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I love to cook! One of the things that makes me happiest is cooking for other people. I recently got into running and it's been tough, but rewarding.

I don't have much weight to lose. I've never really been overweight, but I have bad habits that I don't want to carry with me for the rest of my life. I don't listen to hunger cues; I have a terrible relationship with sugar; I can pack down food like an NFL linebacker without feeling full. I'm probably lucky that I'm only 160 ...
I love to cook! One of the things that makes me happiest is cooking for other people. I recently got into running and it's been tough, but rewarding.

I don't have much weight to lose. I've never really been overweight, but I have bad habits that I don't want to carry with me for the rest of my life. I don't listen to hunger cues; I have a terrible relationship with sugar; I can pack down food like an NFL linebacker without feeling full. I'm probably lucky that I'm only 160 pounds at 5'9".

Anyway, I'm just sick of being "squishy," so that's what brought me to SparkPeople in the first place. I also want to get rid of my addiction/dependence on sugary treats that I indulge in too often after lunch and dinner, and completely go crazy on over the weekend.
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Member Since: 2/3/2014

SparkPoints: 3,669

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My Goals:
I would like to lose 15-20 pounds, but that's not set in stone for me; I want to see how my body reacts to eating clean and exercising and see how it looks. I want to lose the layer of fat that I have much more than I want to see the numbers on the scale go down. If the numbers on the tape measure get smaller, I'll be happy!

My goal is to stay away from sugary treats during the week, and to keep it reasonable on weekends. I'm sick of being a slave to sugar!

My goal is to fill my plate with vegetables. If I insist on eating something more after I've just had a meal, it's going to be produce!

My Program:
I have no specific program. I want to run/jog three to four days a week and strength train two to three days a week, with one rest day (or more if needed). I'm not going to kill myself to get to the gym more than 3 days in any given week, though, because I don't want to burn myself out.

My goal is to have three meals every day, because snacking is a slippery slope for me that helps me ignore hunger cues. Real hunger can be put off for a little while.

My goal is to stay focused on health over the weekend, as far as food is concerned anyway. That means planning meals on the weekend just like I do all week!

However...one indulgent meal a week won't kill me, or so I'd like to think. As long as I stay mindful.

 
 



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TINAJANE76
3/6/2014 6:03:55 PM

Thanks so much for your great comments on my abstinence vs. moderation blog. I totally agree with you. I need the release of having one meal a week where I don't have to weigh, measure, track or worry about every little thing I'm putting in my mouth. As long as I'm generally abstaining the rest of the time, I find I can do that.



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