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 Post subject: Re: Ashley's Workout Log - Vegan Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:30 pm 
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I'm feeling much better today compared to how I was on Friday. I did extremely well over the weekend, my fiance surprisingly was a huge supporter for exercising and watching what I ate. He is being an incredible sport eating vegan and has taken this challenge seriously for me.

I was so surprised yesterday when I stepped on the scale and saw I've already lost just under 2 lbs in a matter of a few days. That is the biggest encouragement yet - and I've found my new guilty pleasure is cutting up apples. Get a craving for something unhealthy, grab an apple. I may go over my allotted sugar intake, however I doubt one can seriously get fat on apples.

I've also found that I'm starting to enjoy my workouts and am finally seeing some definition coming through in my arms. I have a very long way to go, but it's always nice when your body gives you little signs that what you're doing is working.

Hoping that next week is just as productive as this one has been.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashley's Workout Log - Vegan Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:15 pm 
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I'm feeling much better today compared to how I was on Friday. I did extremely well over the weekend, my fiance surprisingly was a huge supporter for exercising and watching what I ate. He is being an incredible sport eating vegan and has taken this challenge seriously for me.

I was so surprised yesterday when I stepped on the scale and saw I've already lost just under 2 lbs in a matter of a few days. That is the biggest encouragement yet - and I've found my new guilty pleasure is cutting up apples. Get a craving for something unhealthy, grab an apple. I may go over my allotted sugar intake, however I doubt one can seriously get fat on apples.

I've also found that I'm starting to enjoy my workouts and am finally seeing some definition coming through in my arms. I have a very long way to go, but it's always nice when your body gives you little signs that what you're doing is working.

Hoping that next week is just as productive as this one has been.

Way to go on the weight loss already! Thats fantastic...Hope you're having a great week , keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Ashley's Workout Log - Vegan Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Yesterday I had a meltdown...I'm not proud of myself and my stomach is also not very proud.

I had FIVE pieces of wheat bread and four pieces of gouda cheese. I had shared my lunch with a co-worker who didn't have and ended up starving by three o'clock. By the time I got home, I couldn't help it but eat a piece of wheat bread with some earth balance. I thought I could keep myself from eating more, but I couldn't. It was like a drug addiction - all I could think about after eating that first piece was having another. And then the hunger hit me so hard, along with my fiance's newly bought gouda cheese staring at me from the shelf, that I ate two cheese sandwiches.

I feel like such a coward and a failure. I didn't even work out yesterday after it - and my stomach is not thanking me today. Thankfully I jumped back into healthy habits today and I'm not planning on doing it again. Maybe this stomach ache is a good thing...it's teaching me the hard way that dairy is not the way to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashley's Workout Log - Vegan Challenge
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Way to go on the weight loss already! Thats fantastic...Hope you're having a great week , keep up the good work!


Thanks so much! I would feel so much better had I not done what I did last night =(

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I hope I haven't been too much of a pessimist - but I think it's better to show all my ups and downs, as only talking about the good 1) isn't realistic and 2) isn't going to help anyone.

I have been feeling - and EATING - so much better yesterday and today. I've been eating a little too few calories and getting some headaches, but otherwise I'm doing okay. I'm going to cook some quinoa tonight with lentils and mushrooms. I think that will be a nice filling meal without being too heavy. I've overdone the diet since my little disaster, being a little too strict on myself. I'll loosen up again, I just need to get myself back on track.

I did a lot of weight training yesterday, about an hour and a half. I worked my arms mostly, but threw in a few weighted crunches. I'm actually really proud of how my arms are progressing, even my fiance is started to notice that my muscles are showing more in my upper arms. It's really encouraging.

My biggest weakness is absolutely food - I am a slave to it. I once heard my fiance's grandfather, right before he passed away, say this quote, "Eat to live, don't live to eat." That is a hugely depressing statement to me - I grew up in the restaurant industry, I'm an elite on Yelp, I just love food. But it's also entirely true. I just need to find the balance between loving the culinary arts and loving my body. There has to be a happy medium in there somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashley's Workout Log - Vegan Challenge
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Hey Ashley! I'm enjoying reading your journal! I see you haven't posted in almost a week, though. :( What happened? You were doing so great! I hope your little "meltdown" didn't discourage you too much! I have things like that happen more often than I care to admit, and I admire that you had the courage to post it! It's encouraging to see you get back on your feet and on track the next day!

Please keep posting and sharing your journey! We're halfway through the VBB New You for the New Year Challenge! Keep going strong!!!!!

All the best,
Karen


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