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Hard habit to break

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Everybody has hard habits that are hard to break. For me it's snacking after work that is the hardest for me to break. When I get home from work I get ravenous and want to just eat and eat. I have tried to stop the habit but it's so hard. Really I have been pretty good about not snacking after work and if I do and make sure that it's within my points. What works for me is to make dinner right away when I get home or to work out right away when I get home. So far so good and I really hope I can stick to this.

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PARM01 7/19/2014 4:05AM


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LJOYCE55 7/16/2014 8:44AM

  I agree with both of you. The only thing that has actually worked well for me is to either eat dinner then and have just a snack later OR run errands like robbiey so that eating is taken away from me. I am still hungry, however. Since it is 4-5 hours since lunch, I think it is natural to be hungry then. Hope you find a solution and share with us.

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ROBBIEY 7/16/2014 8:39AM

  I have the same bad habit, when I get home, I eat everything insight, even when I am preparing dinner. I am fine all day and can eat what I brought for lunch and my snacks and am not hungry, but as soon as I walk in the door I am starving. I am yet to find something that works. If I have to run errands, I am fine, but when I get home I have the urge to snack. I have tried having a snack in the card, but it does not work.

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Challenging goals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a challenging goal and actually achieved it. I always set goals and things I'm going to do and then don't pull through with them. It's been the story of my life.

Recently I got sized for a bridesmaids dress and was not happy with what they came back with size wise. I am determined to work out and eat right and go back in a month for different size.

So what is my action plan? I plan on working out and eating right and I plan on doing my running. In one month I plan to be one size down. I really don't think it will be that hard because I was between sizes with the dresses anyway.

I know my goals and I know I need to stick with that if I want to succeed. I can't keep stopping and starting because I'm not getting anywhere.

Quite frankly I'm tired of starting over so right now I'm giving up anymore. Goal here I come!

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MPLSKEN 7/15/2014 11:53AM

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NELLJONES 7/15/2014 8:44AM

    Remember it's easy to take a garment in, but tough to let it out.

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WANABHOT2 7/15/2014 8:26AM

  You can do it! I'm right there w / you - always lapse sometimes but just need to keep going! Good luck! emoticon

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Monday, July 14, 2014

So yesterday was my first 5K. I did the color run and it was amazing! I went with my best friend and two other girls and we had a blast. Two of the girls really did not want to run but that is okay because my friend ran with me for most of it. I definitely could have ran more but stayed with my friend. But what I am really grateful for is for the opportunity to be able to do this. Grateful to have a great friend who stood by me the whole time and grateful to have the support of my husband who watch the kids so I could do it. This is definitely an opportunity I will never forget. I am so pumped for the next 5K it's almost like a runners high.

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PARM01 7/19/2014 4:06AM

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JEEPGIRL150 7/14/2014 6:43PM

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the color run!!! It's very much so a fun event. Hope you didn't get chalk all in your ear like I did last year. lol. It took two weeks for me to get it out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISTYDAZE42 7/14/2014 8:23AM

    emoticon I'm just starting to jog/run and am thinking of doing a 5k in a few months.

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Why oh why

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The question I need to ask myself is why. Why do I find it so hard to stick to my program? Why is it so hard to get up and run knowing I have my first ever 5k coming up July 13? Why is it so hard for me to just work out in general? Why is sticking to my points range so hard? Why do I always binge eat? Why, in general, do I eat when I am not hungry? Why is it so hard to stay motivated?

I honestly wish I knew the answers to all of my questions. I just don’t get it. Its plan and simple. Eat with in your range and work out. Black and white – but yet it is so hard to do. It doesn’t get any easier than eat right and work out but yet I make it hard.

I swear its that inner voice. “Oh you can start again tomorrow” it says. “oh one binge day wont kill you” it says. No one binge day wont kill me but it will wreak havoc on the scale in the morning.

Yesterday I was feeling so off. I cant even describe it but it was like a disconnected feeling. Tired and some dizziness once during the day. I got home and my sister and I made cookies. Of course I had dough and some cookies. Then that bad choice lead to another. I ordered pizza. It was a night of sabotage. Why do I do that?

Ok here is another why I ask myself. Why do I go into “zombie” mode with eating? My mind literally goes blank when I have the binge come on and there is no way to talk myself out of it. My mind is made up and then it shuts off until after it happens and I feel bad after. Can I please have a new mind that listens to me?!

I really need to figure out how to beat this. Sure I could hop on the treadmill for 15 minutes after work but then the guiltiness of not spending time with my little guy sinks in. But then I remember our routine. I put on Sherriff Callie and he watches that while I binge and think of something for dinner. Real quality time there lady! That needs to change!

I used to be really good about working out right after work and not bingeing. I think I need to go back to that routine. Get the little man to bed early so I can get up and run in the AM and not be so tired and hit snooze a zillion times. I just need to find what works for me because my trigger time is between 5-6pm. I need to figure it out fast because what good am I doing for my kids if I am sabotaging my own health. They need me! So I am going to stop the “why’s” and turn them into “how’s” and make the “how’s” into “doing”. It will be hard but it is something I have to do. No one ever got to goal by binge eating and not working out.

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V_IS_LOSIN 7/1/2014 9:23PM

    That same you can start again tomorrow voice talks to me too. You can do this you will figure out a good solution.

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GERIKRAGH 6/26/2014 10:34AM

    Think back if there is something in your past that you don't want to face. You might be afraid to go back to that time with a weight loss.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Well this weekend was pretty fun! There was a pool part Friday night, got highlights on Saturday, and Sunday spent time with the family! It was great. But I realized this morning as I stepped on the scale that I needed a reset. I need a fresh start. So I changed my Weight Watchers WI day and reset my weight history (im only 2.5 weeks in) and am starting fresh. I think this is what I need. I think Monday is a good day because it will help keep me accountable on the weekends knowing weigh in is right around the corner. So we shall see how it works.

So my goals for this week are to track, track, track! Everything! And also to get my fitness in. I want to run 3 miles this week and keep up on my training. I know things work if I work the system. Pure laziness will get me nowhere.

And one major goal for this week ahead to is to lose the “all or nothing” mentality. That is one thing that I know is holding me back. For me there is no in between and that is something I need to work on. For example, If I eat a cookie then I feel that I have completely blown it and need to start over. But that is not how I should think. I need to realize that I can have a cookie and track it and move on with the next meal/snack.

One person on weight watchers told me that if I want to eat a treat ask myself if it is worth the points and see how much activity I would need to do to burn off that treat. Would I need to run 3 miles to burn off a sweet and if so is it worth that extra effort just to wash away the treat. Wouldn’t I want to do the extra effort to get myself a head instead of balancing me out? I think it’s a great concept and one I would like to try.

Im excited and feel confident about my fresh start. I feel like it is something that I need. I am already on the right path to succeed. I have my food tracked, my weight tracked and my measurements taken. I am ready for this and I know I will succeed.

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MPLSKEN 6/23/2014 1:26PM

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My official weigh-ins have been Monday mornings for as long as I can remember. Sometimes it sucks (like today, haha!). But, for the reason you mentioned, I think it's a good long-term plan, even though I don't think that was my original intention when I picked that day.
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