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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Well I am close to midpoint of my journey and challenge. next week I will be half way through with P90X lean. Since I began that part I have lost about 12 pounds and I am feeling both victory and sadness.

The sad part is I have learned that I am a carbaholic. I like to eat pretzels, nuts, ice cream and other sliders. Before Monday the 17th I allowed 1 free day a week in which I would allow 1 snack in the above category. I have decided to put those on hold for a while. You see it never stops at 1 day for me. 1 bowl of ice cream leads to 3 days of craving or a binge snack attack. Until I really learn to control this I have decided almost of my snacks need to go away for now.

The victory is I have been working out really hard and I am getting close to being ready for my first 5k. After watching The Biggest Loser this week I wondered if I would ever be able to finish a marathon? Maybe not today but what about 6 months from now?

What I have learned:

Failure is going to come at times but I have to forget the past, learn from it and move Forward.

I have to learn to think of food as a fuel and not for comfort. That is what got me here in the first place. Again Biggest Loser helped me here. This week Daris was home and alot of his problems came back to him and he ate his way through his feeling which lead to a 2 pound gain. I can be the same. I need to get my feelings out. Trust God and keep moving forward.

Wonder what I will learn next week?
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    I have just started week 5 of the P90X and for the first 3 weeks I followed the nutrition part very well. Keeping a journal helps quite a bit - so does stocking the house with easy quick grabs that fit into the proper nutrition phase. I would cook up a bunch of Turkey bacon on Sunday and have that if I needed something as a snack during the week - also cut up veggies. It is not what I was looking for when I wanted to go snacking but at least it was something to grab and eat. The first 8-9 days was the toughest and then the cravings went away. During recovery week I gave myself a little bit more leeway - but certainly did not go crazy and kept my calories pretty much in check. Now onto the next phase and back to following the next phase's nutrition guide. If you supplement the nutrition too much it is hard to tell what is working or not working. The only treats that I keep in the house are ones that I do not like. My family can still eat a bit of "junk" and I don't have to hear about it. It is easier to journey on when there isn't a lot of background chatter or temptations. Hal Higdon has numerous training programs that will get you to a marathon. Do not overtrain or undertrain - if you follow the program, pick out the goal, listen to your body by extending training if necessary, eat right, and sleep, of course you can do anything -including a marathon.
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    Comment edited on: 5/26/2010 1:53:01 PM
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