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Aug. 26th, 2008

Tonight was quick walkies with Sadie including a trip to the hardware store to get some supplies, getting back in perfect time for becoming a temporary storage facility, then boogieing off to barda's new place (niiiice) and dinner, some deelish Vietnamese and lots of leftovers, and back to a 500-cal. bike. Longer than an hour tonight, working on some upper-arm and ab focus, and that's slower than the leg work.

Dessert was Jell-O fat free double choc pudding with a tablespoon of dry-roasted peanuts. Serious chocolate-with-peanuts action, but less than a hundred calories. I can live with that.

Bed now, and sweet dreams.


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Aug. 26th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
I should try riding a stationary bike a few nights a week. I went to the Dr. last week & I'm getting dangerously close to 170#. Might not sound like a lot, but it'd make me 40# overweight (at my thinnest I was right around 130#).

I've been on this trainwreck of compulsively overeating for about a month now. I don't seem to want to stop yet even tho it's making me feel sick. I can't figure it out, except that part of me is feeling empty. :/

I'm glad you've been able to stick to your routine & see some improvements. Even with the "enhancement" choice that you made. :)
Aug. 26th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Sticking to the plan isn't at all easy, it's still a struggle every day.

The emotional eating is my greatest risk. I want that fulfillment I once got from food.
Aug. 27th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I was hoping I didn't come off as being offensive in any way, by assuming you might understand where I'm coming from. :/

Emotional eating. That is what I've been doing. Blarg. It's so hard for me to stop sometimes. And I can't understand why. It doesn't really help.
Aug. 27th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
It's hardwired. In our ancient history, times of starvation were the highest stress; eating releases stress-releiving hormones and endorphins. Eating is really releasing feel-good drugs into our system.

Of course, gaining weight is a stress, so the natural impulse is to eat more.
Aug. 27th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Ohhh! I see. Yeah, that totally adds up! To lots of excess calories. Hrrrm. I have a book all about that stuff but I never finished reading it. It's based on the scientific reaction to stress & how today's society & lifestyle just doesn't work well with our naturally evolved systems. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. I should pick that up again & start reading some more.
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