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Maggie's Journal
08-18-2016, 03:05 AM
Post: #31
RE: Maggie's Journal
Yep, the binging is usually a result of restricting. Try adding in more full fat dairy, nuts, olive & coconut oils, fatty fish, and avocado into your diet. It will help you reach your calorie goal as well as bumping your fat intake up a bit. Once your body starts receiving that fat, the urge to binge will most likely fade over time...

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08-18-2016, 07:47 AM
Post: #32
RE: Maggie's Journal
Thanks Emma and Anitra! I always love when other people tell me what I already know but don't realize, LOL! laughing Over the past few weeks I've added almonds to my morning oatmeal, and a handful of them in the afternoon, so that is helping. I will start exploring other ways to get more fat into my diet...because I would LOVE to be able to enjoy peanut butter again without it leading me to a binge. Also, I'm sure working through the Crush workshop over the next few weeks will help me get my body and mind straightened out...it may take time and effort, but it's worth it!
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08-19-2016, 11:09 AM
Post: #33
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(07-23-2016 09:18 PM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  Yes it is hard! The mental part of this journey is so often harder than the physical part... I wrote a blog about that desire to binge last year or the year before and it is still so relevant:

http://eatmore2weighless.com/how-to-stop...s-forever/

Willpower is a finite resource, and once we lose control it becomes a free-for all! By not having to white-knuckle it through life and not relying on will-power to make it through each and every day, literally starving ourselves, that desire to binge and go overboard really fades over time. I used to think I could never have "treats" in my house, because I *knew* I would lose control, and I was just safer having them not around. Now that I know I won't lose control, they don't hold that same "mystique" or power over me as they once did. Not that I don't occasionally crave one, but I know I won't go crazy and eat the whole bag of something...

Well said, Anitra. Take back the power, Maggie!!!!
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08-19-2016, 11:15 AM
Post: #34
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Maggie, I enjoyed reading through your journal and seeing where you are coming from. What a great attitude you have! I'm glad that you decided to rest during your vacation. Enjoy the Crush workshop. I'm sure it will be extremely helpful for you!

Keep making small changes. They will add up over time and at some point, you will look back and be astounded by how far you have come!
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08-19-2016, 11:24 AM
Post: #35
RE: Maggie's Journal
Thanks, Kati!! blushing
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08-23-2016, 08:11 AM
Post: #36
RE: Maggie's Journal
Post-vacation update: I weighed in on Saturday, and I was up 5 pounds! Sad Not thrilled with that number, obviously, but I can say that I truly enjoyed my vacation and I'm counting on the fact that those 5 pounds are temporary and my weight will level off in the next couple weeks. Fingers crossed!

My neck issues seem to have resolved...at least for the time being! I'm back to my regular workout schedule and it truly feels good to be back in the gym, both physically and mentally! I had backed off my usual cardio interval workouts a few weeks ago, since my Saturday workouts are 60 minutes of circuits with my trainer...but I think I may need to add some cardio back in. I've noticed that I'm starting to feel a little bit winded and tired when walking up all the flights of stairs from the train platform into the station. Granted, there are lots of stairs, but still...I feel the difference in my body and I don't like it. Maybe I will add back just 10 minutes of intervals after lifting and see how that goes. I'm sure the extra few pounds that I'm now carrying aren't helping the situation...

I'm currently reading Strong and hoping to start that program at some point in the future, but I was thinking of doing Stronglifts 5x5 first...anyone have any experience with that? It's much simpler than the Strong workouts, which seem a bit complicated. Any thoughts??
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08-23-2016, 11:20 AM
Post: #37
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I started with strong lifts and loved it. It is so simple that its a great go to when life feels crazy!

Its harder to continue after a while because it isn't always feasible to increase lifts by 5 pounds every time.

Sorry for typos- on mobile!

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08-23-2016, 12:46 PM
Post: #38
RE: Maggie's Journal
Yes, the rapid increases ARE a little bit daunting...but the simplicity is what's drawing me in! I'm still getting used to my new commute/work routine and I'm sooo tired by the end of the day, when I get to the gym. Only having to concentrate on a few key moves sounds like a great way to get into a groove with compound lifts, since I'm currently using weight machines. Thanks for the input!
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08-23-2016, 08:36 PM
Post: #39
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Yep, if you are limited on time, concentrate on the big compound moves. Stronglifts is a wonderful choice!

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08-24-2016, 08:03 AM
Post: #40
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Mid-week check in on the scale this morning, and no change to my weight from Saturday, but a small trend down in fat % (which, as we all know, can vary with hydration levels, etc). I was hoping to trend downwards a bit from the vacation gain so I'm a little disappointed, but I guess it is what it is.

NSV: Yesterday we had a bagel breakfast celebration at work for a co-worker's 10-year anniversary with the company...and I actually ATE and, more importantly, ENJOYED a bagel! With cream cheese!! And no guilt!! laughing In the past, eating a bagel during the week was something I would NEVER do...treats were reserved for Saturdays only. It really felt good to participate with the rest of the group, like a normal person, and not be conspicuous because I was the only one NOT eating!
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