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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Who said a lil competition was bad?

When I go to the gym I usually set a goal of burning at least 500 calories on 2 separate machines. Today was no different, I actually had reached well past the 600 calorie marker. As I was winding down on the elipt I witnessed a cute lil thing get on a nearby machine and she started moving about 6 times faster than me. I'm not sure what hit me but I felt like I needed to be moving faster....so I did. I started moving fast just like her (mind you I supposed to be finishing up). Low and behold I look and my lil 30 mins was just about up and I was so close to the 700th calorie. I started booking it then. I got a burst of energy just by seeing her man handle that machine. :)

Weight loss = $$$

I've only been on SP for 2 weeks now but my weight loss journey has been in effect for quite some time. However, I have started to see some serious changes in my body and the way my clothes fit since joining. For the past week I've struggled with looking slouchy because my pants have been too big. I dare not walk out of the house w/out belt. In so many ways, this is a good problem to have. However, I'm used to being polished and I'm having a hard time with this awkward baggy clothes stage (you would think I lost a bunch of weight :)). This process seems like it could be very expensive. With all of the success on SP, I'm sure someone can speak to this issue. Any thoughts?

Feeling Judged

Okay, I confess...I went over my calories tonight by almost 300 calories. It was the cheesecake! Funny thing is as I was eating it, I felt judged. Not only by myself but those around me. So what, I had a piece of cheese cake. Why does it feel so bad to eat sweets. It shouldn't be that way. For justification sake, I kept saying in the back of my head...you burned 700+ calories girl...it's alright. I don't know if it's ok to say things like that or avoid cheesecake at all costs. In the end, I went over my calories..and this is the first time this has happened since I started SP. Maybe that's why I judge myself so harshly. Nevertheless, I need to get this together because this weekend has a few more events that are centered around food. I want to make it through this weekend with the report of staying within my calories and not beating myself up for eating sweets, if it's in my calorie range.
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    Keep up the good work. A treat once in a while won't hurt. In fact it keeps me from going off the deep end. Just keep up the exercise and healthy eating. Besides, the only one you really have to answer to is Jesus and you're the apple of his eye.
    3808 days ago
    Thanks a bunch Cocoa!

    @ Oreo- great ideas with the give away pile and bypassing the ordinary.I used the "I'll think about having some later" idea today- and ended up passing it up completely at the end! Thanks

    @Technoid- thanks for the support. I think you're right...I got back on the good foot today! :)

    @ANEWLEE- Great idea! I do have someone in mind that is pretty reasonable.

    3809 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2010 10:59:15 PM
    Do you have someone in your area that does inexpensive alterations? That might be another option...and yes, keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    3810 days ago
    I wouldn't even consider that cheesecake a slip up. You worked hard and burned extra calories for it and you know you can't go your entire life without another piece of cheesecake. Just enjoy it and get back to healthy eating. No point in beating yourself up over it.

    I still eat sweets. I just don't do it all the time and when I do eat something like that, I make sure it's made with real ingredients (not your typical frozen chemical mix that tastes like cheesecake). There's nothing in the world that you can't eat in moderation.
    3810 days ago
    3810 days ago
    I've been going through the same problems with clothes. When I wear something, if I'm not feeling good in it because it's too loose, I put it in the pile to give away (not going to make it easy to gain again!). I've been trolling Winners and thrift stores looking for good deals in my current size and sometimes a little smaller. I'm just keeping ahead of things, but certainly don't have the selection I used to in my closet!


    good work in the gym! a little competition is always a good thing :-)


    My trick with sweets is to budget the calories for them when I know I want to indulge. I also try and bypass the ordinary. Sometimes just telling myself that it's not that I can't have it, it's just that I'm not going to have it right now is enough to get past a temptation... I also tend to put off having something until the end of the event - if I indulge early, then I'll just keep going, so I try and limit the potential for damage!

    3810 days ago
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