Friday couldn't come soon enough!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Friday couldn't come soon enough!
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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 9:08am

S much to do, so little time!  This week flew by.  Work, work, and more work.  Yoga tonight.  Catch up this weekend.  I am hoping to go to Wild Horse Saloon when I am in Nashville for LINEDANCING!  Gotta mix some play int with work!!!

what are you all up to?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 04-08-2013 - 10:07pm

This is really interesting.  My crappy eating is in a verybarrow range of foods.  I don't drink soda, don't eat fast food, don't eat a lot of processed food.  My big food flaws are crackers...I can buy Wheat Thins and eat a single portion size, but almost no other cracker.  I like ice cream, but I can usually limit myself to one serving.  Chips for me need to be a 'don't buy' because any size bag is single serve.   I can usually make chocolate last...I eat some most days, but I was able to control this.  The problem days are the days when I move from one thing to thenext...crackers, ice cream,chips, cookie....the control for me has to be at the store, or not going to the store.   I do fing that place like Au Bon Pain are addictive to me.  If I never go,  never think of it.  But if I go, Ithen want to go the next day.  I feel like I need to just string together a few good eating days and that will lead to more good eating days.  I am trying to think of this week as. 'good choices' week...where faced with two options, I pick the 'good' one. Just for a week.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 04-08-2013 - 2:08pm

Have you read that new book about processed foods--Sugar, Salt, Fat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/books/review/salt-sugar-fat-by-michael-moss.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I think there is definitely truth to that. Who ever has a bad day and craves spinach? I have certain trigger foods I have to stay away from when I'm feeling moody. I can eat just one potato chip when I feel good but if I'm down, I can't.  But, there are foods like Cheetos--just can't get started on something ilke those.  And now I know why!






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 04-07-2013 - 7:59pm
I have always had weight issues because I am a crappy eater. I love chips and chocolate..I like healthy food too...I like almost all vegetables, chicken, fruit...but food for me is about way more than nutrition. It is about comfort and about love. I find. That eating stuff le chips is almost hypnotic..the bag to mouth motion is almost soothing. In 1999, 2000 , 2001 my life had a lot of sadness and I lost on troll of my body to food. Ten years ago in a desperate attempt to ge some control, I joined the gym, and I made a series of many small nutrition hanges. I was at a point where I felt great, was happy with what I was eating, and felt in control of f my eating. I remember an exact moment, I was in Ireland for a work meeting...I chose a hotel with a pool..I carried protein and granola bars so that I could eat on plan. I went to the ladies room and I saw this beautiful woman...and I realized it was me in the mirror...I was so happy...since then, I have had setbacks...my broken foot which was a ten month odyssey. My mother's dying, which took two years..overlapped with th foot. The two years since then where I have had to adjust to a very different life without her. In Poland, I ate off plan. I was off plan before then, but not out of control. But in Poland I definitely ate for comfort..but it didn't feel out of control and damaging like what I am doing now is. I feel like before, faced with choices, most of the time I made a good one..now I make a bad one. Some of my habits from the good time have held...eating breakfast, bringing a salad for lunch. But I used to be able to make chips a huge treat...now I have hem almost very day. Same with sweets. I can't make myself stop at one piece of candy..l eat half a bag. If I were eating wonderful food, that would be one thing, but I am eating stuff that is nutritionally crappy. I know it, but I do it anyway. And I know it isn't making me happy. I am not saying I want to never eat certain things, but I need to move treat food back to treats and replace it with food that will fuel the workouts I want to do. I see the vicious circle...I am heavier, so running is harder. It is annoying tthem that it is hard, so I comfort with food...I am trying to find my way back by working out harder and feeling the need for healthy food. I think it is just something that will always be hard for me.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 10:04pm

Do you find yourself eating a lot of American food you couldn't get in Poland?  I've been the same way w/ food--afternoons are the worst!  I need to get out of the house then.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 8:03pm
I a glad Friday is here. Ihad my. Haircut instead of going to the gym...I could have done both,I just didn't. Maybe I will do some abs in a. While. My eating is really off track...I buy stuff I know I shouldn't eat, and then I eat it way too quickly....I. Need to find some motivation...have a good weekend everyone.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 1:20pm

Have fun!  I'm just in this mental fuzz this week and it's getting scary what I'm forgetting.  Driving down the road...oh, where am I headed again?  Talking to a girl at dance and her name completely escapes me. As I'm planning this weekend, I think it's Thursday, not Friday.  I have way too much going on apparently!  I took the easy route and did Zumba today.  I need to start working out more. I'm considering joining Equinox gym. The cost is crazy high--$150 vs $25 I'm paying now and my current gym is just as nice but Eqiunox looks like it has great classes. The problem isn't really the cost but that it's close to my work place, not home. I'm only there three days a week and whether I can do then depends on my work schedule. So, I'd be paying all that and might not be able to make it. The problem is they don't have a trial membership. I'd hate to join and find that I never get there.  Ha, I already have my current gym that I'm paying for and not using.  I wonder why no other gym in this area is as current as Equinox, as group fitness goes.

I get to play dance mom this weekend. My daughter's studio is at a convention/competition and I'm dance co manager. Yay me.  I'd rather be the logistics person than the hair/make up person. The last time I tried that, they put me on blush as a last resort.