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Just a little bit more...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Some people have addiction personalities and I can see I have one. When I am eating junk food like pizza or cookies, I am always saying, "Oh, just one more." Before I know I ate a dozen cookies or a half a pan of pizza. Both things happened this week.

Than, this morning I was supposed to be getting up to work out before work, and it was just a couple minutes more. Before I knew, I slept in and I had to get my butt moving to eat and out the doors or I'd be late for work.

Tonight it was 8:00 pm when I was finishing up work. My boss's boss wanted me to have an informational table at an event. It was flop and a waste of my time. I was stressed and frustrated that it was flop because she doesn't let me do marketing things I want to do because she feels it won't be a good return on the time used.

Anyhow, I decided to go for a run. Brought a banana at the fruit basket table and hit the treadmills. Before I knew it, I was just wanted to run forever and until I was tired. The entire time I kept thinking, "I just want to run for a little bit longer." So, I did just that. I ran 3.76 miles and now feel amazing. I feel so relaxed.

After two weeks of not running, it felt good to run. I think I am going to try to train for the half marathon for a while and see how it goes. If it doesn't go, than I won't go run and I will defer. But, maybe I should believe in ME and try it!

I am really glad I have been tracking. It's been helping when I don't always have perfect healthy food choices around. My range is 1380-1730. These are my numbers this week.

4/4 2,174
4/5 1,759
4/6 1,796
4/7 2,190
4/8 2,059
4/9 1,826
4/10 1,904

I feel actually pretty good about these numbers. You can see I've gone over pretty much everyday but they are starting to decrease. So, that's good. I am taking that as progress. Right now, I have a goal to get to 190 by the end of June and 175 by end of August.

Today started out poorly but I didn't accept it. I feel good about today! emoticon
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    Refined sugars and flours are like crack for me. I start eating pizza or white bread and I obsess on food. I stick with whole grain everything and stay away from sugar and it is effortless for me to stay within my calorie range. I find that if I can stay with healthy, whole foods, all the other pieces fall in place because I just feel good.
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    I'm proud of you because you are doing awesome! Keep being mindful and aware of what is on your plate. Remember that whole foods will keep you fuller than processed foods! Good job on your run girl. I say you believe in yourself and go for it! emoticon Reinforce yourself with positive talk and thoughts everyday. emoticon emoticon

    Nikki :)
    1503 days ago
    "I know how that can be, just one more! Just an extra bite! I'll only have half a plate." I do it all the time, also. It's all part of the process, getting to know yourself and what your weaknesses are, learning how to defeat or avoid them. We are all just learning and growing. It sounds like you are making some great improvements, while challenging yourself with obtainable goals. Sounds great.

    I believe in you and I think you can do it. I hope you do, too. Keep up the good work!
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    Comment edited on: 4/11/2014 10:24:16 AM
    Work = stress, exercise = de-stress. Good for you for making the time to get just a little more of a run! That's awesome and you deserve that! It is pleasurable to you and you deserve that. Proud that you took that time.

    You're right that often so many struggles are correlated wit having a tendency to be "addicted" to certain things or behaviors. Health is a very good thing to be consumed with!

    HUGS my dear Savannah.

    1503 days ago
    Small incremental changes tend to be more sustainable than drastic ones. Keep up the progress! Glad to hear you had such a good run too!
    1503 days ago
    I like your idea of applying "just a little bit more" to exercising. :D that is actually really helpful!
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