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Backsliding Into 2009 Goals

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here I've been at it for over two years...really committed to this new and healthy lifestyle...and BAM! Some serious backsliding over the past week!

My DW wanted to make some holiday goodies...and needed my help. I've done this before, no problem...right?

Not this time!

For most of Christmas week I allowed myself far too many goodies...the cookie monster was on the loose again!

One GOOD thing about this was that I ramped up my workouts which had been lackluster going into the season. Problem is I was driven by guilt and magical thinking...if I work out harder that will cancel out my transgressions...right? Of course I *know* better in my head, but emotional thinking is something else altogether...!

So I'm back in the saddle and have resolved to stick with my healthy eating through the New Year's celebrations! We're having a get together tomorrow night to celebrate First Night and I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone.

After that? How to SHINE in 2009...? :-)

1) Re-group and move forward from my Christmas slide...and FINALLY during 2009 cross into the wonderful land of ONE-ville!

2) De-Junk our storage room, into which I've moved my treadmill. I will make this my *haven* and craft and carve this room into one which moves and inspires me!

3) I will bike the 34-mile Kal-Haven trail either with or without (hopefully WITH!) my son this spring.

4) I WILL get out there and give cross country skiing the good old college try so I can find out if I have yet one more viable way to love getting out and MOVING and soaking up and being INSPIRED by Mother Nature!

Whoa...set up quite the agenda for myself...! :-)

I'd add a #5 if anyone wants to buy it for me...I would LOVE to get out on an ELLIPTIGO...lol!

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Looks like such FUN!

Off I go...probably won't be around much tomorrow through the New Year...have a super, safe and healthy celebration everyone...see you next year! :-)



Made it through New Year's Eve without touching a SINGLE goodie! It was a struggle, and I know I ate more of the OTHER, healthier stuff, but yet calories count... Still felt good to know how vulnerable I was and batten the hatches down but GOOD!

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    You're already back on track - have no fear! Knowing our weaknesses, failures, and acknowledging the setbacks means that we're in touch with what to do next - and that's just get back in the saddle as you said! Now that you've emoticon cleared the air for yourself it's all systems go!!

    Here's to a super New Year to you & all of us at SP!

    3337 days ago
    Great job on new years eating!
    I'm in the SAME BOAT MY FRIEND !!!!!
    You have done sooooo well you will continue to have successs this year !

    Lisa emoticon
    3337 days ago
    happy new year!
    3337 days ago
    Happy New Year, Don!

    I, too, have indulged way too much in the holiday goodies. I don't buy much myself, but my parents (in their 80's) get PILES of stuff for Christmas from friends and relatives - often from people who really shouldn't be eating the sweets and such themselves. Anyway, it's all collected in one place now and I have mentally hung a "do not enter" sign over that shelf for myself.

    Elliptigo looks like a great ride - something to save for.

    Go Go Go towards those good goals!
    3339 days ago
    Don, Glad to hear you had a good Christmas, and now that your New Year's eve party is behind you, you'll be able to get back on track. Don't beat your self up over the cookies, at least you know enough to re-focus. Tomarrow is another day! And I like you am on my way to wonderland prayerfully hitting those One's soon. TY for your note on my SP. Live up here in Dundee, NY about 40minutes from Letchworth, saw you had a picture posted with you at park. I'm about 15 minutes from Watkins Glen, NY. My DH and I love it here!!
    Have a blessed New Year, it's our year to goal!!!!
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    3339 days ago
    Happy NewYear!
    3339 days ago
    Happy New Year to you!

    I did the same thing... all of the holiday goodies got the best of me. Ah well...there is always tomorrow, right? emoticon
    3339 days ago
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