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Kept going

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I was on the treadmill today doing my long run and there were so many times I just wanted to stop. I kept asking myself, "Does my body need to stop or is this my mind playing tricks?" Everytime it was my mind. My body was fine. Sure, I was tired but not tired enough to quit. Keep it up everyone!

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FITFRIT 1/19/2014 2:52PM

    Are you sore? If you are hurting and that's why you want to stop then listen to your body. If you are just wanting to quit because you don't feel motivated push yourself a little further but you shouldn't have to continually do that.

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I need help

Sunday, September 22, 2013

So I have really fallen off the wagon. I am a recovering alcoholic and I feel like I replaced my addiction to alcohol with food. My clothes are fitting a lot tighter and I just feel defeated. I am still getting my workouts in but I just feel like crap.

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    There is truth to what you say about replacing one addiction with another. Smokers often replace giving up cigarettes with food, so it seems that it might be the same for recovering alcoholics. Since you are aware of that, it may be easier for you to take control of it.

Try to let go of feeling 'defeated,' because that could mean that you are giving in and letting food control you rather than the other way around. YOU are in control, and you have already accomplished a lot by giving up alcohol. You are very strong and you are to be commended for that. You can do the same thing with food.

Be sure to track your food intake on the Nutrition Tracker so that you will be more aware of exactly what foods and how much of each food that you are eating each day. Mindless eating can add quite a few calories to one's daily caloric intake. Know what and how much you are eating by using the Nutrition Tracker.

Find something else to do rather than eating. When you feel the urge to eat, ask yourself if you are really hungry or if what you are feeling is something else. If it is mealtime, then you are probably hungry, but if it is an hour or two after a meal, it may be something else, (boredom, loneliness, anxiety, or one of many other emotions), and that is when you would turn to the 'Something else' that you've chosen to do rather than eating. Get out of the house, take a walk, phone a friend, get online with SparkPeople, do a 5 or 10 minute workout right there in your home, or whatever, until the feeling passes. It will pass, you just have to give yourself a little time to get back in CONTROL of your emotions.

There are a lot of very informative articles here on the site on the topic of "Emotional Eating." Type those words in the search box above any page of SparkPeople correspondence, and the articles will come up. Reading a few of those might give you some helpful tips.

Keep doing your workouts because those are very helpful both physically and mentally. I wish you the best in reaching all of your goals.

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LEEWORD 9/22/2013 9:29AM

    Congratulations on recovering! My husband has been sober for 32 years.
Most important thing is to keep your sobriety. Be good to you.
Also, congratulations on keeping up with the workouts! When you are working out, you are not eating.
I don't know if it will help for you, but I have found that if I make things that take a lot of time, working with the food is a partial substitute for actually putting it in my mouth.
The only other thing I can suggest is veggies, veggies, veggies...
Remember, "this moment will pass whether I eat or not."
Good luck and keep at it.

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WILDKAT781 9/22/2013 9:17AM

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SNS1968 9/22/2013 9:00AM

    One day at a time. Try to eat healthy snacks and bulky stuff like apples that will fill you up without a lot of calories.

Best wishes.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

So I did my weekly weigh-in this week...3 pound GAIN! I have been working my ass off and trying to clean up my eating habits. I just feel so defeated right now. I know I will be able to pick myself back up but I'm just speechless right now and I feel disgusting...blech.

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FREGGIES 8/31/2013 12:39PM

    I love the part where you know that you will be able to pick yourself back up! That totally inspires me! I could use a little of that kind of thinking on my darkest days. You rock! I can't wait to see your blog next week.

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FITFRIT 8/31/2013 11:42AM

    Go over what you ate the last few days, was any of it high in sodium? If so you are likely retaining water and will see a nice loss next week. The closer you are to goal it is more likely to have fluctuations where you see a gain one week and a loss the next. Good luck!

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STEVEN_D 8/31/2013 8:27AM

    Oh, and here's a little motivation: GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!


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STEVEN_D 8/31/2013 8:26AM

    I like the part about working your ass off, but question the trying to clean up your eating habits. It's just when I hear the word try, to me it means I haven't yet. Don't be defeated by a number, just keep going.

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/31/2013 6:59AM

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New Semester

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

emoticon Today starts a new semester. I am in my third year of a doctoral program in psychology. I am overwhelmed just looking at my schedule. However, I need to keep in mind that eating healthy and exercising will give me energy, a positive outlook, and some time to myself to take on whatever this semester brings. The emoticon is me pulling my big girl pants up lol.

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UNIQUEBLUE 9/2/2013 7:00PM

    Also, do not forget to sleep. Sometimes I find that when I am overwhelmed with my schedule or feeling behind on my dissertation, I try to stay up too late to keep up. However, that can bite you in the butt in the long run and you will ultimately be more productive if you are getting all of the sleep your body needs!

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FREGGIES 8/28/2013 8:55AM

    I love the emoticon! And I love your attitude. Enjoy your school year.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

So today I went to the gym and jogged/ran a 5k (33:27 and NO walking)...then my energy was still up so I did 30 minutes on the ARC trainer.

But the real fun was the date I planned for my fiancee and I. We went to a trampoline park! I am going to be sore tomorrow but it was an awesome way to ramp up the cardio, spend time together, and try something new.

What new things are you hoping to try soon? I personally may make a pole-dancing or bikram yoga class my next step. emoticon

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GYPSYGOTH 9/2/2013 2:42PM

    that sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! i want one!!!

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