Overcoming Obesity

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Consistency Changes things

There has been a lot going on lately and I have been under more stressed than usual. I am excited to say that I found myself throwing myself into my workout instead of running to food. I could literally feel the stress building and building, I couldn't wait to workout or hit the pavement. This evening, I was just slapped in the face with anxiety and stress and I felt like I need to run. I haven't run in years! It was raining out so I popped in my Walk Off the Pounds DVD and put all my energy in walking two miles... it felt great. I wanted to keep going, I felt like I could have gone another hour. It was an amazing feeling. I was so proud of myself when I realized that I was not in the kitchen dealing with my feelings, it wasn't even my first thought (of course it crossed my mind later) but initially, I went to exercise. WOW, me... I choose exercise! Consistency is paying off! I can't kid myself, I need to be careful because I am on edge and if I am not careful, I could wind up in the kitchen. I am going to take a hot shower and hit the sack, hopefully that two mile workout will put me to sleep like a baby!


  1. This is wonderful!! Its a great feeling when you realize the old habbits are slowly turning into new great ones!! YAY!!

  2. WOO-HOO! Thanks so much for your suppot Lindsey! Hugs!

  3. That's fantastic! WTG! I wish I could have said the same for my past week! It was an eating disaster it seems with this 3.5 lb gain! I'm still learning to deal with my emotions and it's hard to know if this gain is from eating or muscle retaining water bc I'm hurting from my tailbone down into the back of my thighs! The other week, the same happened and I had a 2.6 lb gain.

    Anyway, I digress!! I'm proud of you too! Fantastic job! :)

  4. OUCH, OUCh, OUCH is all I can say! Your workout has really got you? What are you doing at the gym? Be sure your stretching, I am sure you are but maybe give your body a little rest. I am only saying that because I remember when I would hit the gym and my trainer had me work out for 2 hours, cardio and weights and I would be so sore I could barely move, which didn't encourage me to exactly go back to the gym. I guess I am saying listen to your body and try to track everything your eating so you know what your calorie count for the day. Sometimes, I feel like I gorged myself and it turns out to only be 1100 calories and then other times its 1600, I am like okay... my internal calorie counter isn't working and yes, muscle does weigh more than fat so that could be it too. Just keep going and don't give up! As far as eating those emotions away, that is my hardest challenge. I am replacing my emo food for something healthier but I still do it. Some of my healthier choices:
    60 Calorie Pudding
    Low Fat Mozarella Cheese stick
    Smart Pop 94% Fat Free Kettle Corn Pop Corn
    1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese
    60 Calorie Yogurt
    17 Special K Crackers
    6 Slices of 98% FF Lunch Meat
    Italian Ice (Lemon or Strawberry)

    Anyhow, just a few ideas. Of course my emo eating happens at night, I have a hard time with stopping it. Last week I went 6 days without doing it! I was very proud. I am also starting to drink a huge glass of water or get on Spark People when I want to tear up the kitchen to eat something away.

    Sorry for the novel, cheers to you!