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Food for thought, or thoughts of food?

I’ve been slacking huge on my healthy lifestyle change.

In the last year I’ve lost 25 pounds, but I’ve also put on 6, so technically speaking I’ve only lost 19 pounds.

When I weighed myself in December I was the lowest I had ever been in my early adulthood. I was thrilled. And then Christmas came, and new years and valentines day and really anything else I can attribute to my recent weight gain.

I can feel it too. I can feel my new pants, the ones I bought because I lost weight, getting tighter. I’m scared!

What’s changed isn’t the amount I work out. I still go to bootcamp 2 days a week and run at least 3 days, some runs lasting anywhere from 2 hours to 3 and a half (that’s a lot of calories burnt). But my eating habits have changed.

Ever since the boyfriend and I moved out we’ve been drinking more frequently, eating way more junk and just overall not doing as well as we used to. We eat out more and I notice that I’ve been having larger servings. This is because I don’t have another girl to help me watch my portions.

When I eat at the boyfriends parents house, I try to take as little as his sister and mother. While I was living there, I had trained my stomach to feel full after such tiny portions, but since we’ve been on our own, I just go by what the boyfriend eats and give myself a little less, which ends up being a lot more than I would have eaten at his parents house.

I’ve also been snacking later at night. I don’t know why, but I feel like I’m ALWAYS hungry. Even after I eat breakfast, I’m counting the minutes until I can eat my morning snack. And then I’m counting the minutes until lunch and the cycle continues everyday.

I’ve tried to come up with ways to fill up in the mornings, like a protein shake. It works but I think I have a weak tolerance for it because within a half hour I’m toppled over with stomach pains.

I’ve tried yogurt with granola and berries but that definitely isn’t enough. Ezekiel bread with jam, but I’m always so hungry. I don’t have time to make eggs and I don’t want to eat bagels.

I need help! I need suggestions. What can I eat and snack on that will fill me and satisfy me??

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Give it Another Chance!

Happy Tuesday!

I was in the process of writing a blog about how much my life sucks, but I’ve decided to try and be more positive. I’ve lived majority of my life thinking negatively about everything. I see a glass half empty rather than half full. From now on I will try to be an optimistic thinker…

Anywho, I went to ribfest this weekend with the fam jam (this includes my mom, my sister, her fiancé and their two adorable kids, my aunt, my cousin and the boyfriend) and we had a grand ol’ time! However, it was one of the nicest days we’ve had so far, so I decided to wear a something suited to the weather. Well, the next day my mom decided to post photos of the great adventure and what did I see, someone in a fat suit wearing my damn clothes! I was pissed. I couldn’t believe someone would be mean enough to dress like me, do their hair like me and dress in a fat suit just to make me feel bad about myself. But then I took a closer look, and I realized THAT PERSON IN THE FAT SUIT IS ME!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!? When did I get so big? I thought I lost weight/inches doing bootcamp. Apparently not.

Ok, so to go along with my new positive attitude I thought “Amanalynn, what can we do so that you don’t ever look like that in pictures again?” And the solution was: ……… I didn’t have one.

I have a really great boyfriend. He’s super supportive and will do anything for me. I love him more than anything. But, when he suggested we do P90X, I got upset. If you don’t know what P90X is, check it out here. Both the boyfriend and I have done this workout before. I didn’t complete it. Tony Horton’s voice drives me up the wall and before I gave up I would actually get angry when it was time to do the workout. So, naturally I got angry just thinking about starting it again. BUT, it works, like really works! I only did it for 45 out of the 90 days and I saw a major difference. The boyfriend finished it and he looked amazing!!

As Tony Horton would say, it’s not that I can’t do it, it’s that I currently struggle with committing myself to working out for an hour and a half every day. You get one rest day every week, but since the boyfriend and I are also training for a half marathon, we wouldn’t actually get a rest day. And our workouts wouldn’t be just an hour and half of P90X, we would also have to include 5 runs a week, some of them will be over an hour.

Another option is to continue my current workout regime, but also cut my portion sizes. Although, I’m afraid of being hungry. Like it’s a real fear… hungerphobia?! I don’t think cutting my portion size is an option, and I don’t really eat that much anyway.

What is a girl to do? Should I suck it up and try P90X one more time?

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