heyya Legs! Get back to work! lol! Did you slip and slide to work this morning?? And just think, you were rollerblading through Unity the other day! :) Or was it falling and waving your arms through Unity?? lol :)
Good job on the H20, Tisha. Glad Legs and Scott have someone else to compete with! lol!
DebMO :0) Blessed to be a Blessing...
I seriously could hardly see driving here. i thought I might be better off walking and keeping my hand on the houses all the way here. Its that bad! It is absolutely back to middle of winter. I will try to get a pic on Facebook tonight for you to see.
People are coming in saying "what the hell IS that out there!" LOL. Crazy Mother Nature.
Good morning Coffee Drinkers!
It's 630am here in lovely South Carolina. I did my final workout of this challenge this morning!! WOOOOOO!! Another promise to self is kept! My pictures at the end of this challenge (my 3rd, if I can even call what I've just finished a challenge) will be my before pictures for the next one that begins first thing Monday! I counted up the days of workouts that I missed this challenge & between that & the halfway eating I figure I more than had my rest period. But I'm so proud of myself because I'm (finally) throwing myself into this 100%.
These past 2 weeks have been amazing. I'm sure this sounds ridiculous to all of you out there who have done that from the start, but there have been little things along the way that I have compromised on with the eating and I know that has been the hindrance for true transformation for me. It's hard to believe that it has taken me a year of BFL, with a nearly 4 month hiatus, to get this food thing under control. I feel so very empowered by choosing to have the self-control to wait until Sunday to have any free/unauthorized foods. Again, I know this probably sounds dumb because that's how the program is written, but food is a big stumbling block with me. I have used it to medicate & celebrate for as long as I can remember. For me, last week & this week have been tremendous victories! I have proven to myself finally, after so many years of using food & being overweight, that yes, I DO have self-control in that area!!!! I CAN eat healthy whole foods and save unauthorized foods for free day, to be enjoyed in moderate amounts, as something special, which is the way they were meant to be enjoyed in the first place.
To anyone new & maybe struggling with the eating.....please hang in there. Decide, plan, read other people's success stories, dig deep & make your commitment to yourself! It works and so can you!
Have a wonderful day! I'll try to pop back in after I get ready for work. :o)
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SO PROUD OF YOU LADY - WE KNOW HOW FAR YOU CAME! WE REMEMBER HUNNIE!!
CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINA SWEETIE, SO PROUD YOU FINISHED - REGARDLESS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!
Also, CONGRATS TO ALL THE FOLLOWING (Left on my lists)...
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!
Congratulations to you - you broke the tape! Sounds like you tripped up once or twice along the way - but you did the whole 12 weeks!!
I'm starting C2 tomorrow so we can zoom through our challenges together. Now is that not JUST GREAT!!
Hey there miss Pia! All the best to you and Christina and everyone else beginning tomorrow!
YOU ARE DOING FANTASTIC CHICKY BABE! Your side, by side, by side pics (week 1,4,8) are back to you and you ARE LOOKING GREAT! WOOOOOOOOOOOP!
GOOD MORNING COFFEE CREW!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SONday hehe - for you Debmo, couldn't resist...... :)
Debsie & Pia, thank you so much! :D
I think I broke the tape in more ways than one...the finish line tape & the negative tape that plays inside the head, know what I mean?? I feel so great!!!
How are you girls?
OK Pia, we are officially challenge buddies! We start tomorrow and finish on July 4 ( U. S. Independence Day...how apropos for me, LOL! ) Let's give it horns, as someone around here says!
Oh yes! I like the tapes you've broken Christina B! Our self-talk is so strong - I'm working on new affirmations for this challenge...!
Yes - the fact we'll finish on 4 July did make me smile when I realised - but it means we'll be halfway through summer and looking hot Hot HOT!!
Plans done, skates on, heads up and heeeeere we goooooooo!!
Hey there Pia, Christina and Debsie!!!! Probably missed ya this morning, but I actually got 8 hrs of sleep at the hotel last night! Whoop!!! Went to the hotel's fitness center and did my cardio on the Precor elliptical (I want one for my home gym!!) It even had a tv with it!!
Anyways, off to get some breakfast then another 12 hr gym day with older daughter this time. At least I'm not coaching, just cheering (RahRah!).
Everyone have a wonderful SONday! hehe Debs :)
See you all in the morning! :)
First of all Congratulations, you should be soooo proud of yourself!
Secondly, thank you from the bottom of my hear for this post! I don't believe in coincidences or accidents and this is why! I so needed to read about your food struggles!
I'm in challenge 2 and like you didn't take any AR. My effort in the eating dept. of challenge one was very weak. I had decided THIS time will be different, and it was until the last couple of days. I never realized that I was SUCH AN EMOTIONAL EATER! I've read everything on the subject and always thought that was other people, I just liked my food and wine, but not for emotional reasons. Boy was I in the Egyptian river of denial!!!!! I've realized that whenever I'm stressed, overly tired, lonely , or feel I "deserve" it I drink wine and eat way too much.
The last couple of days have prooved very stressful personnally and I didn't handle it well at all. I drank an entire bottle of Merlot both nights and had chips and pizza with it. I wake up so depressed, guilty and angry with myself, eat clean during the day and work out, but then do it all over again in the p.m.
Anyway the reason I'm confessing all this to you is that I was on the brink of chucking it all today. I kept thinking what's wrong with me that even after 12 weeks I still can't get control of this!??Hearing that you also have struggled, but have finally conquered gives me a lot more hope.
I'm realizing I'm just scratching the surface of what I need to learn on this journey. Wow, I know I sound crazy dramatic, but reading your post and applying ti to me has been probably the biggest "aha" moment I've had to date!
Thanks for your help!
Failure is not an option!
Here is attempt #2 to post! Sheesh.
KellynCA: I just wanted to say that there are more people here that know all too well the struggles with emotional eating and drinking. I being one of them. Challenge 2 really brought that to a head and it was a Abyss of mine lets say. There are still things going on in my life that I at times want to ignore and dull, and it works for a bit - but like you said, in the morning, IT JUST AINT WORTH the pain we actually do to ourselves instead of the 'things' that should be changing. Challenge 3 is much better, but I had to get through stuff, wake up a few times feeling like I did, to get to my now. BFL has taught me ALOT about myself, and it will you too. Dont ever feel alone in this process. If you put your heart out there, someone will see themselves in your post and you can help them, and together move forward for the better. You dont sound crazy dramatic - to me you sound real. I like that. I appreciate honesty - because through the honesty will come healing and a better stronger Kelly. ROCK ON SISTA!
ChristinaB and Pia - You are jumping back in to the game I see. Woop! Im glad - I missed you!
MO: So proud of you for finding the elliptical while at the hotel. :) you have had a busy weekend but are still able to keep focused on your success. I LIKE THAT! and I admire you very much.
AussieDebs: Luv ya lady!
Thanks so much Legs!!!
Truth be told you actually came to my mind at about 2:00 this a.m.!!! I've read in the past how you decided to give up the wine completely. I'm not sure I'm ready to committ to that, but it also worries me that I'm not willing to. Does that make sense??? I certainl don't want to end up being a Dr. Phil special! LOL
Kelly - Easter weekend was a horrible emotional rollercoaster with family issues. Wine was my get away. I felt like crap the next day for blowing it for me. It is still my silent lover.
It was a common friend in challenge two.
This weekend has been fantastic. DebbieMO is keeping my head up. :) and the scale dropped again. Know why? Because I worked my butt off all week, and I didnt blow it on the weekend.
Baby steps lady. You can do it.
I think of BFL people in the night too. I also hear voices. It's great. LOL.
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