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Hey, all--<br><br>
Last week's goal: hydration<br><br>
Did a terrible job as evidenced by this morning's headache which is keeping me from running. So. . .<br><br>
This week's goal: hydration<br><br>
I did, however, have a good weight loss week: 2 pounds. I think is due to the increased mileage over the last couple of weeks more than any change of eating habits. I will be very tested this week when I don't get my longish run in at the end of the week.<br><br>
I hope everyone had a good week last week. For those of you who are struggling, is there anything that the rest of us can do?
 

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You're a sweetie to offer help. How about a swift kick in the arse? And a stern reminder that no, I really don't need the M&Ms/Reeses/Bobbie/ice cream/whatever that is calling my name at any particular moment.<br><br>
I seem to have lost about 1.5 pounds last week, so I'm close to where I started this darned thing. I really, really want to lose at least 4-5 pounds before Philly. 500 calories a day... calorie deficit of 500 calories a day... I can do it! [/talking to myself]
 

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ok. I actually need to work on this. I have been tricking myself that I can have treats now because of increased mileage. Doesn't work that way. Argh!<br><br>
This week I think I will work on portion control.<br><br>
Get to gym 2x<br><br>
Sigh. I want my ass and thighs to shrink.
 

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Goal 1 for the week: is to knock the spiderwebs off my <b>home gym</b> and use it on Tuesday and Thursday.<br><br>
Goal 2 for the week: don't go eat out (including fast food) unless asked by a friend.<br><br>
Goal 3 for the week: knock the cobwebs off my ab machine and use it M-F
 

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<b>Prae</b> and <b>Theia</b> - congrats on the loss.<br><br>
Ok my goal for the week is to work on hydration and keeping better track of what I eat.<br><br>
I rejoined WW online so I will be using that site from now to on to track.<br><br>
Weight Loss goal - drop 15 pounds.
 

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Yeah, what she said!<br><br>
I have a really hard time saying no to sweets, especially if I've had a hard day. Maybe instead of going cold turkey, plan your sweets as a reward for completing difficult projects, or something like that. That way, you have something to tell yourself when you reach for a treat (not until I finish x). Then when you finish x, you can decide whether you really want the treat or not.<br><br>
I don't know if that would work. I just ate chocolate covered peanuts b/c I didn't feel like putting them back in the refrigerator. What do I know?
 

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I dug this out of the <b>week 3</b> thread...holy cow...<b><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:medium;">big</span></span></b> changes...<br><br>
Now:<br>
breakfasts are generally an eggbeater sandwich,<br>
lunches are homemade turkey sandwiches with granola bar and an apple or grapes.<br>
I bring dinner on class and meeting nights.<br><br>
Oh, and as of this morning, I'm down <b><span style="font-size:x-large;">22 lbs</span></b> since my above post.<br><br><br>
time for a new goal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
New Goal: <b>20</b> more by the end of November. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Great job, <b>HH</b>! Keep up the good work.<br><br><br><br>
The following article is from SparkPeople about emotional eating, in case anyone else has this problem:<br><br>
Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can happen to anyone, and one of the most common dieting obstacles out there.<br><br>
Emotional eating at its best passes after a few minutes. At its worst, it can take over your life and cause you to eat uncontrollably for extended periods of time. And according to nutritional experts, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. So don’t worry, if you suffer from emotional eating, you are not alone.<br><br>
People often eat to relieve stress or to get something off their minds. The kicker is that stress, and the insulin jump that goes with it, may actually cause you to crave high sugar, high carbohydrate foods – foods that go straight to your waistline and cause you even more stress.<br><br>
Rather than munching, it's better to develop new skills for dealing with boredom, self-esteem issues and stress. Try to pinpoint the major reasons for your stress or unpleasant emotions, and see how you can turn the tide. Here are a few suggestions to combat your emotions:<br><br><br><br>
Get your trigger foods out of the house, get your crutch foods out of arms' reach<br>
Go for a walk or jog. Physical activity relieves stress.<br>
Do deep breathing and relaxation exercises<br>
Keep a reminder of your goal handy<br>
Talk to a friend<br>
Visit and post on the support message boards<br>
Surround yourself with positive reinforcers, like pictures and people<br>
Keep a journal that includes your best personal accomplishments<br>
Track your eating patterns, including when and why you pick up food.<br><br>
If you still seem to come back to food when your emotions get the best of you, you can at least be prepared. Eating large amounts of snacks is not a good thing. But if you eat low calorie foods, it’s not so bad. So stock the fridge with healthy alternatives--foods that have good nutritious value and are smaller in size. Here are a few food suggestions to keep within arms' reach:<br>
Apple or orange slices<br>
Carrot sticks<br>
Banana<br>
Broccoli<br>
Whole wheat toast<br>
Bran muffin<br>
Fruit smoothie<br>
Applesauce
 

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Way to go <b>HH!</b><br><br>
I didnt fare so well, I put back on the 1/2 lb I lost last week.<br><br>
Im thinking I need to take a cue from the rest of you and actualy set realistic goals each week for myself.<br><br>
Goal 1- Drink more water<br><br>
Goal 2- Drink less Coke<br><br>
Over goal, to lose 5 lbs between now and Philly or get below 205 whichever happens first. Either way Ill be happy ( I am currently sitting at 208 ) I guess I could starve myself between now and then and see if I can get to 199 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Ok yesterday I only managed 5 cups of water so I was 3 short. I need to do better today because I have a run planned tonight. I did stay in with in my WW points and had lots of veggies.
 

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Howdy folks.<br><br>
First of all... WOW, HH! Way to not only meet your goals, but to exceed them! Awesome work!<br><br>
Me? Bleh. My scale seems to be stuck at a particular number, and it isn't moving. I know it will in time, but man, I'm frustrated!<br><br>
Keep up the good work folks, and keep posting! You guys are an inspiration!
 

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<b>HH</b> great job!!!<br><br>
I am down 2 pound from last week. I am trying to be more concious of portion control at dinner. That is when I overeat. Plus I like to snack while I cook. I need to grab the bag of dried fruit instead of chips or cookies.
 

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Dinner can be a challenge for me too. Tendenence to overeat... portion control has been good this week though.<br><br>
Go me.
 

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Ok, I have been avoiding this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I am completely amazed by <b>HH</b>'s weight loss!!!! Very nice.<br><br><b>Goal:</b> Long term, I would like to get to 120 by sometime next year. I am currently somewhere around 140. I am only doing this for performance purposes and I am actually afraid that I'll have to buy a whole new wardrobe at some point.<br>
Short term, I want to get to 130 by say...January 15, 2008.<br><br>
Since moving to my new place, I've started making my own breakfast again and dinner, too! My lunches are less exciting.<br><br>
Before move...<br>
B - Donut, medium coffee w/ cream&sugar from Dunkin Donuts<br>
L - Mostly Chipotle burritos<br>
Snack - Something bad like PB M&Ms<br>
D - *cough* You don't even wanna know; there were days most recently when I didn't even have dinner.<br><br>
After move...<br>
Post Run - Glass of chocolate milk<br>
B - 1/2 cup of oatmeal made with water and raisins, 2 scrambled eggs with pepper, water<br>
L - Turkey sandwich with colby cheese and mustard, piece of fruit<br>
Snack - Something bad like PB M&Ms<br>
D - Chili made with soy meat substitute, chili beans, diced tomatoes<br><br>
I would like to add in some snacks that are not PB M&Ms (or cookies...) because I am usually starving most of the day now. It sucks.
 
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