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Sabotage!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Everytime I get close to my goal weight, I sabotage myself. Why is that? Do I panic because this journey is about done? Maybe it is time to set new goals for once I reach my goal weight in the maintenance department.

Goals:
Exercise at least 3 times a week for at least a half hour.
Make healthy choices in the food department and stay within my calorie range.

BTW, I met my goal of no soda. I haven't had any since vacation. I had a Canada Dry as my stomach wasn't feeling well. Other than that I haven't had any in a month. I haven't had caffeine since vacation either. Don't miss it! I guess I do get a little from chocolate when I crave it. But mainly I crave tart stuff in the sugar department. Sweet Tarts, smarties, Jelly Bellies (my archnemisis).

I'm going hiking tomorrow at Maxwell Falls with Lisielove. We met up for a hike last week at Lair of the Bear and had a good time. We are trading off who picks the park each week. Molly gets to come along too. She'll be so excited. She doesn't get out much. I know...bad mom. I have been walking her nightly starting Wed night. Of course she loves it. We don't go far as it gets dusk pretty quickly.

I keep waking up at 5:30am every night and can't go back to sleep. Why is that? I'm not stressed out. Strange. DH gripes that I've been tossing and turning alot at night. Last night I dreamt that I might be pregnant. I know I've been slightly off late about that as I missed my last period. But, when it was due, I was really stressed out and according to webmd stress can cause you to skip. I took an HPT to be sure and it came out negative. I took it at night so maybe that had something to do with it. Diluted from the 64 ounces of water I drink during the day. I'll have to try again to be sure in the morning. I meant to this morning but forgot. Funny thing is, this happened last time I got pregnant. I know I took the tests and they came out negative so I assumed I just skipped. I didn't realize I was indeed pregnant until the the 3rd month when I started feeling sick to my stomach. That lasted 1 day and the rest of the time I had heartburn. I wouldn't mine feeling the same way for #2! When I tested by the 3rd month, it was a resounding positive! Maybe it took that long for my hormones to kick into gear. Who knows?

Long post. I'm just spouting whatever comes to mind. Jake is in a new daycare today. I was worried he wouldn't do well, but dh dropped him off and seemed to feel good about the people and the place. So that was a relief. I'm sure Jake wasn't too happy when dad walked out the door without him! Our current daycare is run like a school so they have teachers' planning days off and every quarter a full week off along with all school holidays. So, I have to have a backup daycare for drop in on those teacher planning days. My workplace didn't have any backup options until July of this year. So, I'm taking advantage. The current daycare is a high quality facility so the days off are a minor inconvenience to me.

BTW, Jake's word for fire hydrant is "fire fly". LOL

  


Stress Eating

Monday, August 20, 2007

I was really bad with stress eating this weekend. Jake was particularly clingy and I had a bad day at work on Friday which I stewed about all weekend. DH was at a fishing tournament in another state all weekend so I binged a little. Back on track today.

  


I did well on vacation

Monday, August 13, 2007

Just got back from Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was beautiful. Got lots of exercise as no motorized vehicles are allowed on the island. I think I made good food choices most of the time. Ate some fudge.

Jake loved the horses. He'd give them a thumbs up everytime he saw them. I got alot of knitting done and listened to my book on tape. Still haven't finished the HP book. I didn't take it with me as I figured I didn't want to haul the thing around.

We also visited family in Chicago and Indiana. Visited Notre Dame and got some new shirts to irritate my brother during football season. LOL.

  
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MRUHAAK 8/13/2007 5:55PM

    Hi-
We went to Mackinac 2 summers ago. I've spent a lot of time in that area since I have a lot of family in Michigan. I bet it was cooler there!!

I read HP before I left and then we listened to the book on tape on our trip 2 weeks ago. But we didn't make it all the way through so I had to finish up on my own. Hope you like it!

Melanie

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No more pop starting 8/1

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I decided to give up pop as I noticed when I do have it, I feel tired and lethargic. Also, Jake constantly wants a sip and I'd rather he didn't get addicted to it at such a young age. DH just got braces so he is giving it up as well. The last time I stopped drinking pop was when I was pregnant with Jake so if I could do it for 9 months I can do it for life!

  
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SKISINCO 8/6/2007 2:59PM

    WTG Carole! =O)

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NYHARLEYHUN 8/6/2007 1:11AM

    How are you doing with drinking no soda? Once upon a time I was drinking between 3-5 Mt. Dews a DAY. NOW I "open" about 3 diet sodas a WEEK! And I say "open" because I normally never finish them. I never thought I would say it but I don't miss them at all. I normally only drink water or crystal light or propel.
Good Luck!

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MISSDIANE1 8/3/2007 12:55PM

    Good for you. I started here 2 weeks ago and I gave it up to. At first it was hard, but now, it doesn't really bother me. I don't feel bloated or antsy anymore.

Diane

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MONKEYS4MAMA 8/2/2007 3:01PM

    Good luck! If it helps any, think of how much money you save drinking water instead. And you won't miss it after a week or two.

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Survived the weekend!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Had a super stressful weekend. Inlaws visited. Lots of drama. I can't believe I didn't binge eat! I would have if MIL didn't constantly ask me if whatever I was eating healthy and apart of my diet program. So I felt very self concious. I did snack a little but not much. Mainly I was on the run transporting and making sure everyone was having a good time.

Next week will be the huge challenge to my diet program! I think I might take some healthy recipes with me so I can make them when we go to visit Great Grandma. She doesn't cook and she usually has moldy stuff in the fridge (scarey). (She's 96 and can't see well.) That way she doesn't have to worry about entertaining 4 adults and 3 toddlers. The rest of the vacation we will be in Mackinac Island. I so look forward to that! No motor vehicles allowed so I'll be doing lots of hiking, biking, etc. I'm taking my knitting with me too. So I can kick back and enjoy sitting along the water. I'm going to try and convince dh that SIL and I need a day without kids. DH and BIL are getting a day so I think we ladies should get one too!

  


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