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NOTE TO SELF~Staying Serious Day 33

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dear Self:

We have noticed that you are going down an unwanted path. Since Monday you have not been serious enough about your exercise. You've done 15 minutes here or 20 minutes there. But not what we would call SERIOUS. Yesterday, for breakfast you had 2 bacon burritos. Now while they are pretty healthy, did you really need to consume 2? Then for lunch you had 2 slices of pizza, 2 pieces of fruit and a spoonful of pasta & veggie salad, and then later you had Ghiradelli brownies-double chocolate no less-and had the nerve to plate a few more to eat later in the afternoon. You later went to Wegmans and then bought 2 boxes of cheese filled pretzels. You managed to heat up & eat one box before you went to Target around 930 pm where you purchased one bag of cola gummi candies. Then when you got home, you heated up the 2nd box of 11 and ate those before bed only to top them off with the cola gummi candies. This morning your slight knee pain is indicative of the foods you've been consuming. This has got to stop!

Now granted, you did have a fairly active day but there was no planned exercise. You did make your 10,000 steps for the day so that is a plus.

It's time for you to get back to basics and remember TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE! You need to start packing your meals to take with you to work again. In order to that though, you will need to start preparing your meals on Sundays for the week ahead. Since you will be attending church on Saturdays starting today, you have no excuse NOT to be able do this! Not only will this benefit you, but it will benefit your whole family as well! We suggest while you plan your meals for the week, you sit and make out your exercise plan as well!

We really think that you need to not overwhelm yourself with too many activities. Today your original plan was to get up early, take Emma and your friend to meet your Mom at the quarry at 9am. You then will get rocks to put in both your cars and your Mom's. Then you will go to your Mom's to unload all the rocks for her rock garden. Then you will go to Wegman's to buy the necessary items for food preparation for the week. Then after unloading the groceries and having a little time of rest, you were going to go with Emma & friend to Emma's friend's 1st soccer game at 2pm. Then you were going to hang around and chat w/Emma's friend's mom after the game to kill some time until church at 530pm as you would pass the church on the way back home. THIS IS TOO MUCH. You need to learn to not over do it. So we suggest you go to a future soccer game-hopefully this will work out with Emma's new allergy medicine. Then you have a bit of break to recharge your batteries and be fresh for church in the evening. It also gives you time to freshen up before attending church so you aren't all hot & sweaty-not a pretty thing and doesn't work with your blog discussion from yesterday about "preparing our appearance". No, we feel you should be nice and fresh for church and hearing God's word.

The key here is to PLAN! Plan your meals, plan your exercise, PLAN YOUR DAY! We can ALL only benefit from this! And in the process you will be more organized! Imagine that!

Now these are only our suggestions. However, ALL of these things will benefit you AND us-your mind, body, spirit and soul. We don't want you down sliding. Your progress has been so good. With God's help, us, and the help of your family and Sparkfriends, we KNOW you can do this! So put yourself first and COMMIT to making these necessary changes to a better, healthier, more fit and sanier YOU!

So like you say, Self, LET'S DO THIS emoticon

With much love,

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    This was a great conversation with yourself. Something must have happened though to set you off on this unhealthy eating spree. I hope you have been able to work thru whatever it was. I am back in NJ now so I am available for phone calls when you need to chat.
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    2896 days ago
    Simone we all have those days, you can do it. Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep moving foward. You are strong, you can do this, its a lifestyle change and there are going to be slipups. Sounds like you have a plan. YOu will succeed!!! hugs
    2897 days ago
    Hey Simone. That is a great blog. I can toyally appreciate the overindulgence thing. I have done much the same this week. Your blog has helped me to have a little talk with myself and to tell myself it's over now and it is time to get to work. Thanks for this,

    2898 days ago
    Awesome blog... stay serious and keep it real with yourself. Love you, Dawn emoticon
    2898 days ago
  • NANC304
    Great Blog. Planning is key. You can do this!
    2898 days ago
    Heh. Heh. Great post! I have to plan ahead, too, or I find my whole day is sabatoged by my irrational hunger. And planning to do too much, been there and still doing that!
    2898 days ago
    I'm sitting here smiling as I write this, thanking you in my heart for being honest enough to write this blog and share it with us. It's actually just what I needed to read, as I just ate Oreos for breakfast and felt completely out of control while doing so. But your words have refocused me and I feel good about the rest of the day. Thank you my friend.
    2898 days ago
    Awesome letter Simone! Planning does seem to be the key!
    2898 days ago
    Great plan! You can do this!!! Like yourself knows, one of the keys is planning!
    2899 days ago
    Great plan. You can do it! Especially since you know and targeted everything you want to change. Good for you!
    2899 days ago
    I talk to myself all the time, Simone. It helps to get myself back on track. Kudos for you putting it out there in writing :)

    You can do it. You know just gotta do it. We fall down, we just gotta get back up and keep going.
    2899 days ago
    I loved this ! Well said emoticon
    2899 days ago
    Now let's do it!
    2899 days ago
    I couldn't have said it better! Great letter to self! emoticon

    Now, that is the nice talk. Here comes the tough talk!

    Here is a good swift kick in the butt! emoticon You know you can do this and I am here cheering you on. emoticon Now get to that store and load up with great ingredients!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Cook, cook, cook!

    Love ya! emoticon
    2899 days ago
    Great blog simone!
    2899 days ago
    Good plan, Simone!
    2899 days ago
    Love the notes to self!!! We all need a good talking to sometimes. You have given yourself good advice... some of which I am going to take too!

    Have a great weekend!!!
    2899 days ago
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