. I save the longer workouts for the days when I have more time. I still can't get over the fact that I like working out!
When it comes to my eating, I am making smart choices and eating the right portions 85% of the time. I would like to get that number a little bit higher. I have found that I can't be too strict with my diet or I rebel. The thing I am struggling with the most is sugar. Over and over I make the mistake of eating 'just one piece' of candy or 'just one' cookie. Everytime it leads to a minor or major binge of sugary foods. I am not drawn to these foods as a rule, but once I taste one, it is all I can think about it. It is almost like a drug addiction! Except I don't feel good when I eat it. I plan to work really hard on this habit over the next few weeks. Lately I've been reminding myself of how hard I've been working out whenever I feel like 'having just one'. Sometimes that reminder is enough, sometimes I take the plunge anyway. I wish that someday I could have just one. But for now, I have to be realistic and try to resist!
I have been much more active on my BLC team this time around. I try and check in at least once each day. In past rounds, I never made it a priority even though posting frequently is strongly advised. I've enjoyed getting to know my teammates and sharing in their victories and struggles. It has helped me to read that others are struggling with similar issues. It is also helpful to have a place to go and share my own struggles. I'm thankful for my Ninjas!
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