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I haven't blown it yet!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekends are typically my nemesis. During the week when I work all day it's easy to be 'in my routine'. Go to the gym, make my breakfast of egg beaters & laughing cow cheese and a couple slices of low cal/hi fiber toast. A big salad and frozen entree for lunch, then I'm usually only about 600 calories into my day when it's time to go home.

Weekends, on the other hand, are both wonderful (obviously) and terrible, because I'm a snacker, and the kitchen is THIS CLOSE all weekend long. Ugh! I can undo an entire week of doing good in 48 short hours.

I've been doing so well the last few weeks, but this week was my real test. It's Spring Break so I took a few days off to stay home with the hubby and kiddos and I was really worried about the long weekend, but I have to say that I'm pretty darned proud of myself. I've been sticking to my workouts, hitting the treadmill here at home instead of the gym, and logging every bite that goes into my mouth and even though we've been to the movies and the circus I've been OK. Haven't gone over my calories once, although I was a bit over on fat yesterday.

Still two days to go, and we have people coming over tomorrow - but I think I'm gonna be OK this time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this could become a new way of handling the weekends? I'm working on it, one weekend at a time. :)
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VAVAVIOLINA 3/26/2010 10:26PM

    I've never been a runner, but keep thinking about trying to do a 5 k....you've got me thinking harder! :-)

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STLMARY 3/26/2010 9:23AM

    Hi Marni!! It's nice to have a new friend. :)

I'm glad your son is back to school and I hope he has a better day today. I was bullied a lot in junior high, but I think it's different for girls. More psychological, less physical threat. I hope that his teachers are aware of it and watching out for him.

The running plan is going well so far, I just finished week 3, and week 4 is an easy recovery week, so I'm fairly sure I can make it though that. Week 5 is a little tougher, and if I recall Week 6 is a bear, but right now I'm just taking it one workout at a time. :) Care to join me? The plan is listed further down in my blog.

Nice to meet you!

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VAVAVIOLINA 3/26/2010 8:54AM

    Fantastic! I myself have found that the act of having to write down what you eat really, really helps! As a matter of fact, I read a study that food journalising is really the key tool to successful weight loss! I had put on some weight from last year...my first few days it became very obvious why I was gaining!

...Thanks for your comments on my blog. My son is 11. He's back to school today!

I'm interested in the 5 k thing.....let me know how it's going!

Keep it up and have a great day!


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