I have tried no fewer than three times to read this book. I really liked Gretchen Rubin’s first book, but now I can’t read it without thinking, “Oh how privileged you are,” and “Well, yes that would be a great idea, but instead, I’ll provide basic needs for my family.”

Perhaps I only enjoyed the first book because I, too, was living a much more privileged life at the time. 

I need the Happiness Project for People Living Below the Poverty Line book.

I have tried no fewer than three times to read this book. I really liked Gretchen Rubin’s first book, but now I can’t read it without thinking, “Oh how privileged you are,” and “Well, yes that would be a great idea, but instead, I’ll provide basic needs for my family.”

Perhaps I only enjoyed the first book because I, too, was living a much more privileged life at the time.

I need the Happiness Project for People Living Below the Poverty Line book.

Mmmmmmm iced passion tea with Splenda. Just what I needed. #feelingdehydrated #morewater #starbucks #sugarfree #indulgence #treat

Mmmmmmm iced passion tea with Splenda. Just what I needed. #feelingdehydrated #morewater #starbucks #sugarfree #indulgence #treat

Sunday Weigh In

I’m actually up 1/2 a pound at 160.0.

That’s fine. I don’t stress the way I used to about my weight and “getting there” (there being 135) because I am really enjoying the body I am in now.

I seem to be at a good weight for me. Size 8-10, I can do anything I can imagine and afford.

I do want to start running again soon. And I’d love to spend some time doing yoga again.

This week: more self discipline and back to basics. I have been eating pretty casually.

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"If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it."

— John Mayer (via observando)

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"I urge you to please notice when you are happy , and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is" - Kurt Vonnegut

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy , and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is" - Kurt Vonnegut

MY GOAL IS TO BEFRIEND EVERY FITBLR POSSIBLE! Reblog if you are a fitblr of any kind, i want to follow/talk to you all!

lifting-ink:

Do it

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No, ::I:: am the hot one now.

No, ::I:: am the hot one now.

misskitkatcupcake:

My fav’s! Check them out man!
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300poundcountdown
collectingkelsey
peanutbutterwarrior
getfitnotslim
getting-fit-staying-fab
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gymsrat:

fit-personality:

This playlist is all over the place, but here are some good jams for some good vibes on a good run for y’all. Enjoy!
YouTube Playlist HERE.
Phosphorescent - Song For Zula
Jhene Aiko - Drinking and Driving
MAGIC! - Don’t Kill The Magic
MAGIC! - Rude
Calvin Harris - Summer
Tove Lo - Stay High (Habits Remix)
Coldplay - Magic
OneRepublic - Preacher
OneRepublic - Something I Need
Greg Laswell - New Year’s Eves
Matt Corby - Resolution
M83 - I Need You
The 1975 - Girls
The 1975 - Robbers
G-Eazy - Been On
G-Eazy - Let’s Get Lost (feat. Devon Baldwin)
Iron and Wine - Boy With A Coin
Two Door Cinema Club - Changing of the Seasons
Capital Cities - Nothing Compares 2 U
Ellie Goulding - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
Tourist - Your Girl
5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
Paramore - Ain’t It Fun
Jason Mraz - Love Someone
Brantley Gilbert - Bottoms Up
Thomas Rhett - Get Me Some of That
MKTO - Classic

Would you look at that. Someone using my picture again without tagging me.


ace3love will love this!!!

gymsrat:

fit-personality:

This playlist is all over the place, but here are some good jams for some good vibes on a good run for y’all. Enjoy!

YouTube Playlist HERE.

  1. Phosphorescent - Song For Zula
  2. Jhene Aiko - Drinking and Driving
  3. MAGIC! - Don’t Kill The Magic
  4. MAGIC! - Rude
  5. Calvin Harris - Summer
  6. Tove Lo - Stay High (Habits Remix)
  7. Coldplay - Magic
  8. OneRepublic - Preacher
  9. OneRepublic - Something I Need
  10. Greg Laswell - New Year’s Eves
  11. Matt Corby - Resolution
  12. M83 - I Need You
  13. The 1975 - Girls
  14. The 1975 - Robbers
  15. G-Eazy - Been On
  16. G-Eazy - Let’s Get Lost (feat. Devon Baldwin)
  17. Iron and Wine - Boy With A Coin
  18. Two Door Cinema Club - Changing of the Seasons
  19. Capital Cities - Nothing Compares 2 U
  20. Ellie Goulding - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
  21. Tourist - Your Girl
  22. 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
  23. Paramore - Ain’t It Fun
  24. Jason Mraz - Love Someone
  25. Brantley Gilbert - Bottoms Up
  26. Thomas Rhett - Get Me Some of That
  27. MKTO - Classic

Would you look at that. Someone using my picture again without tagging me.

ace3love will love this!!!

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toethefinishline:

How to prevent Emotional Eating.
We all emotionally eat from time to time. Why do we do this? Most likely to take our mind off of whatever is wrong and distract ourselves with something else, food. According to  Dr. Susan Albers, when you are stressed out, your body is flooded with cortisol, a stress hormone, which makes you crave carbohydrates, sugar and fatty foods, which may be another reason why we turn to food. 
But how can you stop this? 
It is important that you recognize the times when something is wrong and you are turning to food. How can you recognize this?
Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied once you’re full. Instead you will continue to mindlessly eat to the point where you may feel sick.
Emotional hunger isn’t located in the stomach. Instead you are focused in your head. You are craving specific foods, smells, tastes, etc. You do not actually feel hungry.
Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame. You feel this way because you know you ate poorly and you know that food was not needed- you were not actually hungry.
Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods. When you are truly, physically hungry - you would be willing to eat almost anything- including healthy options like fruits & veggies. However when you emotionally eat you often crave your comfort foods like sweets & other unhealthy options.  
Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, while physical hunger comes on more gradually.
How can you stop/prevent emotional eating?
Learn how to recognize physical vs. emotional eating. Catch yourself when you are about to emotionally eat and ask yourself if you are really hungry. Figure out what is wrong and causing you to turn to food.
Is it stress? Many people emotionally eat when they are stressed out with something! You need to realize emotionally eating will most likely make the stress worse- you are not actually dealing with what is wrong and you are going to make yourself feel worse by overeating.
How can you manage your stress? Figure out what you can do when you feel stressed. Instead of turning to food, call a friend, go for a walk/run, take a bath, go on tumblr, whatever relaxes you and will take your mind off of things!
Also, figure out how to deal with what is bothering you. While you can go for a walk or take a bath to take your mind off things for now and hopefully prevent yourself from overeating, that may not actually solve what is wrong. Talk to someone about what is wrong and try to figure out what you need to do to get through it! 
If you are eating out of boredom then find a new activity you can do! Take up a new hobby, make plans with friends, look for a job, or something that you would enjoy that would keep you busy more often!
Learn to deal with your emotions. Instead of turning to food when you are angry, upset, lonely, or even happy, find another outlet for your emotions! Whatever would help you personally. Write it down, as mentioned above, call someone, whatever helps YOU! 
Emotional eating can be put to an end and you will feel so much better if you learn to deal with what is stressing you out rather than turning to food! Follow these tips and do your best to work through these situations! It may be hard at first but eventually you will be able to work through stressful times with no problem at all! I know you can all do it ! And I am here if you ever need anything! 
If you have trouble with binge eating - I have a post about that here.
And if you just binged or had an off meal - I have a post about that here!
I hope this helps and my ask is always open if you need anything ! 
-Casey (toethefinishline) 
Source: helpguide

toethefinishline:

How to prevent Emotional Eating.

We all emotionally eat from time to time. Why do we do this? Most likely to take our mind off of whatever is wrong and distract ourselves with something else, food. According to  Dr. Susan Albers, when you are stressed out, your body is flooded with cortisol, a stress hormone, which makes you crave carbohydrates, sugar and fatty foods, which may be another reason why we turn to food. 

But how can you stop this? 

It is important that you recognize the times when something is wrong and you are turning to food. How can you recognize this?

  • Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied once you’re full. Instead you will continue to mindlessly eat to the point where you may feel sick.
  • Emotional hunger isn’t located in the stomach. Instead you are focused in your head. You are craving specific foods, smells, tastes, etc. You do not actually feel hungry.
  • Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame. You feel this way because you know you ate poorly and you know that food was not needed- you were not actually hungry.
  • Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods. When you are truly, physically hungry - you would be willing to eat almost anything- including healthy options like fruits & veggies. However when you emotionally eat you often crave your comfort foods like sweets & other unhealthy options.  
  • Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, while physical hunger comes on more gradually.

How can you stop/prevent emotional eating?

  • Learn how to recognize physical vs. emotional eating. Catch yourself when you are about to emotionally eat and ask yourself if you are really hungry. Figure out what is wrong and causing you to turn to food.
  • Is it stress? Many people emotionally eat when they are stressed out with something! You need to realize emotionally eating will most likely make the stress worse- you are not actually dealing with what is wrong and you are going to make yourself feel worse by overeating.
  • How can you manage your stress? Figure out what you can do when you feel stressed. Instead of turning to food, call a friend, go for a walk/run, take a bath, go on tumblr, whatever relaxes you and will take your mind off of things!
  • Also, figure out how to deal with what is bothering you. While you can go for a walk or take a bath to take your mind off things for now and hopefully prevent yourself from overeating, that may not actually solve what is wrong. Talk to someone about what is wrong and try to figure out what you need to do to get through it! 
  • If you are eating out of boredom then find a new activity you can do! Take up a new hobby, make plans with friends, look for a job, or something that you would enjoy that would keep you busy more often!
  • Learn to deal with your emotions. Instead of turning to food when you are angry, upset, lonely, or even happy, find another outlet for your emotions! Whatever would help you personally. Write it down, as mentioned above, call someone, whatever helps YOU! 

Emotional eating can be put to an end and you will feel so much better if you learn to deal with what is stressing you out rather than turning to food! Follow these tips and do your best to work through these situations! It may be hard at first but eventually you will be able to work through stressful times with no problem at all! I know you can all do it ! And I am here if you ever need anything! 

If you have trouble with binge eating - I have a post about that here.

And if you just binged or had an off meal - I have a post about that here!

I hope this helps and my ask is always open if you need anything ! 

-Casey (toethefinishline

Source: helpguide

(via krissykillstheweight)