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13 July 2005 @ 11:47 pm
feelin' fat.  
greetings!

well, i've been working out cardio for about a year now.
lots of walking and bellydance. some biking and jogging.
just started weights 6 months ago.

doing well. have lost about 15 pounds, a few inches and 6% or so body fat.

however. this last week. family reunion and mom still in town with sister.
read: stress.

chips, dip, ice cream, eating out 2-3 times a day...
and rarely any trips to the gym.

yikes.

i hate the way i feel and look this week. but i know logically i can't have gained that much.

anyway.

high school reunion and dragon*con coming up. i must feel my best!!

i just read in prevention that wearing red and a belt on fat days really helps.
here's to that, everyone!

and i wanted to send encouragement to any of you having fat times right now.
i know that after i get in a week of steady exercise i'll feel pretty much back to good.
just get out there and working on it.

harding place Y is starting cardio bellydance for the summer starting on the 25th. anyone else interested?
 
 
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jameselajamesela on July 14th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
I understand "fat times." It's a miserable feeling! But wow, you are doing so many incredible things to stay in shape.

I've been working out a lot, but for whatever reason my food cravings have been for really unhealthy food (cheesy, buttery, starchy things...and Mexican food).
:/

Cardio bellydance sounds like a lot of fun! Unfortunately I cancelled my Y memberhship a few months back, rats!

frenchpress: me45frenchpress on July 14th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
thanks for the encouragement. i'm trying to be convinced that as soon as I get back on schedule this weekend that I'll feel 100% better.

Have you been taking in enough protein? That's something I still struggle with - even though I eat fish now. I was lacto-ovo vegetarian for 6 years until last November.

Most of the time I can listen to my body and will indulge cravings, trusting that my body knows what it needs, as long as I've been eating pretty healthfully.

Don't restrict yourself too much.
jameselajamesela on July 14th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
I do think I need more protein. I eat fish but very rarely. For some reason I have been craving chicken, which usually means I need some protein pronto!

I need to find a good balance between what I want and what I need. :)
katnyu002katnyu002 on July 14th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
BTW, it's okay to indulge sometimes! Especially if you're working out hard! It keeps you sane. You know, I had a chicken craving recently (I'm pescatarian) and I ate chicken, and it was aweful. So it was just that I wanted some solid protein. I stick to tuna now...yumm from Subway...
Kellykellymac on July 15th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
That class sounds fun - I took a few bellydance classes once & really liked it. My abs could use it more regularly.