Activity Up, Struggling with Food

Monday, August 12, 2013

I had a great weekend. I did eat a lot that I didn't plan to eat, but I hooped like crazy and walked and lifted our camp gear. I'm quite sore, but in a good way! I have been eating sugar and processed crap in the last 24 hours and I need to get back on track. I know I can do it. I plan to treat myself on Saturday because I am celebrating 3 years clean and it is customary to have cake. My friend said she would bake me something from scratch. I just want to keep it controlled though. Every cheat day lately has led to full-on day-long binges, and I have been sabotaging my weight loss this way.

I am going to list some goals to help me keep in mind my dreams. Some are vain and some are just health-centered.

I want to be able to comfortably wear a two piece next summer. This is the vain one and one of the most important ones. My belly has always been an weak spot for me. Right now I can see that my legs are more toned - there is a bit of cellulite and chub, but I think it looks womanly and nice, but my stomach is has a lot of adipose fat tissue, the unhealthy stuff, so this goal is about health and looking good.

Next, I want to be able to do a lot of hoop tricks by next year. I want to learn more isolation tricks. I want to be able to bring one foot out and then back in when leg hooping, which requires that I stretch and practice balance so I can stand in a graceful pose to do this. I also want to learn how to shoulder hoop more gracefully, relearn the duckout, and be able to bend forward. I need to find a spacious place to hula hoop when it gets cold!

Another goal is have consistent exercise and diet, especially during the work week. This is for my mental health mostly. I realize that binge eating bad food not only leads to weight gain, but it also makes me lethargic and more depressed.

Lastly, I want to abstain from binging at all!

I know I can meet my goals. I have 10 months to achieve them.
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    Similar goals! I have doubts about me ever doing cool tricks or looking good in a bikini, but you go, girl!
    I find that planning my food ahead, using my nutrition stats as a game I win if I stick to it, and making sure I always have my snacks with me, can help me avoid the endless "what else is there in here I can eat" cycle. That, and Yogi's Healthy Fasting tea.
    Healthy vibes at ya! emoticon And congrats; enjoy that cake!
    2043 days ago
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