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Diet Emotions Exercise

[Pre-Weight In]

Okay, so I know that it is quite a while since I’ve had a weigh-in. Schedule conflicts have kept me away from Weight Watchers for three weeks now. Which is a bad thing, but also gives me a little big of relief. Because I know that I am not going to like the weigh in. I haven’t been near a scale in almost a month, but I know my body well enough to know that I’ve put on a bit of weight recently. I think I am over the 290 pound mark once again. And once again, I am not taking it well.

I have basically disappointed myself, and that disappointment is hard to take. It makes it hard for me to not be negative. And negativity spells doom in any weight management attempt. Negativity leads to a ton of different emotions, such as sadness, depression, anger. This leaves those of us prone to emotional eating in a quandry, which quickly devolves into a cycle of eating because one feels bad, and feeling bad because one is eating so much. It’s a trap I have been trying to keep myself out of since I started this.

The part that most annoys me is that I apparently haven’t learned anything. There’s been nothing new that has caused me to gain the weight I have recently. As a matter of fact, it is all the OLD traps that I should’ve been able to avoid that have gotten me. It’s getting a pastry and a thing of chocolate milk when I fuel up my car. It’s having a regular soda or lemonade with my meal, instead of water or diet soda. It’s grabbing a candy bar out of the machine at work instead of bringing a more nutritious, less fattening snack from home. It’s having lunch at Burger King instead of Wok’n’Roll. All of these hold habits which I’ve been fighting for the last three years; I just can’t seem to get past them.

About the only thing I can’t fault myself for is my lack of exercise. I was sick, and my body took a while to recover from the cold. I am just now feeling healthy enough to attempt some exercise again. And I came prepared today to do just that. I plan on getting in about a half-hour of exercise today. And then doing the same thing again tomorrow. I have learned one lesson very well: exercise is the key to weight loss. Without exercise, a person isn’t going to have good success at controlling their weight.

I hope that you’ve had a better week or two than I have had! I know that it’ll get better, I know that I’ll come out of this funk. It just won’t be as easy as it usually is.

‘Til next time!

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Exercise

[Pre-Weigh In]

Hello again! I just had to give myself a little pat on the back. After avoiding exercise for quite a while, I finally bit the bullet and actually did some. I just finished a half-hour trek on the treadmill in the weight room at work. It was an exhilirating workout. I had forgotten how much fun exercise is once you actually get started. It’s the getting started part that sucks!

The fact is, our bodies love to be active. They love to expend energy. They love to work out. It is us who don’t like to work out. it is us who don’t like to exercise. We just need to get past those mental roadblocks that we’ve created. We have to stop thinking of exercise as something that has to be done. We have to stop thinking of exercise as an unpleasant activity, something along the lines of cleaning the cat’s litterbox. Exercise is fun, it is invigorating, it is stress-releasing. We need to think of it as such.

I keep using the word “we,” but I really mean I need to do all of this. Because, for the most part, I do view exercise very negatively. For the most part, if I can avoid doing exercise, I will. Because I think of it as a chore, as unpleasant, as something that I really don’t want to do. I will be working on my outlook on exercise in the next few days and weeks. Stop by in the very near future to see how I am doing!

– Miguelito

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Drinks Exercise Meals

(Pre-Weigh In)

Hello again, everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. And I hope that your week has been relatively relaxing so far. I know that mine has been!

I am actually still recovering from a walk. I logged a little under 3/4 of a mile this morning. Yesterday, I was able to do a little more than a half a mile. I am very pleased with myself for continuing to get out there and walk. It’s exercise that my body so desperately needs.

I can actually already feel positive results from this walking. I am no longer out of breath climbing the single flight of stairs to my apartment. I can walk farther without feeling totally winded. And I can cover more distance in the same amount of time. These are all very good things. And they are positive indicators that allow me to track my progress, and keep my motivation.

Now, for the negative side. My girlfriend and I went to Nebraska this weekend, and I was not good at all regarding eating. I had far too many sweets, and far, far too much alcohol. I am pretty sure that I am going to show a weight gain this week. So I am now trying to prepare myself for this. I think that, the reason I was so upset by my weight gain three weeks ago is because it surprised me. Now that I am ready for it, I hope to be able to take the news in stride.

That’s all that I have for this entry. I should be back a little later on this week. Until then….

Ciao!