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Sugar and other old enemies

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I was on vacation last week, and though I did make many wise and healthy choices, I also started to get loose in some areas. Toward the end, eating an order of strawberry shortcake after a big meal with wine seemed like a perfectly reasonable and unremarkable choice.

Then the sugar cravings started sneaking back. I specifically went into the break room when I heard there was cake. And finally--soon after that, actually--I even started hearing the whisper of the old lie..."Who cares, you're too old to worry about how you look anyway, might as well eat what you want and enjoy it, you don't really care if you gain some weight."

But I DO care. It DOES matter. Yes, I am 57, but I will be the best, healthiest, most fit and nice looking 57 I can be!! And I will never really relax and enjoy myself if I get that pudgy belly back!! I still want to be proud of who I am NOW!!

So-- this is my pep talk to my inside self:
NO! You are not going back! You WILL lose the 2 pounds you gained on vacation, and you'll by golly not gain it again on the next trip!! Nor any of it's brothers, either!! You enjoy the way your clothes look, and how you feel, and the sense of control and being on top of your choices!! So get some sleep, double your meditation time, buy some healthy food, and enjoy being on top of things!

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    First thanks for my goody a beautiful star. I really feel like a kid who just won the best price. Beachdreams I read your blog and I am so glad I did.
    You have experienced just about the same things I do all the time, but you have overcome the temptations by telling yourself the right things . I know how difficult that is . That is why I thank you for printing your triunf again . This so very inspiring to me . Gives me strength gives me hope that one day I will be able to reach my goal which has been elusive for many years. But now, Along with you , SparksPeople and the support of many have given me much hope again in the down of my life. I want you to know also that you are young and beautiful. Thank you . emoticon
    3330 days ago
    thank you for the gold star and your kind words about my success in finally getting out of the 150s....I will be 55 this month and I so identified with your comment about "being too old to worry about how you look"
    Just like you I refuse to give in...I want to be the best looking 55 year old I can possibly be...yes, I let myself go but I am reeling myself back in and I am going to do this...just like I have done everything else in my life that I have needed to do
    continued success to you....oh, and I love the pictures of you on the beach...I grew up near the water (the Outer Banks of North Carolina) and I often puzzle over exactly how I ended up in Colorado....I like it here but the ocean is what feeds my soul
    take care
    3338 days ago
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