Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 50!!

Today is Day 50 of my 100 days of exercise goal! Halfway there - it seems both longer and shorter than that. There's no doubt that I'm stronger and in better shape than I have been in years and years. I am easily able to do exercises that I couldn't have hoped to do last year. I even had my 13 year old and her friend do a Pilates DVD with me and they were complaining that it was too hard - they should be in WAY better shape than me! Although, I wouldn't take them on in a foot race.

Food-wise, I'm up and down per usual. I had a couple good days and then yesteray was a bit of a bomb-out. First, I ate fast food for lunch, and not a correct portion as I would normally try to do, but a full-on meal. I even had regular soda. Then, I had some mini donuts when I got home. I forced myself to do a long stretch on the treadmill to make up for it, but then I followed up that effort with a late-night turkey wrap sandwich, watermelon and another serving of mini donuts. Ergh! At least I burned off what I ate, I think.

I expect my weight to not have much movement again this week. I need to find some long-lasting motivation - it seems I can find motivation for short bursts, but nothing long-term enough to have a more steady weight loss.

But, at least I'm not gaining. I need to remember that. And the exercise is obviously going really well.


  1. Glad to hear about how your exercising is going. You're doing really well.

    Have you been thinking about your eating patterns, though? I'm not talking calories, or types of food. I'm wondering about WHY you're eating. Were you physically hungry when you ate the donuts and then the late-night turkey-watermelon-donut-snack?

    I suspect that if you really concentrate on eating when you're physically hungry and stopping when you're physically full, together with that great exercise you're doing, you will see better results.

    It's not WHAT you eat (though I'm totally in favour of nutrient-rich foods as the basis for a healthy diet), it's WHY you eat and to what extent your eating is purely psychological.

    I hope I'm not sounding too harsh. You have the potential to do incredibly well.

  2. You don't sound harsh - you're exactly right! I do need to figure out why I'm eating so much because I'M NOT hungry when I overeat and I KNOW I'm not hungry. Its definitely an emotional thing, I'm just not exactly sure which emotion and why I can control it sometimes and not others and how I can learn to STOP binge-eating. First, I need to get over being angry with myself cuz I'm pretty darned disappointed in me right now.