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Resisted (but it was hard)

Monday, January 10, 2011

My first day back to the office after 3 weeks of vacation, and only 10 days into SP, and one of my coworkers brings in a big bag of miniature candybars to share. If I didn't know better I'd think she was out to get me LOL. But I managed to resist having any although there were a few minutes this afternoon where it was VERY difficult not to indulge.

I know a small indulgence here or there won't undo everything I've gained. I'm just not comfortable enough yet with the changes to my eating habits to trust that I could stop with just a small amount.

Maybe in a few weeks I'll be to that point. For now I'm just happy I resisted!

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PERFECTVELVET 1/10/2011 10:07PM

    Congrats! It's a hard thing to do, and you did it!

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BMONCRIEF 1/10/2011 9:50PM

  yay for you!!! I always find that I feel like I have succeeded when I over come an unhealthy craving and the feeling of success is wwwwwaaaaaaayyyyy better than the taste of a chocolate bar!! emoticon

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All good things must end

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I've been fortunate enough to have the last 3 weeks off work, in a mix of holiday and vacation days. Now, sorrowfully, my time has ended and it's back to the office in the morning.


Failure? Or Success?

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Warning - this is a trick question.

I admit to being a glass half empty person emoticon. I look at it as being realistic - I'm prepared for the worst so I'm not disappointed when it happens but perfectly happy when the best occurs.

So my question for today is did I have a mini-failure or a success? I ate more than I wanted to today, more than I have in the previous 7 days, starting with pizza for lunch. Then for diner I felt like I had a mini-binge before I stopped myself. I felt sluggish and icky after doing so. So emotionally I feel like I failed.

But...intellectually I know I succeeded. Yes I ate more than I have been...but today was the first time I met almost all my nutritional goals (Vitamin D being the exception), I did not exceed any, and was the first day I went over the minimum calorie goal for the day. I exercised for an extra 10 minutes than normal even though I did not have any exercise scheduled and did my YTD best distance/time.

As I posted yesterday my challenge for this week is to work at silencing, or at least ignoring, that persistent emotional nay sayer in my head who likes food a little too much and exercise not at all.

I am happy with myself today because I did better than I ever expected to knowing what lay in wait for me at lunch today. I know I would not have done so well without Sparkpeople and all the support the people and the tools here give.

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KANGACOYOTE 1/8/2011 10:15PM

    I think that you've got the right attitude. Thinking about days (or ourselves) as failures isn't really going to help us make the kind of long term change that's needed to create healthy eating patterns. The most important thing is to objectively look at the day, see what went well, see what didn't work and adjust accordingly.

You're here and you've got the commitment to make this work. That's a success to be proud of!

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Week 1 recap - Yay Me!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Today is the end of my first week on Sparkpeople and I'm feeling really good about it right now, but also concerned for what next week brings. I've used the Nutrition tracker to track my food/caloric intake; I've used the Fitness trackers to track my cardio & other exercises, after making the commitment to exercise regularly; I've joined some Challenges and am working on my sleep. I lost 6 pounds this week (Yay me!) and have been on a streak with my trackable goals.

But I know from my own personal experience Week 2 is going to be tough. That is when my motivation comes under attack from the voices in my head that whisper "Just one snack won't hurt" and "Go ahead and skip exercising today, missing one day won't hurt anything"...until those single snacks and missed exercise add up and I end up gaining weight and giving up again. And I already know tomorrow has some landmines ahead in the form of pizza lunch at my son's all day Boy Scout activity.

I don't expect to repeat this week's success of 6 pounds lost in Week 2. But I refuse to allow myself to gain any of it back. My Goal for the next 7 days is simply to maintain, to keep using the tools every day, to be honest with myself and if I fall off temporarily to get right back on track again. If I can make it through Week 2 I know I've got a real shot at getting down to a healthy weight.

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