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    My fit self

    Hi bees! 🐝

    ​​​​​​I need to find a way to make myself accountable so I've come back to Darebee and The Hive after a couple of years not using it. I've been struggling a lot to eat healthy and I am noticing the negative effects of constant snacking and eating out, etc. are having on my body. It's not just my weight (gained ~3.5kg in 2 weeks) but also digestion, skin and mood that are affected. I think I know the reasons behind the unhealthy eating: increased work load, stressful job, pressure from outside and myself to keep myself working at high standard, winter blues, general dissatisfaction with life though somehow not willing to change anything (which just generates more dissatisfaction πŸ˜…), various business trips and on top of that, having twisted my ankle 2 months ago and still not being able to run again.

    This is a lot of rambling but I hope that by writing here, I will make myself accountable enough to keep to eating clean and exercise enough to be healthy!

    My goals are:
    * 5 out 7 days a week - eat clean (my definition of eating clean: homemade food, at reasonable portion, without sugar and without uncontrolled snacking. If homemade food is not possible, then purposeful choosing of healthiest and small option on menu)
    * 5 out of 7 days - exercise and/or move body for at least 30 minutes
    * 7 out of 7 days - train ankle (I have specific exercises from my physio)
    * 5 out 7 days - meditate for 3-5 minutes
    * Weight of 60kg by 1 June 2020

    Current stats:
    * height: 167 cm
    * weight : 66kg

    My motivation is my hiking trip in June where I'll need to be fit πŸ’ͺ

    So here we go! My fit self is on the way! Any motivation is greatly appreciated πŸ˜‰

    Not sure how often I'll log here yet, depends on how busy life gets. But I want to take this seriously, I want to be healthy, I want to feel comfortable in my own skin, no matter how stressful life and work, no matter which changes come my way.

    And without further ado, today's stats :
    Clean eat ❌
    Workout βœ”οΈ (days 2 and 3 of foundation programme)
    Ankle ❌
    Meditation ❌

    #2
    Good on you Sunflower!

    Good luck!

    You've got this!

    Milkman

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      #3
      Feel nice every time somebody starts improving his health in active manner.

      You are not an exception, Sunflower, so good luck and have fun!

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        #4
        Welcome back!

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          #5
          Thank you so much Milkman 4 abs ThreeHens Shelexie! It's good to be back

          So here we go for the last 2 days:

          Saturday's stats:
          Clean eat ❌
          Workout ❌
          Ankle ❌
          Meditation ❌
          I am really not happy about this day. I was travelling since Friday evening and could not even summon the energy to put on workout clothes on Saturday after getting home. Preferred to decompress by reading on Webtoons and Tapas However, I am proud I did not snack while doing so, because I normally do. And dinner was at the table, not on the couch.

          Sunday's stats:
          Clean eat βœ”οΈ
          Workout βœ”οΈ (15 minute random Zumba videos on YouTube, Warrior Queen workout-level 1, day 4 of foundation-level 1)
          Ankle βœ”οΈ
          Meditation ❌
          Today was a good day! I was so happy after my workout. Sweaty but happy. It's good to be back, I realise. For brunch, I chose the salad as a side to tofu scrambles instead of the potato sides. Talks during and after brunch left me drained because of so much negative talk about work and our managers. So I was not on the best of moods. But but but! My normal reaction is to buy snacks and just binge eat while unhappy. This time I did not! Tiny success for me

          I hope anyone reading is having/had a fantastic day! And if you are/did not, I wish you one for tomorrow.

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            #6
            Thanks, sunflower! you can have 2 great days by all means!!

            Good to see small steady steps!

            Keep up the great attitude and logging!


            Cheers,
            Milkman

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              #7
              Howdy! Following you once I saw the "emotional eating" post -- especially at work, there's no SPACE to move, but there IS junk food available, so I feel you there! Do you mind sharing what you do for work? (I'm a technical writer, but it's always for already-released internal software, so it's not too deadline driven.)

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                #8
                Sunflower Welcome to the hive! Looking excellent so far look forward to the rest of your journey

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                  #9
                  Aloha all! Happy to see you here and thanks for the support Milkman 4 abs DaphneBombini BlackButler (little bit awed by your badges there!) DaphneBombini I work in logistics with a lot of fires needing to be put out on a daily basis and managers requesting stuff to be done yesterday, so you know, they keep me busy and today I caved and bought sweets after lunch. But I think I got it a bit more figured out - when I eat white carbs (like pasta, not whole grain one), I don't feel full right after so I feel like I could do sweets. Which makes no sense if you eat a portion for two but my stomach doesn't realise that until an hour later πŸ™„

                  So with that in mind:

                  Monday's stats -
                  Clean eat βœ”οΈ
                  Workout βœ”οΈ healthy lunch (lentil stew), only two tiny handfuls of sunflower seeds as snack and spinach salad as dinner
                  Ankle βœ”οΈ
                  Meditation ❌ honestly, don't know what's up here, I used to be quite good in keeping this up but I've been forgetting πŸ€”

                  Tuesday's stats -
                  Clean eat ❌ bad start when bakery I like was offering my sandwich wrapped in plastic (trying to go zero waste), so I chose the sweet breakfast instead. Which led to wonderful pasta at lunch, to more sweets in afternoon. So definitely not a clean day. But dinner will be salad again.
                  Workout βœ”οΈ EDIT: I put on workout clothes late, did some zumba, day 6 of foundation and some stretching!
                  Ankle βœ”οΈ
                  Meditation ❌


                  Wish you all a wonderfully relaxed day or evening, depending which side of the planet you're on 🐝

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                    #10
                    Wednesday stats:
                    Clean eat βœ”οΈ I am counting today as ok because the only tiny snack I had was from my colleague who offered me banana chips. I know they're not particularly healthy but I did not exaggerate and only had a few. The rest of the day was good.
                    Workout βœ”οΈ Even though I worked approx. 12 hours today, I managed to put my workout clothes on after work. Zumba for around 10 minutes, day 7 of foundation, 2 sun salutations and stretching. I don't think I reached the 30 minutes, but counting it nonetheless because I'm happy I moved my body after sitting all day.
                    Ankle βœ”οΈ
                    Meditation ❌

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                      #11
                      Hello again! I have to admit, these last few days were not particularly good. My eating went completely out of control, I did not even have the energy to battle myself or too feel bad. 12 hrs working Wednesday, 10 on Thursday and 9 on Friday (hey, at least it's reducing day by day, right? ) I guess many people work much more than this, so I should not be complaining but these hours are not particularly healthy. Manager said I should watch my hours, I need to take care of myself. Then I look at them and see them working fully during the weekend

                      Anyways, here are the stats of the last 2 days:

                      Thursday:
                      Clean eat ❌ I don't even remember what I ate. I think that's a bad sign already. I think I had some snacks during the day, to keep my mouth busy while my mind worked on a bunch of things.
                      Workout ❌ Nothing today. I wanted to give my body rest during the morning after working out Wednesday evening, so I thought I might work out in the evening. But didn't because I stayed late to finish an application for a new job! So fingers crossed that'll work out
                      Ankle βœ”οΈ
                      Meditation ❌

                      Friday:
                      Clean eat ❌ It started off with buying pastries to celebrate a colleague's anniversary at the company: exaggerated completely, bought 11 pastries for 5 people. I had way too much. Then I had a huge plate of my favourite pasta at the canteen. Luckily I was so fully during the afternoon and so busy that I did not think of having more food. Then I had a burger for dinner, with sweet potato fries and cake as dessert. Not even remotely good for wanting to lose some weight. And I can feel my stomach is not happy either. My oh my, when will I learn.
                      Workout βœ”οΈ Day 8 and 9 of foundation, workout of the day (6 am I think it was called) - did not sweat particularly much so I believe I can do much more than this
                      Ankle βœ”οΈ
                      Meditation ❌

                      What's the problem? I honestly don't know. I am sufficiently happy, nothing is going wrong atm. I am nervous though. I think it's about applying for a new job, about the amount of work I have and generally about this weird feeling I have inside that something is changing and I am not sure I understand in which direction.

                      I am contemplating a zero sugar challenge for 30 days to kick this ridiculous eating pattern.

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                        #12
                        Saturday:
                        Clean eat ❌Not even going to comment.
                        Workout βœ”οΈ Day 10 of foundation, level 1 and armaggedon workout of the day.
                        Ankle βœ”οΈ
                        Meditation βœ”οΈ yes! Finally made it! My mind went everywhere but I started again so I'm happy.

                        But today is: International Women's Day! To all the wonderful women out there: Thank you for being and keep being the amazing beings that you are <3

                        And with that in mind, I decided to do the Girls' Power week from Darebee! It looks super tough but I can't wait to do it. Anyone out there who wants to join me?

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                          #13
                          Oh, and from my question post on emotional eating, I've decided on these 3 things I'll try out next week:
                          - Low impact volume snacks (as emergency)
                          - Going on quest if the need hits - to make the sweet actually special and to savour it properly
                          - Calorie count to break this cycle of bad eating

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                            #14
                            Sunday, International Women's Day!

                            Clean eat βœ”οΈ Ok, technically day is not over yet. But I was able to say NO NO to the pastries at the buffet today. I did snack, but it was a couple of crackers, an apple, some peanut butter and some walnuts. All in all, I think I'm still on the good side. Let me check with the calorie counting app.... yup, still good. Don't know what I'll eat that would be only 208 calories but I'm not too hungry anyway at the moment
                            Workout βœ”οΈ I started Girls Power week (paragon level 1)! I had to be careful with the lunges because one of my knees is currently acting up (old story) but I did it all! Had to alter the push ups because I am not that strong yet but getting there. As warm up I did 3 songs of zumba and foundation day 11. Cool down with some stretches. I love stretching.
                            Ankle βœ”οΈ
                            Meditation ❌

                            In all honesty, emotionally I feel like I am about to be a wreck because I am stressing out about interviews and changes and everything. And while I prep interviews I ask myself what have I actually done at my job which is good and all examples that come to mind are things other people have done. So yay. Way to give myself confidence. However, working out and dancing definitely helped! Thanks to those who suggested to do a workout as a distraction. I'll have to go back to prepping in a bit again but I am sure I'll keep in mind this wonderful feeling I have right now after a my workout. <3

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                              #15
                              9 March :
                              Clean Eat βœ”οΈ
                              Workoutβœ”οΈ foundation day 12, girls' power week genesis, both level 1
                              Ankleβœ”οΈ
                              Meditation βœ”οΈ
                              Yes! First perfect day!

                              10 March:
                              Clean eat ❌ I'm so stressed I don't know how to focus on clean eating as well. I need a stragegy, so I'm checking how to do it.
                              Workoutβœ”οΈ foundation day 13,girls' power week, the maid of tarth. Both also level 1
                              Ankle βœ”οΈ
                              Meditation βœ”οΈ

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