Monday, March 10, 2014
Molly surprised me by meeting me in cardio this am. We planned on Racquetball at 6, but she met me at 5m. We ended up doing 1 hour cardio and 1/2 hour od racquetball. I was pumped!
I stopped at the grocery store afterward to get some Diet Pepsi and the smell of donuts was overwhelming. Ooooooh! Fresh warm apple fritters!
Must. Have. Fritter...
"I did extra cardio", I rationalized.
"I can fit it into my eating plan today", I told myself.
I. Must. Have.
I could hardly wait to get back to the car to take a bite of that luscious, sweet crispy apple fritter. I got in. Closed the door. Opened the bag and inhaled that delicious sweet aroma of apples and cinnamon. I took a bite.
Doughy. Not enough cinnamon. Not crispy enough. Not worth it.
Yeah, I tried again anyway when I got to the office. Same analysis.
I squashed the bag (yeah, I really do resort to that) and threw it in the trash. It just wasn't worth it.
I would rather eat foods that feed my body, foods that nourish me. If it is not delicious, I am not eating it.
If I REALLY want one and it is REALLY wonderful, yeah I'll eat it and enjoy every bite. But my new fit body is not worth crappy food. I tasted, I analyzed, I passed it by. I challenge you to do the same.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Society treats 'disorders' as excuses for poor choices. It recently was brought to my attention by another SP that Binge eating is now a 'disorder'.
"Oppositional Defiance Disorder" is common in adolescent boys. It means they don't like authority- DUH! ADHD is treated as a disease process, yet some of the brightest & most productive people in history had it (Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, Bill Cosby, Sylvester Stallone, Robin Williams, Albert Einstein, JFK, Norman Schwartzkopf and more). We are no different. We all have our 'inner demons' to identify and learn to cope with.
I just caution society against giving excuses to people for their poor choices. We all must make choices in life and as sinners we all have an inherent desire to do things that are not the wisest. We must find our way to overcome those desires. That means the young man with ODD has to overcome his desire to walk out on a job or rebel against authority figures. The person with ADHD has to learn how to focus and how to work within his/her abilities. The bulimic has to work to accept herself, and the drunk, the drug addict and the binge eater has to learn to say "No" to those things which harm them.
I dare say a majority of us on SP struggle with the desire to overeat or binge to the point of being sick. As we travel this journey we learn different techniques for overcoming our desires and can, and should, share them with others. Let's continue to focus on that and not give others an easy excuse by labeling poor choices as a 'disorder'.
Friday, March 07, 2014
On Facebook today Sparkpeople posted this question of the day-
"You're about to be trapped on a desert island, and you get to take three things with you. One has to be food-related, one has to be fitness-related, and one has to be happiness-related. What three things would you choose?"
After thinking for a few minutes, I posted this response-
"Guns & ammo for my protein (freggies are gathered); my family to play together and my Bible because Jesus is the source of my joy."
So what about you? How would you answer the QOTD?
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Went much better today than yesterday when I was STARVING when I went to bed. Today I feel great, though I was actually over on fiber. Weird!
Today was crazy as I worked out, then went to work, then took dh to the surgeon to have the sutures removed. His arm was still too swollen to have the full cast put on, so that will be done on the 20th. To those who asked, he had a bone graft, fusion, plate & screws and a carpal Tunnel release of his dominant hand.
Carpal Tunnel site-
I need to get to bed early ,tonight because I only had 5 hours sleep last night, so this will be short. Sleep well, Sparkfriends and I will talk more tomorrow.
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