Huge changes

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I feel like I am officially back in the game, no more sidelines for me.. This past two weeks has been really rough on trying to follow my lifestyle change seeing as I have been moving which meant a lot of eating quick fast and convenient things… fast food.. lucky for me according to my fitbit moving tons of boxes up two flights of stairs, cleaning and packing burned a lot more calories than normal the good part is this was a good lesson in keeping the spark and looking at what has changed even when you aren’t able/willing to be as committed through some tough situations in life. The whole two week transition I kept the spark by still keeping my healthy routine during the work day (the evening was harder for me) and constantly thinking how much I wanted to get completely back on track also by trying to keep up with at least logging on to spark every day.
The huge change in me was before I would have allowed others to carry more things for me instead of lifting and taking stuff up stairs myself this time I was a machine constantly running up and down those stairs and happy to knowing I was still getting some good cardio in lol also before this change I would have gone all out, eating wise even though I was hitting up fast food I was trying to remain in my calorie range and choosing better options than normal also eating much less than I would have before, this change has really helped me to learn to listen and know my body better, instead of using food as an excuse I used it as fuel. Completely different out look towards food. For example I use to hate when my mom would suggest we share a meal when eating out together, for some mental reason I would feel like I wasn’t going to get enough food or something so I would tell her I was really hungry and order my own. Now a couple of days ago we went out to a burger place and I asked if we could share and she agreed so we both had a half of a burger and when it came I instantly started to think how small a portion that was but after eating it I was satisfied, not stuffed or full like normal and it was a great feeling to just be able to enjoy things in small amounts, be satisfied and move on.

I was a bummer that I feel I lost two weeks of progress but on the positive side it has given me more motivation to work even harder this week, also I didn’t gain any weight so I can’t look at these weeks as complete waste.

I am starting to feel like there is a whole new me now, I have moved, going back to school to finish up my degree and pursue a career I actually enjoy, losing weight and changing my sketchy relationship with food. Actually feeling happy soul deep.. It hasn’t been easy but with a few tough decisions and some hard work everything is coming into place.
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    Hope you are settled in. Great job staying active!
    1894 days ago
    I don't believe that you "lost two weeks of progress". Actually you reinforced the progress that you have made by eating wisely and being active. We all have to live in the real world. That means that fast food is part of the mix as well as parties, boredom, and staying on plan. How we handle these events signifies whether we are "making progress" or not. You handled the last two weeks appropriately. emoticon
    1896 days ago
    I cant count the numbers of times I would eat way too much just because it was available, even though I was no longer actually hungry. Like you, I have trained myself to listen to my body and act accordingly.

    Thanks for this insightful post.
    1896 days ago
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