1. I did well yesterday. My dd bought one of my favorite desserts while we were out shopping but rather then sticking with her while she ate I went to some other shops.
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  2. I think I am going to try something new here. Rather then beating myself up about the mistakes I make I will post one good thing I did towards my health each day. I would love it if others did the same.
  3. Positive thoughts are always much more productive mentally than negative ones! :smile:

    I always workout on Saturday's, but yesterday I knew my body needed a rest day after St. Patty's Day and recovering from a cold. So I made up for it today, on Sunday, a day I don't usually do structured workouts. I feel a lot better after working out today and am glad I didn't yesterday!
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  4. So happy I completed Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide Week 1 Legs and cardio. I tried it yesterday but couldn't complete it. Far cry from 2015 where I could finish all circuits and complete six months of the program. I'm taking baby steps so I won't beat myself up if I can't be where I used to be.

    A friend told me that our journey is a marathon not a sprint. I was pretty hardcore before this but it ended up with me bingeing now.

    I think the strict diet and workout regime affected me. Half a year without touching sugar, simple carbs and junk food just made me ravenous now. I'm glad I got my boobs back though
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  5. So had surgery Tuesday and feeling pretty good considering. Sleeping a lot. I was eating a ton of fibre to get things moving post op.

    With all the fluids post surgery and bloat etc I'm up ~ 15 lbs. so today I'm getting back to healthy diet and going to do a short walk on the treadmill. No real exercise for a couple weeks but short walks are ok so I'm going to do that. I also can't get over how bloated I am. My stomach looks 6 months pregnant. Hopefully things settle over a few weeks.

    It's my birthday in April and I bought a new dress so I want to make sure that still fits. Hope everyone is doing well!!
  6. great idea, dc! For myself, I'm also going to include things I did for myself, emotionally and mentally - been going through tough times here and my well being in both those areas have taken a hit. I have started to take more baths to relax myself, so I consider that doing something positive for myself :smile:

    thats awesome!

    wishing you a great recovery period!
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  7. Oh! Baths are awesome :smile:
    Epsom salt baths are a great way to get magnesium; the bio-availability increases significantly transdermally (through the skin) . About 75% of Americans are magnesium deficient and it impacts so much from sleep to mood to metabolism to disease prevention.
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  8. I didn't know that! Tnx for the info!
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  9. Glad that your surgery went well!
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  10. This is a great idea. My one good thing I did today:
    I haven't eaten anything in more than 14 hours (thought I have had a lot of water) and am just now sitting down with some greek yogurt and blueberries. Intermittent fasting has been a wonderful thing for me and the DH!
  11. Sorry , I fell off the planet. Got really sick Sunday night and this is the first day I am sitting up for more then an hour. Now back to positive thinking. I am very proud that I didn't eat the cookies in the cabinet while I was miserable. I even had one of my green shakes for the first time in many months.
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  12. Glad to hear you're on the mend!

    Had a terrible week of eating - I was actually doing well despite going to Vegas last week, and came back UNDER my weight going there but I don't know what happened this week. Gotta get back on track.
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  13. I'm in the same boat. Fell off track. Hard. Got into some of my old binging habits - eating food in the car and hiding he garbage etc. Gotta stop that. Mind over matter right?
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  14. Mind over matter! We can do this!
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  15. I know from experience, our minds and negative thoughts when it comes to food, body image, working out, can be our own worst enemy. Don't let that tiny part of you 'win'! So what if you gained some weight, or ate like cr@p, that doesn't mean you can't get back on track. You can, and you will. I focus on what and how I eat, and exercise as what is going to make me feel good, what is going to give me energy and keep me motivated. I'm bloated from my period stuff, yeah, it's not fun and I hate how it feels.....but I remind myself, this too will pass! Do your best to get through the hard times, but know they won't last forever!