Monday, March 8, 2010

What a Way To Start A Monday....

Woke up this morning at 4:45AM and hit the gym HARD! Today was weight training day. I did 1 mile warm up run, followed by quad machines, hamstring machines and hip abductor machines, and ending with a 2 mile run. This is the most I have run in 2 weeks and I only had slight inner thigh pain. I call this a win!

Weekend went good. I did some experimenting on my eating. Trying to just eat a 1/4 c of oatmeal with raisins and peanut butter for breakfast. I was hungry after only 3 hours. Usually 1/2 c of oatmeal w/ PB and raisins holds me until lunch time, which is about 5 hours after breakfast. I am trying it again today to see how it goes. Drinking 120+ oz of water. It's 8AM and I have already downed 24 oz.! That's decent.

Saturday night, I splurged on Girl Scout Cookies....I mean splurged. I had 2.5 servings of tagalongs(mmmm...chocolate and peanut buttery goodness) with is oh.....400 calories, but it didn't stop there. I had 2 servings of samoas and 1 serving of thin mints. Oh well, it was a lesson learned. I did not have ANY yesterday though, so that is good. If I am going to eat anymore of the 4 boxes we have left, it will be 1 serving!

The biggest thing in this journey that I have learned is, it is okay to slip. Whether it be once or twice a month or even once or twice a week, you can still learn about yourself and your weaknesses. In the end, it can make your stronger if you work towards it.

5 things I have learned since I began my journey:
1. I have been in denial for YEARS about my emotional eating. I can now admit that, yes I am an emotional eater. Will I be forever, NO!
2. Exercise AND eating right are must for losing and keeping weight off. It's not just about one or the other, it's about both.
3. If there are constant "splurges" you will never lose. I was trying to have "dessert" everyday, but right now, I just can't do it without over doing it. Once or twice a week is fine, but not every day.
4. My body and mind are a whole lot stronger than I had ever imagined. I have pushed myself to do things I have never imagined(running 7 miles!! Heck yes!) and confronting my emotional eating.
5. I am SO HAPPY with myself when I see that I am losing AND when I gain because I get to reflect and learn how to make myself healthier all around! I used to beat myself up for gaining, but now I realize, it is going to happen and I can work through it!

How was your weekend?


Salina Lyn said...

Your 5 things you have learned made me smile. I love having a good reason to smile first thing in the morning. Congrats on all the great success.

I can totally identify with the emotional eating thing too. I read a book a couple months ago that was great for figuring out where my emotional eating comes from and how to kick it's ass. It's called Shrink Yourself. Written by a psychologist. Can't remember the author's name right now but I did post it up on my blog bookshelf if you want to check it out.

Jessica - cbgblog said...

mmmm.... girl scout cookies! Samoas and the plain shortbread ones are my favorite. That is why I do not buy them and keep them in my house because I do not have the ability to say no to them right now. I do good about eating healthy as long as I don't have it around me to tempt me.

My weekend was good... just feeling a little under the weather but besides that I'm good :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Whoo good job at the gym this morning!

I've had a lot of trouble reminding myself that ONE slip-up is not the end of the world! I'm finally learning, though!

One thing I DON'T scrimp on, ever, is my big breakfasts! I love my 1/2 cup of oatmeal every morning it really sets me up for a great day and keeps me full for SO long!!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Great post! I especially liked your list of 5 things.

You sound like you are really empowered and in the driver's seat. And that's a big deal. To be able to say that you can "work through gains" is incredible. Armed with just that one thing, you are and will be a success.

To quote an old early 90's song: "You've got the power"! (Cheesy, but true!)

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

I'm sad to see my weekend go. I did a whole lot of nothing around the house, but I did get my workouts in, so that's a plus. :)

Congrats on your five things. I can relate to all of them. I'm an emotional eater too.

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

I'm not sure what type of oats you eat but try steel cut or Irish. For me they seem to hold me off way longer than old fashion or instant.

I usually have 1/3 cup with peanut butter and a little honey and I'm good till lunch. If not, pack up a healthy snack to eat when you get hungry before lunch.

Previously Plump... in progress said...

So proud of you.... 4:45am huh? I don't know how you do it... I really dont.... and I thought I was a pro at getting up at 5:30....

I'm back now. I cna't promise I'll eat super great all the time, but at least I'm back.