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More on binge eating

Today has been awesome. I went and worked out - did weights for an hour - and felt fabulous. Leaving the fitness studio I decided I needed to eat really healthy today. I headed off to the store and stocked up on cereal, almond milk, salad stuff, and fruit. Then I came home a proceeded to eat like a champ. I have not felt so good in a long, long time. I've eaten right around 1000 calories so far today and I'll probably have 300-400 for dinner. I've burned around 1500 so far today and I haven't done much and the day is not over. That is a good day.

I've been thinking about why I did what I did yesterday and something hit me that I hadn't considered before. Yesterday morning I was really hungry and went to McDonald's for breakfast. I never do that. When I want to eat out for breakfast I go to Starbuck's - they have this fabulous oakcake that I seriously crave sometimes. But I went to McD's for some unknown reason. I got, well I should say I ord…

Binge eating

There was a time when I used to binge eat. I guess technically I still do but to a far lesser extent. I used to eat until my stomach hurt and then I would keep eating. I can remember sitting there stuffing cookies into my mouth with my stomach hurting and me thinking why? Why am I doing this? I don't want these cookies, I feel sick, my stomach hurts, why can't I stop? And literally being unable to stop the action. I would get a burst of willpower and put the item away only to go back to it in 5, 10, 30 minutes. I would eat it until it was gone no matter how I felt. Then I began to gain information. I learned that I have underdeveloped taste buds and because of that I would never be able to satisfy my sweet tooth. I learned to look deep into what was bothering me and why I felt compelled to eat this way. It took years but I learned to not binge eat. I can honestly say that I don't remember the last time I ate until my stomach hurt and kept on eating. I think it ha…

Status Quo

I am not the type of person to just go along with the status quo. I do not believe in the saying that if nothing is wrong don't fix it. I believe that is the way to create a problem. So I think it's time to reconsider some of my options. I have had the same insurance for a long time - years and I think I've been going along with the status quo because nothing is wrong. But I think it might just be time to look for some car insurance quotes, life insurance, maybe even homeowner's insurance. Now that we own a house there are many place that offer deals if you have multiple types of insurance, car, life, home, etc. I think it might be time to put on my big girl pants and check things out. I can always stay where I am if I'm getting a good deal, but I won't really know until I look - right???

Coming Back

For a long, long time I've been saying to myself that I need a workout that really kicks my butt. Something that leaves me a whimpering puddle on the floor at the end of it. And I looked and looked and looked. I tried every single workout that came down the pike and nothing really did it for me. Jillian was good but only about 25 minutes. Turbo Jam was an hour but I didn't push myself that hard with it. I could not find the one perfect workout. Until now.

I am finishing up my 2nd week of Les Mills BodyAttack and BodyPump and let me tell you what.... I feel like a million bucks. My energy is increasing. My hunger is getting under control. I'm feeling really good in my own skin. It is awesome. Last week I lost 4lbs, that number went up a little this week but my clothes fit better. So I think I burned off some fat last week but now I'm starting to build some muscle. That would account for the slight gain and the looser clothes.

I'm also starting to seriously…

Rest Day

In all honesty, this is the first rest day I've taken in years that I feel I actually deserved.  I would say I was taking a rest day because of this or that but the truth is I was just letting the lazy win. No more.  I worked out hard this week and I feel awesome because of it.  Now my body deserves a day to heal itself.  I do have lots of things to do today though.  I have to grade papers - I have a huge stack that I need to get done and logged in the electronic grade book.  I also need to iron my clothes for next week.  I have discovered that I like doing that, it makes life so much easier in the mornings.  Okay, I guess that's all I have to do - thought it was more.  Oh yeah, I want some paper, some very specific paper that says a very specific thing.  I think I'm going to look at some online printing services to see if I can get this made without spending an arm and a leg. We'll see. So I guess that's about it. Tomorrow I don't teach but I have to go to…