Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Binge Day

Another binge day yesterday. I can't properly explain it- I'm not hungry but I literally cannot stop myself. I feel my whole body tense up as if I need to feed that feeling. It's like craving a drink or a cigarette. That's how I need food when I'm in the middle of a binge. And since I've quit smoking (2 months and 3 days!) and drinking (over 2 years ago).

Anyway, today so far I seem to be ok. I'm being kind to myself. I am in the middle of Geneen Roth's "Why Weight?" and I can tell it WILL help me if I am able to stick to the damn guidelines. They are simple, but one seems completely impossible - stopping eating when you're not hungry. This is so foreign to me! I literally CAN NOT STOP once I start.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Why Weight?

Two nights ago, I started Geneen Roth's "Why Weight?" workbook after reading "When Food Is Love" and having it open up my mind to the deep-rooted and DISTURBING reasons that I use food in the way that I do. The real cause of my overeating was a total shock to me and difficult to acknowledge, but I know I'm just experiencing growing pains - and I look forward to what will come at the end of this growth spurt!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Low Carb Vegan Diet Interview

LOVED this article. I'd like to start adhering to a similar diet. I'll try to keep 3 servings of fruit in mind (I tend to overdo it with the fruit!) and surrender to the cost of buying fresh veggies everyday.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Vegan Stuffing Recipe!

First, let me apologize for being completely MIA for over 2 weeks. I was battling some SERIOUS flu and couldn't even handle thinking, let alone writing. But thankfully I'm 100% healed and back in effect!

This weekend I made a vegan stuffing that was TO DIE FOR.... enjoy ;)


1 cup chopped onions

2 cups chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1 lb sliced mushrooms

3 cloves garlic, grated

2 tbsp dried parsley

Black Pepper, to taste

1 1/2 c. Vegetable Broth

1 large bread loaf


Heat onions, celery, mushrooms, spices, and broth in a large pot until it all boils. Simmer about 5-10 minutes or until the chopped onions are translucent. Cool for 10 mintues.

Tear the bread loaf into small bits and add to pot. Mix well, adding broth if necessary for moisture. Place in a covered baking dish and cook at 350° for 30 minutes, taking cover off during last 10-15 minutes to crisp top.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So Close!

ARGH - almost made it. 34:11 today. It was a HARD one, too. Maybe because I ate a ton of pretzels about an hour before my workout, and totally forgot to stretch. Hmm?

My knees are killing me and I've got painful blisters on the balls of my feet. Tomorrow I'll take the day off from running (I think) since I have an appointment with my trainer.

And it could totally be my imagination, but is my waist getting smaller??

Lovin the challenge,
The VP

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5K Update

Ran 5K again at lunch today and brought it down to 34:30! Can I shave it down to 34:00 tomorrow?

A 30 minute runtime seems a loooooooooooooong way away.

My First 5K Run

So I completed my first 5K run. It was by myself, on the treadmill, and during my lunch hour, but 5K nonetheless. I ran it in 37:18. That is NOT an admirable time by any means, but I'm accepting it as my starting point. From here on out, I can push myself to just keep building my endurance and getting better, stronger, and quicker.

My short-term goal is to run 5K in 34 minutes.

My long-term goal is to get it in 30.

Hopefully this blog will keep me motivated enough to commit and not let it die. I CAN do this!

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