April goals

Friday, March 27, 2015

March went ok, but the last couple weeks have been awful! i need to turn things around in april or i'm afraid i'll get caught up in the summer craziness and find myself gaining back a lot of the weight i've gained.

yesterday i researched binge eating disorder and discovered i quite possible having the eating disorder. that will factor into my april goals as well. i figure if people can do whole30 for 30 days i can push myself for 30 days, right?

1. eliminate sugar (yeah, i'm looking at you cadbury mini eggs)
2. eliminate alcohol
3. workout every day
4. get 7 hours sleep a night
5. no soda

i made these goals last weekend when i once again over-indulged and felt out of control. i was looking for triggers that caused these episodes of really bad eating behaviors. soda is a big on. i drink diet soda and have always noticed it made my tummy feel funny, like i was hungry. but severely hungry before i should be. so i'd have to eat an unplanned snack. plus it leads me to want sugar. i love rum and coke varieties of alcohol. sometimes when i drink soda it makes me want rum and coke.

alcohol leads me to want more alcohol and then i eat crappy the next day because i want the icky feelings caused by the alcohol to go away.

then since i've totally screwed up the day or week i just continue to eat horribly. i'm hoping that by eliminating the triggers it will help me stay in line.

i need to get back into my eat every three hours routine. it really helped me stay away from excessive snacking. i know if i get a soda i won't make it three hours between meals/snacks.

i added sugar to my list because once i've had something sweet i just want more sweet things.

when i first got my fitbit (aurora320@live.com if you want to be friends) i used the sleep function and tracked my sleep habits for a week. i average 6-7 hours a night. i consciously made myself go to bed as early as possible for the results. and i felt amazing! i've been working on it since then, but every once in awhile i stay up too late. due to drinking alcohol. smh.

as you can see this all kind of ties together and doesn't help the binge eating thing. april is going to be huge for me. i'm really going to push myself and see what i'm capable of, good or bad! i ask and thank you all for any support you can offer. i will attempt to write an honest blog every day.
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    I gave up alcohol. I haven't had a drink since January. it was tough and put quite a damper on my social life, but the benefits are worth it. Good goals and good luck this month!
    2232 days ago
    Diet Soda is a huge trigger for me (sucralose not aspartame). It makes me crave sweets.

    Goals look good! You can do it!
    2233 days ago
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    I'm aiming to be more consistent in April. I lost 30 pounds last year and gained 25 of it back....... getting back into calorie counting and exercising. I did pretty good 3 out of 4 weeks this month. Hope you stay with it, you can do it! Cheering for you!
    2236 days ago
    Everyone I know who has taken sugar out of their diets say they have no more cravings for carby foods! I wish you success in your pursuit of your goals!
    2237 days ago
    great blog! I find planned snacks really help me stick to my calorie range. it's when I don't plan well it becomes a problem.
    2237 days ago
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    I'm setting some new goals for myself in April. I'm a chocoholic! I just froze the rest of the chocolate in the house so I can't have it available all day. Best to get rid of what ever your trigger is.
    Give it a try for 30 days and see how you do. Just be sure to take it a day at a time and don't quit if you fail one day. You won't be alone there. Wishing you the best! Lets do it together!!!
    2237 days ago
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