Thursday, March 3, 2011

Onward and Downward

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This week has been an excellent food week though I have to admit that at night I have been feeling really howngry (pronounced just that way)! My food issues have been out in full force this week. I have had to literally avoid Walgreens for fear that I will purchase Godiva Chocolate Caramel Gems and I have had to control my urge to eat out this week. I did have Subway, and I was good (320 cal sandwich), but I convinced myself to go there after I had decided that I was going to McD's (after last weeks debacle, I knew I couldn't face myself if I did). I think it was all the potentially dangerous food situations that I surrounded myself with this weekend and did fairly well that "devil me" was trying to pull a fast one.

YES! There is a devil me. You know...just like in the sitcoms. Angel Me hangs out in my brain and utilizes the power of my eyes, but for some reason only likes to really get involved when I am looking in the mirror or my pants are cutting off my circulation. Devil Me controls my mouth (in more ways than one, sometimes) and also controls my stomach. Devil Me is high tech and has installed a speaker in my ear that will send me a message via intercom that says "GODIVA" "McDonald's" "Whole Bag Of Chips" out of the blue random food messages. I am trying to become better friends with Angel Me and hopefully she will give me encouragement to stay on track all the time and not just when I don't like what I see or I'm not comfortable in my clothes.

Exercise has been ROTTEN this week. I have been short on time and patience for it. I should have ran, it has become my standby, but I was trying to mix it up. I purchased a "Dancing off the inches" Country Line Dance DVD. I thought that would be fun and fairly simple, right? Turns out no. Very easy to learn the steps, not so easy to match the speed and keep up. Felt very frustrated and inadequate and that combo is never good while exercising. I also purchased a Leslie Sansone video, but I couldn't bring myself to open it. I am sure she is a perfectly lovely lady, but my sarcastic side (the one that really doesn't want to exercise) could only say terrible things about her picture. (Like I have room to talk). I am doing my first shot at the 5K outside this weekend. Saturday morning, joined by my nephew...we will be doing 13 laps at the high school track, which is actually a little over 3.1 miles, but I am sure that we will pull through.

Anyone else having food struggles this week? What are you doing to combat them?


  1. Oh yes, I've had food troubles for about two weeks now, to be perfectly honest. This morning, I had a choice of healthy breakfast, or unhealthy. What did I pick? Unhealthy, of course, although I kept it in the same range as healthy and added a yogurt to make myself feel 'better'. I combat my shit by planning. And trying not to be too strict, because truthfully, I take things one step at a time, one day at a time.

    Oh, and I hide shit from myself. If the candy goes slighty bad before I get to it, then, well, I wasn't supposed to have it anyways, right? =p

  2. Oh my gosh, I am the same way with workout DVDs! I can get irritated so easily for so many random things. I did a Tae Bo DVD the other day, which I used to do years ago, but it all came back to me- the annoying GI Jane wannabe chick who does the counting and thinks shes so great, and the way Billy Blanks will say, "ok one more set" and then gets sidetracked talking and it ends up being more than one more set. I get so mad, like yelling at the screen, "screw you, I'm not doing another set you liar!" It's so petty but sometimes I just get so pissy. Also especially when you have to be really coordinated or put together a bunch of moves together.

    THAT being said!... I like the Biggest Loser bootcamp DVD. If you have any you really like, let me know!

  3. I have been having a good food week for the most part. My biggest struggle has been the exercise. With everyone in the house being sick you would think I escape to the basement to workout and stay away from them! Unfortunately "the mom" part takes over and kicks into caring mode. Next week I care about me!

  4. Good luck on your outside 5K this weekend. You can do it! You can do it! Keep thinking that the whole time. And, if you're getting faint of heart while running, picture yourself in a little tunnel with dark sides all around and the light at the end of the tunnel has you at your goal. (it's how I get through my workouts sometimes...well...either that or I'm about to pass out).

  5. Really enjoy your blog, I have read it front to back, and it is so great of you to share your life with us!! I have just started a blog myself, sadly I didn't come up with an amazing name for my blog like you did.

  6. Ohhh, that lil' devil. We should introduce ours and send them off partying together...maybe they'll get lost. My exercise sucked this week too. How I combat it - NEVER QUIT.