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Chapter 15 - Day 56

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time to re-group from overeating on ice cream yesterday. I stopped because the carton was empty. I knew better but said I would only have a couple of spoonfuls. And it wasn't even a favorite flavor. Bad behavior.

And such behavior taints my mind and makes me struggle against thoughts...."look at you now....you went ahead and wrecked your weight loss...you can never beat this...."

Tendencies in me like this are why I made myself join the Inbetween Challenge, as I felt it offered me necessary structure to not backslide before the Fall Challenge. Binge snacking was and still is my toughest habit to gain control over. If I had been back to tracking my daily foods throughout the day, would I have not done what I did with that ice cream? I want to blame DH for bringing it into the house....still, the decision to grab a spoon was mine and I have to take ownership for it.

Mental check: Move on quickly. New day. New opportunity. Seize the day.

Get the fitness in.....that can only help the situation. Get back into routine as quickly as possible.

Track the calories for the day. Yes, I well know what I am eating, for I've been at this journey for too long. No excuses....Just do it.

DAY'S POSITIVES
New day
Grand daughter time.....she will help keep me on the straight and narrow today, as I never eat poorly when she is here with us.
Early rise....time to walk before grand daughter arrives.

DAY'S PLANS
Walk and ponder the last 8 weeks of success over the Summer Challenge to put myself back in a positive place.

Execute food plan and track my foods over the day.

"Never, never, never give up." (Winston Churchill) emoticon

UPDATE
106 fitness minutes. Forgot to wear my SPAT. Darn....hate when that happens.
Ate a super healthy breakfast.

  
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WHYTEBROWN 8/21/2014 9:35PM

    Sorry about the ice cream Vicki. I KNOW how terrible the struggle with binge eating can be. I failed miserably today but as you said tomorrow is a new day and new opportunity to get back on track. emoticon to you getting back on track today!! emoticon especially with those fitness minutes!! emoticon emoticon

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BUBBALOOGA123 8/21/2014 12:45PM

    I love the challenges on SparkPeople. That's what keeps me going, too! You can do it. Life is much too short to dwell on the negative. :)



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1MORNINGWALKER 8/21/2014 10:16AM

    Yes, Vicki, need to change your way of thinking. New day move on. emoticon
Have fun with grand daughter.
Great fitness minutes, and a great breakfast to start the day emoticon emoticon

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JULIA_211 8/21/2014 7:36AM

    Very emoticon Welcome this new day, and no more thinking about yesterday. That's gone and so is the ice cream! Forward we both go! emoticon Have a great day, my friend! emoticon

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Chapter 15 - Day 55

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Love the early mornings, my java, and some spark time. This is how I like to start every day, so I am off to a great start.

My vacation mode has come to a close with the launch of today, for it's a client work day for me. First things first though: fitness minutes.

Time to start coming up with some more interesting salads to try for meals. I'm getting tired of my simple salads and lean protein, my mainstay right now. I will push through over the duration of the Mini Challenge and then I think it will be time to switch things up a bit during the Fall Challenge.

DAY'S POSITIVES
Quiet client work day (I hope)
Nice cool morning for my walk.
Early morning rise
My friend's daughter is coming in for her mother's surgery for a couple of days....I'm so glad!

DAY'S PLANS
Stay the course with Food Plan.
Walk
Client work

Wishing you a terrific Wednesday. Let's go after some healthy and fit, shall we?

UPDATE
Great day with exercise.
Went to lunch with sis unexpectedly....ate ice cream. Went home and ate more ice cream. Bah!

  
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EDLEAR 8/21/2014 4:08AM

    I love the early mornings, too. Sitting in the quiet under the stars is a relaxing ease in to the day. I'm glad that you get the time to just ease in to your day also. So much better than a jarring alarm and rushing around.
Enjoy the day.

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WHYTEBROWN 8/20/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/20/2014 11:34AM

    I have my coffee and out the door, sometimes I will spark, usually when I get back, just have to move first! I do eat my breakfast first emoticon
Have a great day Vicki emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 8/20/2014 6:36AM

  I love a cool, slow start to the mornings!

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Chapter 15 - Day 54

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My stomach is finally feeling better today....it seems it just needed a dose of really solid good nutrition. Seems I have lost my tolerance for Cheetos emoticon

DAY'S POSITIVES
Stomach and intestines are happy again.
Fun day with grand daughter
Nice weather....have to appreciate the last days of summer
Back into my routine

Hope your day was a really good one! Let's keep fightin' the good fight!

  
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MARYANNSQUEST 8/19/2014 11:23PM

    Vicki, emoticon
I am so happy your feeling better. Sounds like you had a great day with your grand daughter in the fantastic weather.
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BUBBALOOGA123 8/19/2014 11:23PM

    Yay! I know what you mean. Whenever we travel, all those rich and fast foods just make my stomach very unhappy with me. Way to go on making the food choices that are good for you! :)

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/19/2014 9:36PM

    Glad you are feeling better Vicki.
Nice that you had nice weather and fun with your grand daughter.
Let's keep it moving emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMBABY0 8/19/2014 9:15PM

    good for you

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Chapter 15 - Days 51, 52, 53

Monday, August 18, 2014

DAY 51
Vacation is very relaxing and fun. Good first half of the day. 104 fitness minutes. Ate too much at dinner. It was delicious and very rich.

DAY 52
Dinner food from night before too rich for my stomach. "Green around the gills" as they say. Restless night of sleep, spent most of the day down until dinner time. The day's exercise plans went by the wayside.

DAY 53
Departure day. Usual early rise, after a cup of coffee, I'll head to the hotel exercise room for an hour on the elliptical.When we arrive home, I will be back in my usual M-F routine with my 1p client meeting. It's been a wonderful relaxing vacation with DH. I got lots of rest and a real break from the hustle and bustle.

Re health and fitness this week, I'll be focusing on undoing unhealthy eating.

DAYS POSITIVES
Lovely mini vacation with DH
Good weather for travel home.
Early rise and fitness minutes half done

DAY'S PLANS
Stay the course with fitness and Food Plan
Client work the latter half of the day

Wishing you a healthy and fit day!

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/19/2014 1:55PM

    Glad you have a mini vacation, you'll bet back into your routine and be eating better. I over ate on Sunday, Monday and today, DH's birthday and have been bad on not getting any walking in, so have got to correct all that, but we can do it. I haven't been able to do as much on Spark as I like to due to bad internet connection, so far this week it's behaving. On our way to Ann Arbor yesterday for hubby's VA appointments I noticed tops of trees are starting to change color and we've barely had any real summer weather and it'll soon be fall. You have a good Tuesday evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/18/2014 10:11AM

    Happy you had a nice time Vicki, nice to relax.
I love my elliptical, did you like it?
Glad you are safely home, have a great week emoticon

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EDLEAR 8/18/2014 6:48AM

    I'm so glad that you had an enjoyable time away with your DH. Bummer about the residual effects of rich food though. I have to say that's pretty typical for me. I know what's going to happen if I eat that way, yet I go right ahead.
Today's another day and the start of a new week. Good luck with your goals!
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Chapter 15 - Days 49, 50

Friday, August 15, 2014

DAY 49
Enjoyed a nice day with granddaughter. Busy with client work, too. Took the long way to the playground today, so got some fitness minutes in. Ate healthy.

DAY 50
Looking forward to a few days away with DH to relax and just be. Plan to keep up with fitness and for the most part, just try to maintain my weight, over the next few weeks, until the 2014 Fall Challenge begins.

Hope you have a terrific Friday and weekend!

  
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WHYTEBROWN 8/15/2014 1:37PM

    emoticon on keeping up with your eating and fitness!! Have a good time with DH!!

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EDLEAR 8/15/2014 6:42AM

    I hope that you have a relaxing time away with your DH. That's something that gives me such a lot of joy, and I hope you, too!

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