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Week Eight: It's a lot of work...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Today was an interesting day. A group of swimming buddies wanted to meet and have breakfast before we went to swim classes. The plan was to go to two swim classes today after eating out. We all met at a restaurant that has very healthy options and an oatmeal bar, however it was closed and wouldn’t open for a half hour. Since we were on a time restraint we opted to go to another place. This was more spendy and not healthy. I knew this and figured oh well, I’ve been doing good, why not indulge.

I’m very surprised at myself. I picked out garden veggies. Its veggies with hash browns, and I added an egg. I haven’t had eggs in a long time so I figured this time it was okay. I drank tea and water. My best friend who is very fit and an aerobics instructor who has horrible eating habits had a huge cinnamon roll and crème brulee French toast. I only ate half of my food and took the rest with me, she ate it all. Her diet and my diet are very different. She is a vegetarian that eats a lot of processed foods. I’m a flexitarian that eat a great deal of whole/raw foods. She told me that her doctor said she can eat like an athlete because she works out like one with all the fitness classes she does. She also bicycles everywhere.

I think this frustrating. I’m this morbidly obese person that watches everything being put into my mouth and knows every single bad choice that enters the body. If I stray then I gain, it doesn’t matter how much I exercise. My friend, eats garbage—candy, carbs. High sodium, and processed foods and loses weight. It just isn’t fair. I know this and I tell myself apples and oranges, but it’s still a hard pill to swallow. It's something I can't control so why stress over it. I just need to focus on myself.

I’m trying to stay positive and tell myself in the long run I will be better and to keep up and my outer body isn’t matching the inside. I’m making healthy choices for my future self, it’s just my outer body hasn’t caught up yet. I will not be discouraged and quit. I just have to come to terms with my body and my process. Yes, I will have slip ups. Yes, I will have days of not making the best choices. Yes, I will get sick and have to stop exercising to let my body heal. This is life, things like this happy but it’s my process and I am proud that I’ve taken the steps to start this journey. I knew it would be hard. I knew it would take a long time, and I knew there would be sweat, tears, pain, joy, and laughter with this.

My high point today was doing pool exercises for two hours. It was all low or no impact.
My low point was feeling the pain from going to the chiropractor.

Updated and finished Challenge for the week.

Week 3: Feb. 16-22, 2014
Day 1: Task 1 [], Task 2 [], Sleep [], Drink [], Calories [], Contact CB [], Freggies [] = /25 Pts.
Day 2: Task [X], Sleep [X], Drink [X], Calories [X], Contact CB [X], Freggies [X] = 50/50 Pts.
Day 3: Task 1 [], Task 2 [], Sleep [], Drink [], Calories [], Contact CB [], Freggies [] = /45 Pts.
Day 4: Task [], Sleep [], Drink [], Calories [], Contact CB [], Freggies [] = /55 Pts.
Day 5: Task 1 [], Task 2 [], Sleep [], Drink [], Calories [], Contact CB [], Freggies [] = /45 Pts.
Day 6: Task [], Sleep [], Drink [], Calories [], Contact CB [], Freggies [] = /55 Pts.
Day 7: Task [X], Sleep [X], Drink [X], Calories [X], Contact CB [X], Freggies [X] = 15/15 Pts.


Plans for tomorrow:
Focus on food, and
Combo class.


Five things I'm grateful for:
1. Friends.
2. Good conversations.
3. Many forms of exercise.
4. Learning about friends abilities, I found out a friend wrote a books. I’m reading it on the kindle.
5. Ah-ha moments.
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  • MIPCY1
    Eating like an athlete doesn't mean you can eat anything and everything. IT means eating larger portions, but everything should be put to fuel your workouts. Honestly, it sounds like you're the one eating like an athlete, even if you're not burning as many calories. Your body will thank you for your choices (which sounds pretty good!)
    1557 days ago
    Your body is saying "thank you" for making wise food choices. emoticon
    1557 days ago
  • VANGO79
    emoticon I don't feel like your friend is eating like an athlete. Athletes usually eat whole clean foods not sugar loaded processed foods. You are doing a great job! emoticon
    1557 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Good for you making healthy choices and for exercising. I have a friend like that who can eat anything and does not make good choices. We just have to keep making healthy choices and the weight will come off. You are doing great.
    1558 days ago
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  • 144AUTUMN
    You can do it!!
    1558 days ago
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