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Reflections on the week

Friday, February 05, 2010

It has been a busy week and I have been play catchup for most of it. Celebrated over the weekend and have been trying make up for it and have been traveling. The week has been pretty good - trying to stick with everything. Looks like I will fall just short of my fitness goals for the week, but have three weeks to catchup for the month. This one was a stretch goal - so am not disappointed - especially since I am not doing the boot camp. I am keeping up with my other goals - so am doing OK.

  
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Victory in defeat

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I slipped yesterday. I ended up inthe resturaunt by myself (with a plan) but ran into a friend. And before I knew it - my plan was gone and we were enjoying a wonderful evening. (Well you know what that means - an extra bite here, snack mix there, the piece of pizza you shouldn't have had.) Well later of course you feel guilty. But then I faced up to it - and logged what I had eaten - and guess what I only went over my target calories by 200 calories. Yippee!!! (Means extra fitness minutes and getting back on track today)

But the victory was - due to my new habits - I was able to enjoy the little extras and watch how much I did eat and did not totally blow it. Also - it was so nice to have the feedback from the tools at SparkPeople as I could have really really been down thinking about how I blew the hard work that I have been putting in to this program. I love this place!! We are making lifestyle changes and not depriving ourselves. Yes there was a big victory here!! And not a defeat that could have sent me into a downward spiral.

  
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MESSENE 2/5/2010 11:07AM

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JRAUTIO 2/4/2010 1:14PM

    Way to make the most of it! I've found this same thing -- when I've felt like I've completely overloaded and then logged everything, it turns out that it wasn't SO bad after all. Thank goodness our SP tools help us see the reality instead of having to beat ourselves up TOO badly! Good luck! --Julie

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BERKLEYGIRL 2/4/2010 11:38AM

    I'm right there with you! I've had a friend in town all week and she is skinny as a rail and eats whatever she wants. Last night we went out to this "fancy" restaurant and I was terrified of really blowing things. But I asked them to prepare only veggies or seafood, small portions and no rich sauces. I would up with a veggie soup, a nice salad with some sashimi and a poached pear for dessert. OK I did have an extra glass of wine, but I walked away feeling pretty successful! Way to go on your success and for recognizing it!

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Being on the road makes it twice as hard....

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It is twice as hard to get anything done. You are not in your normal setting nd everything seems to take longer to get accomplished. I am trying to write a report but the internet takes longer - you have to find some where to print stuff out, etc. etc. Add that to the break up in your normal routine and life becomes a challenge.

Just having to take it in stride and peck at it until it gets done.

  
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MESSENE 2/3/2010 9:37AM

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Work and schedules

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sometimes schedules really get you. Also Changing time zones -- there were four of us in the workout room at the hotel at 4 to 5:30 am here in Ca - guess where they were from - the east coast. We are all having our challenges --- trying to stay on a fixed time zone. Additionally, we are all trying not to gain while on the road. Challenging -- especially when you are trying to handle your work too.

  


You know you are making progress when..... (Double Tree Cookies)

Monday, February 01, 2010

I am currently staying at a Double Tree - and their cookies (actually any cookie) has always been my downfall. And today - I checked in and asked not to get the cookie and then went and did a 30 minute workout in the fitness room. Is that progress or what!!!! (A double tree cookie has at least 314 calories of chocolate, nuts, and other sinful things.) The problem is that they are large and warm and once you start - you have to finish it. Could have had one - but my weekend was a little on the spurge side - my husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary - and I needed to get back on track. You know you are committed to the process when.....

  
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KTNEWJOURNEY 2/2/2010 9:08AM

    Oh my! I don't think I could do it! I LOVE those cookies! Good job for staying strong!

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FULLOFLIFE4 2/1/2010 8:26PM

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SMILEY3826 2/1/2010 8:23PM

    what a great blog! glad to hear that you were able to resist that cookie. cookies can be a downfall for me,too.so when a cookie craving hits, i go and do something else instead and the craving usually passes. you are doing so well! keep it up! have a fantastic day!

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KSHAGGY 2/1/2010 8:22PM

    Very impressive, way to go! With that attitude you will get this done in no time! emoticon

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