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November 16, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

My boss had a family member die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Several of us went to the viewing tonight. The lines were long, the people sad. He was only a young man. The coronor did a good job with the body. I wish I were better at knowing what to say at these things. I would rather sit unobserved and, well, observe. It isn't easy to lose a love one. It isn't easy to go on without them. But go on, we must. Life continues. This young man will always be in the hearts of his family members.

It makes me think that I should not waste what time I have here on this earth with miserable health when I have the choice to move, to live, to feel good. (So why is it that dieting is so hard if it makes us feel good???) It isn't easy to focus on the good choices that will make us happier in the long run. It is why emotional eating gets to me - frequently.

So what can I do to change my situations that I find myself in, so I will avoid the temptation to Eat, just a bite, or a lick, etc? I can have no "go to" foods in my house. I can remember that I DO NOT eat sugar. I can remember that when I am tired, I need a rest; when stressed, a walk; when bored, another bottle of water. I can find excitement in watching the scales drop the ounces and rekindle the need to watch that happen. And yes, I need to do these things frequently, almost on an hourly basis.

For now? I vow not to eat any more calories today. Water it is then. And tomorrow? It is another day.

  
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SCHECK5 11/17/2012 8:55AM

    So sorry for the loss...It may not be close family but co-workers are family also and the grief does follow with everyone.
I'm still trying to get over the death of my brother-in-law and it does seem the food does help.
Love how your working your way through your stress...I really need to work on that myself.
Take care

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November15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I walked home from work today. It was one mile. I don't remember a mile being that long!
It felt good to walk that far.

Other good news? I fit into my regular clothes! The pressure in my stomach steadily becomes more and more normal.

I haven't lost any more weight and my appetite is slowly returning. I did eat a kit kat I found stashed away. I didn't need it. I didn't see any more hidden treats, thank goodness! My water consumption and need to release it is also normalizing.

And guess what?! Tomorrow is Friday! I am nearly caught up at work from my illness. It was nice to have this easy week to do so.

  
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SCHECK5 11/16/2012 8:08AM

    So glad your feeling better...and I have to say I do love Fridays!!!

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LTMURPHY7 11/15/2012 10:59PM

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November 14, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It was a bit more stressful of a day today. I didn't get a chance to eat breakfast until 10. Then I made the error of eating lunch at 2. My stomach rebelled and I ate too much. I need to remember that I do not need my previous amounts of food and focus on what my body needs as well as the weight loss. And tomorrow is another day.

  
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SCHECK5 11/15/2012 6:33PM

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Like you said tomorrow is another day!!!
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November 12, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

You are doing better than good when you clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is your brand new day. ~ Zig Ziglar

I love mornings. Each day is a fresh new start and I look forward to the opportunities coming my way. This morning was no different and I did accomplish a great many things. I did not accomplish everything there was to do, but how many times does that happen? Today is nearly over. It is time to say goodnight to this one and tomorrow is a brand new day.

  
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SCHECK5 11/14/2012 5:31AM

    Love the qoute..it's so true..
You said it just right every day is a new day...keep pushing!!
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November 11, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

It was such a nice Sunday!!!
I started with visiting a neighbor with our family.
Later we went to church.
Then we took off on the 1 1/2 hour drive to my hometown for a visit with my parents.

My dad is accepting he is mortal.
I guess that is a good thing.
His doctor told him to slow down and eat no salt.
He did slow down - only hauled two loads of wood for the winter, trudging through snow with a wheelbarrow to put it away and fixing meals for the both of them every night.
He looked pale, but he was at peace with knowing what was wrong and knowing he can control it.

My mom was glad to see us and even ate with us even though she is allergic to everything we ate. We had a nice visit and I will have to make an effort to get down again soon.

I came home and logged my calories and came in under 1000 calories two days in a row. I decided that although I wasn't hungry, I ought to eat enough to get back up to 1200. I feel a bit stuffed, but I worry about starving myself into a plateau. I did enough time in Weight Watchers to worry about such things.

Anyway, It was a wonderful day and I even made it back home in time to feed the hungry cats and dog.

  


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