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Goals & Something New

Monday, June 10, 2019

I've spent a significant amount of time thinking about my current behavior with food and exercise, difficulties, and what to do in order to successfully address all this. I'm an emotional eater but I'm also pretty much done being the fat girl, so with all of this in mind, I took some steps last week to set some goals and try some new things that would result in discomfort but may add that success I've been looking for.

Please don't misunderstand me, I am not saying I haven't been successful. I've had many successes over the years through SP and in the last several months. I mean a successful response to an old issue of mine involving my eating habits.

So, I set two goals and made myself a promise.
Goal 1: Exercise every day, even if it is just 10 minutes, for 200 days.
Goal 2: Work hard to stay within calorie range every day.
Promise: Try something new that I've never tried before and give it my all.

Thinking about staying within my calorie range is enough to put me over the edge with my anxiety. I decided to approach this differently and just start with water. Part of me staying within my calorie range is water. If I drink water as suggested, 8 cups per day, my eating is more in bounds and less compulsive.

Weekends have always been a struggle. I am happy to say that this weekend was a huge success. I started with breakfast and coffee and then water. I made sure I drank all of my water Saturday and Sunday and I remained within calorie range!! WOO HOO!!!

Today was day 5 of exercise. I don't try to cram big times or big miles into every day. The days I have a heavy schedule (2 jobs) I exercise 10 -15 minutes. The days I have more time, I try to put in a minimum of 40 minutes or more. I know I need to add more strength training on the days I have additional time. This is something I will be working on as well.

So, the something new. I have read multiple articles from various sources about intermittent fasting. There are many versions. I decided to try one. This is day one. I will be honest, I am uneasy, uncomfortable, and a bit scared, but I'm doing well so far.

Thank you for listening/reading. I appreciate your time!

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    Excellent goals! I wish you the very best on your healthy journey! I like kaliswalker’s idea of fasting. Believe me it’s not easy for me to stop eating after dinner! One of my goals is to stop eating by 7:30 PM. It hasn’t been easy.
    126 days ago
    Great goal setting!

    Get Dr. Jason Fung's book - The Complete Guide to Fasting!! It has several fasting protocols, has amazing success stories, and he explains so much more about diet. I opted for the audiobook, and if new to Amazon Audio, you'll get to listen to it for free. I think they offer a 30-day trial on Amazon. :)
    126 days ago
    I think of intermittent fasting as not eating after dinner. You can do it.
    127 days ago
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    You’re trying and that’s what counys
    127 days ago
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