Monday, April 12, 2010

Here we go again...

As a side note, I promise I will get my bio in soon.

With that said, I've been thinking about the Thunder Bumper Challenge and trying to figure out what I was going to write about. I wasn't a part of this blog for the first round, but I have been very health focused since the beginning of the year. A couple things have changed for me. The first one is my water consumption. I will be the first to admit that I am now a water addict. I love water. I've been trying to drink a gallon a day. It was advice from Trainer Momma. At first, it was really hard. I was constantly running to the bathroom. Good way to burn some extra calories, right? But, now my bladder is used to it. I actually crave it when I don't meet my gallon a day. The second thing is I have become a veggie and fruit lover. Never thought the veggie part would be possible. I eat a salad for lunch almost every day. My fridge is so stuffed with produce that I can't even shut the drawers. I make it a weekly goal to eat all the veggies in the fridge and not let anything go to waste. I know there was just a post on this, but I too have become aware of portion sizes and how much calories are in certain foods. Boy was I way off on my portions. I have been working on retraining my mind on what the correct portion is.

So here is the struggle: I am an emotional eater. I have a crash day about once a week. I do so well all week long, and then something triggers my body to go through an anxiety roller coaster that leads me to food for comfort. I am happy it's only about once a week. It used to be a daily thing. If I could figure a way to overcome this, my weight loss would be smooth sailing. It is the ONLY thing that is keeping me from being where I want to be with my weight loss goals. I am realizing I have to conquer this if I want to be healthy. I can not have both. I'm working on it one baby step at a time. The difference is, I am not giving up. If I have a bad day, I get up the next morning, eat healthy, work on my attitude adjustment, and exercise. Before I used to throw in the towel for months from one bad day. So there is definite improvement.


  1. Alicia! I'm so glad that you're with us. Such an inspiration.

    I'm glad that you don't throw in the towel for a month at a time anymore.... that's probably hard not to do.

    I've always been one who would have a bad day and then say, oh, I'll start again next Monday and then continue to be bad until that Monday came. I usually had a day every week that would get me off track and then call for another "Monday" start.

    This challenge helps me be more consistent. I still have bad days, but I pick myself back up and start again the next day! Progress.

  2. It could have been me writing this post. I am an emotional eater too. I do well alot of the time, but cave when life get's too stressful. And I love water. I'm not a gallon a day drinker, but I drink a lot of water. And milk, and not much else.

  3. I could sign your post with my name on it because I definitely fight the emotional eating too!!! I am so glad we have a team of us working towards better health. It is so great to know we are not alone.

  4. Try assigning yourself a free day every week, something to look forward to and know you can enjoy all of your favorites that day. Maybe knowing you have that reprieve coming, knowing that if you can just hold on a day or two more, you'll be able to indulge guilt-free. It makes eating the goodies and rich food so much more enjoyable when there's no guilt because you've built it into your plan.

    I'm really enjoying all of your posts and comments. It's great to have you in the challenge!