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BLC Summer Camp Week 1 Summary

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I really struggled this week, I hit June 1st with great intentions I was going to to kill this BLC. In spite of having success for 5 months by eating well and simply walking my dogs daily, I was going to do better, lose weight faster, get stronger with weights and flexible with yoga. I mapped out a month of daily exercise and I was ready!!!

With changing my mind set away from a diet, it's to just the way that I eat, I had conquered food obsessions and cravings and found a calmness to my eating and what happened was, I created a situation so stressful for myself that not only was I struggling to get my increased daily exercise in, I couldn't stop thinking about food and consequently, eating. I eat a Ketogenic diet and I stayed true to that, but my habit of just eating meals, and rarely eating snacks, went completely out the window and I could not get enough to eat, I was grazing all day long.

Sunday night I realized what a stress eating mess I has created for myself and decided to scrap my intense workout schedule and get back to what has been working for me all this year. I almost instantly became calmer and my constant search for food went away.

My dogs still need walking but other than that my June exercise will be just yoga a couple of times a week maybe more if I feel like it and maybe in July I'll swing my kettlebells around.

So week one was definitely a learning experience: I'm down several pounds in spite of eating my face off for 5 days but for a few days, my food obsessions and cravings returned and my peace with food was gone, was it wasn't pretty, or sustainable, so I was happy to regain my calm.

So I will cultivate peace with my food and calmness in my life.

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  • MALAMI518
    Great job realizing what you were doing to yourself! I can go along having a great relationship with food and making good choices with relative ease and then all of a sudden, I'm eating my face off and/or thinking about food constantly. I need to explore why that happens, but you have figured yourself out well!

    Congratulations on the loss!
    1875 days ago
    This is really interesting...so you increased your exercise (Is BLC a type of exercise?) and found your food cravings coming back?

    I'm about to up my exercise, too, so I'll have to keep an eye out for that effect...
    1876 days ago
    That is the only way to maintain your healthy lifestyle. You have to be able to live with your healthy choices! Still congrats on losing weight despite eating your face off!! I can't seem to lose!
    1876 days ago
    emoticon blog! Peace with food is where it's at!
    1876 days ago
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    Great blog and awesome that you are so self aware that you can make thoughtful adjustments like this. Keep up the great work my friend!
    1876 days ago
    emoticon on finding out what works best for you! Congrats on the loss!
    1876 days ago
    emoticon on realizing you had created stress for yourself and dealing with it right away! That's what a life journey (instead of a diet) is all about. You go!!!
    1877 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2016 10:34:56 PM
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